Artists Cheryl Taylor (left) and Martina Kowalchuk  are looking forward to ‘Fish Frenzy’ – a fun kids’ class at the Campbell River Art Gallery.

Local artists present Fish Frenzy!

This one-time only course will offer local children the chance to get creative with papier mache

Campbell River artists Martina Kowalchuk and Cheryl Taylor will be bringing fun, design and colour to the Campbell River Art Gallery for a special class created just for kids ages 7-12.

This one-time only course, called Fish Frenzy: Paper Mache Sculpture will offer local children the chance to get creative with papier mache. Kowalchuk, a graduate of the Emily Carr College of Art, has designed and created jewelry with world-renowned artist Bill Reid, has been a draughtsperson with the provincial government and has studied traditional tapestry with Lilly Bohlin.

Taylor has studied acrylic painting with Jill Paris Rody and Anita Moody, as well as drawing with North Island College’s Tracy Kobus. She and Kowalchuk work together weekly exploring many artistic mediums, including papier mache.

On Wednesdays from May 6-27, Kowalchuk and Taylor will work with children using found objects, paper, tape, paste and fabric in this messy, creative and fun class creating paper mache fish. Come and create two fish – one for technique and one to let your imagination run wild. Never before has the gallery had the opportunity to offer a children’s class with these great local artists.

The cost is only $75 for non-members ($65 for gallery members) and runs from 3-5 p.m,, Wednesday May 6 to Wednesday May 27.

For more information, contact the Campbell River Art Gallery at 250-287-2261 or email