If you want to learn how to paint, you’ve come to the right place!
There’s a reason we’ve been in business teaching painting for 20 years:
Tiggy’s at crescent is a different kind of art studio.
If you have always wanted to learn how to paint but don’t think you are creative enough to enjoy painting, then you need to give Tiggy’s a try! Since 1994 we have been dedicated to teaching everyone how to paint in a fun and supportive environment. We teach concrete fundamental techniques and theory that can be applied to any painting to achieve the same levels of success. Better yet, you will emerge from each of our classes with a finished, professional-looking painting you will be proud to hang on your wall. We’ve had students from all over the lower mainland including Surrey, Vancouver & North Van; some come from as far away as Victoria & Washington! We’re here in beautiful Crescent Beach (South Surrey) at our bright, cosy studio by the sea to teach you how to paint – just look at what our students say:
I recommend Tiggy’s to anyone who thinks they could never paint or draw
Jackie is a wonderful teacher, and I’m very grateful to her for all the things I’ve learned, and the friends I’ve made at Tiggy’s.
Learning to paint at Tiggy’s has been a fun and rewarding experience for me as I am sure it will be for anyone else
To see a finished project and realize that I did it is a great, satisfying feeling. It is much more than just Tiggy’s: a place to go and paint. It is Tiggy’s: THE place to go and paint!
I can’t believe it took me this long to discover you. I am enjoying every minute of it and can’t wait to start my next masterpiece
I travel from Qualicum Beach on Vancouver Island to paint with Jackie. I look forward to her classes, as Jackie, her staff, and the other students make you feel right at home
Who knew I could actually paint?! I am actually learning how to paint as if I had an artistic bone in my body. Thanks for a fun and empowering class.
I have taken many courses over the years with Jackie and I am truly amazed at what I accomplish … this is because of the fantastic teaching of Jackie
With the excellent guidance from Jackie, my first project was very successful, impressing myself (and my family and friends). Painting has now become an important part of my life, a wonderful hobby, and a great way to socialize with friends at Tiggy’s
As well as coming away from classes with a lot more knowledge of techniques, shadows, blending, brushes, etc. I have also come away from the classes with a lot more self-esteem
I arrived in British Columbia from England and wanted to take up painting again. I could not have picked a better location than Tiggy’s at Crescent Beach
Where else, in addition to our wonderful lessons in painting, can you get tips on cooking, family counseling/therapy, and overall wonderful camaraderie – all as free bonuses included in the cost of lessons?
I actually learned that there are techniques for painting light and shadow. Painting for me has been a way to become more right brained, to leave the pressures of my accounting practice behind and create.
I really love the positive atmosphere of the class and that is because Jackie is always so helpful. She won’t let anyone go home with a project they aren’t totally happy with
The atmosphere was relaxed and very friendly. The colour study was most useful and brought back things I thought that I had forgotten.
These are actual paintings created by Tiggy’s students! Visit the Student Artwork page to see more examples of what you too can accomplish at Tiggy’s, or click here to learn more about how to get started, and paint your very own masterpiece!
The first step for all students new to Tiggy’s is to take the Beginner’s Programme:
Tiggy’s at crescent is a painting studio dedicated to step-by-step painting classes in a supportive environment. We use ultra-high quality, pure-pigment, non-toxic acrylic paints for all our classes, along with made-in-canada premium double-gessoed canvases and artist-grade acrylic-compatible brushes. We carry all supplies we use in class and at prices on par with Opus and DeSerres, the difference being our supplies have all been hand-picked to give you the best results at a reasonable price!
Tiggy’s has been in business for over 20 years for a reason: we are one of the only art studios in BC that have focused, project-based art classes that actually teach you how to paint. The skills you learn in every class can be applied to any painting, but we teach them in a way that allows anyone to learn. If you are new to Tiggy’s check out our New Students page for more info on the first class you should take with us.
We are located just steps from the beach in South Surrey / White Rock. We are only open on days we have a class, so check out our calendar before making the trip to the beach if you’d like to see us in action!