Art Lab - Nanaimo Art Gallery

October 30, 2017

Saturday Studio: Art classes for kids

Explorative hands-on workshops feature creative activities to inspire and challenge your kids. These art-making adventures support young learners to experiment with themes and materials, learn new techniques, and connect with artists.
Every Saturday

Ages 5-7: 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Ages 8-12: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Supplies included$12 per child | $20 for 2 siblings 

To register call 250.754.1750

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


October 7 - Investigation! Lauren Harris Exhibition Tour at the Museum
October 14 - Spectral Tides Landmarks
October 21 - Spectral Tides Exhibition Tour and Postcards 
October 28 - Land and Sea Abstractions


PD Day Art Camps

Hay ch q'u | Thank you, Land
Friday, October 6, 9 am - 2 pm
Ages 5–12
Supplies included
$30 per child | $55 for two siblings
Bring lunch, snack, and water

This Island | This Imagination
Friday, October 20, 9 am - 2 pm 
Ages 5–12
Supplies included
$30 per child | $55 for two siblings
Bring lunch, snack, and water 




Artwalk 2017: Code Switching Exhibition

December 2 & December 3
10 am - 5 pm

Celebrate the work of our teen collective!

Teen artists from Code Switching will take over Art Lab for a two-day weekend exhibition in conjunction with Nanaimo Artwalk 2017. As part of Code Switching, this dedicated group of teens studies contemporary art practices embarks on excursions, participates in artist-led workshops, and creates their own work. This exhibition will feature their process and include diverse examples of their explorations in photography, sculpture, painting, video, creative writing and sound art



Wrap on! Printmaking & Language Fun
Saturday, October 14, 1:30 - 5:30 pm
Registration Required, Supplies provided
$45 members | $50 non-members


NUTSUMAAT | Pulling Together

Tour and Drumming Circle with Patrick Aleck

Wednesday, November 8, 7 - 9 pm

Registration required

Drums available or bring your own.

$10 Members | $15 Non-Members


Grapes of Craft: An Evening of Art & Wine!

Thursday, November 16, 7 - 9:30 pm

Registration required

Supplies and wine included

$30 Members | $35 Non-Members


Life Drawing

Every Monday 10 am - 1 pm (except holidays)

Resumes September 18

Cost $8

Participants must bring their own sketch materials. Easels supplied. 

Interested in joining Life Drawing? Call 250.754.1750


For more information on these events please visit the Nanaimo Art Gallery at

For registration for all programs call 250.754.1750 or visit the gallery



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