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Workshop registration opens on March 10th!

Friday, March 10 at 10 am! You can register online or in person. In-person registration is available on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 10 am to 1 pm at the Gabriola Arts & Heritage Centre.
Stay tuned! 2017 lineup is coming at you!

Stay tuned! 2017 lineup is coming at you!

You’re all being so patient while you wait to find out the fab lineup of workshops and events this April 6-16! If you’re on Gabriola Island, the brochure will be in your mailbox next week! If you’re not, check back to this website next week for the...

Blossom Night Market Registration

The Isle of the Arts Festival is coming up in April! We’re excited to announce that for the fourth year, GAC will host a Blossom-themed Night Market at the Surf Lodge. This will happen the evening of April 15th 2017, from 6pm to 9pm. There will be food, lovely people,...
We are now accepting workshop and event proposals for 2017!

We are now accepting workshop and event proposals for 2017!

April 6-16th 2017. Ten days. Over fifty hands-on creative workshops. Literary evenings. Night Markets. Concerts. Professional Development. And more! You don’t want to miss it. We are looking for ideas for artsy hands-on workshops you would like to participate in...
Huge thank you! Much appreciation. Gracias gracias!

Huge thank you! Much appreciation. Gracias gracias!

Big thanks to the instructors, presenters, and participants for working with us to put on an amazing 10-day arts festival! We have such talent on this island and are so happy everyone is so willing to share! And please take a moment to thank the sponsors, volunteers,...
What a day yesterday at the fest!

What a day yesterday at the fest!

There was drum-making, voice, writing, big painting, drumming, hip-belt making, an art show and performance at the elementary school, and a celebration of artists at the Surf! So much fun. And more today! Check out Bill Pope’s...
Amazing artsy weekend so far!

Amazing artsy weekend so far!

These last 3 days have been jam-packed with workshops and events! Everyone is having a great time around the island creating some amazing things! And to celebrate, there’s been an event to attend each night! Such a great artsy community! Here’s to 7 more...
Thanks for enjoying the Literary Launch with us!

Thanks for enjoying the Literary Launch with us!

And the first night of the Isle of the Arts Festival was a success. Enormous huge thank-you’s to the Surf Lodge, who created an absolutely stunning space for the Literary Launch. The Surf Lodge has really got it all. Click here to see the photos, taken by...
Happy April Fool’s Day!

Happy April Fool’s Day!

This workshop isn’t real, but many more are going to be happening over the next ten days — and some of them still have space available! Register online today! Don’t forget the Inclusivity Campaign — any amount you donate goes into the fund to provide opportunities for...
First week of registration: crazy times!

First week of registration: crazy times!

In the first week of Isle of the Arts Festival registration, 11 workshops and one event has sold out! And the rest are filling up fast! Make sure to register before its too late! It is such a fabulous artsy time and lots of fun to be a part of the buzz on Gabriola!...

2017 Workshops

*Rug Hook a Little Mat - 2 Part Workshop
*The Drumbeat of Reconciliation
*Photo Encaustic
*Beginners Metalsmithing
*Why Poetry Matters
*Grey Matter! A Colour Workshop for Painters
*Rug Hook a Little Mat - 2 Part Workshop
*Metis Beadwork
*Create Your Own Piece Work
*Raku Expression 3 Part Workshop
*Build It with a Box!
*Kind Cuisine: Transforming Your Familiar Favourites with Vegeteers
*Presentation Excellence: Keep Your Audience Engaged
*Multi-Media Catalogue Poetry
*Meditative Doodles
*It’s More Than Just a Stamp
*Intuitive Art
*Photo Encaustic
*Paper Crane Community Project For Peace
*Intro to Screenprinting
*Painting with Wool: The Art of Needle Felting
*Astrological Archetypes
*Writing Yourself: Larger Narratives of Family, History, and the Earth
*Words & Images: An Ekphrastic Writing Workshop
*Weaving Without Boundaries
*Art Arc Jr
*The Afternoon of 100 Drawings
*All Beings Confluence - 4 Part Workshop
*Contour Drawing
*Chinese Calligraphy
*All Beings Confluence - 4 Part Workshop
*All Beings Confluence - 4 Part Workshop
*Kitchen Arts
*Producing Storytelling
*Understanding Your Video Camera
*Raku Expression 3 Part Workshop
*Design Your Own Tarot Cards
*Create a Small Art Quilt
*Landscape & Long Exposure
*All Beings Confluence - 4 Part Workshop
*Create Your Own Shamanic Rawhide Rattle - 2 Part Workshop
*Layer Upon Layer
*Memory Cloth
*Multiple Intelligences: Finding The Artistry Within
*Copper Enameling Using a Micro Torch
*Create Your Own Shamanic Rawhide Rattle - 2 Part Workshop
*Make Your Own Upcycled Bear
*Embellished Image Transfers
*Sacred Self Collage
*Draw Life!
*Handmade Brushes & Mark Making Tools
*The Art of Karate Kata
*Vocal Play
*Lantern Making for YOUTH!
*An Artist's Toolkit: Day Long Professional Development for Artists
*Character in Action
*The Art of Change
*Drypoint Copperplate Printmaking
*Dance ... a Jumpin’ and a Jivin’
*The Mighty Uke