FAQ’s

 

 

Art Kit Delivery + Pick Up Questions

How does pick up work?
We offer curb side pick up at 73 Pinewood Ave. on Mondays and Saturdays from 10 am – 2 pm. You will get an e-mail confirmation that your product is ready. When you get here, please call us when you are outside at (647) 427 -0920 and someone from our team will bring your package right out to your car. 

How does delivery work?

  • We charge $7.95 for delivery
  • We deliver to Toronto, North York, Scarborough, East York, Etobicoke, York, Oakville, Mississauga, Brampton, Vaughan, King, Richmond Hill, Aurora, Newmarket, Markham, Pickering, Ajax, Whitby and Oshawa. 
  • To deliver outside of these cities, an additional delivery charge will be added. 
  • We will deliver right to your front door, and we will call you from (647) 427 – 0920 when we are outside.
  • We deliver on Sundays and Tuesdays – orders must be in by Thursday evening 6 pm in order to receive your package on time.

Why are you charging a delivery fee?
We have scaled down our team for now, and are a small business completing packaging and delivery on our own, so that the footprint is smaller and safer for your packages.

Where are you located?
We run a mobile business and have been working out of our home studio at 73 Pinewood Ave. We have been taking all precautionary measures, such as sanitizing all products that we purchase from our suppliers before we bring them in. We have been building and packaging boxes with gloves and masks, and have scaled down our team ( from 9 people to 2 people ) so that the footprint is smaller and safer in our home studio for us, and for you.

How do I pay?
Right here on our website. Please click the “Add to Cart” and follow the steps to complete the purchase. All transactions are to be made online, as we do not accept cash.

"The Christmas Project" Virtual Class

Class Size: Maximum of 10 children

Class Length: One hour and thirty minutes

What age are Virtual Classes for?:  Ages 4 & up

Do Virtual Classes have live instruction?: Yes, you will receive a session Zoom link upon enrollment to login when your purchase “The Christmas Project” art kit.

Are the classes recorded?: For privacy reasons, we do not record our Virtual Classes, and therefore are not able to distribute classes after they occur.

What if I miss a class?: We do not offer makeups or credit for missed classes. For extenuating circumstances or special cases, please feel free to email us at creative@raisingartists.ca

Policies + Print for Virtual Class

*Cost of materials is not included in enrollment, you will need to purchase and acquire all materials before class
*Full session enrollment is required
*Enrollment is per artist, even if artists are sharing a screen
*We do not record our virtual classes for privacy reasons, and therefore do not offer make-ups or credit for missed classes

Birthday Party Questions

How early do you come to set up for the birthday party?
We arrive 45 minutes before the party.  If we need additional time we will let you know in advanced and arrange it with the host.

How long is the birthday party?
Due to Covid-19, we have reduced the time of our parties to 1 hour.

Do you bring table cloths to the party?
Yes!

Where do I find birthday party times and availability

Please contact us at:
Email: creative@raisingartists.ca
Phone: 647-427-0920

We will follow up to confirm and go over any questions, and details about your party.

What is your payment policy?

  • We require a valid credit card and/or a $100 e-transfer deposit, a minimum of two weeks before the party in order to reserve your date, time-slot, and materials.
  • Final payments can be made by cheque, cash, or e-transfer day of the party.
  • Changes or cancellations 72 hour notice by phone or email for 50% of your deposits back.
  • Additional charges may apply if booking the studio
Parent & Child Painting Workshops

Why do you play music at all of the Workshops?

According to a study from the Frontiers in Psychology journal, researchers found that music helps you focus, boots your mood, and inspires the creative process… So why wouldn’t we listen to great tunes! 

How do I register for a workshop?
Right here, on our website!! Click “Add to cart” and follow the steps to complete the purchase. 

How long are the workshops?
All workshops are two hours long. 

What is the age group?
8 months – 5 years old.

What do we need to bring?
Nothing—just make sure to dress for mess! 

Can my Child’s other Parent come to the workshop with us?
Yes, your entire family is welcome.

Are we allowed to bring a snack? What about nuts?
Feel free to bring a snack, but please leave the peanuts at home. If you or your child have any serious allergies that the other participants should be aware of, please let us know in advance.

What are the sizes of the workshop?
Maximum 10 Parents and 10 Children. 

Where are you located?
We run our workshops in various community centres, art hubs, studios and creative spaces in the City of Toronto. 

What is the Reggio Emilia Approach?
The Reggio Emilia Approach is an educational philosophy. The aim of this approach is teaching how to use these symbolic languages (eg., painting, sculpting, drama) in everyday life. The program is based on the principles of respect, responsibility, and community through exploration and discovery in a supportive and enriching environment based on the interests of the children through a self-guided curriculum.

What is Inquiry-based learning?
Inquiry-based learning starts by posing questions, problems or scenarios—rather than simply presenting established facts or portraying a smooth path to knowledge. The process is often assisted by a facilitator. Inquirers will identify and research issues and questions to develop their knowledge or solutions. Inquiry-based learning includes problem-based learning, and is generally used in small scale investigations and projects, as well as research. The inquiry-based instruction is principally very closely related to the development and practice of thinking skills. 

What kind of paint do you use?
We use non-toxic paints, approved and safe for children and made in Canada. 

What kind of canvases do you use?
All canvases are stretch, primed, cotton, absorbent canvases made in Canada. 

