Adult Art Classes


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We would love your input and we're always looking for workshop teachers! Which art classes for adults would you like to see? Which art classes for adults would you like to teach? Please get in touch with us at and let us know. 

If you're an instructor and would like to send us a course proposal, please use this form


To register for one of our classes, click on the registration button for each class. This will take you to a Google Form to be completed. Once you complete and submit the form you will receive an email with a payment link for online payment. Please check your spam folder if you don't receive the email. Once you submit payment, your registration is confirmed.


Art and Soul Summer Series

Creative expression is a gift that lives within all of us , but it needs to be taken out and played with. Right now is an excellent time to reignite your creativity. Creative play is good for the mind and body. In these monthly classes. all the basic materials will be provided for a variety of topics , but there may be times that extras could be purchased. Maximum 10 participants each class.


When: Wednesdays, 10:30 am to noon

Cost:  $10 per class (includes supplies & refreshments) 

Where:  Studio Room at Nicola Valley Community Arts Centre - 2051 Voght St (beside Kekuli Cafe)


*No refunds on art programs, classes or events, unless NVCAC cancels.

**Nicola Valley Arts membership required ($20/year)

Info about each session below!

Wed, May 15 - Pottery Pinch Bowls with Sarah Molnar.

In this class you will make a set of little clay pinch pots - hand shaped dishes that are uniquely yours! The instructor will take all pieces home for finishing, so final product will have to be picked up at a later date. No experience or tools needed.  Tea and cookies to follow. This session is completely full, we are no longer accepting registrations.

Wed, Jun 12 - Spirit Dolls: with Shelley Cressy Hassel.

“Beautiful You" Spirit Doll & Meditation

Come join a fun class of creating and designing “YOU” and your wishes.  Creating and meditating together simply & joyfully. Tea and cookies to follow.

Wed, Jul 17 - Garden Mosaic: with Cathy Cox Neil

More information to come... 

Wed, Aug 14 - Flower Pressing: with Linda Suzuki

More information to come... 

Mandala Workshop

with Kathleen Kinasewich.

We will learn what a mandala is, how it shows up in our sacred circle, and how it reveals many layers of life’s issues for us.

We will use black paper, coloured pencils and later use paint pens if so desired.  Students will go home with a couple of Mandalas that they created from deep within their soul.


Your instructor will provide many tools, stencils and items to trace repetitively. If you are in any way shy to art, this workshop will surprise you. Everyone can create amazing artworks when we loose our Inhibition. All art materials are provided for you.

Just bring an open heart ❤️, an open mind and a packed lunch.


This course is suitable for participants aged 15 and up. 

Minimum 6, maximum 12 participants 


This class is postponed until September 2024.

Please check back here for exact dates (TBA).

Instructor:  Kathleen has been a Mandala art facilitator for over 20 years.

Beginner Knitting

Intermediate Knitting

 These classes are postponed 

until September 2024.

Please check back here

for exact dates (TBA).



Nicola Valley Arts Centre

Discover your community at the Arts Centre!

P: 250-378-6515


M: PO Box 92 | Merritt, BC | V1K 1B8

2051 Voght Street (beside Kekuli Cafe)


Hours: Wed-Sat 10 am - 5 pm | Sun 12 pm - 4 pm


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