Dartmouth Visual Arts Society



DVAS Workshops for 2022


DVAS Saturday Fall 2022 Upcoming Workshops

New Workshop Location: Findlay Community Centre, 26 Elliot St., Dartmouth


Ashley Ritter: Chalk pastel workshop  Rescheduled to January 28, 2023

In this workshop, participants will be introduced to dry chalk pastel medium and learn materials and methods to paint a realistic animal.

A kit will be provided at an additional cost of $25 per participant. This amount is to be paid to the artist on the day of the workshop. Please do not include this fee with your registration. The kit contains everything needed to complete the project.

For more information, contact Violet O’Connell, DVAS Workshop Registrar. She can be reached at:




DVAS workshops are open to all, with preference given to DVAS members. All levels of experience are welcome. Spaces at DVAS workshops fill up quickly, so register early and don't miss out! 

NEW: Workshops are held at Findlay Community Centre, 26 Elliot St., Dartmouth, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Bring all of your own supplies for each workshop, and a lunch. It's a very full day! Please also read DVAS workshop policy at the bottom of this page.

Workshop Fees: $45 for members, $60 for non-members, per workshop

To register for a workshop, contact the Workshop Registrar by clicking this link: workshopregis@DartmouthVisualArts.ca

Payment for each workshop can by made by cheque, made out to Dartmouth Visual Arts Society, and mailed to:

Dartmouth Visual Arts Society Workshops

65 Driftwood Cresent, Dartmouth, NS  B2V 1S6

Workshop Policy:  Workshops must be paid in advance, by cheque by the 15th of the month and postdated for the day of the workshop.  Minimum number of registrations is ten (10) artists. If fewer than ten people register for a workshop, that workshop will be cancelled.

We request that you arrive by 8:45 a.m. at the latest to set up.  We will begin at 9:00 a.m. sharp.  Payment is due when registering for a workshop.  Cheques are to be made payable to Dartmouth Visual Arts Society or DVAS - one separate cheque for each workshop.  Please date the cheque the day of the workshop requested (as cheques become stale and non-negotiable after six months). Indicate on the cheque the name of the workshop or the artist.

Cheques will not normally be returned.  Note that in the event the workshop attendance list becomes full, priority will be given to paid-up members.  Also in excess of full attendance, a waiting list will be used.  Two weeks notice is required for cancellation.