Will there be a specific theme to the workshop?
Yes, you can check the themes on our website, when you register for the workshops. However, we always like to keep our workshop themes open-ended, as it helps a child and parent explore their creativity and innovative ideas. 

Why does Raising Artists feel it’s important to have open-ended themes?
Not all children today are being taught the creating process. With the internet just a click away, anyone can go online and find a picture to replicate. We are coming back to the basics creating on a blank canvas with paint and their incredible gigantic imaginations. This creative process is a useful skill children will acquire and utilize in and throughout life. Raising Artists gives children the foundation to foster this creative process, and we model these practices in our workshops for parents to witness. 

Do I have to stay and participate in the workshop?
Yes, these workshops are designed specifically for parents and children to create art together. Adult participation is required! 

Is there an extra fee for materials?
No, all materials are included in the cost of the workshop. 

How many staff are present during the Parent and Child Workshops?
There are always three to four staff members present. 

What are the qualifications of your staff?
All our staff have professional training and experience in Early Childhood Education, visual arts, and/or art history. 

Do all your staff have Vulnerable Sector Checks?
Yes, all staff must obtain a background check. 

What will my child learn? And what Art training do you provide?
We will help your child….

  • Foster creativity as a foundation for critical thinking in various subject areas.
  • Build positive connections with family and community by sharing in the experience and creating lasting memories.
  • Learn how to mix colours.
  • Generate meaningful artistic experiences that foster creativity and encourage students to follow their wonderings and express themselves.
  • Fine motor, palmer grasp and pincer grasp practices.
  • Create a visual art masterpiece while exploring the inquiry-based learning model as it relates to Visual Arts education, with age appropriate facts regarding Art History and the workshop theme.

What do you do with my information?
All information will be kept in our private database. We will not share your information with a third party. 

How do I find out about upcoming workshops and events?

You can…

  • Leave us your contact information, click here and we will add you to our mailing list!
  • Visit our website, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or get in touch!
  • Subscribe, and we will keep you posted with upcoming workshops, events and community projects!
Youth Art Workshops

How do I register my child for a Youth Art Workshop?

You may call us at 647-427-0920, or email creative@raisingartists.ca.

To register, click on this link, then choose your package by clicking “Add to cart”, and follow the steps to purchase. 

 

How old does my child have to be for the Youth Art Workshop?

These Workshops welcome children from seven  to ten years of age ( if he or she is 11, we don’t mind! )  

What will my child learn at the Youth Art Workshop?

These five week workshops are enriched with topics and a variety of courses your budding artists can participate in, such as:

  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Art History
  • Landscapes
  • Art Movement

 

What will my child discover in these 5 week workshops?

Aside from everything we just mentioned. During these workshops, students will discover the creative process, artistic skill set, and of course, have fun all while interacting with other children within the community, which helps build positive connections and lasting friendships.

Tell me about the inspirational guest speaker?

Did we mention we love TedTalks? For that reason we’ll have a different inspirational guest speaker attend our Sketching, Painting, Sculpting and Landscape Workshop, and discuss the importance of art, inspire your children, let them know how art has influence in the world, and much more!

 

Private Workshops

How do I book a private workshop?

You may call us at 647-427-0920, or email  creative@raisingartists.ca.

To register, click on this link, then choose your package by clicking “Add to cart”, and follow the steps to purchase. 

 

Do I stay and participate with my child?

This is completely up to you!

 

Are all art supplies provided?

Yes! We provide all the necessary materials (including tarps for your floors). Our diligent staff cleans up and packs all supplies, so you and your child can focus on learning and creating.

 

What are the qualifications of your staff?

All our staff have professional training and experience in Early Childhood Education, visual arts, and/or art history.

 

Do all your staff have Vulnerable Sector Checks?

Yes, all staff must obtain a background check.

Adult Paint Night

How long are the Adult Workshops?

All workshops are two hours long.

 

What do I bring?

Just your creativity! We supply everything else – from the aprons, to the drinks and cocktails, to the canvas.

 

Do you serve alcohol?

Yes, all adults attending the Adult Paint Night must be 19 +

 

What is the size of the canvas

The size of the canvas is 16 x 20

I’m not an artist, or artistic, can I still attend Adult Paint Night?

That’s perfectly fine! You will be given the opportunity to explore materials, even when you’re not creating something recognizable – it’s abstract! We will guide you during your creative learning process with materials, and different techniques.

 

How many canvases do we receive at the + 1 Adult Paint Night?

You and your + 1 create together on one canvas, because it promotes team building, bonding and a lasting memory.

 

Do I get to keep my canvas?  Yes!

Additional Information

Do you offer workshops in art forms other than painting?

We are currently making plans and designing a curriculum for workshops that explore other art forms. Add yourself to our contact form, and we will notify you when workshops start to flourish! Stay tuned!

 

Do you offer workshops for adults?

Yes! You can also add your name to our contact form, and we will notify you when we are holding an Adult Workshop or a + 1 Workshop.

 

How can I get involved? Volunteer? Or complete my high school community services hours with Raising Artists?

Contact us via email at creative@raisingartists.ca or call us at 647–427–0920, or subscribe, and we will keep you posted with upcoming workshops, events and community projects!

 If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact us via email at creative@raisingartists.ca or call us at 647-427-0920.