Drawing, painting, and crafts

Child painting on paper

Vancouver's beauty natually inspires the artist in all of us.

Embrace your inner artist with a drawing class or visit the Painter's Circle in Stanley Park or Queen Elizabeth Park to watch professional artists at work.       

Register for recreation programs and services

Our registration and reservation system is easy to navigate and helps you plan, track, and manage all your recreation requests in one place.

If you are a new user, setting up your account is easy with an email address. Just create a password, complete your profile, and you’re ready to go.

Register for activities

View drop-in schedules

Drop-in drawing, painting, and crafts schedules

Find out where you can drop-in to a drawing, painting, or crafts class at one of our community centres.

Facilities that specialize in the arts

The landscaped entrance of Britannia Community Services Centre

Britannia Community Services Centre

Britannia Community Centre has an indoor pool, tennis courts, seniors (55+) centre with computer lab, teen/youth centre, fitness centre, ice rink, and - for classes only - a pottery studio. The centre is located at 1661 Napier St, Vancouver, BC. 604-718-5800.

Moberly Arts and Cultural Centre in Vancouver

Moberly Arts and Cultural Centre

Amenities include a studio theatre and a cultural herb garden. The centre is located at 7646 Prince Albert St, Vancouver, BC. 604-718-6521.

Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre

Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre

Amenities at the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre include a 200-seat theatre, exhibition hall, the Roundhouse Turntable Plaza, dance studio, pottery studio, woodworking studio, various multi-purpose rooms, and a gymnasium. The centre is located at 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver, BC. 604-713-1800.

Information for artists

Dance studio at Creekside Community Centre

Find a performance or exhibit space

Find a space for your performance, exhibition, or rehearsal at one of our theatres and community centres.

Painters and visual artists

Apply for an artist permit to create and sell artwork in Stanley Park and other artist locations in Stanley Park and Queen Elizabeth Park.

Artist opportunities

Find opportunities for local artists including calls for public art, available studio space, and more.

Wall mural at 3200 New Brighton

Make an outdoor mural

A mural is a painting, mosaic, or relief artwork applied to exterior walls, facilities, or structures.

Two women dancing

Arts and culture grants

Find out if your non-profit group is eligible for grants to develop arts programs, cultural activities, theatre rentals, or advertising.

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Photography and film

Find out about photography opportunities in Vancouver; take a photography class, apply for a commercial photography permit, learn about upcoming photographys events

Environmental art is created with natural materials, is designed to be non-destructive and/or ecologically beneficial, and is often site specific.

Environmental art

Learn about how the Park Board, in collaboration with community groups, offers programs in environmental art.

potter working on a pottery wheel

Pottery and ceramics

Find out about making pottery or working with ceramics in Vancouver; find pottery courses, learn about pottery studios