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Bamboo Bay

Map1515A Bayview Avenue
Suite 200W

Toronto M4G 3B5
  • Mom & Tot Programs
  • Play & Music


Bamboo Bay is a small and friendly school for creative expression. We offer art and music classes for children, teens, and adults. We are the perfect location for your entire family to express themselves creatively whether it’s through art, crafts or music. All classes are taught by dedicated teachers with experience teaching young children. We are conveniently located in the heart of Leaside on Bayview Avenue.



Art and Play Class (ages 2-4 accompanied by a caregiver)
This is a fun and interactive class where children develop social skills through art and play. It is divided into two parts. During the “Art” portion of the class, students will create wonderful drawings, paintings, and crafts side-by-side with a caregiver. Some of our unique crafts include making animal masks, puppets and decorating wooden toys. We also include exciting activities like making homemade play dough or edible finger paints. During the “Play” portion of the class, children will interact with one another through imaginative play, music, and games. Caregivers may take this opportunity during their child’s play session to enjoy social time and a complementary cup of coffee or tea.

Creative Expression Class (Ages 4-12) Drop-off
This class allows your child to develop their own artistic style. Students are encouraged to work on what they are interested in rather than having a teacher choose the topic for them. Your child can choose to draw, paint or do a craft, which is suitable to their skill level or interest. Younger children generally work on shorter projects while older children tackle more detailed projects as their patience and skill level improves. Our small group dynamic is perfect for sharing ideas and promoting teamwork and creativity. With help and guidance from our teachers and other group members, children will be inspired to create anything they can imagine. You will be amazed at what your child can create when given total creative freedom!

Private Art Lessons (ages 4 and up, adults welcome)
Get personalized attention from our teachers with lessons that are individually crafted to each student’s interests, skill level, and goals. You will be able to work at your own pace with one-on-one instruction in a multitude of materials. Students will get the choose their preferred area of study such as fine arts, cartooning, illustration in pencil, watercolour painting, acrylic painting and portfolio development. Beginners to advanced students are welcome.

Mommy Paint Date Class
Set a weekly “Paint Date” with your friends or join us to meet some new ones! In this class, moms (and dads are welcome too) will have a chance to relax and enjoy some social painting. Our dedicated art teachers will guide you through your painting so that you come up with your own masterpiece by the end of the course. We provide everything you will need: canvas, paints, brushes and even unlimited tea and coffee to stimulate and refuel your creativity. Childcare is available (for extra cost) at our studio while you paint. Does your child want to get creative too? You can sign up your little one in our children’s art or music classes at the same time. This way the whole family can unleash their inner Picasso!


Introduction to Music (ages 3-5) – Drop-off
This class will introduce your little one to the joys of music. While building a strong repertoire of musical songs and games, this course will help your child experience different musical elements, such as beat, rhythm, pitch, and dynamics. Students will have the opportunity to play a variety of percussion and pitched instruments. This course will build a strong musical foundation for your child’s future.

Singing Group (ages 5-7, 7-9) – Drop-off
This class incorporates the Kodaly method, a pedagogy developed in Hungary, which builds the child’s musical knowledge through the singing voice. Students will learn how to read music using sol-fa hand signs. Students will develop their music literacy and their ear training through the use of sight-reading exercises and song canons.

Private Piano Lessons (ages 4 and up, adults welcome) – All Levels
Get personalized attention from our teachers with lessons that are individually crafted to each student's interests, skill level, and goals. Bamboo Bay offers 30-60 minute private piano lessons for students of all ages and levels.


Host your next birthday party at Leaside’s Bamboo Bay. Satisfy every child’s creative need with a one-of-a-kind art & craft birthday party! You may choose either a custom Art Activity party package (instructor-lead), a Craft Activity party package, or the popular LEGO Activity party package. Visit our website for details on our Party Packages.


At Bamboo Bay’s student-focused camps, your child will have the opportunity to create new and unique artworks every day of the week. Our professional art instructors will teach a variety of artistic techniques from watercolours to pastels using quality-grade materials. Instructors from Brick Door Education will lead the LEGO portion where students learn strategic thinking and teamwork skills in order to complete a customized building project. Then finish up the day with music games or outdoor free play at St. Anslem’s school yard (weather permitting). On weeks with a statutory holiday, price will be prorated to account for the short week. With new projects to take home every day, you’ll fill up your personal art gallery in no time!

We offer PA Day, March Break and Summer Camp programs. Visit our website for complete details!


Book your very own 30-minute or 60-minute drop-in crafting session with us. Your child may choose from over 20 different crafts such as animal masks, beaded key chains, wooden animal puzzles, wooden wind chimes and rainbow beaded bracelets just to name a few! Come in with your entire family or have a play-date with your friends. All accompanying caregivers are offered complimentary coffee, tea and Wi-Fi.

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Region: Toronto Central
Toronto East

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We offer a Parent & Tot Art and Play Class. This is a fun and interactive class where children develop social skills through art and play.

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