Children's Art Classes


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We would love your input and we're always looking for workshop teachers! Which art classes for kids would you like to see? Which art classes for kids 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.


Crafty Kids

Fun art and craft activities! Bring a snack! We might get messy, so we have shirts here at the Arts Centre Studio. Instructed by Brooklyn Harris, Madison Karlson, and Mischelle Pierce. 

Brooklyn and Madison are Art students of MSS or recent grads of the program. They bring artistic, creative ideas and enthusiasm to Crafty Kids. 


Who: Children, ages 7-12; maximum 8 students per class


When: Wednesdays 3:30-5pm

Session 2 (Feb): Feb 7, 14, 21, 28

Session 3 (Mar): Mar 6, 13, 20, 27

Session 4 (Apr): Apr 3, 10, 17, 24


Cost: $80 for each Session of 4 classes ($20 per class), includes craft supplies

Where: Nicola Valley Arts Centre - 2051 Voght St (beside Kekuli Cafe)


Payment must be made online. Your seat is NOT confirmed until you have paid - A link to our online payment site will be sent in a confirmation email.

*No refunds on art programs, unless NVCAC cancels.

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

Explore Art Literacy - ages 4-6 FREE

Books will be read. Art will be created. Participants explore books and art through fun, hands-on, and sometimes very messy projects. The activities are designed to build memory, attention, and concentration; all important to the development of early reading skills. Try it out!


Wednesdays 11AM to Noon 

Nicola Valley Arts Centre Clubhouse

2051 Voght Street (beside Kekuli Cafe)


Session 1: January 24th, 31st and February 7th

Session 2: February 14th, 21st and 28th


The instructor, Susan Parkinson, is an artist and former kindergarten teacher. She feels that books and art are a natural partnership. Maximum class size 6 - Parents/Caregivers welcome to attend.


Pre-register by session at

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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