MAB Art Studio

We love to share art with you! Join us for a class or participate in our various special events. We always have something great for you to experience and also feature one of a kind art in our boutique! Stop in and get creative today! 

<p>Visit our website for our latest #artworldtip on how to sell your work online! <a href="http://www.theartworldexpo.com">www.theartworldexpo.com</a> Be sure to register for the show-early bird gets the worm! #artists #artworldexpo #arttip #artsales #artcareer #artist</p>

Visit our website for our latest #artworldtip on how to sell your work online! www.theartworldexpo.com Be sure to register for the show-early bird gets the worm! #artists #artworldexpo #arttip #artsales #artcareer #artist

Posted 176 weeks ago
<p>The kids at our studio are working hard in the after school program! They’re creating something special for the holidays! We’ll post more via @mabstudio-stay tuned! #artists #artforkids #northvancouver #art #yvr #vancitybuzz #artworldexpo  (at MAB Art Studio & Boutique Gallery)</p>

The kids at our studio are working hard in the after school program! They’re creating something special for the holidays! We’ll post more via @mabstudio-stay tuned! #artists #artforkids #northvancouver #art #yvr #vancitybuzz #artworldexpo (at MAB Art Studio & Boutique Gallery)

Posted 176 weeks ago
<p>Thank you! SOLD! #monikasnovbersale 20% of my November art sale goes to an emerging artist who needs some help this holiday season! I choose an artist to support each Christmas, so by purchasing one of the #monikasnovembersale pieces, you’re supporting an emerging artist follow their dream! Artist doesn’t even know it yet! Visit @monikablichar for most recent art sale items! #artsale #studiosale #artistshelpingartists #abundantartist #artworldexpo #artists    (at MAB Art Studio & Boutique Gallery)</p>

Thank you! SOLD! #monikasnovbersale 20% of my November art sale goes to an emerging artist who needs some help this holiday season! I choose an artist to support each Christmas, so by purchasing one of the #monikasnovembersale pieces, you’re supporting an emerging artist follow their dream! Artist doesn’t even know it yet! Visit @monikablichar for most recent art sale items! #artsale #studiosale #artistshelpingartists #abundantartist #artworldexpo #artists (at MAB Art Studio & Boutique Gallery)

Posted 176 weeks ago
<p>We are now booking Princess Painting Parties! $29/child includes 2.5 hour booking, paint/canvas, professional artist instructor, a princess themed mask for each guest plus a wonderful surprise for the birthday girl! Book your party in November, use anytime, and we’ll give you a 10% discount! Call the studio today to book your party! #painting #northvancouver #paintparty #artclass #paintclass #paintingclassses #northvan #vancouver #yvr #langley #coquitlam #burnaby #whiterock #delta #abbotsford #mission  (at MAB Art Studio & Boutique Gallery)</p>

We are now booking Princess Painting Parties! $29/child includes 2.5 hour booking, paint/canvas, professional artist instructor, a princess themed mask for each guest plus a wonderful surprise for the birthday girl! Book your party in November, use anytime, and we’ll give you a 10% discount! Call the studio today to book your party! #painting #northvancouver #paintparty #artclass #paintclass #paintingclassses #northvan #vancouver #yvr #langley #coquitlam #burnaby #whiterock #delta #abbotsford #mission (at MAB Art Studio & Boutique Gallery)

Posted 176 weeks ago

Top Mistakes to Avoid when Being Creative

by Monika Blichar


Over the years, I have seen many art students come through our studio and art programs. From adult only Intro to Painting Classes, Art & Wine Nights to our Sizzlin’ Studio Summer Art Camps, I have come to realize that there are many things that prevent us from being truly creative in our lives. Here are my top tips on what not to do when you are tapping into your creativity!

1) Being closed minded.

We’ve all heard it before: being open minded in life opens many doors. The same rule applies to being artsy and accessing our creative genius. The worst thing to do when you are starting a new arts hobby, class or project is to be closed minded and block yourself off from the opportunity to allow yourself to express yourself. While you might be trying something new and feeling uncomfortable, the most important thing to remember is that you need to relax and allow yourself to enjoy a new experience! When you are open minded, you never know what will come your way!  You can be sure that you will allow so much more to happen if you are open to it!

2) Being hard on yourself.

