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

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

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

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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  

Please print and fill out the registration form, return to Gallery with payment.

June 23 - Art Investigation and Orchids!

We will take our pencils, papers, and clipboards into our new exhibition The Orchids / Had the Look of Flowers That Are Looked At and discover new works by artist Leo Arvo. We’ll use our drawing and observation skills to understand what we see, take it back to Art Lab and develop our own artworks based on our favourite sketches.

June 30 - Tiny Orchid Collages to Trade

We will use watercolour paint, ink, and cut out images of the orchid to create a series of artist trading cards. When we’re all done our tiny mixed media collages, we will have a trading session and take some brand new artworks 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. 



Saturday Studio is generously sponsored by RBC Royal Bank.




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150 Commercial Street
Nanaimo, BC V9R 5G6
Tue - Sat: 10 am - 5 pm, Sun: 12 -5 pm (as of April 8)



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