• Fresh Thinking
    Liberally Applied
  • Education.

    Courses from year 5 to adult level.

Website Support

Students artwork and latest news about art activities and events will be posted onto web pages & online social network like facebook to encourage exposure and art sharing.

Qualified Teachers

Graduates with honour from renowned institutes from United States and Canada. Being professional artists and designers, we are experienced educators who consistently design, exhibit and receive recognition in the creative industry both locally and internationally.

Fully Equipped

We have a huge, secure and clean studio with plenty of book references and an astounding amount of art supplies.

Inspirational Activities

Students participate in regular
in-house competitions and local
or international art events
to inspire improvement.

Awards & Events

Beware Wet Paint encourages learning from others through different kind of activities and challenges. We provides lots of opportunities for students to experience art. In the past, we are glad that our students have been recipients of many local and international major contests such as Canada Day Challenge Painting Contest National Winner, Canada150th Anniversary Circulating Coin Design Winner with 25 cent minted, United Nations International Children Painting Competition North America Region Winner and Toronto Winner......etc. We also participate in various charity and community events. The good thing is to open our visions to learn from each others' art. We want to let students know that Art may be a very powerful tool that touches people's heart and help one another, too!

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Summer Camp

We offer creative, intensive summer art camps which are very popular very year and filled up fast. Check with us on the schedules and registration fees on our fun-filled and art-boosting projects in the camps. In some terms, we also offer creative illustration workshop, craft or custom-made art classes. .

Check Summer Camps Offered Toronto Camp Macau Camp Students' Passion in Art Camps

What's New

To learn more about our latest news and sharing about classes, holiday schedules and great achievements from students, keep in touch with in this section.

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Letters from Mayor & Councillor

On BWP's Anniversary, Markham Mayor, Frank Scarpitti &
Councillor Alex Chiu presented achievement certificate &
encouragement letters to congratulate and compliment
Beware Wet Paint's outstanding achievements
in the field of Art Teaching in the city.

Letter from Mayor Letter from Councillor

A Milestone of Over 15 Years of Art Teaching

We are glad to have passed a milestone of 15th anniversary and now in our 16th year in the field of art teaching. Since 2003, we have helped and inspired many art students from little kids to college students in seeking for art improvement for the next level and be filled with passion and creative mind. In our 10th anniversary art show, we had featured a meaningful video that captured our past and how our students grow happily together in the artistic and inspiring atmosphere of Beware Wet Paint. Here is a shortened version:

Enjoy our Video!

Highlights of BWP 15th Anniversary Celebration

The growth of BWP for our fellow art students


I’ve attended BWP ever since I was six and it’s been a big part of why I am still pursuing art today. Over the years I’ve learned a lot from Helena and all the other teachers that taught there. I really enjoyed how a lot of projects were focused on the concept of the work just as much as the execution and was encouraged to enter a lot of contests that I might not have otherwise. I just wanted to say thank you to Helena for all the help she has given me over the years with the projects, contests and my portfolios, I don’t think I could have gotten here without it!
~Rachel Shen , National winner of Canada Challenge 2018 painting contest, international winner of science painting contest, accepted to animation program of Sheridan College
~Lucinda Lu, accepted in York university and Ocad University illustration program
Dear Helena 非常感謝您支持,指導 Emily 准備參賽作品,同時非常細致,耐心的指導家長配合准備材料。一切的努力促進 Emily 在賽場上自信地完成了畫作,且勇奪兒童畫第一,二班季軍獎杯。 謝謝!
~Emily Xu's Families/Current BWP student got into top awards
~Amy Tu, BWP student's mother and blog writer
Helena is a great teacher to work with. Helena is very welcoming and friendly. She also greatly helps me in developing my art and design skills. Before coming to her class, I only had some basic understanding of what it meant to design and compose an art piece. I never really had the chance to create ideas from scratch. I need some help with generating ideas that are more unique and creative. Helena is able to teach me how to compose an art piece and she also teaches me how to generate better and stronger ideas. Along the way, my art skills have also improved greatly. Whenever I have a problem or question, she is always able to answer it and help me, and I am very happy to have been able to be her student.
~Cassandra Poon , previous portfolio student/accepted to York - Design, York - Intermedia, Ryerson - Interior Design, Sheridan - Illustration, and OCAD - Illustration
I just wanted to say that I really appreciate the time and patience you had with me for these past years. I know I’m probably one of the slowest and pickiest students ever but you’ve always helped me through deadlines as if they were your own. I have never had a teacher willing to put so many extra late hours for their students. I just wanted to let you know that all the late hours you have spent dealing with my pickiness and helping me finish my Christmas cards, art, contests, and portfolio will never be forgotten.
~Jasmine Leung, previous portfolio student/got into Graphic Design program in university
I started attending classes at BWP at the young age of 4. From the beginning, projects were always diverse, allowing me to develop a variety of skills and become comfortable using different artistic media. Still life exercises aided in improving technique, while original compositions emphasized creative thinking. The latter is what stands out to me as something that differentiates BWP from other art schools; having the freedom to come up with my own ideas allowed for a very personal experience and made me think outside the box even as a child. As I grew older and began applying to art programs for school, creative thinking became an asset that helped me stand out from other applicants and ultimately receive offers of acceptance from the Arts Unionville program at Unionville High School as well as the University of Waterloo School of Architecture. I was provided further support during the application processes through the portfolio classes that BWP offers. During these classes, I received expert guidance in what artwork to include for a strong, well-rounded portfolio, as well as in creating additional pieces that showcased skills specific to my programs of interest. I highly encourage anyone with a passion for art to join us and I guarantee that the experience will be enjoyable and rewarding.
~Michelle Lai , Student since age 4, North American winner of United Nations International Painting, Contest, accepted into Waterloo Architectural Design Programe
You are a wonderful teacher to Julie. As parents, we are happy for her that she made it into Sheridan. We are also happy with our decision that we placed her in your school. Once again, thanks.
~Nina & Vincent, portfolio student's parents/Julie got into Interior Design Program in university
做的藝術作品好可愛啊!贊! 這個夏令營真不錯!鍛煉創作力。 漂亮,我就喜歡小孩能夠發揮自己的想像力,加上五彩繽紛的顏色! 超級喜歡,很有創意呢!漂亮!
~Josephine Chung, summer camp participant's mother