Art gallery offers bursaries for class participants

The gallery offers a wealth of programming for people of all ages, including two summer camps this year for kids aged 7 to 12

Did you know that the Campbell River Art Gallery has a bursary program for people who want to learn more about art and could use some assistance with costs?

The bursaries, offered thanks to the fundraising efforts of the Friends of the Campbell River Art Gallery, cover 50 per cent of the cost of a class. Only one bursary can be received per family per year and bursaries are available on a first come, first served basis. Interested students, or their parents, need only complete a registration form, available at the art gallery office.

The gallery offers a wealth of programming for people of all ages, including two summer camps this year for kids aged 7 to 12 – one in July and one in August. The first camp, called ‘Fabulous Art,’ runs from Monday, July 15 to Friday, July 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Young artists will have an opportunity to work with artists Mary Deveau and Shannon McKirgan to investigate a variety of materials, including paint, collage materials, clay, pencil and much more. Kids should be prepared to make a mess as they become immersed in creating. All supplies are included.

From Monday, Aug. 12 to Friday, Aug. 16, kids can take part in the ‘Art Extravaganza’ summer camp with artists Keely Chadwick and Jessica Blue. Students will work with a variety of tools and techniques and will also have a chance to work outside, so they’re inspired by Campbell River’s natural beauty. Students are asked to bring an article of white or light-coloured clothing, like a shirt or socks, for a tie dye activity. All other materials are provided. This camp also runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The cost for each camp is $175 for art gallery members and $185 for non-members. Drop by the Gallery or call 250-287-2261 for registration information. All Children’s Summer Art Programs are sponsored by Grieg Seafood.

For adults this summer, there’s a weekend workshop with renowned photographer Claudia Lorenz this Saturday Aug. 17 and Sunday, Aug. 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The class, called ‘iPhone and iPad as Camera and Pocket Digital Darkroom,’ will allow participants to discover the limitless capabilities these technologies allow for photographic manipulation. The workshop costs $160 plus GST For CR Art Gallery members and $170 plus GST for non-members.

To learn more about classes or to get more information about bursaries and the bursary application form, call the Campbell River Art Gallery at 250-287-2261 or email The Gallery’s summer hours are Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.