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Patrick Guindon

Artist + Teacher

Playgroup, LilRebels, RebelKids and Creative Rebels classes will resume in October - registration opens Sept. 4!
A creative kids birthday party or celebration!
Get out of your head and into the art. 

The vision behind the studio:

Creativity is something we all have access to, but at some point in childhood, we decide whether we’re one of the “chosen few.”


Creative Rebel Studio is rooted in the belief that we can help more children grow into their creativity, and that families can become creative safe havens for every member.


We’re committed to helping kids and adults heal their art scars and find creative processes and practices that suit their own souls.


We do this through open-ended creation, skill building, mindset shifting experiences, and continuous opportunities to reflect and grow. Art classes allow students to find and use their own voices, rather than copying steps or reproducing what the teacher shows.

Patrick Guindon ("Gain-doe") is a professional artist, illustrator, writer and elementary school teacher. After thirteen in the classroom, Patrick left to pursue his dreams - including teaching kids and adults to embrace their creativity, without the red tape and strict rules of traditional, systematic education systems.


In lessons, you won't find step-by-step instructions. Rather, artists are guided, exposed to new techniques, ideas, mediums and approaches, and classes move with the interest and skill level of each individual and class.

Services offered include ...

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Arty Parties are mini workshops for kids, to celebrate anything from birthdays to summer time! Recommended ages: 5 to 14. Note we can "age up" workshops for older kids, up to 18. Over 18, we'd book a workshop, which is more in-depth and typically paid by each artist (not by the parents of the birthday artist).

Each party includes instructor time for 2 hours, all supplies and materials, and each party animal will take home their beautiful art at the end.

Cost for 2 hours of studio workshop time: $25/artist, minimum cost of $150 + HST.

As of October 2023, Arty Parties will be available to book in the studio on Saturdays. Please contact us for availability!

Want to use the studio space for cake and gifts, too? Add on post-workshop party time for $25/hour + HST.

Adults are welcome to stay or go!

Arty Party Packages:

  • Monsters

  • Aliens

  • Robots

  • Fantastic Flowers

  • Creativity Bar (open-ended access to most of the art supplies, including one canvas per artist)

  • Potions & Paint

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Workshops are more in-depth than Arty Parties, but can be geared toward kids, teens, and/or adults - including any combination of kids, teens, and adults.

Workshops with Patrick are ideal for anyone ... but especially for people who feel like they can't make art. Maybe you're scared, or maybe you simply believe you don't have it in you. Maybe someone gave you a major art-scar at a young age. Regardless, this is a safe space and Patrick works hard to keep it focused on the creative process rather than the final product, allowing you to make messy mistakes and still come out feeling great.

Typical workshops are 1.5 to 3 hours, depending on the artist. We begin with 15-25 minutes of instruction, where some example skills are given in addition to learning about the creative process and finding your own creative voice. From there, Patrick gives more examples as requested, and provides just-in-time feedback and options to help you maximize your project, while honouring your voice and skill level.

Pricing: a minimum of four artists, up to eight artists

$60 + HST per artist

(Note the minimum price is $240+HST. If you have a smaller group or want a smaller event, the base rate of $240 or the cost for four artist is required to cover instructor time, use of space, prep and clean up time, and materials.)

Workshops Available:

  • Lovely Lupins: learn the art of painting beautiful lupins

  • Fabulous Florals: an in-depth workshop into Patrick's unique process of painting florals

  • Motivational Mantras: the art of selecting or writing the right mantra for you, and some basic guidance into how to compose and structure a painting that is rooted in the textual elements of the words

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