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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’ve implemented.

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 5 to 10 weeks with an ideal environment for exploring one's own creativity as well as learn new skills. 


Introduction to Fine Arts 

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! This is a 10 week course.



  • Saturdays at 9-10:30 am, ages 4-7  yrs.;   $250.                           

         Starts April 8th 2023

  • Wednesdays at 4:30-6:00 pm, ages 4-7 yrs.; $250                      

         Starts April 12th 2023


Exploration in Fine Arts

  • Saturdays at 10:30 - 12:00 ages 8-10 yrs  $250. 

        Starts April 8th 2023

  • Wednesdays at 5:30 - 7:00 pm, ages 8-10 yrs.   $250.

         Starts April 12th 2023            


Youth Drawing


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


Starting :

  • Thursdays at 4:30-6:00 pm, ages 7-9 yrs. and $250.

        Starts April 13th 2023


Drawing and Painting (10 and up)


This course will focus on the fundamentals of drawing and painting : elements of line, composition, proportion, etc., by using different drawing and painting materials. Supplies included! This is a 10 week course.


Starting :

  • Thursdays at 4:30-6:00 pm, ages 10 yrs. and up. $250.

        Starts April 13th 2023


Youth Fine Art

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! This is a 10 week course.



  • Sundays at 10:30am-12:00pm, 9-12 yrs  $250.​

        Starts April 9th 2023

  • Tuesdays at 4:30-6:00pm, 9-12 yrs  $250.

        Starts April 11th 2023


Adult Course

Landscape in Oils with David Kelavey



Learn and appreciate the fundamentals of making a strong painting. While the course focuses on producing compelling, impressionistic landscape paintings in oils, David addresses five key concepts used by all artists. During the classes, you will learn about using a limited palette, selecting the best composition, understanding the importance of contrast and light, seeing your subject as an artist, and even how to hold the brush for maximum control while loosening up…and more! Materials not included.


Starting :

  • Thursdays at 7:00-10:00 pm, February 2nd to March 2nd   (5 weeks)


Watercolour with Micheline Sansregret


Come and experiment - a watercolour course of a different kind! Come and play with colour! Discover and get comfortable with a variety of techniques. Learn the basics of materials, and tools used with this medium. Skill: All levels. ( Materials not included) 

Starting :

  • Tuesdays at 7:00-9:00 pm, April 18th to May 16th  (5 weeks)


Intermediate Oil Painting with Gordon Pym


The course is designed to help artists who want to improve on their rendering skills using oil paints. The focus will be primarily on creating realistic landscapes but other subjects can be covered. Composition, perspective, advanced colour mixing along with strategies for realistic rendering will be covered. How to plan a painting, size and formats will be discussed. The importance of value in depicting realistic space will stressed. How to use photo references and working from your imagination will be discussed.


Starting :

  • Tuesdays at 10:30 am-1:30 pm, February 7th - March 7th (5 weeks)

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Drawing Course with Patricia Morris


Drawing course with Patricia Morris. A drawing course that will focus on drawing techniques, practical instruction, demonstrations, personal coaching and critiques. Materials not included.

Starting :

  • Wednesdays at 10:30am - 12:30 pm, March 8th - April 5th (5weeks)

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Creative Sample


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. A 50$ material fee is included.


Starting :

  • Wednesdays at 7:00-9:30pm, January 31st (6 weeks)

  • Wednesdays at 1:30-4:00 pm, February 1st (6 weeks)

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