Saturday Studio

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Saturday Studio - Art classes for kids!

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

Supplies included
$12 per child | $20 for 2 siblings
To register call 250.754.1750

Location: Art Lab at Nanaimo Art Gallery, 150 Commercial Street 

December 16 - Spectral Prints 

We will end the year with sea inspired images for greeting cards this holiday season. Join us for some printmaking fun to create colourful graphic images of shells, sea life and other beach treasures. Using brayers, ink, plexiglass and styrofoam trays, we will use tools to carve out our image and print greeting cards for friends and family.
 

January 6 - Making Large Marks 

Let’s start the year big! Using conte, charcoal and pastels we will draw life-size figures in action on large rolls of papers. We will create blind and observational drawings that respond to action and movement in the figure. We will learn about Abstract Expressionists Elaine de Kooning, Mary Abott and others to understand how dots and scribbles add to the expressive quality of our large and colourful drawings.
 

January 13 - Exhibition Tour and Art Investigation of Landfall and Departure: Epilogue (Listening to the Sea)

What are ways we can listen to the sea? To help us answer this question we will explore, investigate and record our findings in the new exhibition in the gallery Landfall and Departure: Epilogue (Listening to the Sea). Artists in the exhibition respond to this question in different ways by creating sound works, presentations, performances, and murals!
 

January 20 - Sce:Ihtun (salmon) 

Saturday studio artists will imagine a sce:lhtun’s (salmon) perspective of container ships travelling through the Salish Sea.  Using pastel on paper we will make rubbings of household objects on paper that can be cut into shapes of ships and sea life.  We will arrange our shapes to create collage images that tell the stories of sce:lhtun’s perspectives of life and travel in the Salish Sea. 
 

January 27 -  Bird's Eye Landscape 

Inspired by Eleanor King’s mural in the gallery we will use satellite images and Google maps of our local land and sea as starting points for our artworks. Using collage, markers and drawing utensils we will create playful abstractions of these bird’s eye views!
 

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 10:15 am Saturday if space allows. 

 

 

Saturday Studio is generously sponsored by RBC Royal Bank.

 

 

 

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150 Commercial Street
Nanaimo, BC V9R 5G6
250.754.1750
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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