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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PAY ONLINE 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

September 22 - Collaboration Celebration

We will visit the gallery to see how artists Shary Boyle and Shuvinai Ashoona collaborated to create drawings and paintings of mythical creatures and fantastical scenes. Back in Art Lab we will make drawings together by taking turns using pencil crayons and ink. We will each have an artwork to take home that has been shared with each other to create unexpected collaborative art! 

September 29 - Animal Plant Vessels

Inspired by the beautiful vessels in Earthlings by Roger Aksadjuak, John Kurok and Leo Napayok we will mold our own vessels using plaster bandages and paint. We will layer plaster on balloons, paint the interior of the bowl and inscribe the outside with elegant drawings of plant and animal life using paint markers.

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, British Columbia

+1 (250) 754-1750
Tue - Sat: 10 AM - 5 PM
Sun: 12 PM - 5 PM



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