What Art People Saying About Crayon Occasion? 

“We totally adore these class offerings, not just for the techniques and creations taught, but also for the support, guidance and self confidence bestowed on our son. It is also amazing to see development in skill and the pride in development. We also appreciate the flexibility to make up classes, and the understanding given when traffic prevents timely drop off or pick up and most importantly, the patience given to a student who struggles with self confidence, can be distracted, hard on himself and at times struggles with his emotions. Your support, friendship, mentorship and patience is so wonderful.”

~ Ottawa parent


“Crayon Occasion delivered a fantastically creative, fun-filled party for my seven-year-old daughter, Lily. Since she wanted a “mythical creatures” theme, Brooke created an original unicorn-and-dragon design that thrilled Lily’s guests. The kids were very engaged in their drawings and each child went home not only enriched with art instruction, but also with a frame-worthy drawing of their very own. Hiring Crayon Occasion definitely made for one of the best kids’ parties I’ve pulled off!”

~ Sonia Mendes, Ottawa mother of two


“Brooke provided a very professional and fun atmosphere for my daughter’s 7th birthday. Her and her friends really enjoyed how Brooke taught them to draw, each drawing started with the same instructions and yet were so different. It really captured the imagination of the kids. A relaxing party for the parents to host as Brooke took care of the kids :)”

~ Caroline, Ottawa mother


“Brooke is a patient, fun and a talented instructor. My daughter’s art skills have increased significantly since starting classes with Brooke. We appreciate that every class is carefully designed to teach, but also encourage the students to create and explore.”

~ Stefania, Ottawa mother


“Brooke is a fantastic teacher and we love everything about the classes and the entire art experience for our kids.”

~ Ottawa parent


“Fantastic classes. Daughter just loves the classes, what she has learned and Brooke.”

~ Ottawa parent


“Brooke is very talented and she has so much to offer to kids. Very well organized classes has great flexibility and my kid can’t wait for her class. She is definitely learning a lot from Brooke.”

~ Ottawa parent


“Keep up the amazing work!”

~ Ottawa parent


My Adult Students: 

I’ve always envied artistic people, until I found someone who taught with such passion, that she made me a believer, in myself. I’ve never took art lessons before and I’m no spring chicken but art lessons with Brooke, is a fun, inspirational experience. Brooke is so patient, helpful and knowledgeable, when it comes to art and because of her talent, I’m now a very proud owner of my own masterpieces, created at Crayon Occasion. I’ve even framed them and hung them in my family room. I’ve taken two art courses with Brooke and will definitely take more because you will never believe what you can produce, at one of Brooke’s classes. I do believe Brooke can inspire anyone because she certainly inspires me.

~ Sharon Bauchamp, Retired


I and two friends started instruction with Brooke late last year.  None of us had any prior experience in any sort of visual representation but under Brooke’s expert guidance we were soon amazing ourselves with the results we were able to achieve.  We were painting with acrylics and also produced several drawings using pencil crayons.  Brooke has a lovely gentle manner and we have enjoyed our Saturday sessions with her immensely.  She is extremely knowledgeable and has a love of art that she communicates readily to those she is teaching.  Her style of instruction is both welcoming and encouraging.  She would definitely be an asset to any art program that is being offered.

~ Sheila MacDonald, Retired


Not only is Brooke a talented artist in her own right, she is a very capable teacher. She is patient, funny, and creative. I highly recommend her as an art teacher for adult students…..Brooke rocks!

~ Marie, Retired