Sunshine Coast Arts Centre
10 – 3pm; Wednesday – Friday
Cost: $120/$150 (Mem/Non)
Ages: 8-13

This year we are delighted to offer 3 kid’s summer workshops, each combining art making with outdoor exploration.  In the morning participants learn to weave, collage or paint led by a senior artist/teacher. In the afternoon, walks and discussions take over as we explore natural spaces near the Art Centre. Workshops run 10:00 – 3:00 each day, with a break provided for lunch. Participants must bring their own lunch, a water bottle and a mask for any indoor activities.

July 14 – 16, 2021
The Magic of Weaving
Instructor: Jess Silvey
Medium: Weaving

Join artist Jessica Silvey for an introduction to weaving with various materials including cedar. You will have a chance to weave a bracelet and a mat, and to learn how materials are harvested and prepared. Jess is a self-taught weaver of Coast Salish and Portugese descent, of the Silvey Family of Egmont, BC. Many of her childhood hours were spent with her paternal Grandmother in the forest. It is her favourite place to be, surrounded by cedar trees and silence. She has learned traditional techniques from research as well as trial and error. She harvests and prepares many of her own materials.

July 21 – 23, 2021
Painting with Acrylics
Instructor: Bruce Edwards
Medium: Acrylic Paint

Bruce Edwards is a long-time art teacher who will guide lessons in observation and painting with acrylic. From observation and sketching to working with acrylic paint, participants will have fun while learning to explore the possibilities of paint. Bruce Edwards has been a muralist, instructor and graphic designer for more than twenty years. He has taught at the elementary, high school and adult levels throughout the Northwest and Alaska.


July 28 – 30, 2021
Fun with Collage!
Instructor: Nadina Tandy
Medium: Collage, Mixed-Media

Nadina Tandy will lead a workshop that shares experiments with collage – from eco-experiments, to exploring creating creatures, this will be a fun way to learn skills in collage making, mixed media experiments and playing with performance. Nadina Tandy has extensive experience in varied aspects of art and culture, since 1988. She earned a Fine Arts diploma from Langara College (Vancouver) and studied drawing and painting at Emily Carr University of Art + Design (Vancouver).