This past week, family and friends gathered to celebrate the achievements of the students in our Programs for Kids & Teens. Congratulations to all of our students on an exciting year of hard work, learning, and fun. A huge thank you goes out to all of the parents who have supported their children’s art education. We look forward to seeing you back at the studio in the summer and fall!
In view of the exponential and accelerating increase of COVID-19 and Omicron variant cases in the region, we will be switching all our in-person classes to online classes starting Tuesday, January 4, 2022.
- Parents with students in our ongoing weekly art classes: Please check your email for further information and a link to the Zoom classes.
- Adults enrolled in an upcoming class: If your class has been rescheduled, an email will be will be sent to you.
- Life Drawing and Open Studio sessions are suspended for January.
- Our studio is currently closed to the public.
- At this time, classes starting after February 1 are unaffected. Updates on any further changes will be posted here.
Visual Arts Brampton is pleased to announce our Teen Student Exhibit, running from June 5th – July 6th, 2019 at Beaux-Arts Brampton. The opening reception will be held on June 12th, 2019 from 7-9pm.
Beaux-Arts Brampton is located at 70-74 Main Street North, Brampton, ON L6Y 2B2. Gallery hours are Wednesday - Friday: 1 - 6pm & Saturday: 10 - 3pm.
About the Exhibition: The Visual Arts Brampton Teen Student exhibit is composed of work that is representative of traditional and modern techniques that are taught to the students in VAB art programs. Each piece in the exhibit expresses the unique styles and personalities of the individual teenage artists. Visitors to this exhibit will emerge with an understanding of the maturity, skill, and depth of expression present in the teenage population.
About Visual Arts Brampton: As a non-profit organization, Visual Arts Brampton strives to maintain a positive, supportive community that fosters and encourages creativity in artists of all ages and skill levels.
Visual Arts Brampton offers quality programming including unique weekly art classes for teens and children, workshops in a variety of media for adults and weekly drop-in open studio, life and portrait drawing sessions. Throughout the year, Visual Arts Brampton organizes and participates in numerous community events and exhibits at multiple locations across the city.
Whether you are looking to develop your artistic skills, create with like-minded individuals, or exhibit your work – the Visual Arts Brampton community will help to encourage your creativity.
About Beaux-Arts Brampton: Beaux Arts is a volunteer driven, artist run gallery that serves as a premier exhibition space for emerging to established visual & multi-media artists and photographers.
Beaux Arts features bright gallery spaces, a boutique gift shop, and 2nd floor art business studios, in the heart of downtown Brampton.
The centre unites artist members and the creative audience in the spirit of fostering and celebrating the arts, together.
Operating successfully since 2002, Beaux Arts was founded by the Brampton Arts Council & dedicated visual artists, with the support of the City of Brampton, Downtown Brampton BIA, Trillium, and many volunteers, members & private sponsors.
We recently sat down with artist Filomena Kandola, who leads our Tuesday morning Open Studio sessions and Exploring Snowy Winter Landscapes in Soft Pastel workshop, to learn more about her and how she encourages creativity at Visual Arts Brampton.
When did you join VAB?
I have been with VAB for 3 years as of this past September.
Why did you join VAB?
I wanted to break out of my studio and do more than make art personally. I hoped to gain more from my love for art by teaching and sharing my passion with others.
What is your favourite part of VAB?
The open studio. It is a place where we not only come together to make and share art, but we talk about life and everything happening around us. It is truly a joyful social experience.
What is the best thing about your role at VAB?
Watching a student learn how to create accomplished original art and then witnessing the joy they get from it. Priceless.
Why should someone join VAB?
To meet like minded people. To have fun. To learn how to make accomplished original art. To experience the joy in making fine art.
Visual Arts Brampton is proud to be a sponsor of The Artists Festival - a cultural intersection where the general public and residents can meet artists from the local areas in the arts and culture scene. Celebrate the creative arts, enjoy performances, and discover artistic treasures in over 40 displays; a select marketplace showcased within an elegant atrium venue. Stay for the day and be part of this Creative Arts Extravaganza.