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.
A really relaxed way to get messy and make beautiful art with my child. We appreciate the focus on fun and exploration and really love that we came home with pieces that reflect our own styles and interests. We’ll be back!
What a great way to spend a day and leave all my busy head on the shelf for an afternoon!
I checked out one of the painting class. The instructions were short and sweet so you could get right down to creating. However if you had questions or needed support the instructor was right there. An all around great experience and a bright and cheerful studio.
The demo painting class was so much fun! I really enjoyed the exposure to different mediums and tools. Jenja has great energy and passion for art. Looking forward to taking classes in the future.
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!
I enjoyed finally meeting Beth whose energy I really like. After the basic instructions she was open to people’s ideas, supply needs, and requests for help.
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!
This is the place to explore your artistic and creative side. Relaxing vibe. Bright space. Enthusiastic teachers.
My daughter and I attended the preschool intro class, it was a blast, the teachers are fun and knowledgable, the space is gorgeous, they’ve nailed it!