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How do I sign up?

Just choose your course from the home page or courses page and securely pay using your credit card or PayPal.

Can I just drop in?

Unfortunately we cannot accommodate drop-ins unless specified for special events. Please pre-register.

What about Cancellations?

We reserve the right to cancel any course or event for any reason and will do our best to provide at least 24 hours notice.

Note: courses can only run if we can meet minimum enrollment. Courses cancelled by us will be rescheduled or refunded.

Also note for life drawing sessions - sometimes for reasons beyond our control, our model will cancel or not show up. If we cannot find a replacement model, we can either reschedule the session or issue a refund.

Can I Get a Refund?

You may cancel your course/event registration up to 48 hours before the beginning of the class.

If you cancel 48 hours before the beginning of the class, you may choose to receive a full credit for a future course or receive a refund. Refunds are subject to a 25% charge and will be issued back to the same method of payment. We cannot provide a refund for late cancellations.

Where are you located?

Our address is 268 Keefer Street, between Main St and Gore St. in Chinatown, Vancouver, BC. There is street parking and a paid hourly parkade (enter on Keefer) that is open until 7pm.

We are located on the lower ground (LG) level. Take the elevator located to the left of the lobby to ‘LG’. Follow signs to the blue door and ring doorbell.

Why can’t I get in? What if I arrive late?

We try to schedule all events before 7pm. After this time the building entrance is locked for security. Without pri, late entry after 7pm cannot be guaranteed as instructors cannot be reached by phone.

What age do I have to be to take your courses?

Unless specified, courses are suitable for adults and seniors. Special courses are available for kids 10 and up. 

Minors will not be permitted to any events indicated 19+ or no minors.

Can I attend a course with my family (parents and kids)?

If you want to attend an event as a family, please contact us.

What materials do I need for your courses?

Unless specified, courses will require you to bring specific materials. Our instructors provide us with instructions to pass onto students in advance of the class.

It is useful to assume that you will need basic art materials such as pencils, sketchbooks, and brushes.

Do I need to know anything about art or art history?

Unless specified, all courses are for all levels of knowledge and artistic ability.

Do you offer any degrees or certificates?

At this time we do not.

Why are you called Mobil Art School?

Before we had our own studio/teaching space, we started out offering classes at seniors homes and other locations. Thus, we a ‘mobile’ art school.

Why should I choose your school over other institutions?

We offer casual art education for everyone. without the long-term commitment, pre-requisites and high cost associated with institutions. We have access to teachers of the same calibre.

Can I pay with cash or credit at the door?

We prefer that you register online so we can get an idea of numbers for our courses. For certain events, we can accept cash or credit card at the door.

We reserve the right to refuse entry due to space limitations of inability to handle cash or credit card payments.

Can I teach at Mobil Art School?

Sure! Send your CV and a pitch to


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