Art Lab Workshops

To register for programs call 250.754.1750. Space is limited.    

Open Session
Wednesdays, Monthly, 7–9 pm
January 16 | February 13 | March 13 | April 10
$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.


'I'lhe' snuneymuxwqun ~ let's speak snuneymuxw language

Mondays, Weekly, 6:30-7:30PM

February 4 | February 11 | February 18 | February 25
All four sessions $115 Members | $125 Non-Members
Space is limited. Registration required.

CLASS IS FULL. Please call 250.754.1750 to enquire about waitlist.

Learn and practice Hul'q'umi'num with Snuneymuxw language champion Adam Manson. Receive a language booklet and basic instruction geared towards those interested in learning about and incorporating Hul'q'umi'num in a respectful way. Sessions will be recorded and shared among participants as a resource. Registration includes admission to a screening of the film The Edge of the Knife in Nanaimo.  

BArundelartist portraiteSgraffito: Scratch Ware with Ceramic Artist Bronwyn Arundel

Tuesday, February 5, 6:30-9pm

Registration required
Supplies included
$40 Members | $45 Non-Members


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Work with ceramicist Bronwyn Arundel and learn about sgraffito which comes from the Italian word graffiare meaning 'to scratch,' an ornamentation technique that dates back to 15th century Italy. After an inspiring look at athut / Words Bounce, and engaging in drawing and design exercises on paper, participants will scratch their own stories onto the surface of a clay slab to create decorative works. All skill levels welcome in this fun, hands-on session.





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Grapes of Craft: An Evening of Art & Wine

Thursday, February 21, 7 - 9:30 PM 

Registration required
Supplies and wine included
$35 Members | $40 Non-Members

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Let's jump start this New Year by creating a mixed media artwork with images that pop and text that plays. Yvonne Vander Kooi will share techniques and fresh approaches with paint, pastels, drawing utensils and collage on panels. Inspired by a lively tour of athut / Words Bounce we will create an artwork to take home, enjoy a glass of wine and catch up with friends—you don't have to be an artist to be creative. 



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Nanaimo, British Columbia

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Sun: 12 PM - 5 PM



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