We always have something new and exciting happening! We offer both multi-week art classes and short workshops.
Lupine Art Studio is a community art studio located downtown Courtenay in the Comox Valley.
We are dedicated to the idea that everyone has the ability to create amazing art while developing their own style and loving it. In our art classes, we teach skills and techniques using a wide range of mediums. Be brave – join us in our spacious and supportive art studio.
Why we are here…
Lupine Art Studio strives to be a space for all artists whether novice or advanced. We want to be a local hub for creative art making in the Comox Valley. Our space is welcoming and supportive – everyone can feel comfortable (and sometimes brave) making art and having fun creating with their hands.
Lupine Art Studio seeks to deliver fun, interesting and exceedingly creative art classes and workshops within an atmosphere of acceptance and encouragement. Facilitators are passionate about art and are committed to working with partners in the community. We believe everyone has an inner artist just itching to get out!
Who we are…
Jess has been dreaming about an art studio since she was in her early twenties… and Derek has been dreaming to start business with more community involvement for years. Finally, after 18 years together they decided that time was right for making both of their dreams come true. Because is there a better time to open a new business than when you have two small children? They thought not.
There are as many different styles of art as there are people in this world. Everyone has something unique to bring to the canvas, the paper, or the slab of clay. Sometimes it just takes a pinch of bravery to let your own creativity shine through. -Jess Kaufman
Instructor was fun and very inclusive with varied skill levels. Lots of varied materials to use.
What a great way to spend a day and leave all my busy head on the shelf for an afternoon!
A great class! I learned a lot in 2 hours and Jess was generous with her encouragement and gave great suggestions.
We just moved from Alberta to Black Creek. Pottery has been one of my “when we get to the island” things to do. I loved it! Can’t wait to do more! Creating with your hands is so therapeutic!
Walking into this space is so welcoming and warm. I can’t wait to spend time exploring art here!
Fun class, easy going atmosphere and great instructors!
Super fun location ! The clay class was fun and entertaining! Instructors were so inviting and full of ideas!
I’m so happy to have discovered this gem of a studio right here in my own back yard and thoroughly enjoyed the acrylic painting workshop. Looking forward to spending more time at Lupine Art Studio!
I loved my introduction to using clay and a potters wheel! The instructor and the studio space were so welcoming and user friendly! I can’t wait to take some weekly classes!
Jess Kaufman is an amazing teacher. I came to her with virtually no drawing ability or experience and an outlook that it would be impossible for me to learn. She has taught me how to approach shapes and see things in a completely new light. Her patience and positivity shine through at each and every class. Thank you Jess for making me believe I am better than just stick people!