Tel: 519-206-ARTS (2787)
St. Jacobs, Ontario

Discover Your

We help children find and develop their inner artist,
whatever their ability.

Safe & Professional

  • Schedule friendly class times.
  • Art for all tastes, all in one place.
  • Easy to find with plenty of free parking.
  • Experienced, CPR trained staff.
  • 4,000 ft2 of clean, modern, wheelchair accessible space and a professionally  sprung dance floor.

“Our goal is to simply let kids explore and enjoy art for arts sake.”

- Shelley Martin, Founder

  • We get to know each child before they sign up so we can find the program that best suits them.
  • We keep class sizes small, 10 – 12 students with low student to teacher ratios.
  • We meet each child where they are, tailoring the program to match their abilities and needs.
  • We ensure every child is listened to, respected, and encouraged to participate.
  • All of our teachers are trained and experienced in working with varying abilities and needs.

A Great Experience
for Every Child

Over 45 Different Programs
& Time Slots Available
So much selection that all of your kids can do something different at the same time.

We offer two semesters of programs: September to December or January to May.


Class lengths and times vary by program and are designed to be schedule friendly.


Pricing varies by program with discounts available when multiple classes are purchased together.


Cash, Cheque, Debit, VISA, MasterCard


To ensure we find the best program for your child, registration is either by phone, email or in person.


Call Us at 519-206-ARTS (2787) to Find a Class, email, or

View our Class Schedule

Let Your Kids Experience Arts Abound At Our Monthly Drop-In Night 

One Friday night a month we open our doors so your kids can explore their creative side, while you have a night off!

Call Us to Find Out When!

PD Day Camps
March Break Camps
Summer Camps
More information to come!

519-206-ARTS (2787)

Our Teachers Really Love the Arts...
...and Kids!

Shelley Martin
Founder & Program Manager
Shelley has spent 10+ years teaching kids the joy of dance. That combined with her degree in Therapeutic Recreation and time at KidsAbility were the inspiration for fulfilling her dream of creating a place where every kid can experience the joy of art and succeed at it, whatever their ability.
Whitfield Ellis
Visual Arts
& Creative Writing Director
Born with a deep love of the arts, her passion for painting, drawing, writing and drama led her to complete a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Many years of teaching have shown her that an artist’s willingness to imagine and explore is what really brings art to life.
Angela Ishaka
Choir Director
A member of three professional choirs, Angela has studied vocal performance, piano and accompaniment extensively and worked with many celebrated conductors. A piano and vocal teacher since 1994, Angela has conducted many children’s choirs and performed keyboard & vocals in a Motown band.
Angie Poot
Visual Art Instructor
An Art and Psychology double major with a diploma in Art Therapy, Angie has worked with children, adults with special needs, at risk youth and patients with cancer and mental health issues to improve self-expression, healing, identity development, autonomy, social skills and independence through art.
Robin Warwick
Music Instructor
A performer, writer and choreographer, Robin is passionate about enriching the lives of others through her love for music, dance and drama. After graduating Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts she explored Asia, Europe, Russia, Brazil and the Caribbean as a featured singer with Royal Caribbean International.
Frequently Asked Questions


Do you offer programming for children with special needs? 
Absolutely! We feel that the arts are a wonderful opportunity for children of all abilities to express themselves. We have some daytime and evening programs designed specially for exceptional children and young adults. For all of our programming, we strive to have an inclusive environment and would love to work with you and your exceptional child to find a program where they can shine!


Can I register for a program online? 
To ensure every child has the best experience possible we like to meet them and a parent before registering so we can recommend the best program and, in some cases, adapt the program to their needs. This means that we can only take registrations by phone or in person.


What if my child doesn't like the program they register for? 
Our monthly drop in nights are a great way for your child to get an experience of our programs before they register and we also go to great lengths to ensure that they are well matched to the program they are registering for. In the unlikely event they don't enjoy the program for some reason just let us know as early in the program as possible so we can discuss what options are available.



Contact Us to Learn More and Register

519-206-ARTS (2787)

View our Class Schedule

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an Email!

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Arts Abound
1580 King Street N. 
St. Jacobs, ON
Tel: 519-206 ARTS (2787)
Mon: 9am - 8pm
Tue: 9am - 8pm 
Wed: 9am - 8pm 
Thu: 9am - 8pm 
Fri: 9am - 8pm 
Sat: 9am - 8pm 
Sun: Closed

© Copyright 2015 Arts Abound

Classes for
All Kids

  • Curious
  • Outgoing
  • Timid
  • Active
  • Exceptional
  • Homeschooled

Classes for
All Ages

  • Newborns
  • Toddlers
  • Preschool
  • Grade School
  • High School

Classes for
All Arts

  • Music
  • Theatre
  • Dance
  • Crafting
  • Visual Arts
  • Creative Writing

Contact Us to Learn More and Register

519-206-ARTS (2787)

Arts Abound
1580 King Street N. 
St. Jacobs, ON
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