Saturday Studio


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Art Lab offers two Saturday Studio sessions tailored to kids ages 5-7 and 8-12. Participants will connect with artists, experiment with materials, learn new techniques, and have fun with art making.

Every Saturday 
Ages 5-7: 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Ages 8-12: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

If your child has not attended ArtLab before, submit the registration form first, then pay.

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PAY ONLINE HERE - if your child is returning to Art Lab or you have submitted the registration form:

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Supplies included

$14 per child | $25 for 2 siblings

SPECIAL OFFER! Register in advance for four consecutive classes for a discounted rate of $50 and receive a complimentary coffee at Mon Petit Choux. To register call 250.754.1750Location: Art Lab at Nanaimo Art Gallery, 150 Commercial Street. 

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There will be no Saturday Studio classes on March 14 and 21 during our spring break programming.

March 28 ~ Bear Print Portraits

In the gallery Saturday Studio kids will watch the incredible bear video Aski by Sandra Semchuk in collaboration with James Nicholas. We will make observational sketches of the bear as inspiration for our printmaking project back in Art Lab. We will carve out bear images using our drawings as a reference onto styrofoam trays and using printing inks and brayers we will roll out a series of brightly coloured graphic bear portraits to take home.

Do you have a LEAP card? Your child may be eligible for a bursary. Two LEAP spots are available each week; one per family. Each family is welcome to use up to 2 LEAP spots per month. 

Maximum program enrollment is 12 students. All phone reservations must be paid prior to 5 pm the Friday before Saturday Studio. Walk-in payments are accepted until 9:15 am Saturday if space allows. 


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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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