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Winter/Spring Classes are Here!

This season (Jan - May 2021), we are thrilled to offer 90+ visual arts and ceramic classes online and in-person.

Your Safety is Our Priority

Our comprehensive COVID-19 Safety Plan includes the use of two facilities, separate entrances for each classroom, daily health screenings for staff and students, mandatory mask use, and more. 

PoMoArts would like to thank to Tri-City News for their generous support of our programs. 

Class Highlights

Pro-D Day Camps

Feb 26 & April 23

Spend Pro-D Day at PoMoArts! Enjoy an exciting camp creating new art projects, playing with clay, or upcycling paper scraps into journals and more. Register now!



Friday Friends

with Kimberly Blackstock

In-Person | Fridays Jan 22, Feb 12, Mar 13 | 6-8pm

Once a month we hold a “Friday Friends” for children to get together and create either a painting on stretched canvas or a large format piece of art on watercolour paper. There will also be the opportunity to join in on a creative conversation where they’ll get to know a little bit about one other.

Filling up fast! Don't wait to register!



Hand Building: Basic Techniques of Clay Art

with Ratna Gandhi

In-Person Class | Tuesdays Feb 1 - 23| 3:30-5:30pm

"Hand Building" is working with clay using your hands and some simple tools. Students will be introduced to techniques like slab work, coil work, and pinch work. Using these techniques along with their imagination and creativity, students will create their own pen stands, bowls, and candle holders.




Art Night for Youth

with Kimberly Blackstock

In-Person | Thurs Jan 28, Feb 18, Mar 18 | 6:30-8:30pm

Once a month a small group of youth will gather together with like-minded
individuals who enjoy creating and developing their artistic skill. Students
will create either a painting on stretched canvas or a large format piece of art on watercolour paper with guidance from professional artist and
instructor, Kimberly Blackstock. The opportunity for creative conversation
will be had where they’ll get to know each other and share opportunities,
like contests, exhibitions or community projects to participate in.

Filling up fast! Register now!



Observational Drawing

with Tracey Xie

In-Person | Weds Feb 3 - 24 | 3:30-5:30pm

The class is designed for students who would like to learn to draw what they see. Parts of your body, a still life, any object in front of you!


Drawing Intensive for Teens

with Christy Dunsmore

Online | Mon Jan 25 - Mar 8 | 6-8pm

This class is for youth who are interested in a drawing program that combines their personal projects with intensive design challenge strategies. Students, along with the guidance of instructor Christy Dunsmore, will work on a series of pieces, creating a small collection that shows themselves as an artist. Perfect for experienced young artists who are serious about developing their craft!



Alcohol Ink Explorations

with Margarita Hobbes

Online | Tuesdays February 2- 23 | 7-9pm

In this fun, exploratory course students will learn and practice introductory alcohol ink techniques on Yupo or tile and play with metallic mixatives and air manipulations. Students will also expand their knowledge of other effects the inks can create by examining the use of masks, acrylics, and other materials. No previous painting experience needed


Learn Drawing Essentials 

with Christy Dunsmore

Online | Wednesdays Jan 27 - March 3 | 6-8pm

Go back to the basics with instructor Christy Dunsmore and learn the essentials that make up good drawing techniques: line, shade, volume, pattern, texture. Students will receive technical guidance as they explore different drawing media and work on creative ways to improve their skills. Christy’s enjoyable design challenges help to make drawings more powerful. 


February Felting Fun

with Nikki Webster

In-Person | Sundays Feb 7 - 28 | 1-3pm

Come chase away the February blues and stay cozy while crafting with instructor Nikki Webster! Students will be guided through introductory felting techniques and the wonders of wool while completing 2-3 fun projects such as gnomes and hedgehogs.

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A New Resilience  

Sonya Iwasiuk

January 14 - February 15, 2021
A body of work that corresponds with one of the most pressing current world issues – people fleeing their turbulent homelands searching for peace and prosperity. Iwasiuk’s multi-media installation is based on the First Wave of Ukrainian immigrants to Canada.

Virtual Artist Talk and Tour: Watch the recording


Are We Still Together?

Ghislain Brown-Kossi

January 14 - February 15, 2021
A French artist based in Vancouver, Ghislain Brown-Kossi’s work aims to understand how individuals interact with each other and how social relationships are transformed. As time passes he wonders if, as a society, we will break the walls and barriers between our diverse communities. People often fear new comers and change, but at the same time they would like to know more about them. “Are We Still Together”, addresses the feeling of disconnection, and spurs a dialogue in our communities.

Virtual Artist Talk and Tour

Date: Thursday January 21 | 7:15 pm

Facebook live

Timeless Pastimes

Mat Holmstrom

Timeless Pastimes shares imagery and objects that reflect the interests and traditions that inspire the artist and many Canadians across the land. People of all ages and backgrounds develop positive and important bonds through nature, sports, wildlife and more. Through difficult times, these pastimes are the glue to Canadian culture and help keep people unified, hopeful and inspired.

Virtual Artist Talk and Tour

Date: Thursday January 28 | 7:15 pm

Facebook live

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Call for Photos

Send photos of your Garden Escapes by February 28th for a chance to have them painted for a Summer 2021 exhibition at PoMoArts.

Painters Marney-Rose Edge and Claire Sower are collaborating to create Garden Escapes, an exhibition at PoMoArts that reflects their love of florals and the garden spaces they grow in. 

Gardens in our yards, on our decks, or the public gardens where we gather have become even more of a place of refuge, calm and diversion during the pandemic. The heightened importance of the social and mental benefits of these spaces inspired the artists to add to their exhibition artwork by inviting people to share their photos of garden spaces they find colourful, restful or beautiful. The artists will select from the submitted photos and paint a few of them to show in the exhibition. Each of the artists have different styles; with Marney-Rose focusing on painting detailed florals, while Claire enjoys painting the broader view garden vistas. 

Click here to submit your photo

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