Paintlounge Toronto

Paintlounge

Paintlounge is unlike any other Toronto lounge. Instead of bar stools, there are easels. Instead of cocktail attire, there are smocks. And instead of splashing drinks, you're splashing paint. The studio/lounge is located at 784 College Street and provides you with all you need to get your paint on.

Paintlounge Toronto

That includes sponges, knives and even toothbrushes. And no, they're not for you to aimlessly jab at your canvas and hope for the best. The staff teach you simple painting techniques, including how to use the toothbrush in order to get an evenly paint-splattered effect.

Paintlounge Toronto

The lounge launched when an engineer-turned-banker turned painter. Samantha Chan is the owner, operator and, as she calls herself, the chief paintlounger. She opened the first Paintlounge in Markham two years ago when she realized she wanted to pursue her passion for art.

Paintlounge Toronto

Last month, the Toronto location had its launch party. Both spots have a laid back atmosphere. "It's meant to be a place to express yourself, relieve stress and have fun," said Chan. Along with encouraging artistic stress release, Paintlounge sells a variety of gourmet mix-and-match teas. And so, the creative process (and unwinding) continues.

Paintlounge Toronto

If the mellow art scene isn't for you, don't rule out the space just yet. The bright room with high ceilings transforms to host bachelorette parties, kids hours and date nights.

Paintlounge Toronto

On a regular day, all materials are supplied with the purchase of a canvas. Prices range from $20 to $55, depending on the size. Each canvas can be shared by up to three people. But painting on your own isn't tough. I had to pry myself away from my personal creation an hour past my planned departure. And at this lounge, you will never be leaving alone.

Paintlounge Toronto

Writing by Amanda Cupido / Photos by Irina No


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  • January 25-26

    Warm up as you get your creative vibes flowing at our Winter Paint Party!

    Make some cool art with good company and awesome beats, as you enjoy a wine or beer from our bar.

    Don’t know how to paint? That’s what we’re here for! Our friendly artist staff are always ready to help so relax, express yourself and have fun.

  • February 10

    Experience Valentine’s Day in style with an artistic date at Paintlounge! We’ve got awesome Valentine's lineup so that you can creatively impress your date on the big day – no art skills required.

    It’s not your usual dinner & movie date. All supplies and materials are provided, and our creative staff are around to help you create art on a canvas. Sessions include access to our free self-serv...

  • February 14

    This Valentine’s Day, experience it in style with an artistic date at Paintlounge! We've got an awesome Valentine's line-up so that you can creatively impress your date on the big day.

    All of the supplies and materials are provided, and our creative staff are around to help so you don't need to know how to paint.

    Sessions include free access to our self-serve cafe bar, and beers and wines...

  • February 15

    Join us at Espressions as you paint to live music featuring awesome local musicians!

    We encourage you to mix and mingle with other art lovers as you paint and get inspired by the creative and casual atmosphere.

    Don’t know how to paint? That’s what we’re here for! Our friendly artist staff are always ready to help so relax, express yourself and have fun.

  • February 17

    This Family Day Weekend on February 17 & 18, join us for our Family Paint Workshop!

    Let us guide you step-by-step to create a collaborative painting as a family! Our family workshops are simple enough so that every family member can take part (intended for families with children 4-12).

    Every family workshop includes one 24×30″ canvas, plus all supplies, smocks, and instruction for up to 5...

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