Join us as a beginner or explore your existing interest to discover new techniques. Tap into your creativity with some of the best instructors in our region through courses in clay, drawing, writing, music, painting, fibre arts and mixed media.
After School Band Program
Whether you are a novice musician or just want to improve your skills, the After School Band Program lets you play with a group, and receive musical instruction.
Casting: Mould-Making Basics
Learn to form a one-part mold for the purpose of reproduction. Students will take an already existing small sculpture and complete a mould capable of reproduction in a variety of materials.
Casting: Relief Sculpture Basics
This is an opportunity to learn foundational sculpture skills for a spectrum of applications.
Creative Copper Smithing
Explore copper smithing, from raising and sinking a bowl out of a copper sheet to learning Synclastic and Anticlastic forming.
Drawing: The Essential Language
Observe the world through drawing. Explore composition and layout, expressive mark-making, perspective, and basic value/texture drawing techniques.
Fiddle, Guitar & Piano Camp
From novice to advanced, this three-day camp can help people of all ages and abilities improve their beginner fiddle skills. A number of prominent instructors from across Canada will return this year, including Gord Stobbe, JJ Guy, Ray Bell and Cathy Sproule!
Intro to Puppet Art Animation
In this six-week course, learn to create moving sets, animate puppets, expand your storytelling and become a professional puppeteer!
Introduction To Interior Design
Interior design takes training as well as talent, and these lessons will give you the know-how you need to design a room from floor to ceiling.
Jewellery: Open Studio - Beyond The Basics
Do you have a project idea but don’t know where to start? Want a little more experience before you set up your own jewellery studio? Need some structure and maybe some pep talks? This course is for you!
Music Made Easy
Gain a complete understanding of rhythm, melody, and harmony and you'll be able to recognize pitches on the musical staff and on the keyboard.
Music Production With Ableton Live
This course will teach you everything you need to know about composing music on your computer using the industry-leading music production software, Ableton Live.
Using vivid examples from bestselling mystery novels, this course will teach you the techniques you need to become a successful author.
Learn about the rainbow of colours that are possible with natural and plant dyes.
So You Want To Be A DJ? A Course For Beginners
Do you have the passion to be a DJ and help bring people together in dance? This course will lead you through the process and teach you the technical skills needed.
Watercolour Painting for Youth Ages 10–18
Learn the basics of watercolour painting from local artist Lubov Yesipova.
Weave A Willow Basket
In this introduction to French basketry, you'll learn the basics of weaving with willow and making a market basket with a leather strap
Weave A Willow Foraging Backpack
Learn more advanced techniques of French basketry and weave a backpack out of willow - perfect for foraging.
Featured Course: Casting (Relief Sculpture & Mould Making) with Tamara Morgan
Study casting with Tamara Morgan. After graduating from the Metal Working Program at Kootenay School of the Arts, her career focus is on blacksmithing, casting, sculpture, mixed media and leather.
Instructor Profile: Sophie Slater, Willow Weaving
Sophie Slater is a multidisciplinary textiles artist from the UK, specializing in sewing, weaving, natural dyeing and crochet. Sophie has been weaving with willow, using French basketry techniques to make baskets and backpacks.
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