Beauty is the illumination of your soul.
— John O'Donohue

The Luminous Elephant is a unique creative event space in the heart of False Creek by Granville Island. We are a big-hearted studio that specializes in lively classes for adults, youth and kids in painting, photography, and modern artisan workshops.

We 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.) We also curate an ever changing series of events and exquisite workshops, celebrating people and their passions. What’s that, our studio is one of the happiest places around? Yes, yes it is!

Our space is available to hire - somewhere to create, share and celebrate, surrounded by a fabulous, inspiring backdrop.


πŸ’› Creative, soulful, uplifting. Our Adult art classes will get you creating from the heart - some real beauties right here.

πŸ’› Pst! Our Summer camps are simply magical!

πŸ’› Look for our luminous instructors as we host beautiful creative workshops at Pesach on the Mountain, Kidsmarket, and the Shadbolt Centre of the Arts (Flower Power Fiesta!) beginning in April.

πŸ’› We are so grateFUL! Artlandia considers our studio as one of the ten best in the city for classes:)

πŸ’› Madelyn creates curriculum 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.

πŸ’› Team love is sprouting everywhere - we are taking bookings for corporate team building and private events! Also, bridal shower parties and bachelorettes are humming happily along as always in our beautiful space.

πŸ’› We are so happy Savvy Mom loves our birthday parties and - Oui - on parle francais aussi! We offer francophone birthday parties in our studio as well!

πŸ’› Hiya! PERFECT PRESENTS! 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 (β€œthese gift cards are rock stars,” β€œthey’ll rock your world,” etc.)

πŸ’› The Luminous Elephant was supremely thrilled to  collaborate with the Vancouver Art Gallery to bring lively workshops in Conceptual Photography to Family Fuse weekend. We have also created workshops for Bard on the Beach, Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Symphony in the Park, The Four Seasons Whistler along with other organizations. The result was truly something special. Let's create together if you are a company that would love to feature our wonderful workshops :) β†’ Contact Us

hey, we’re excited!