Special Events

Mother's Day Tea and Crafts

Take your mom out for a special treat! Make a craft together and then enjoy a special tea service with sweet and savoury goodies. You will have time for 1-2 small crafts, with choices both easy and more intricate. A lovely afternoon for moms and children of all ages.

Crafts from 1 - 3pm in the Studio: choose from 3 different craft activities - paper quilled earrings, watercolour cards, plus other options for very young crafters.
Tea from 3-4 in the Clubhouse:  includes a seated tea service with sweet and savoury goodies. Indicate dietary requirements with your registration.

WHEN? Saturday, May 13, 1pm - 4pm

COST? $50/pair (includes supplies and goodies)

Children's Art Classes

Crafty Kids Club

Our Crafty Kids Club continues with after school activities and crafts every Wednesday, 3:30-5pm. 

Spring Session 1: April 5 - May 10
Spring Session 2: May 17 - June 21

Children's Ukulele

Children ages 7+ will learn under the guidance of local Ukulele enthusiast Kathy Kanda. Group and Individual lessons available. Please email to see latest offerings. 

Adult Art Classes

Watercolour Workshop

Come and create with Herta Klassen using watercolours on a variety of different paint surfaces. The goal is for you to play, have loads of fun and go home with several small paintings which can become your own original art cards. Open to all levels. Bring your own brushes and paints or use her supplies for an extra $6.00

WHEN? April 1
10am - 2:30pm; $60

Easter Paper Quilling

Learn to curl and twist coloured paper into detailed items with Amanda Pryzner-Dunn. We will make an unique Easter card or decoration. Tools and paper supplied. 
WHEN?  April 1
2pm - 4pm; $20

Easter Beeswax Luminary

Join Diana Grimshire and learn how to use beeswax from local bees to make decorative luminaries in  Spring or Easter style. 

WHEN? April 1
10am - 12pm; $25

Art for Time Travellers

Join Amanda Pryzner-Dunn for time-travel adventures! We will visit several periods, cultures, and geographic areas while creating art using similar styles and techniques. No supplies required, just bring your curiosity and be prepared to be inspired!  
WHEN? April 15, 22, 29, May 6; 10am - 12pm; $80

Drop Spindle Class

Learn how to spin and ply to make your own custom yarn with Tracy Coombs.  All supplies included: a hand-crafted spindle, fibre, and two storage balls. No previous experience required.

WHEN? April 5 & 12, 6:30pm - 8:30pm; $60

Drawing Workshop

With practice, anyone can draw! Acquire drawing skills with Diane Wandler in this 4-class series where you will explore flowers and landscapes sketched in pencil. 

April 15, 22, 29, May 6; 10am - 12pm, $80

Jewellery Upcycling

Bring your junk jewellery and use it’s pieces to re-create a unique bracelet or necklace with Diane Wandler. Tools supplied.

May 3, 5:30pm - 8:30pm, $20

Eco-dyeing Sarong

Get Ready for Summer! Join Lynn Cox and learn the craft of using plants and plant-based dyes to create a unique 100% organic cotton Sarong. This versatile wrap is perfect for beach and pool side.

WHEN? May 27
10am - 3pm; $50

Art Parties!

Kids' Art Parties

Leave the mess at our house by booking your next birthday party or special get-together at the Nicola Valley Arts Centre. Schedule a private art class with one of our instructors and you get a 1 ½ hour class plus another ½ hour to enjoy your own party food. 

Basic cost is $120 for up to 6 children, then choose your art party option:

-Paper Crafts $35

-Bath Bombs $35

-Puppet making $40

-Mandalas $30
(*other art activities may be available, please inquire)

If this sounds like the art party for your family, email us!

Your Project

Do you have a personal project that you want to share with the arts and culture community? Let's explore new concepts and ideas together... Get started today!

Groups Connections

From Raven's Drum Connection to Merritt's Ukulele Circle, to the NV Fibre Lovers, various community groups use our spaces for all kinds of artistic adventures in the Nicola Valley. Contact us for available space for your group!


We look forward to welcoming you all to enjoying our music events, like Jazz in the Attic, Saturday, Oct 29. Get tickets now! Online... 

NVCAC Open Mic is not happening right now. But you can enjoy live music, like Robert Bertrand, at other venues in our community.