Art Lab Workshops

To register for programs call 250.754.1750. Space is limited.    



Open Session

Monthly, second Wednesday, 7-9 PM
December 11, January 15, February 12, March 11, and April 8
$18 Members | $22 Non-Members

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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, PhD, each session includes a reading on a pre-selected topic or question, decided upon with input from the group. 


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‘i’lhe’ xwiyuné:m x̌wu’x̌wi’é:m̓ - Let’s listen to storyteller 

Hul’q’umi’num Language Learning Series

Tuesdays, 6:30 - 7:30 PM  
January 14 | January 21 | January 28 | February 4 | February 11
$105 Members | $115 Non-Members for all four sessions
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Learn and practice Hul’q’umi’num with Snuneymuxw language champion Adam Manson. Receive a language booklet and instruction geared towards learning about and incorporating Hul’q’umi’num respectfully. This series is themed toward a Hul’q’umi’num experience in the Harbourfront branch of the Vancouver Island Regional Library. At our final gathering, participants will meet at the library to practice using our vocabulary in the community. After, stay for storytelling with Snuneymuxw Elder Gary Manson. 

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Artists in Film

Thursday, January 23, 7pm
$10 Members | $12 Non-Members
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Join us for an enlightening evening of screenings of the CBC documentary series In the Making featuring contemporary artists Rebecca Belmore, Deanna Bowen, and Walter Scott. These short docs highlight contemporary Canadian artists that are exploring ways of making and performing that are described as 'powerful, inspiring and unsettling'. Following the films, we will have a lively discussion about the artists and their work. Popcorn and bar service provided. 

Image: Rebecca Belmore, Episode 208, In The Making, Photo courtesy of CBC



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Nanaimo, British Columbia

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Sun: 12 PM - 5 PM



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