Art Lab Workshops

To register for programs call 250.754.1750. Space is limited.    



Open Session

Monthly, second Wednesday, 7-9 PM
March 11, April 8, May 13
$18 Members | $22 Non-Members

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Join the conversation! Open Session is a monthly reading and discussion seminar for artists and community members to explore issues related to contemporary art. Facilitated by art historian Marie Leduc, PhD, each session includes a reading on a pre-selected topic or question, decided upon with input from the group. 



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'i' lhe xwiyuné:m Snuneymuxw x̌tek̓w - let's listen to Snuneymuxw carver
Hul'q'umi'num Language Learning Series

Tuesdays, 6:30 - 7:30 PM

March 31| April 7 | April 14 | April 21

$105 Members | $115 Non-Members for all five sessions
Space is limited | Advance registration required

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Learn and practice Hul'q'umi'num in Art Lab with Snuneymuxw language champion Adam Manson. Receive a language booklet and instruction geared towards learning about and incorporating Hul'q'umi'num respectfully. This series is themed toward a Hul'q'umi'num experience at the Nanaimo Museum. At our final gathering, participants will meet at the museum to practice using our vocabulary in the community and listen to Hul'q'umi'num-art storytelling with Snuneymuxw master carver William Good.


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Making Waves
Aunalee Boyd-Good, Sandy Harquail, Richard Hatter, Sonnet L'Abbe and Anne Ramsden

Thursday, April 2, 7 PM

$12 Members | $15 Non-Members
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Join us as local creatives take the floor for a second round of talks in Art Lab. Get a glimpse into the lives of writers, artists and designers who are making waves in our community. Making Waves includes short talks that explore poetry, design, sculpture, installation, video, ceramics, fashion and more. Enjoy a glass of wine and get to know our local line-up.


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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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