Shoreline Botanicals: Observe, Record & Create

Nanaimo Art Gallery 150 Commercial Street, Nanaimo, BC

Back by popular demand this introduction to painting botanicals from the shore will explore the rich and diverse marine plant life. Start with observational drawing exercises of found algae, seagrass, kelp and more. Archived dried samples of marine plants will also be used to inform the drawings and watercolour sketches. Combining observation and imagination, create […]

$55.00

Shoreline Botanicals: Draw, Paint, Collage & Text

Nanaimo Art Gallery 150 Commercial Street, Nanaimo, BC

Join artist, educator and marine biologist Christy Wilson and dive into visual storytelling about the seashore. Using paint, drawing, collage and text, will create mixed media artworks that respond to plankton, seaweed and shoreline vegetation. Weave image and text to create work that speaks to your relationship with the sea. This is one of two […]

$55.00

Art Lab Sundays: Stop Motion Animation

Nanaimo Art Gallery 150 Commercial Street, Nanaimo, BC

Inspired by the Gallery’s new inquiry question, what stories do we tell? we will tell your own stories in the form of a comic book strip. Everyone is welcome to our monthly drop-in Art Lab Sundays!  Each month we will have a fun and inspired hands-on art project to try with your family or friends. […]

$5
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Story Journals

Nanaimo Art Gallery 150 Commercial Street, Nanaimo, BC

In this two-part workshop taking place on May 24th and 31st, you will explore a variety of mixed media techniques and mediums through visual storytelling! Make a bound journal from recycled substrates and found objects. Add depth, texture, and interest to your work through mark-making, stamps, stencils, and collage. Use words, poetry, and your own […]

$95

Art Lab Sundays: Story Scrolls

Nanaimo Art Gallery 150 Commercial Street, Nanaimo, BC

Using ink on long rolls of paper we will bring to life our own animal fables. Drop-in each month for a fun and inspired hands-on art project to try with your family or friends. Art Lab Sundays are a creative way to spend your Sunday afternoon! Free for Members, $5 for Non-Members All are welcome […]

$5

A Night of Performances with Nanaimo Art Gallery

Nanaimo Art Gallery 150 Commercial Street, Nanaimo, BC

Join Nanaimo Art Gallery to celebrate our newest exhibition, Fielding Road for a special off-site event at Felice Cavallotti Lodge. Meet the artists, enjoy a night of artwork, performances, film screenings, and finish the night with a DJ set and dancing. Fielding Road features Maya Beaudry + Marisa Kriangwiwat Holmes, Megan Hepburn, Will Holder, Sky […]

Free

Art Lab Sundays: Take Your Line for a Walk

Nanaimo Art Gallery 150 Commercial Street, Nanaimo, BC

Take a walk through Fielding Road then come into Art Lab and take a line for a walk on paper. We will then add vibrant watercolours to embellish your artwork. Drop-in each month for a fun and inspired hands-on art project to try with your family or friends. Art Lab Sundays are a creative way […]

$5

Art Lab Sundays: Nature Drawings

Nanaimo Art Gallery 150 Commercial Street, Nanaimo, BC

Join us this Sunday to make your own observational drawings using charcoal and graphite. Drop-in each month for a fun and inspired hands-on art project to try with your family or 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 […]

$5

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Fielding Road

Nanaimo Art Gallery 150 Commercial Street, Nanaimo, BC

Fielding Road is a multi-site group exhibition that responds to the work of Nanaimo poet, art critic and artist Peter Culley. His daily practice of walking, writing, and photographing brought him to closely observe spaces between rural and urban experience in and around Nanaimo. Fielding Road will consist of a gallery exhibition and site specific […]

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Art Lab Sunday: Additive Printing

Nanaimo Art Gallery 150 Commercial Street, Nanaimo, BC

Join us on Sunday to learn a new printmaking technique! Paint your pictures onto plexiglass and then transfer it onto paper to create a unique print. Drop-in on the first and third Sunday of every month for a fun and inspired hands-on art project with family and friends. Art Lab Sundays are a creative way […]

$5

‘Story Keeping’ Opening Reception

Nanaimo Art Gallery 150 Commercial Street, Nanaimo, BC

All are welcome to attend the opening reception for 'Story Keeping' on January 27th at 7 pm, a new exhibition from Brittney Namaakki Bear Hat and Richelle Bear Hat. Nanaimo Art Gallery is pleased to present 'Story Keeping', an exhibition of new and existing work by Calgary-based artists Brittney Namaakki Bear Hat and Richelle Bear […]

Free

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Teen Art Drop-In

Nanaimo Art Gallery 150 Commercial Street, Nanaimo, BC

Drop-in on Wednesdays to the Nanaimo Art Gallery and make art in a fun and relaxed environment, experiment with a variety of materials, and be a part of a creative community. You can work on your own projects, get advice from our Gallery mentors or try out a specific technique or project led by a […]

$5