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: 9:30am – 10:30am
Ages 8-12: 11:00am – 12:30pm

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     




February 18 – Still Life Machine

We will investigate Vancouver-based artist Tommy Ting’s bright red sculpture Machine (Iron Chink) in the gallery. We will create a series of observational drawings of the sculpture which we will then take back to Art Lab and further develop our still life ‘machine’ drawing with colour pastels and paint.

February 25 - Driftwood Sea Creatures

Inspired by Marina Roy’s work in the exhibition Landfall and Departure: Prologue we will create our own uncanny creatures of the sea! Using driftwood, paint and other found bits we will assemble a unique cast of sea characters who live in the harbours of our imagination.

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 10:15am Saturday, if space allows. 


Saturday Studio is generously sponsored by RBC Royal Bank. 

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150 Commercial Street
Nanaimo, BC V9R 5G6
Tuesday - Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm

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