Arts & Culture

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. 

Featured Course: Music Production - Ableton Live Accelerator
Students will dive deep into Ableton Live's features, learning how to create rhythms, melodies, and chord progressions, as well as record, edit, and warp audio.


Artist Development Series: Music

This comprehensive course will take you through writing and playing instruments/vocals to performance, record contracts and studio production.

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.

Gel Pad Acrylic Painting

Discover modern acrylic painting techniques that utilize gel pad image transfers to create exciting design compositions.

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: Casting Exploration

Learn the basics of ancient jewellery casting techniques, such as cuttlefish casting, sand casting, water and broom casting.

Jewellery: Make a Ring

In this course, you will learn all the skills necessary to create a ring from start to finish & walk away with a ring you can show off to all your friends.

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!

Mirja Vahala: Paint Waterfall Rocks

Learn techniques to paint water flowing through rocks. We cover colour choices and design. Some painting experience is helpful. Contact Mirja for a


Join our master folder and learn to create beautiful paper models to take home.

The Artist's Way

The Artists Way is a 12-week guided program designed to help participants connect to their creativity by exploring and transforming obstacles in accessing and expressing creativity.

Travel Writing

Discover how to share your travel experiences with the world by creating a travel blog with Squarespace, along with other useful tips and information.