Dartmouth Visual Arts Society

Thursday DVAS Studio Group

Three sessions per year, ten weeks per session, on Thursdays, 9am to 12:30 pm, at the Findlay Centre on Elliot St in Dartmouth. Hope to see you there – rain or shine!

Sessions usually begin in September, January and March. Members will receive Emails with exact dates. If we’ve got your interest, contact Sandra Harrison by clicking here: studiogroup@DartmouthVisualArts.ca 

Come and join us!  You’ll have fun, make a new friend, and enjoy a laugh or two.  Share your paintings, learn from others, pick up some new tricks. You’ll find us to be very open, friendly, and supportive. Anyone who is a paid-up member of DVAS can join.

There is no facilitator at these sessions, but many experienced artists attend and are willing to offer suggestions and/or critique if asked. We have fledgling painters as well as those more experienced, and each of us learn from the others.  Don't be shy about attending. We are a most welcoming group, who share a fabulous passion! What more wonderful and productive way of passing the winter months, than doing what we all love to do?

Come have fun, learn new things, make new painting buddies, and find out what’s going on in the Art World. Note we PAINT using all mediums (odorless, of course and… thanks for that!) Let's get painting!


Findlay Centre on Elliot St in Dartmouth

9am to 12:30pm, each session runs for 10 weeks, Studio Group Fees: $30 per person, per 10-week session, payable by cheque or cash on the spot.

Studio Group "SPRING" session will runs April 1 to June 3, 2021. It's open to paid up members of DVAS.

Sandra Harrison, Studio Group Wrangler


COVID safety protocols for Studio Group as per Nova Scotia Public Health Guidelines, as per HRM rentals:

ROOM RENTAL CAPACITY AS PER COVID GUIDELINES: limit of 21 members attending for Studio Group

ENTERING FINDLAY CENTRE: Enter building just prior to rental time (studio group is 9:00 am to 12:30 pm). Participants must leave on time, to allow staff to do scheduled cleaning between each rental.

CONTACT TRACING: DVAS is required to keep a list of studio participants, with name and phone number. The list must be given to HRM staff at the front desk. Studio group has a dated contact list inside the door to the Conrad Room. Please fill it out every time you come to studio group.

MASKS: Private Rentals (i.e. not open to the general public) You must wear a mask when entering the building, when in the hallways, washrooms, etc., and again on exiting the building. Studio group requires participants to wear their mask until seated at their work area, and requests that when you stand for any reason, or move about in the room, you must again don your mask.

PLEASE NOTE:  Persons with medical conditions that restrict them from wearing a mask are exempt.

ALSO NOTE: Should you have any of the signs that you may have Covid, please contact the appropriate Health Officials and do not attend studio group.


  • feverish
  • new or worsening cough
  • sore throat
  • runny nose or nasal congestion
  • headache
  • shortness of breath or difficulty breathing


  • Public Health determines you are a close contact of a confirmed COVID -19 case 
  • you have COVID-19 symptoms
  • you were at a potential exposure site
  • you require a negative test result for essential travel
  • you are a rotational worker
  • you are a specialized worker
  • you are a post secondary student on day 6-9 of self isolation and are exhibiting no symptoms

We are all each others' keeper. Please respect and follow these protocols. Thank you!