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.

Sewing Level 2 | Creative Studio

With Samantha Reed

Ready to step up your sewing game? Join us for “Sewing Level 2 | Creative Studio.” This class is designed for those who are already familiar with their sewing machine and want to build their existing skills. These Creative Studio sessions are self directed which means that you can work on whatever challenge you’re ready to face with expert guidence and feedback. What would you like to learn?

  • 10am – 1pm Sunday, November 19th or 26th
  • $55 per session
  • Private RVAC studio, 320 Wilson st.
  • Please enter via the artist entrance on the left hand side of the building
  • Bring your own material and project idea(s)
  • Use our machines or bring your own (Must be in working order)
  • Level up your sewing skills!

Intro to Sewing | Intensive Class

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 brand new one day intensive 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. The morning will concentrate on exploring the fundamentals, and the latter part of the day will allow you to apply your skills by sewing a simple Christmas project of your choice.

  • $80 per person
  • 10am – 4pm, Sunday December 3rd or 10th
  • Private RVAC studio, 320 Wilson st.
  • Please enter via the artist entrance on the left hand side of the building
  • Sewing machines provided
  • Participants are to provide their own fabric and thread
  • Please bring your lunch with you!

Don’t miss this chance to learn a timeless skill and create beautiful, functional pieces with your own two hands! Join us for a creative and educational adventure in the world of sewing.

Drop in Art Nights

Hosted by Emily Carlson

Our drop in art nights are back! These free community art nights are open to anyone looking to create amongst likeminded people. We’re opening up our kitchen studio every Wednesday to give people a chance to relax, socialise, and create. No reservation required, join us!

All mediums are welcome
Got a present you’re working on? A painting you’re meaning to finish? Mending to do? Fishing flies to make? Bring it along! As long as it’s not overly stinky or noisy you are encouraged to bring your project. The gallery will provide some basic tools, however artists are expected to be self sufficient.

All humans are welcome
The Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre is a safe and inclusive space. It doesn’t matter who you are, you are always welcome.

  • FREE
  • Wednesday evenings, 8:00pm – 9:30pm
  • November 22 – December 13
  • RVAC Kitchen Studio, 320 Wilson st.
  • Please enter via the left hand side of the building. Look for the undercover area and the kitchen lights!
  • Participants must bring their own materials and tools
  • Feel free to bring a cup of tea and some snacks
  • Please leave the space clean for the next visitors!

Linocut Nights

With Taylor Sandell & Kira Makela

Back by popular demand, the RVAC Lino Cutting class is returning just in time for the holidays! This class is perfect for absolutely anyone looking to learn the basics of relief printmaking, no experience necessary. You’ll get all the hands-on experience you need to continue your print journey at home. It’s a great opportunity to socialise and learn a new skill in a supportive and creative environment, don’t miss out!

  • Teens | 2pm – 5pm, November 26
  • Adults | 6pm – 9pm, November 27 | SOLD OUT
  • The RVAC Kitchen Studio, 320 Wilson st.
  • Please enter via the artist entrance on the left hand side of the building
  • $50 per person, all materials provided
  • Participants welcome to bring a snack & tea

Potential Guild Space | We need your input!

]We’re planning for the future and we need your feedback

A potential guild space has just opened up in the centre and we’re looking for your input on what to do with the space! In the past there have been talks of revitalizing the jewelry guild, however we wanted to check in to see if that’s the best way to serve the community of Revelstoke.

We are considering multiple options including:

  • A jewelry guild
  • A screen printing studio
  • A photo development lab
  • Open sewing studio
  • Artist studio space rental | short term
  • Artist studio space rental | long term

Please fill in this short survey and let us know how you would use the space.

Watercolour Nights | sOLD OUT

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.

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

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.

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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
  • 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