The Viva Vida Art Centre  offers a variety of art and leisure courses as well as  workshops for children, teens and adults, throughout the year.

Our hands-on courses range from 8 to 10 weeks with an ideal environment for exploring one's own creativity as well as learn new skills. 



Exploration in Art


Saturday 10-11:30 am
Wednesday 4:30-6:0 pm 

Participants will experiment with a variety of different mediums such as clay, acrylic paint, printmaking, collage, charcoal, paper, and much more.

10 weeks



Thursday 5:30-7:00 pm 

This course will focus on the fundamentals of drawing: elements of line, composition, proportion, etc., by using different drawing materials

10 weeks


Oil Painting with David Kelavey


Thursday 7 – 10 pm   

Learn traditional painting techniques developed by the old masters.
Develop composition concepts with an emphasis on light, and bring everything to life with a series of rich colour glazes.
A painting course designed for students who would like to advance their skills and technique while acquiring more artistic freedom. Course work will include composition, contrast, colour, and creativity. It will also address perspective, letting go and getting loose as well as varnishing and finishing work. In this class students will be encouraged to explore personal voice. 

8 weeks



Wednesday  7:30 – 9:30 pm    

Explore the wonderful world of watercolor. Master the technique that has been passed down for ages as well as learn new tips and tricks to creating beautiful flowing art. A study of the fundamentals of watercolor, this course will focus on space, proportion, line, form, color, and composition. Basic techniques will be demonstrated

8 weeks

Drawing and Painting


Thursday  3:00pm - 5:30pm  STARTING IN MAY

Work on perfecting your painting skills.  In this class, we will be working with a variety of acrylic techniques, as well as developing your own creative signature.  Weekly demonstrations, presentations, group critiques, and individual mentoring will help participants to progress at their own pace. This class is geared towards students interested in both abstract or figurative painting.
Taught by owner and artist Nedia El Khouri

8 weeks

Creative Sampler


Monday  7:30 - 9:30 pm
**supplies are included**

Have you ever had a desire to try out different art materials but didn't know where to start?   Here's an opportunity to have some fun exploring acrylics, watercolour, collage, clay, pastel, print-making, and more. Taught by a variety of talented artists.

8 weeks

supplies included!


Classical Oil Painting with Gordon Pym



Tuesday  1:00 - 4:00 pm

Classical Oil Painting with Gordon Pym (low-toxicity)A painting course using oil paint that will concentrate on classic techniques with a 'hands on' approach to practical instruction, demonstrations, personal coaching and critiques.

6 weeks

Acrylic Gel Transfer with

Denise Buisman Pilger


Wednesday  7:30 - 9:30 pm

World renowned artist Denise Buisman-Pilger will be teaching a 6 weeks art course on her mastered technique of acrylic gel transfer! If you are interested in learning how to create exciting, unique, and beautiful works like Denise, this is not a course to miss! Step into the world of acrylic gel transfers and discover the endless possibilities!

6 weeks