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.

Drop in Watercolour nights

With Lara Davis

Our long awaited drop in Watercolour nights are here! These beginner friendly workshops focus on removing the fear from trying watercolour and don’t require any experience. If you’re looking for a relaxed, social environment to have fun and try something new, this class is for you! Participants will be able to bring home a different creation at the end of every session.

Local instructor Lara Davis aims to empower people to stretch their creativity and explore the many techniques of watercolour. Each class will focus on a different skill so those that choose to return regularly will learn a new skill every time!

Because these classes are in such high demand students must reserve their space in advance. Please see the links below to save your space!

  • February 1 – March 2
  • Wednesday Nights, bi-weekly, 7:30pm – 10:00pm
  • Adults (18+)
  • In the RVAC Kitchen Studio
  • $35 Per session
  • All materials provided
 
Book your space:

Artist Talk: Art & Transformation

With Sab Curtis

Postponed to February 3rd, 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Join exhibiting artist Sab Curtis for an intimate talk about Art and Transformation.
 
In her artist statement, Sab explains how she turned to art as a therapeutic outlet after a traumatic brain injury. Her exhibition “Rewired” explores this transformation and the role that art continues to play in her life. Join Sab and the gallery for an intimate discussion about art as a tool for transformation, gain insight into her work, and share your own experiences.
Sab aims to foster a gentle and open discussion about the struggles, triumphs, and the practice of using art as a therapeutic outlet.
Everyone is welcome to attend this event, however participants must RSVP before the 22nd of January.
 
To keep things intimate this artist talk will have a limited capacity, RSVP now to secure your space.
 
🔸Updated dated: February 3rd, 6:00pm – 7:00pm
🔸Location: TBD (Either online or at the Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre)
🔸This is a free event
🔸 All welcome
🔸RSVP required

Drop in Life Drawing

With Brett Mallon

These classes are open to absolutely anyone, regardless of skill level. The only thing to note is that these are self directed classes, meaning the instructor is on site to facilitate rather than teach.

Who:
Ages 15+ are encouraged to join these drop in sessions. No experience is necessary and all skill levels are welcome.

What:
A range of standard drawing materials will be available on the night, however if you’d like to work with your own materials you are more than welcome to bring those along.

When:
Tuesday Evenings, 6pm – 8pm
January 17th – 21st February.

  • January 17
  • January 24
  • January 31 * 19+ only (fully nude)
  • February 7
  • February 14
  • February 21 * 19+ only (fully nude)

Where:
Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre, Main Gallery
Enter through the main doors (front entrance)
320 Wilson St, Revelstoke

Why:
These self directed sessions will be the perfect chance to practice your figurative drawing. To help make these classes more inclusive most of the sessions will be semi draped (or partially nude) with one undraped (fully nude) session taking place each month.
* Undraped sessions will be open to ages 18+ only.

Cost:
Drop in only
$15 per session
Pay with cash or card at the door

Linocut workshop

With Taylor Sandell

Learn how to design, carve, and print your own custom stamp. You don’t need any experience to take this low pressure workshop and classes are available for youth and adults. So join us for an introduction to relief printing!

At the end of this workshop students will be able to take home a collection of valentines day cards for the loved ones in your life. You will also be able to keep your original stamp! Having the stamp means you will be able to go home and reprint your design as many times as you’d like! You will also learn everything you need to know to go on to create prints, cards, pillows, and more.

What is Lino carving?
A linocut is a type of relief, or block print, and bears a lot of similarities to woodblock printing. Essentially, the artist carves an image into a linoleum (lino) block and what’s left of the block is inked and printed, similar to a stamp.

Workshop Details

  • All materials provided, no experience necessary
  • The RVAC Kitchen Studio
  • $45 per person
  • Youth Class (Age 12 – 17) Saturday February 11th, 6:00pm – 8:30pm
  • Adult Class | SOLD OUT  (Age 18+) Sunday February 12th, 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Photographing your Artwork

With Katee Pederson

Katee Pederson will be running two different artist opportunities here at the Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre.

Learn how to photograph your own work, calibrate colours, and work with a print house. This comprehensive class will teach you everything you need to know about photographing your own work, no matter how shiny. Or, for those that would prefer to be more hands off with this process Katee will also be offering discounted photographing sessions here in the gallery.

Add your name to the expression of interest list to hear more about both of these important workshops.

Beginners Painting & Colour

With Barbara Maye

SOLD OUT

This 4 week course explores the basics of colour theory through experimenting with versatile water-based paint. Students will learn about monochromatic, complementary and non-local colours while using opaque and transparent techniques. No experience is necessary for this class and all skill levels are encouraged to attend.

The skills learned in this course can be applied to a variety of subjects. So whether you’re interested in image replication, still life, landscape or abstraction, this course would work for you!

  • Thursday evenings, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
  • February 2nd, 9th, 16th, & 23rd
  • Kitchen Studio
  • $135 Per Person
  • All materials are provided
  • This class is intended for Adults (18+)

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.

Free Kids Activity Book

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Best for ages 5 – 8

This free activity booklet is a great way to keep your little one engaged while the family tours the Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre. Download yours today or collect in person!

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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 info@revelstokeartgallery.ca
  • 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