Just because you can’t draw or you have never painted before and the student next to you is the next Rembrandt, doesn’t mean that you have the right to be hard on yourself! Everyone is different and just like we all are unique in our own way, so is art and artistry! Everyone creates at their own pace, within their own inspirations, and above all, from their own unique forms expression. Be gentle with yourself without comparing yourself to anyone else!

3) Giving up too quickly!

We all start things we don’t finish. I mean, most gyms are the busiest in January and quickly fizzle in the months of February, March and April because we all give up too quick! The creative process, as with anything, takes a lot of time to fully enjoy and develop. Sometimes, all you need to do is work on something else, take a break, get the opinion of someone else and then go back to your project when you are feeling more inspired! Simple as that, no giving up allowed!  (Take note: Let’s not give up on our exercise plans this year! Visit our friends at Team Fitness for inspiration: www.facebook.com/teamfitnesscanada)

Hopefully you enjoyed these tips and if you are interested in painting classes, be sure to join us in studio for some fabulous sessions with other amazing people in our community. The studio is open for classes 4 days a week and we invite all of you to join us for some relaxation, inspiration and creativity!

Interested in class? Check out our site at www.mabartstudio.com for more information or give us a call at 604 999 6177.

Posted 176 weeks ago
<p>November is here! Our feature artist this year is Sherry Violette! We’re excited that her art is here-very wide variety! We’ll post all the pieces and prices shortly! Some great ideas here for gifts! #art #mabartstudio #artgallery #gallery #northvancouver #northvan #artforsale #westcoastart  (at MAB Art Studio & Boutique Gallery)</p>

November is here! Our feature artist this year is Sherry Violette! We’re excited that her art is here-very wide variety! We’ll post all the pieces and prices shortly! Some great ideas here for gifts! #art #mabartstudio #artgallery #gallery #northvancouver #northvan #artforsale #westcoastart (at MAB Art Studio & Boutique Gallery)

Posted 177 weeks ago

Got my @mehronmakeup stick just in time to do my first Sugar Skulls of 2015! #halloweenmakeup #sugarskull #northvan #yvr #yvrbuzz #vancitybuzz #halloween #lovemyart #artworldexpo

Posted 177 weeks ago
<p>A happy Halloween is just around the corner! Want your faces done? A few slots left today-12-6 PM Saturday 9-1PM 7-8PM Sunday 9-2PM #northvancouver $65/simple face Accessories not included. Call 6049996177 to book! Spots won’t last long! #mua #halloweenmakeup #yvr #vancitybuzz #vancouverhalloween #bcarts</p>

A happy Halloween is just around the corner! Want your faces done? A few slots left today-12-6 PM Saturday 9-1PM 7-8PM Sunday 9-2PM #northvancouver $65/simple face Accessories not included. Call 6049996177 to book! Spots won’t last long! #mua #halloweenmakeup #yvr #vancitybuzz #vancouverhalloween #bcarts

Posted 177 weeks ago
<p>Halloween is just around the corner! Book your Halloween make up for Friday/Saturday or Sunday! Some slots are left! #mabartstudio #halloweenfun #skull #dayofthedead #facepaint #mua</p>

Halloween is just around the corner! Book your Halloween make up for Friday/Saturday or Sunday! Some slots are left! #mabartstudio #halloweenfun #skull #dayofthedead #facepaint #mua

Posted 178 weeks ago
<p>We have all sorts of great art, jewellery, accessories and even kids masks for sale! All our artists are independent, which means when you purchase one of their pieces, you are directly supporting them as an artist! Halloween and Christmas are just around the corner! Drop by today-we have painting classes happening and they make a fabulous gift idea! Check out new work from @art.by.edy @coastalstormgallery @monikaanna @westcoastmindandbody #northvancouver #yvr #westvancouver #artists #mabartstudio #artbyedy #coastalstormgallery (at MAB Art Studio & Boutique Gallery)</p>

We have all sorts of great art, jewellery, accessories and even kids masks for sale! All our artists are independent, which means when you purchase one of their pieces, you are directly supporting them as an artist! Halloween and Christmas are just around the corner! Drop by today-we have painting classes happening and they make a fabulous gift idea! Check out new work from @art.by.edy @coastalstormgallery @monikaanna @westcoastmindandbody #northvancouver #yvr #westvancouver #artists #mabartstudio #artbyedy #coastalstormgallery (at MAB Art Studio & Boutique Gallery)

