Art Lab Workshops

To register for programs call 250.754.1750. Space is limited.   

Open Session 

Join us for a monthly reading and discussion seminar for practicing artists and community members to explore issues related to contemporary art. Sessions will be facilitated by art historian, Marie Leduc, PhD, with special guests, and will include a reading on a pre-selected topic or question. The first session will consider “what is contemporary about contemporary art?” Subsequent topics will be decided by the group and announced prior to each session.
Thursdays, Monthly, 7-9 pm February 23 | March 23
$18 Members | $22 Non-Members 

Michael Belmore AlyeskaLanguage, Culture, Landscape: Workshop and Tour 

We are honoured to welcome Pearl Harris from the Stz'uminus First Nations to share better understandings of Indigenous language revitalization and how Hul'q'umi'num is connected to the land for this upcoming Art Lab Adults event.
We will also explore the web-based tools and support First Peoples' Cultural Council and First Voices to learn creative and respectful examples for including Indigenous language into daily routines and professional practice. After the presentation, join curator Jesse Birch on a tour of Landfall and Departure: Prologue, and explore intersections of language, culture, and landscape in contemporary artworks like Ojibwe artist Michael Belmore's hammered copper work titled, Alyeska.

Image: Michael Belmore, Alyeska, (2014) 
Friday, February 10,  3 - 4:30 pm
$15 Members | $20 Non-Members

An Afternoon with First Peoples’ Cultural Council

Indigenous community members including artists, cultural managers, administrators, and those who are aspiring to join the field are invited to meet staff from the First Peoples’ Cultural Council to learn about a range of grant opportunities and how to prepare a successful application.  
March 17 | 12 - 4:30 pm
Admission is free. Registration is required.
Presented in partnership with the First Peoples Cultural Council

Life Drawing

Throughout the course of history, the human body has been an enduring subject for artists. On Mondays between September and April, join an informal, friendly group to participate in life drawing sessions. Practice your drawing technique and develop new skills in the Gallery by observing a live model.

Starts January 16, 2017

Art Lab
Every Monday 10 am to 1 pm (except holidays)

Cost $8

Participants must bring their own sketch materials. Easels supplied.
Interested in joining Life Drawing? Call 250.754.1750 for more information.


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