Create everything! (for a brighter, happier life) 

We are a largehearted studio that specializes in lively classes for adults, youth and kids in painting, photography and film. We also host the loveliest parties and team building events in our radiant studio. Such lovely people turn out right here to 'make' things - a hopeful  entrance, a new friend, something beautiful. There is a wonderful energy of fun here - and a certain sweetness too, (and this will be important later because for sure you will experience increased levels of joy as a result.)


What's that, our studio is one of the happiest places around? Yes, yes it is :)

Madelyn Mulvaney


💛 Our 'Luminous Girls Friendship Club' - is FULL. These little goodness-makers are creating films, murals and changing the world for the better.

💛 Today's the day! It's a bright few months until Summer and we are ushering it in a teensy bit early with - one guess - our Summer camp line up! The level of crazy JOY has never been higher.

You can also find us hosting a glorious watercolor painting booth at the ever magical VSO Symphony in the Park.  See you there!

💛 Madelyn teaches creative classes for Kate McCabe at the Self Design Centre and our studio also hosts field trips and workshops for several schools for the Vancouver School Board.

💛 Team love is  sprouting everywhere - we are taking bookings for corporate team building  and  private events! You will experience all the we-heart-luminouselephant feelings in our studio.

💛 Hiya! Get all lovey-dovey with the gift of creativity in our happy studio. Here we made you these. Our gift cards are so brilliant we won’t even bother with the rock puns (“these gift cards are rock stars,” “they’ll rock your world,” etc.).

💛 Oh! And guess what! Our Summer Paint Night Social  is filling up so quickly - this beautiful evening of wine, cheese and untethered creativity is a lovely way to celebrate Summer. Secret's out! 

💛 The Luminous Elephant was supremely thrilled to  collaborate with the Vancouver Art Gallery to bring lively workshops in Conceptual Photography to Family Fuse weekend. The result was truly something special. Let's create together if you are an organization that would love to feature our wonderful workshops:)

💛 We are booking birthday parties and looking forward to beautiful celebrations. Our STEM curriculum Science Wizards party is quite the popular one lately!

A little nonsense now and then, is cherished by the wisest men.
— Road Dahl

hey, we’re excited!