Art Lab Workshops

To register for programs call 250.754.1750. Space is limited.      

Open Session 

Wednesdays Monthly, 7 - 9 pm

December 13 | January 31 | February 28 | March 13

Registration required
$18 Members | $22 Non-Members

Join the conversation! Open Session is a monthly reading and discussion seminar for practicing artists and community members to explore issues related to contemporary art. Sessions are facilitated by art historian, Marie Leduc, PhD. Each session includes a reading on a pre-selected topic or question. Topics are decided by the group and announced prior to each session.

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NUTSUMAAT | Pulling Together
Drumming Circle with Patrick Aleck

Wednesday, January 17, 6:30 - 7:15 pm
Free | Donations gratefully accepted  
Drums available courtesy of Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre or bring your own
Registration required
Join us for an inspiring evening of drumming, singing, storytelling and conversation with Stz’uminus composer Patrick Aleck. We will drum and sing along to encourage peace and unity within our communities. Indigenous Education Coordinator, Arlene Deptuck, will be in the Gallery for 30 minutes prior to the drum circle to explore the current exhibition through an Indigenous lens. 

IMG 6280wpGrapes of Craft: An Evening of Art & Wine!
February 8, 7 - 9:30 pm
Registration required
Supplies and wine included
$30 Members | $35 Non-Members
Raise your glass to another creative night out!  Inspired by the exhibition Landfall and Departure: Epilogue, create your own mixed media artwork using paint, pastels and photo collage on canvas panels. Artist and educator Yvonne Vander Kooi will share techniques & approaches to image making that will surprise and delight! Create an artwork to take home, have fun and catch up with friends—you don't have to be an artist to be creative.


Life Drawing

Throughout the course of history, the human body has been an enduring subject for artists. On Mondays between September and April, join an informal, friendly group to participate in life drawing sessions. Practice your drawing technique and develop new skills in the Gallery by observing a live model.

Art Lab
Every Monday 10 am - 1 pm until December 18/17  (except holidays)
Cost $8

Participants must bring their own sketch materials. Easels supplied.
Interested in joining Life Drawing? Call 250.754.1750 for more information.


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150 Commercial Street
Nanaimo, BC V9R 5G6
Tue - Sat: 10 am - 5 pm to 12/23/17 reopens 01/4/18, Sun: 12 -5 pm Spring to 12/10/17



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