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   

June 24 – Play on Plexi

Inspired by Marianne Nicholson’s public installations using glass and light we will draw images and patterns on plexi glass with paint markers. We will project light through the images casting enlarged shadows of the work which we can then trace and create partner artworks. All Saturday Studio kids and families are welcome to join us and the artist on Sunday, June 25th at 2 pm as we celebrate the launch of Nicholson’s newly commissioned public artwork to be installed on the exterior of Nanaimo Art Gallery.

July and August

Every Saturday in July and August we will offer explorative hands-on workshops featuring collaborative and independent activities for kids. These art-making activities will support young learners to experiment with different themes and materials, learn new techniques, connect with artists and bring the exhibitions to life.

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
Tue - Sat: 10 am - 5 pm, Spring to Fall: Sun: 12 -5 pm


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