Dartmouth Visual Arts Society

Monthly Workshops


Please note that all DVAS workshops are postponed until public health restrictions have been lifted and it is safe for us to go about in the community again. Please check back from time to time. We will post information here when our workshops resume.

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 click here: 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


DVAS Workshops for 2020/21 **Postponed due to COVID-19 until further notice**

March 28, 2020      Tacha Reed - Felting

Tacha is a gifted fibre artist who  is not only involved in her community, but also an outspoken activist voicing her concerns about the ecological state of the Avon River. When she's not creating Tacha is teaching, leading fibre art workshops at Community Halls and art galleries like Argyle Fine Art and the Bread Gallery. Additionally each summer she manages the Avon River Heritage Museum, organizing their regular art and culture activitiesShe currently serves as chair for Avon River Arts (formerly the Hants County Arts Council),as well as volunteering with the Halifax Crafters Society, the Avondale Wharf Committee and the Full Circle Festival.

April 25, 2020      Kelly Mitchelmore - oil & acrylic

I believe that art is a many facet thing both tangible and unreachable at the same time. It can be a simple print that made you smile or an incredible masterpiece that made you cry – it touches all of us differently. That's the magic. I hope you enjoy this example of my work and feel a little magic yourself – or at least a little smile……

May 30, 2020      Lynn Johnson - acrylics

Although I work in a representational style, I never want a viewer to wonder if they’re looking at a photograph. My work is just as much about what I feel towards a subject as what I actually see. With this expression in mind, I hope the viewer will relate to the work – want to put themselves in the landscape, or feel a sense of nostalgia when viewing a still life. I think most of our fondest memories are not so much about a place or thing, but how it felt being there in the moment.



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.