Posted 178 weeks ago
<p>Super great fun at @artworldexpo in #Toronto! Sign up to be an exhibitor for next years event and take advantage of the early bird rate valid until October 31! #artworldexpo #art #bodypaint #liveart #auction #torontonow #torontoevent #torontoevents</p>

Super great fun at @artworldexpo in #Toronto! Sign up to be an exhibitor for next years event and take advantage of the early bird rate valid until October 31! #artworldexpo #art #bodypaint #liveart #auction #torontonow #torontoevent #torontoevents

Posted 181 weeks ago
<p>#Toronto we are coming out in 7 days! Show is on October 2! Can’t wait for #indisound Shout out to @artworldexpo @hrtoronto @thepowerofwater @twinpeaksinc @fiercefacesbysarah @leakingawesome @indisound @3bartistry @bermst @coastalstormgallery @carolynbrucedesigns @popnshopevents @twowavymag @makeandbreakart @deannafligg @officialjennycraig @hoop.you @melissabessey @ashley_tyla @streetsoftoronto @bluejays @lovetoronto @mabstudio and so many more! #tdot #torontoevent #artworldexpotoronto #torontoart #arttoronto #to #torontolife #torontophoto #torontofashion Tix: <a href="http://www.theartworldexpo.com">www.theartworldexpo.com</a> $25/each Proceeds support @makeandbreakart  (at Hard Rock Cafe Toronto)</p>

#Toronto we are coming out in 7 days! Show is on October 2! Can’t wait for #indisound Shout out to @artworldexpo @hrtoronto @thepowerofwater @twinpeaksinc @fiercefacesbysarah @leakingawesome @indisound @3bartistry @bermst @coastalstormgallery @carolynbrucedesigns @popnshopevents @twowavymag @makeandbreakart @deannafligg @officialjennycraig @hoop.you @melissabessey @ashley_tyla @streetsoftoronto @bluejays @lovetoronto @mabstudio and so many more! #tdot #torontoevent #artworldexpotoronto #torontoart #arttoronto #to #torontolife #torontophoto #torontofashion Tix: www.theartworldexpo.com $25/each Proceeds support @makeandbreakart (at Hard Rock Cafe Toronto)

Posted 182 weeks ago
<p>Don’t. Die. A. Starving. Artist. Exhibit with @artworldexpo! Show, promote and sell your art with a top notch arts event committed to helping artists thrive-not just survive. Register for shows in #Toronto and #Vancouver at <a href="http://www.theartworldexpo.com">www.theartworldexpo.com</a> #to #eastcoast #torontoart #torontonews #newscanada #artnews #internationalart #artists #artworldexpo #arttoronto #artshow #jewellery #bodypaint #fashion #painting #photography #sculpture #mixedmedia #callforart #success #motivation</p>

Don’t. Die. A. Starving. Artist. Exhibit with @artworldexpo! Show, promote and sell your art with a top notch arts event committed to helping artists thrive-not just survive. Register for shows in #Toronto and #Vancouver at www.theartworldexpo.com #to #eastcoast #torontoart #torontonews #newscanada #artnews #internationalart #artists #artworldexpo #arttoronto #artshow #jewellery #bodypaint #fashion #painting #photography #sculpture #mixedmedia #callforart #success #motivation

Posted 182 weeks ago
<p>We are taking off again next summer for #PaintingDreamsArtTour! We are excited to be offering two programmes; France and Poland! Next information might in October. To be added to the wait list, email us at mabartstudio@gmail.com #art #travel #arttour #poland #wroclaw #europeanculturalcapital #european #europe #vancouver #artworldexpo #artvancouver #vancouverart #artists #arttoronto #torontoart</p>

We are taking off again next summer for #PaintingDreamsArtTour! We are excited to be offering two programmes; France and Poland! Next information might in October. To be added to the wait list, email us at mabartstudio@gmail.com #art #travel #arttour #poland #wroclaw #europeanculturalcapital #european #europe #vancouver #artworldexpo #artvancouver #vancouverart #artists #arttoronto #torontoart

Posted 183 weeks ago