Art Lab Workshops

To register for programs call 250.754.1750. Space is limited.    



'I'lhe' nem kwunut kw kafi ~ let's go for coffee

Tuesdays, Weekly, 6:30-7:30 PM
May 7 | May 14 | May 21 | May 28
Registration required
Four sessions $105 Members | $115 Non-Members

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Learn and practice Hul'q'umi'num with Snuneymuxw language champion Adam Manson. Receive a language booklet and instruction geared towards those interested in learning about and incorporating Hul'q'umi'num respectfully. This series will be themed toward a Hul'q'umi'num exchange across the table at The Vault in downtown Nanaimo. At our final gathering, participants will meet at The Vault to practice using the vocabulary we learned in a community space. After, stay for a special evening of entertainment with local Stz'uminus composer Patrick Aleck. 

Positive Change Postcards in Hul'q'umi'num!

Saturday, June 8, 1:30 - 3:30 PM

Ages 9+ children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult
$10 members | $15 Non-Members

Registration required

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Celebrate the International Year of Indigenous Languages by creating postcards for positive change with Indigenous Education Coordinator Arlene Deptuck. We will re-imagine our local landscape in Hul'q'umi'num with watercolour paints and other embellishments. Leave with postcards ready to mail, and share Indigenous greetings from this place with your friends and family around the world.


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Grapes of Craft: An Evening of Art & Wine

Thursday, June 13, 7 - 9:30 PM 

Registration required
Supplies and wine included
$35 Members | $40 Non-Members

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Bring in family photos, old and new, and create a mixed media artwork with images that highlight your experience of family. Yvonne Vander Kooi will share techniques and experimental approaches with paint, pastels, drawing utensils and photo collage on panels. Inspired by a lively tour of Across the Table we will create an artwork to take home, enjoy a glass of wine and catch up with friends—you don't have to be an artist to be creative.



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150 Commercial Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia

+1 (250) 754-1750
Tue - Sat: 10 AM - 5 PM
Sun: 12 PM - 5 PM



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