Read what our students have to say about our online classes at the Avenue Road Arts School.

"Today's class was fantastic. For me it was an oasis of pure happiness during this time of anxiety and fear for the present and future. The teacher’s relaxed competence and warmth, combined with that particular combination of solitude and togetherness that Zoom provides, were perfect for an art class. Loved it!"

- Leslie Cooper

"This first class was amazing. It was a good experience. I enjoyed working on this project and Zoom worked pretty well. The small class size is good because it was easier for everyone to hear."

- Sara Booth

"I am entirely captivated by Andrew's knowledge, and methods. This is the first class I have taken anywhere with so much potential to grow, expand, [and] learn in the art form I love."

- Brenda Proulx

Student Testimonials - Avenue Road Arts School
"The classes with Evan have really been amazing for our daughter. In a time when she is getting almost no synchronous learning and we don't want her to spend time online too much - the class is a wonderful experience - engaging and she is producing beautiful art. We are so grateful for your program and happy to support its continuation!"

- Elana Muscovitch, mother of Ma’ayan (8 years old)

"What a quality class! [W]ell structured, with substance, showing thoughtfulness [and] knowledge. Then Evan encourages, nudges us [and] gives warm, pertinent comment[s] on each of our work[s]. Fantastic!"

- Leslie Cooper (from Glasgow)

"I was thrilled with Jennifer's Zoom class in June on Drawing for the Terrified. She is an excellent teacher and managed to connect well with each member of our class. Her communication is clear and was sufficiently simple for our class. Her sense of humour, organization and encouragement were well appreciated."

- Alanna Quinn

"My drawing class, for me, is what I imagine meditation is like for other people. The class begins and your brain immediately takes you to another place, a zen-like space that’s deeply relaxing, removed from anywhere you’ve been before. What feels like moments later, the class is over and you return home in a new state of calm. It’s a feeling you want to hang onto. Magical."

- Leslie Milrod

"What a great class today! It was the highlight of my week. Thank you sooooo much for doing these online classes. Fabulous!"

- Arei

"My son is really enjoying the stop motion class. Noah has been amazing. Keeps the kids engaged for the entire hour."

- Kelci Gershon

"I wasn’t sure about the Zoom format but I like it. Moira is a patient and encouraging teacher. Thank you. I’ll be taking more lessons for sure."

- Diane King

"For me, it’s been amazing. I have three kids and I work, and so it’s been tricky to take classes. I’m impressed with the tech that Moira has. [...] Without the commute time I’m able to take the class!"

- Christie Love Thomas

"I have enjoyed the Abstract Painting Course with Moira[.] [S]he is an excellent teacher and gives positive, in-depth commentaries on the student work."

- - Karen Hammond

Student Testimonials - Avenue Road Arts School
"This is my first experience with Avenue Road Arts School and I just want to say that I am really enjoying it. I am taking the Mixed Media with Sandra Tarantino and in only three classes have learned so much. Everything is presented clearly and in a comfortable manner, despite the lessons being done online through zoom. I will most likely sign on again for the next term."

- Sandi Smith

"We have definitely enjoyed our art experience! Jacob and Ava took a course in the summer and now doing the sculpture grade 2-4 and still enjoying everything."

- Cristina

"Thanks very much for having the virtual class. My daughter loved it and I am impressed by her first masterpiece. Lovely. Thanks and keep it up!"

- Barbara