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Children’s Summer Art Workshops

Ages 8-13

This year the Arts Centre is offering 3 children’s workshops, each combining art making with ecological walks and discussions. In the mornings participants learn to draw, sculpt and paint the rich and varied life of the Coast led by a senior artist/teacher. In the afternoon walks and discussions take over as we explore the rich life forms that populate this special part of the Pacific Northwest. Each workshop culminates in an exhibition of work in our community gallery with a reception celebrating their achievements. Workshops run 10:00 – 3:00 each day, with a break provided for lunch. 

Backyard Birds (Acrylic Painting), July 10, 11, 12

Nature’s Imprints (Sculpture), July 17, 18, 19 

En Plein Air (Watercolour), July 23, 24, 25

Daily Schedule: 

10am-12:30pm Art Making

12:30pm-1-pm Supervised Lunch 

1:00pm-3:00pm Ecological Walks and Talks 

Cost: before June 25 $80/$110 per student, after June 25 $100/$125 per student (member/non-member), includes all supplies, a framed work and a mini-exhibition and reception. Maximum 12 participants per workshop. 

To Register:

Backyard Birds: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/childrens-summer-art-workshop-backyard-birds-tickets-62398617946

Natures Imprint: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/childrens-summer-art-workshop-natures-imprint-tickets-62375297193

En Plein Air: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/childrens-summer-art-workshop-en-plein-air-tickets-62378403484

beBruce Edwards

Born and raised in Canada, Bruce Edwards has spent much of his time after completing art school travelling worldwide. Along the way Bruce has worked on murals and art instruction in a variety of places including: Togo, West Africa, Oglala Sioux Reservation in South Dakota, Homer, Alaska, Tucson, Arizona to name but a few!

Bruce will be teaching both drawing and painting focusing on the creatures of our local forest. At the end of the classes a temporary mural will be constructed and on display at the Arts Centre. At the end of the week each child will have a 12 x 14 canvas of their artistic creation to take home.



The winning Artist of the 2016 T-shirt contest was Brendan Somogyi. Congratulations! His Owl drawing was printed on the shirts for all the Arts and Conservation students this year.

The combined work of 16 students in 2016!

Photo by Paul Clancy