Wood Door Hanger Sessions

Practical, functional, and tons of fun to create! We are offering door hanger sessions every month at Door Hanger Sessions, and at our Open Studio sessions as well. Many shapes available, and we are adding new ones all the time–so keep tuned! Our circle shape is the most versatile….any season; any design!

The cost is $45, and includes instruction, wood shape (selected in advance), paints, ribbon, and a complimentary drink. Plan on 2 to 2 1/2 hours to complete.

Sessions are limited to 20 painters, and reservations must be made by 1 week in advance to ensure shapes are available.



Canvas & Chocolates: Paint Sessions at Lauritzen Gardens-Omaha’s Botanical Garden

We are excited about our continued partnership in 2016 with Lauritzen Gardens-Omaha’s Botanical Garden!

Canvas and Chocolates: Painting Workshops with Lauritzen Gardens and Village Canvas and Cabernet 

Capture the beauty of Lauritzen Gardens Visitor Center display on your own canvas, while savoring deliciously themed chocolates from Old Market Candy Shop. You will receive all the necessary painting supplies, along with a talented local artist to take you step-by-step through the painting process during the session that runs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

The subject and backdrop for this relaxed, casual session is the beautiful display in the Visitor Center at the garden. The beautiful lush setting changes with the displays, so each time you can get a different view.

Using quick drying acrylic paint, your two 8″x10″ paintings will be completed and safe to take home within 2 hours. Absolutely no artistic or painting experience is required to participate in this unique and memorable events.

To register, click the link above to access the Lauritzen Gardens link; the cost is $39/member, $49/non-member

  • February 17, 2016         Glass Art Exhibit and Spring Flower Show
  • May 3, 2016                     Glass Art Exhibit and Spring Flower Show
  • October 4, 2016             Mum Show and Japanese Ambiance
  • November 15, 2016       Mum Show and Japanese Ambiance
  • December 6, 2016         Holiday Poinsettia Show
  • April 18, 2017                  Lego Sculptures
  • May 9, 2017                      Springtime at the Garden


Paint Your Pet Nights

Together with The Green Spot (Shoppes of Aksarben), Village Canvas and Cabernet will host a Paint Your Pet Night every month, with 15% from each registration supporting the good work of local pet rescue organizations.

The way it works: Find the month/day you are interested in on our calendar, and register/pay.  After you register, email a photo of your pet (ONE pet per canvas). Your canvas is sketched, so when you arrive the artist will walk you through the process of painting. The session is three hours in length.

Registration fee ($50/per painter) covers: pre-sketched canvas, everything needed for painting, the guidance of an artist, a complimentary drink (beer, wine, coffee, soda) a donation to the rescue group of the month, and a gift bag, courtesy of The Green Spot from the Shoppes of Aksarben. Classes are limited to 20 painters!

2017 Calendar:

  • Sun, Jan 22 at 3 p.m.           Save Our Local Animal Shelters (SOLAS)
  • Sat., Feb 25 at 9:30 a.m.     Paws to Angels
  • Sat., April 1 at 2 p.m.           RuFF Rescue
 2016 Calendar:
  • Sat., Jan 23 at 1 p.m.             Pug Partners Nebraska          SOLD OUT!
  • Sat., Feb 20 at 1 p.m.             Paws to Angels                        SOLD OUT!
  • Tues., Feb 23 at 6:30 p.m.    Heartland Cat Rescue           CLOSED!
  • Weds., Mar 16 at 6:30 p.m.  Heartland German Shepherd Rescue   CLOSED!
  • Sat., April 9 at 1 p.m.             Paws for Friendship              SOLD OUT!
  • Thurs., May 19 at 6:30 p.m. Little White Dog Rescue      SOLD OUT! 
  • Sun, June 12 at 1 p.m.           Hearts, Hands and Paws      SOLD OUT!
  • Sun., July 17 at 2 p.m.           Puppy Up                                 CLOSED!
  • Weds., Aug 17 at 6:30 p.m.  Northern Plains Boxer Rescue   CLOSED!
  • Tues, Aug 30 at 6:30 p.m.    Paws to Angels                         CLOSED!
  • Sun, Sept 18 at 3 p.m.           Helping Hands for Animals  CLOSED!
  • October 23 at 3 p.m.             Omaha Dog Park Advocates  SOLD OUT!
  • November 20 at 3 p.m.        Pug Partners Nebraska           CLOSED!
  • December 22 at 6:30 p.m.


Do you know a group interested in benefiting from an event?  Here are the requirements:

1. Promote Paint Your Pet night on website, Facebook, Twitter, email (or any combination)

2. A member of the organization must attend the paint session to receive the check and say a few words about the mission of the agency.

3. Post follow up photos from the event via website, Facebook, Twitter, email (or any combination)