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. 


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.

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.

Mystery Writing

Using vivid examples from bestselling mystery novels, this course will teach you the techniques you need to become a successful author.

Natural Dyeing

Learn about the rainbow of colours that are possible with natural and plant dyes.

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
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.