GAG 20 years

The Gabriola Arts Council acknowledges with gratitude that we are on the traditional and unceded territory of the Snuneymuxw First Nation.


$15 / year

Looking for Workshop Proposals for 2018

Looking for Workshop Proposals for 2018

We’re looking for workshops for our 2018 Festival, taking place April 5 – 15, 2018.

This year’s theme is lightness.

Want to lead a workshop? Click on the link below to find out how to submit an idea.

Deadline for submissions for 2018 IOA Festival: December 6, 2017

Photo: Bill Pope

2018 Workshop Proposals

VENUE CHANGE Paper Crane Community Project for Peace

Heads up! The Paper Crane Community Project for Peace drop-in workshop for ALL AGES (families encouraged) that was to take place on the Mad Rona’s lawn has moved to The HIVE Emporium! We’re staying out of the rain. See you there this Sunday from 11am-2pm!...

Inclusivity Campaign

We want to ensure that money isn’t a barrier to participation in the Isle of the Arts Festival workshops. If you want to take a workshop but can’t afford the registration fee, please complete the (confidential) form below and we’ll do our best to...

21 Workshops SOLD OUT!

The first day of registration was a blast! Fantastic, hardworking volunteers! Patient and enthusiastic participants! The website didn’t crash! If you haven’t already registered, you should do it today! Online registration is open 24/7. In person at the...

Please Note Brochure Errors

Kitchen Arts, Thursday April 13 is $35 (not $50)

Dance…A Jumpin’ and a Jivin’, Sunday April 16 is $10 (not $65)

Ukelele, Sunday April 16 is 2-5pm, not 3-5pm

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. Click here to jump to the registration page. Click here to see all...

Blossom Night Market Registration – FULL

The Night Market vendor spots are all booked. Please add yourself below if you’d like to be put on the waiting list. 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...

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 Peace 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
*Cancelled - 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
*CANCELLED Memory Cloth
*Multiple Intelligences: Finding The Artistry Within
*Copper Enameling Using a Micro Torch
*Create Your Own Shamanic Rawhide Rattle - 2 Part Workshop
*CANCELLED Make Your Own Upcycled Bear
*CANCELLED Sacred Self Collage
*Embellished Image Transfers
*CANCELLED The Art of Karate Kata
*Draw Life!
*Handmade Brushes & Mark Making Tools
*Vocal Play
*Lantern Making for YOUTH!
*An Artist's Toolkit: Day Long Professional Development for Artists
*Character in Action - Cancelled
*The Art of Change - Cancelled
*Drypoint Copperplate Printmaking
*The Mighty Uke
*Dance ... a Jumpin’ and a Jivin’