March 31
to April 11, 2021

A Mosaic of Making

22  Interactive workshops to enjoy at home

This Island.

Gabriola Arts Council (GAC) respectfully acknowledges that the land on which we live and create is the traditional, ancestral, and territory of the Snuneymuxw First Nation whose presence here reaches back to time immemorial.

GAC respects and affirms the inherent rights and title of Snuneymuxw First Nation

We endeavour to honour Coast Salish land and its treaties by strengthening our relationship and responsibilities to them. We are grateful to Snuneymuxw First Nation, who continue to share their knowledge about the history of the lands and water and their relations to them.

We believe that the Arts can contribute to the healing and decolonizing journey we all share together and commit to honouring Indigenous self-determination, sovereignty, and resurgence

A Mosaic of Making – Interactive workshops to enjoy at home

We live in challenging times and the Isle of the Arts Festival has risen to those challenges by bringing you A Mosaic of Making!

The Gabriola Arts Council offers 22 interactive workshops: felted slippers, petroglyph land walk with Snuneymuxw Knowledge Keeper Dave Bodaly, mending, vocal expression, professional development for artists, and more.

Instructors have worked diligently to ensure your experience is fruitful and engaging, as we deliver these workshops via Zoom.  We offer technical assistance to those unfamiliar with Zoom and during each workshop there will be a moderator available to navigate any technical issues.

We are continuing with Reading and Reconciliation: One Book, One Community with Bob Joseph and Shelagh Rogers and it promises to be a lively and educational discussion.

Poetry Gabriola presents award winning authors Arleen Paré and Kate Braid on April 3 and the Gabriola Microsynth Orchestra and interpretive dance mixed with poetry on April 10th.

Sarah Osbourne will delight audiences with her amazing smoky vocals at our closing Arty Party pn April 11th where we announce this year’s Arty Award winner.

There is a little something for everyone this year and maybe some surprise offerings. Whatever you choose you can enjoy the workshops and events from the comfort of your home.



GAC Members

Wednesday, March 10

Online: starting from 10am
By phone: 250.247.7409
In person: by appointment

General Public

Thursday, March 11

Online: starting from 10am
By phone: 250.247.7409
In person: by appointment

Gabriola Arts Council Membership

$20 per year

In person: during GAC office hours

Virtual Workshops

The workshops will be highly engaging, with multiple participants who will be able to chat with the instructor and other attendees as well as share their work to have a fully interactive workshop.



All workshops will be delivered via Zoom. If you have never used Zoom before, don’t stress! Join us for a free pre-festival workshop on how to use this platform.

How to ZOOM! MARCH 30 – 2:00PM

Note: Zoom is easiest to use from a computer, but you can also use it from a smartphone or tablet.

Tech Assistance for all!

Our Festival coordinator will provide one-on-one help for participants that require technical assistance.

Please contact Victoria if you’d like some help.

Workshop Supplies

Some workshops will require participants to have supplies and materials for a successful workshop. These supplies are listed in detail on the website under each workshop description. If a participant does not have the required supplies, please contact Victoria and we will provide assistance in obtaining supplies needed.

Workshop Kits

Some workshops will provide the participant with an art supplies kit.

These kits will be packaged and delivered to participants in the week prior to the scheduled workshop.