Watercolour Florals

Nanaimo Art Gallery 150 Commercial Street, Nanaimo, BC

Play with vibrant colours and learn new techniques for creating floral-inspired arrangements in watercolour, gouache and ink. No previous painting experience needed. $55 | 16+ years Facilitator: Vivian-Sofia Mora

$55
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Teen Art Drop-In

Nanaimo Art Gallery 150 Commercial Street, Nanaimo, BC

Drop-in on Wednesdays and make art in a fun and relaxed environment! You can use the supplies in the studio to work on your own project, get advice from peers, or try out the ‘project of the week’ led by a guest artist or Gallery facilitator. Come experiment with a variety of materials, hang out […]

$5

Sun Over Swamp

Nanaimo Art Gallery 150 Commercial Street, Nanaimo, BC

Working on canvas, linen, wood, and ceramic, artists in Sun Over Swamp reflect on our fragile yet globally interconnected biomes. From tracing the environmental footprint of their materials, to employing storytelling, mythology, artificial intelligence, and embodied learning in their processes; Rebecca Brewer, Azadeh Elmizadeh, Rita Letendre, Gailan Ngan, and Takao Tanabe consider unknowably vast and […]

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Art Lab Sunday: Flora & Fauna

Nanaimo Art Gallery 150 Commercial Street, Nanaimo, BC

Create a painting of the forest floor inspired by Rebecca Brewer, one of the painters in our exhibition Sun Over Swamp. Use watercolours to paint the flora and fauna that inhabit our local forests. Drop-in each week for a fun hands-on art activity with family and friends. Art Lab Sundays are a creative way to […]

$5

Pro-D Day Camp: Landscapes

Nanaimo Art Gallery 150 Commercial Street, Nanaimo, BC

Discover the beauty of nature through art! We’ll spend the day inspired by different landscapes as we create our own masterpieces with paint and other materials. Pack a lunch and snacks (no nuts please) as well as clothing fit for making art and going outside! 6-12 years Drop off starts at 8:45am and pick up […]

$48

Art Lab Sunday: Sculpted Vessels

Nanaimo Art Gallery 150 Commercial Street, Nanaimo, BC

Use model magic to sculpt a small vessel inspired by artist Gailan Ngan’s work in Sun Over Swamp. Drop-in each week for a fun hands-on art activity with family and friends. Art Lab Sundays are a creative way to spend your Sunday afternoon! Free for Members, $5 for Non-Members/Children must be accompanied by an adult

$5

Art Lab Sunday: Hard-edge Painting

Nanaimo Art Gallery 150 Commercial Street, Nanaimo, BC

Learn different techniques to create hard-edge geometric paintings inspired by Rita Letendre works in our exhibition Sun Over Swamp. Drop-in each week for a fun hands-on art activity with family and friends. Art Lab Sundays are a creative way to spend your Sunday afternoon! Free for Members, $5 for Non-Members / Children must be accompanied […]

$5

Indigenous Beading Cicle

Nanaimo Art Gallery 150 Commercial Street, Nanaimo, BC

Bead alongside our Indigenous Engagement Coordinator in a beading circle for adult Indigenous beadworkers of all skill levels. Bring a project you’ve already started, or start something new! Supplies, coffee, tea, and snacks will be provided. Please visit the Nanaimo Art Gallery website for more information and to pre-register.

$5

Queer Art Drop-In

Nanaimo Art Gallery 150 Commercial Street, Nanaimo, BC

Join us in celebrating Pride Month and prepare some pre-parade swag at our Queer Art Drop-In. Looking for pronoun pins? Want to rep your pride flag(s)? We will have our button maker set up and ready to go, or make some fun signs for the Pride March the following day! Admission by donation Ages 16+

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Land Acknowledgement Workshop

Nanaimo Art Gallery 150 Commercial Street, Nanaimo, BC

Are you interested in understanding the value and importance of land acknowledgements as a part of your journey toward reconciliation? Do you want to honour the host Nation in a meaningful way? Would you like to understand the relevance of land acknowledgements? Join Indigenous Engagement Coordinator bailey macabre for an introductory workshop about land acknowledgements. […]

$50