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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  • March 11

    Celebrate pop art as we explore the fun, youthful, and colourful aspects of everyday imagery!

    At our Pop Art technique workshop, discover your inner Lichtenstein through the use of Benday dots. Then, you’ll get to create your own pop art painting by creating new colours and effects through optical illusion.

  • March 12-16

    This March Break, bring your children for our Beach Getaway Workshop (approx 1.5 hours) and unleash their creative sides!

    At the workshop, your children can:

    pick their favourite colours to create one-of-a-kind masterpiece

    learn how to paint using different techniques like a brush, a palette knife, and stamping

    design their own one-of-a-kind piece by adding their favourite things fr...

  • March 15

    Art jam with us to live music featuring local talents! 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.

  • March 18

    Bring a friend, your favourite cousin, or a date! Join our Pair Up! Workshop and let us guide you step-by-step to create a painting that connects across two canvases.

    Check out our schedule to find a Pair Up! workshop that works best for you.

    Each workshop is priced for two people, and includes two 16×20″ canvases, all painting supplies and materials, plus access to our self-serve cafe ba...

  • March 22

    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.

  • March 23

    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.

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