Art Lab Workshops

To register for programs call 250.754.1750. Space is limited.    

Open Session
Wednesdays, Monthly, 7–9 pm
November 14 | December 12

$18 Members | $22 Non-Members
Advance registration required
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Join the conversation! Open Session is a monthly reading and discussion seminar for artists and community members to explore issues related to contemporary art. Facilitated by art historian, Marie Leduc, Ph.D., each session includes a reading on a pre-selected topic or question, decided upon with input from the group.

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Surrealist Drawing Parlour – Nanaimo Artwalk Workshop Series
Tuesday, November 6 | Tuesday, November 20, 6:30 - 9 pm
Registration required - Supplies included
$25 Members | $30 Non-Members
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Join in this ambitious, large scale creative drawing project mentored by artist and educator Yvonne Vander Kooi. Each participant will contribute to a series of collaborative drawings which follow the principles of the popular 1920s Surrealist drawing game Exquisite Corpse. Take your pick from a variety of materials including, graphite, watercolour, ink and collage and be surprised and delighted as outcomes emerge. Attend one or both workshops and tap into the unconscious, dreams, and the fantastical. Finished works will be part of an exhibition in Art Lab for Nanaimo Artwalk. 
All skill levels welcome.

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Grapes of Craft: An Evening of Art & Wine

Thursday, November 22, 7 - 9:30 PM
Registration required
Supplies and wine included
$35 Members | $40 Non-Members
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With 2018 soon coming to a close, celebrate and reflect by creating a sparkling mixed media artwork just in time for the holidays. Yvonne Vander Kooi will share techniques and fresh approaches with paint, gold leaf, pastels, drawing utensils and collage on panels. Inspired by a lively tour of The Poetics of Space we will create an artwork to take home, enjoy some holiday cheer and catch up with friends—you don't have to be an artist to be creative.

How Can We Speak Differently? An exhibition by Art Lab! 

December 1 & 2, 10 AM - 4 PM

Kids, teens and adults from Art Lab programs will contribute to this collaborative installation framed by our year-long inquiry How can we speak differently? The exhibition will include explorations in sculpture, painting, drawing, collage, weaving, sound and writing. Come be part of this exciting conversation, presented as part of Nanaimo Artwalk!


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Nanaimo, British Columbia

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



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