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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November 16 & November 23 ~ Generate and Collaborate!

These two Saturday Studio sessions will be dedicated to creating work for the exhibition in Art Lab for Nanaimo Artwalk 2019. In the spirit of our inquiry, what are generations? young Saturday Studio artists and teens from our Code Switching program will playfully address themes of identity, nature and our built environment. We will create an installation that includes a large tree branch that we will paint, weave, bead and extend with sculptural extensions. We will illustrate futuristic eco-neighbourhoods on large rolls of black paper that line the walls and suspend graphic self-portraits with recycled materials. This collaborative installation will be an exciting project to share with our community!

Everyone welcome to our exhibition Generate during the Nanaimo Artwalk on December 7 & 8, 10AM to 4PM.

November 30 ~ Let's Investigate Stone Witness

With pencil and clipboard in hand we will head into the gallery to investigate the new exhibition in the gallery Stone Witness. We will observe, draw, ask questions and bring our own stories to help understand what we see. Back in Art Lab we will use stones as a base for our illustrations using paint markers to draw exhibition inspired artworks. 

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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