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. 


We are happy to once again be offering our courses to all children, teens, and adults! We’re ready to teach, learn, and have fun in a safe environment. Before registering, please be sure to read our new code of conduct that includes some of the safety protocols we’ll be implementing. All of our prices include the cost of PPE that Viva Vida is using to ensure our clients' safety.

Viva Vida Code of Conduct Fall 2020

Waiver of Liability Relating to Coronavirus/COVID-19 (ADULT COURSES)

Waiver of Liability Relating to Coronavirus/COVID-19 (YOUTH COURSES)


Exploration in Art/Youth Fine Art


Saturday 10-11:30 am or Wednesday 4:30-6:00 pm. 

Ages 5-9

Explore all that is fine art as participants experiment with a variety of different mediums such as clay, acrylic paint, printmaking, collage, charcoal, paper, and much more. Supplies included!



  • Saturdays, April 16th to June 18th 

  • Wednesdays, April 20th to June 22nd

10 weeks

Starting April 16th

Drawing​ for Teens


Thursday 4:30-6:00 pm

Ages 13+

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


Starting :

  • Thursdays, April 14th - June 16th

10 Weeks

Starting April 14th

Youth Fine Art


Tuesday 4:30-6pm or Sunday 10:30am-12pm

Ages 8-12

Participants will learn to focus on Fine Art fundamentals such as elements of line, composition, proportion, blending, color theory, etc. by using an array of mediums to create wonderful pieces of art in a variety of styles. We will look at different art styles and take inspiration from artists throughout history to guide students through the artistic learning process. Supplies included!



  • Sundays, April 17th - June 19th

  • Tuesdays April 19th - June 21st

10 Weeks

Starting April 17th


Oil Painting with David Kelavey


Thursday 7:00 – 10:00 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 also be encouraged to explore personal voice.

Starting :

  • April 7th - May 26th 

Materials not included.
8 weeks

Starting April 7th

Creative Sampler


$300 (including $50 material fee)

Tuesday 1:30 - 4:00pm or Wednesday 7:00 - 9:30PM

**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.


  • Tuesdays, April 5th - May 24th

  • Wednesdays, May 18th - July 13th

8 weeks

Starting April 5th - May 18th


Classical Oil Painting with Gordon Pym



Tuesday  10:00am - 1:00 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.

Starting :

  • Tuesdays, April 12th - May 31th

Materials not included.

8 weeks

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Starting April 12th

Drawing with Patricia Morris



Wednesday, 10:30-12:30pm


Drawing course with Patricia Morris. A drawing course that will focus on drawing techniques, practical instruction, demonstrations, personal coaching and critiques.

Starting :

  • Wednesdays, May 25th - June 22nd

Materials not included.

5 weeks

Starting May 25th

Acrylic Painting with Patricia Morris



Tuesday, 7:00-9:30pm

Want to improve your skills with acrylic paint? In this course, you will develop your own compositions for an independent project using your favourite technique. Landscape, still life, abstractions and portraiture are all options. Follow your own inspiration with guidance from a master painter.

Starting :

  • Tuesdays, May 31st - June 28th

Materials not included

5 weeks

Starting May 31st

Exploring Watercolour with Heather Boyd



Wednesday, 7:00-9:30pm

These fun experimental watercolour classes allow you to explore a variety of interesting techniques, guided by Heather Boyd. You'll create multiple artworks showcasing the techniques learned during the class.

Starting :

  • Wednesdays, April 13th - May 18th

Materials not included

6 weeks

Starting April 13th