Workshops, art & Classes

Have fun and get inspired by participating in hands-on studio activities and explorations at the Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre. Local practicing artists and art educators bring their wealth of talent and experience to lead our classes.

Mindful Photography

With Alison Beaumont

Join artist Alison Beaumont for an enriching experience in mindfulness through photography. Discover the art of slowing down and paying attention with a series of mindfulness exercises, while also honing your photography skills using your phone’s camera. 

  • September 24th, 2:00pm – 4:30pm
  • $35 per person
  • RVAC, 320 Wilson st,
  • Adults 16+
  • Participants required to bring a camera phone
  • No experience needed


What is Mindful Photography?
   “Mindful photography is a form of mindfulness practice that involves being fully present and aware while taking photographs. It involves paying attention to the present moment, rather than being lost in thoughts or having your attention diverted by external distractions. When practising mindful photography, you focus on the present moment, the camera, and the subject matter you are capturing, rather than worrying about things that have happened in the past or might happen in the future.”

– Excerpt from Silvo Therapy

Family Cyanotype

With Alison Beaumont

Embrace the magic of light with cyanotypes and let your creativity shine as a family! Join us for an enchanting morning workshop where light-sensitive paper becomes your canvas to express the outlines, shapes, and forms of objects.

Following creative prompts, pairs will work collaboratively to write a piece of poetry. This poem will then be reimagined in a visual form, resulting in your family’s own original Cyanotype. Students will leave with an understanding of the cyanotype process and photosensitive paper and their own two page book.

  • September 24
  • 9:00am to 12:00pm
  • $60 for two people
  • RVAC, 320 Wilson st.
  • Ages 7 – 177
  • All materials provided

Watercolour Nights

With Lara Davis

Octobers watercolour classes are all about the enchanting world of color and the art of skillful colour mixing. Join us and let the stunning autumn hues inspire your creativity. Guided by the warm expertise of Lara Davis, you’ll uncover the secrets of using colors to create captivating artworks.

  • October 4 | Fall Landscapes, SOLD OUT
  • October 18 | Halloween Cards
  • November 1 | Galaxies and Trees
  • November 15 | Winter landscapes
  • November 29 | Holiday Cards
  • 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
  • $35 per person
  • RVAC, 320 Wilson st.
  • Ages 16+
  • All materials provided

Intro to Sewing | Adults

With Samantha Reed

Eager to learn how to sew? Now is your chance! Discover the art of sewing with the guidance of our local seamstress, Samantha Reed, in her exciting four-week Intro to Sewing class!

In this hands-on course, you’ll dive into the fundamentals of sewing, from harnessing the power of a sewing machine to deciphering the mysteries of patterns, all in a welcoming beginner-friendly environment. Your sewing journey begins with crafting your very own tote bag, providing a solid foundation before you embark on a selection of delightful, straightforward projects.

  • $175 for four weeks
  • October 1, 15, 22, 29 (Skipping Oct 8)
  • Sunday Morning Class: 10:00am – 12:30pm | Sold Out
    OR Sunday Afternoon Class: 1:00pm – 3:30pm
  • RVAC, 320 Wilson st.
  • Students will need to provide their own fabric (details to follow)
  • Machines and accessories provided

While sewing machines are provided for your convenience, you’re welcome to bring your personal sewing machine for the final two classes. Please ensure your machine is in good working order, as we won’t be able to provide repairs.

The Banner Program

With The City of Revelstoke

Showcase your creative talents by taking part in this annual street enhancement program. This is a great creative activity for adults, children, non-profit organizations and businesses. Everyone is welcome to participate… and you don’t have to be an artist! On site artists will guide and advise you while you paint your banner at the Visual Arts Centre. Banners are installed in early spring once the winter seasonal banners are taken down and displayed until the following December. You will then be contacted to collect your banner from the Community Centre.


Business $150.00
Adults/NFP $70.00
Children $60.00

This years theme: Fun in the Forest

  • Register in advance with reception at the Revelstoke Community Centre
    600 Campbell Avenue.
  • Banner painting takes place at the Visual Arts Centre
    320 Wilson Street.
  • Painting dates throughout October


Drag Paint & Sip Night | sOLD OUT

A one night only event with Drag Queen Freida Whales

Revelstoke, brace yourself for a night of glamour, creativity, and fabulousness like never before! Presenting our Drag Paint and Sip Night, featuring the fabulous drag queen Freida Whales and her talented Drag King assistant!

