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 250.754.1750Location: Art Lab at Nanaimo Art Gallery, 150 Commercial Street

October 20 - Folk Art Paintings 

Saturday Studio kids will learn about Canadian artist Maud Lewis (1901-1970) and her fun folk art paintings.  We will use bright acrylic paints to develop our own paintings that feature a foreground, midground, and background.  Using our imaginations, we’ll populate our cheerful landscape pictures with animals, people, and flowers.

October 27 - Investigative Tour 

In the Gallery, we will explore, investigate and record our findings in the new touring exhibition from Vancouver Art Gallery The Poetics of Space. This exhibition features contemporary and historical works by twenty-five artists that together contemplate space. Back in Art Lab we will bend, shape and mold brightly coloured clay and pipe cleaners into real and imagined spaces.   

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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