About JB Arts

Welcome to the JB Arts facility!

Primarily JB Arts is a 1200 square-foot art school facilitating a wide range of programs from painting in oils, acrylics, watercolour and airbrush to drawing, printmaking, mold making glass. Students are taught many different ways to create; not just “the way to create”. Students are encouraged to get messy and to try new things. The studio itself is a spacious, comfortable, well lit area perfect for making a mess or having a birthday party!

The JB Arts facility also offers may other things to its students/clients like simple framing, essential art supplies, gallery space and unique retail items from local artists.

Most of the programs taught at JB Arts are by owner Jeff Banks. Jeff has been teaching students 5 years old to 80 years old. Since the age of 16 Jeff has taught over 10,000 students . Almonte is the second home to JB Arts; the first one was open in Oakville, Ontario, and was known for having 75 kids a day for summer camps and was voted the best art school in Oakville. Jeff has taught through many different venues like YMCA’s, libraries, schools, home school groups, scouts/guides, town programs and private bookings or events.

JB Arts Almonte has been open since June 2011 and has already had over 1,000 students throughout Ottawa and the Ottawa Valley. At JB Arts we are expanding programs, art supplies and students minds everyday!

If you would like to see more art by Jeff Banks please click here:

Location & Virtual Tour

JB Arts is located in beautiful, historic downtown Almonte; 45 minutes out of downtown Ottawa and 20 minutes from Kanata. There are many things to do in Almonte; most travelers make a day of it. Feel free to call ahead or check on the calendar of events to sign up for a one-day program.

If you would like to take a virtual tour of JB Arts click here. Thank you for visiting and hope to see you soon!

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