Freida Whales, the reigning 2023 Queen of Courage hails from Kelowna, BC, and is a force to be reckoned with in the world of drag activism and performance. This one-night-only extravaganza is an event you won’t want to miss, and tickets are limited, so grab yours in advance to secure your spot!

Unleash your inner artist: Participants will receive step-by-step painting instructions, ensuring that everyone, regardless of their artistic skill level, leaves with their very own masterpiece. And here’s the kicker – this event is fully licensed, offering some of the most wallet-friendly drinks in Revelstoke, so you can sip and paint with style.

  • November 4th, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Adults 19+ (This is a licensed event)
  • RVAC, 320 Wilson st.
  • $55 per person
  • All materials provided
  • You don’t need to be queer to attend, but you do need to be kind!

Driftwood Sculpture Masterclass | SOLD OUT

With Zuzana Riha

This intensive one-day workshop is your gateway to mastering the art of sculpture. Learn how to transform driftwood into captivating sculptures that radiate movement and life.

Under Zuzana Riha’s expert guidance, you’ll learn the secrets of crafting intricate sculptures that capture the essence of nature’s beauty. From the rugged texture of driftwood to the graceful curves that evoke a sense of motion, you’ll unlock the art of creating 3D art that breathes.

  • October 14th, 9:30am – 4:30pm
  • Adults 19+
  • RVAC Woodshop, 320 Wilson st.
  • $100 per person
  • Participants will need to collect their driftwood in advance

Beginners Wheel Throwing | SOLD OUT

With Susie Kathol

Become a member for advanced notice on all classes

Do your mugs come out looking a little lopsided? Or are you just looking for some extra tips and tricks to improve your skills on the wheel? This beginner wheel workshop is for you! With only 4 students in this class you’ll spend the whole time hands on, getting personalized feedback from local potter Susie Kathol.

  • September 16 or October 1
  • 9:00am – 3:00pm (One hour for lunch)
  • $135 per person
  • Participants are required to provide their own clay
  • Lunch not included

Women’s Woodworking Workshop| SOLD OUT

With Elynyd Benjamin

Become a member for advanced notice on all classes

Step into a safe and supportive space where you can hone your woodworking skills while building your confidence. Whether you’re a beginner or have some experience, this all women workshop is designed to help you flourish.

Instructor Elynyd Benjamin graduated from the Fine Woodworking Program in Nelson B.C. and has been a Red Seal Carpenter since 2015. Under her guidance in our community woodshop at the Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre, you’ll embark on your woodworking journey with a series of small take home projects.

Please bring your own safety glasses, pencil, & tape measure.

Class 1: Monday evenings, 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Sept 18, Sept 25, Oct 2, Oct 9

Class 2: Tuesday evenings, 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Sept 19. Sept 26, Oct 3, Oct 10

  • $170 for four weeks
  • RVAC, 320 Wilson st,
  • Adults 19+
  • Open anyone who identifies as a woman or non binary

Comprehensive Pottery Workshops

Join the waitlist

This 6 week comprehensive pottery workshop provides a crash course into the world of ceramics, no experience necessary. After completing this course students will have all the skills necessary to join the pottery studio and gain 24 hour access to the facilities

Although we’re doing our best to run these classes regularly the waitlist continues to grow so classes are run on a first come, first serve basis. Make sure you put your name on the waitlist sooner rather than later. Currently the waitlist is over 150 people long!

If you want to get hands on with clay a little sooner there is no waitlist for our shorter, once off classes so keep an eye out for these by joining the mailing list or following us on social media. These once off classes pop up periodically throughout the year.

want to get first pick of workshops?

Become a Member!

Our members receive 48 hours advanced notice on all classes and workshops directly to their inbox. Be the first to hear about workshops before they sell out by becoming a member today. 

Artwork by Marie Moose

Art Instructors Wanted

The Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre is looking for instructors!

  • If you have some art skills and experience & would like to share it with the community, please contact us at
  • Currently looking for Kids, Teens and Adult art programming
  • We always want all of our instructors to feel safe and supported. Please include any concerns or requests in your emailed application.
  • All kid and teen instructors must have proof of a current police check