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Laura Melvin - 2020 January, Google Review - 5 stars (Birthday Party)

What a great place! Hosted my daughter’s 5th birthday here with 12 kids aged 5 or under. I was worried the kids wouldn’t focus enough to paint, but Michelle was such a great instructor there was no problem! Kids had a great time. When they did get restless, there’s a large open space in the studio for them to run out their craziness. Highly recommend!
Looking forward to attending some classes here myself.

Sally Arang - 2019 December, Google Review - 5 stars (Epoxy Resin Workshop)

We spent the most wonderful Saturday evening with Michelle at her resin workshop. She was funny, knowledgeable, and so patient with all us beginners as we learned the trials and tribulations of this medium. Will definitely be visiting again soon!!

Lorenza Lepri - 2019 November, Facebook Review - (Paint & Sip Event)

Michelle is a friendly and charming instructor and hostess. Really enjoyed my sip and paint evening, learned a lot and had a wonderful time!

Lori Bennett - 2019 November, Facebook Review - (Epoxy Resin Workshop)

Michelle was a great host for the art-making event that I attended and she is also an impressive and talented artist. Her studio is well equipped and she was easy going and helpful!

Lyse Beck - 2019 November, Google Review - 5 stars (Epoxy Resin Workshop)

I just took Michelle's Resin class and I had the best time!! Michelle is a wonderful artist and teacher, and she makes her class fun and light-hearted while giving all the instructions you need to go wild and be creative. She includes all the materials as well, for an incredibly reasonable price, so it's easy to just enjoy without having to think too hard. It was my first class at Hippo Art Studio, and it's a wonderful space. Cozy with lots of inspiration around from Michelle's own beautiful artwork. I'm going to take one of Michelle's painting classes next, and I'm hoping for a resin series if we can get enough people to come, so that we can explore more techniques with this fabulous medium! I highly recommend Michelle's classes. A great way to get out, have fun and be creative in a lovely environment no matter what your level of experience is!


Sana'a G - 2019 October, Google Review - 5 stars (Birthday Party)

We had our daughter's 6th birthday party at Hippo Art Studio. From initial communication, until the end of the party, we had nothing but a positive experience. Michelle is an exceptional woman; her facility and processes are run very smoothly ensuring a stress-free experience. She did an incredible job of guiding the kids through their art projects with patience and encouragement. In the end they felt super proud of their creations and overall had a joyous time. Hippo Art Studio is a clean, spacious and welcoming setting to discover your artistic side with very satisfactory results. We cannot recommend it enough; you will not be disappointed!

Su Ma - 2019 October, Google Review - 5 stars (Epoxy Resin Workshop)

Hippo Art Studio is the best! Michelle is fun and patient and very creative and she can make an entire class feel like they are her best and finest class. Spacious studio, easy parking and handicap friendly.


Julie Robertson - 2019 September, Google Review - 5 stars (Bridal Party)

Michelle was vibrant, detailed, and patient . Everybody had fun and finished with a beautiful piece.

A great place for a party!


Des K - 2019 August, Google Review - 5 stars (Birthday Party)

Had my daughters 7th birthday at Hippos, and had such a great time. Michelle was great, and all the kids came out with a wonderful art piece.

Farinaz Kovacevic - 2019 July, Facebook (Corporate Paint Night Party)

Great studio and Michelle is awesome!

Esther McCallum - 2019 June, Facebook (Birthday Party)

Recently had my daughter’s 7th birthday party at Hippo Art Studio. The kids had a great time creating oven baked polymer clay mermaids. Michelle was wonderful, teaching the 11 kids that attended the party how to create their mermaids. Michelle took pictures and videos during the party and created a special birthday video for my daughter. The studio is very spacious to hold parties. Michelle is well organized, patient and very creative. I highly recommended Michelle and Hippo Art Studio.

Paula Johnston - 2019 May, Facebook (Birthday Party)

Great location for a kids birthday party. Michelle is awesome at teaching the kids various painting techniques. It was nice for the birthday girl to be able to pick the artwork. Wonderful space!

Matt Bastien: The Bastien Group, Kelly Williams Realty - 2019 May, Google Review - 5 stars (Corporate Party)

Michelle is an amazing host! She opened her studio to our large group for a client appreciation and everyone had an awesome time. She is a total sweetheart with a great sense of humor and a true love for sharing art with people. I will definitely host more events at Hippo Art Studio and thank Michelle for being such a wonderful instructor.

Susanna Goddard - 2019 May, Facebook (Birthday Party)

My 5 year old had a fabulous birthday party here. Michelle was wonderful to deal with and very prompt with all her communication. It was a butterfly theme and Michelle decorated her studio according to the theme and even created a huge cutout painting for the children to take photos. The children were engaged throughout the painting process and were proud of their artwork. Their paintings they got to keep made for a lovely memento of the day.

Allison McKay - 2019 April, Google Review - 5 stars (Birthday Party)

Just hosted my daughters 5th birthday party here and it was absolutely fantastic! The kids had a wonderful time, the studio is spacious, clean and bright and Michelle is amazing! An extremely talented artist, fantastic with the kids, so easy to contact and extremely helpful when booking and discussing the party details. She added theme decorations and painted beautiful photo props for the children as well! Was blown away by the experience and will definitely be back for classes and summer camp.

Ahyoung Baek  - 2019 April, Google Review - 5 stars (Weekend Class)

It is awesome. My 5 years old girl loves this place. It will be great even for birthday party.

Moonlight554nineyt - 2019 April, Google Review - 5 stars (Spring Art Camps)

I had art classes there and learned so much! I highly requested it here!!

Su Ma - 2019 Feb, Facebook (Paint Night)

I would highly recommend Hippo Art Studio, Michelle is an excellent instructor, she is informative, creative, encouraging and kind. I loved the paint night.

Chris Newton - 2019 Feb, Facebook (Paint Night)

Valentines Paint Night was so much fun! Michelle guided us through experimenting and being ‘Brave’. she demonstrated techniques, taught colour harmonies and how to add the singing colours. We learned, laughed, created and had a wonderful evening. Thank you Michelle you are a great encourager, i won’t give up my day job but I will be back!

Ruth Castro - 2019 Feb, Google Review - 5 stars (Paint Night)

Had one of the best time so far this year with my girls when we ran into this studio on Instagram. We were looking for some excitement and we found it. Thanks to Michelle who made us feel welcome and right at home. Her techniques were awesome and the session was a success that my girls enjoyed it from beginning to end. I strongly recommend this place for any ages... most definitely will go back again....

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