Children's Art Classes


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Here is what parents have to say about our art classes for kids:

"My kids loved everything, especially trying new types of art outside of drawing and painting." 

"My child loves these classes. The instructors were great and the projects were incredible." 

Art Elements for Kids

Budding artists, ages 8-12, join us!


Learn the basic elements of art: line, shape, colour, texture, and pattern. Create drawings and art projects using these elements, Explore common mediums like pencil, pastels, watercolour, collage, etc. Also become familiar with several local artists, and their work in our community. We will visit our Gallery Shows! 


WHO? Children, ages 8-12; max 8 students

WHEN? Thursdays 3:30-5pm  Oct 5th-Dec 14  ( 9 sessions-2 off in November)

COST? $150  includes art supplies, scrapbook, art folder, and art frame to go home at the end of the sessions.

WHERE? Nicola Valley Arts Centre - 2051 Voght St (in Studio beside Kekuli Cafe or in Clubhouse)


*No refunds on art programs, classes or events.

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

Crafty Kids Club Fall 2023

Fun art and craft activities! Bring a snack! We might get messy, so we have shirts here at the Arts Centre Studio.


WHO? Children, ages 7-12; maximum 8 students per class

WHEN? Wednesdays 3:30-5pm

COST?  $60 for each session of 6 classes, includes craft supplies

WHERE? Nicola Valley Arts Centre - 2051 Voght St (beside Kekuli Cafe)

*No refunds on art programs, unless NVCAC cancels.

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


Session 1: Sept 27 - Nov 1 - class completely full

Session 2: Nov 8 - Dec 13


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, contact us!

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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