workshops


2024 workshop program 

OIL PAINTING TECHNIQUES 101

5 - 26 March 2024 | Vancouver Arts Centre

Have you ever wanted to try oil painting but were unsure where to start?

Join us this March for our ‘Oil Painting Techniques 101’ beginners workshop program at the Vancouver Arts Centre presented by artist Jo Wesley.

Over 4 weeks, learn techniques and skills to get the most out of this versatile medium. From planning, to mixing colours and getting on your way to producing a painting!

Dates: Tuesday evenings 5-26 March

Time: 6pm-9pm

Cost: $150 with some materials provided

Suitable for: Adult (18+) beginners.


Don't miss this chance to delve into some new skills and discover the different techniques oil painting has to offer. Contact the Vancouver Arts Centre to book your spot on (08) 6820 3740 or email us at [email protected]


2023 workshop program 

CHRISTMAS BAUBLE DECORATIONS

Saturday 9 November 2023 | Vancouver Arts Centre 

Create your own personalised Christmas decorations with Erica Cooper from the Stitching Studio.

Join us at the Vancouver Arts Centre for this festive crafting workshop and learn how to transform recycled fabrics into stunning Christmas baubles that add a unique touch to your holiday décor. 

Date: Saturday 9 December

Time: 9am-12pm

Cost: $50

Suitable for Adults(18+). All materials provided, but we encourage you to bring your favourite fabric scraps to customise your decorations.

Make your holiday season merrier and more sustainable. Book now on (08) 6820 3740 or email us at [email protected]


MAKE A THING

Wednesday 6 December | Vancouver Arts Centre

Join our December artist in residence, Valerie to weave into a beautiful porcelain object, using found, natural and other materials. Valerie will provide perforated ceramic bowls and attendees are encouraged to bring their own found, and natural treasures to weave into, onto or around. Suitable for Adults (18+).

Date: Wednesday 6 December
Time: 6pm-8pm
Cost: $50


Contact the Vancouver Arts Centre to book your spot on (08) 6820 3740 or email us at [email protected]


UPCYCLED VESSELS

Saturday 2 November 2023 | Vancouver Arts Centre

Create a beautiful and functional coiled handstitched bowl using recycled fabric, with Erica Cooper from the Stitching Studio.

Join us at the Vancouver Arts Centre for this hands-on experience that combines art and sustainability. 

Date: Saturday 2 December

Time: 9am-12pm

Cost: $50 

Suitable for Adults (18+). All materials provided, but we encourage you to bring your favourite fabric scraps to add a personal touch to your vessel. 

Don’t miss this opportunity to craft something special while enjoying a fun and relaxing workshop atmosphere. Book your spot today, and let your imagination run wild with upcycled fabric! 

Contact the Vancouver Arts Centre to book your spot on (08) 6820 3740 or email us at [email protected]


Kids Art Classes – Term 3 Workshop with Liana Berry

24 July – 28 August 2023 | Vancouver Arts Centre

Calling all young artists! Join Liana Berry’s Term 3 Kids Art Classes at the VAC and revel in the magic of contemporary art masters in this exciting 6-week workshop for children aged 6 to 12 years.

Each week focuses on a different artist with time to explore the artist's style, colour palette, materials or technique. Children are encouraged to experiment, whilst developing their own style, with this class modelling a nurturing and strengths focused art-approach rather than being step-by-step instructional. This term will focus on artworks on paper and colour.

Classes start 24 July and will run for 6 weeks each Monday from 3.30pm - 5pm. The cost of the program is $90 and suitable for children aged 6 -12 years.

Limited spaces available, please contact the Vancouver Arts Centre to book your space and let your imagination soar! Email us at [email protected] or on (08) 6820 3740.


PALETTE KNIFE OIL PAINTING 
18 July - 5 September 2023 | Vancouver Arts Centre
 
We invite you to join us for our Term 3 Adults workshop program at the Vancouver Arts Centre. Join artist Cynthia Orr for an engaging series of classes focusing on Palette Knife Oil Painting.

Over the course of 8 weeks, you will have the opportunity to create up to 3 unique artworks using various techniques with the palette knife. Through this exploration, you will delve into the realm of colour layers and blending, enabling you to craft your own personalized landscape and seascape designs.

Classes begin Tuesday 18 July and will run for 8 weeks from 9am-12pm every Tuesday. The cost for the program is $250 per person and is suitable for adults.

Don't miss this chance to embark on a creative journey with Cynthia Orr and discover the expressive possibilities of palette knife oil painting with likeminded people. Call the VAC on 08 6820 3740 or email [email protected] to book your spot.


THE BUSINESS SIDE OF ARTS

July 2023 - May 2024 | Vancouver Arts Centre + Albany Town Hall

A series of professional development workshops designed to equip local artists and creatives with the business,
marketing and practical skills required to support their success as an arts practitioner. Workshops will be delivered
by Albany Business Centre, local specialist arts practitioners and City of Albany Arts & Culture team staff.


This project is supported by DLGSC’s Leveraged Creative and Cultural Planning Grants Program.


Cost: $10 per workshop


Registrations: Vancouver Art Centre 6820 3740 - ONLINE REGISTRATIONS LAUNCHING SOON!


More info: Donna Cameron, Cultural Development Officer - 6820 3851 / [email protected]

For the full list of events head to: The Business Side of Arts workshop details

   


FIN-TASTIC KITES

 3 - 6 July / Vancouver Arts Centre

 

Join us this Maritime Festival for Fin-tastic Kites – a captivating self-guided workshop for young adventurers!

 

Dive into the world of fish kites (Koinobori) and let your creativity soar. Design and create your own fish kite using colourful materials and step-by-step instructions. Perfect for school aged children, this workshop nurtures imagination, fine motor skills, and a love for the sea. Join us at the Vancouver Arts Centre during the July school holidays for unforgettable fun!

 

This is a self-guided art space and children must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.

 

Bookings are essential, please email [email protected] or call 08 6820 3740 to book.

 

Session Times: 10am -12pm or 1pm - 3pm.

Monday 3 July – Thursday 6 July 2023

 

Cost $2.00

 

For more activities during the Maritime Festival please visit - www.cityofalbanyevents.com/maritime-festival

Fin-tastic Kites | Albany Events (cityofalbanyevents.com)