Dartmouth Visual Arts Society

Monthly Workshops

Workshop Update, March 5, 2021

DVAS has been busy booking artists for the spring workshop season. Here are early details for the first  workshops of the year:

  1. Saturday March 27 -  “Knife Painting” presented by Debbie Mosher
  2. Saturday April 24 - TBA
  3. Saturday May 22 - “Skies and Water” presented by Jude Caborn

Information about workshops for the rest of the year will be published as soon as it is available.

Violet O’Connell is the Workshop Registrar and she can be reached at:


Participants must agree to these COVID Safety Protocols for DVAS Workshops:

  • a maximum of 15 participants
  • DVAS will supply hand sanitizers and disinfectant wipes
  • you need to bring your own table cover
  • wear a mask at all times and plan to stay at your table as much as possible as the instructor will circulate the room to provide guidance
  • DVAS will not have access to the kitchen so bring an appropriate lunch that can be eaten at your table, plus your own coffee, tea, snacks
  • in order to maintain a safe community of painters, we ask that you minimize mingling and remain in the church for the duration of the session
  • be aware that Public Health Restrictions may change at any time and respect our requirement to comply
  • a refund of your registration fees will only be made if the workshop has to be cancelled



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!  Workshops are held at South End Baptist Church, 60 Hastings Street, Dartmouth, from 9:30 am to 3:30 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: $35 for members, $50 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

The DVAS Workshop Planner can be reached by clicking here: workshopplan@DartmouthVisualArts.ca

Workshop Policy:  Workshops must be paid in advance, by cheque by the 15th of the month and postdated for the day of the workshop.  We request that you be there by 9:15 at the latest to set up.  We will begin at 9:30 am 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.