Art Classes and Adult Workshops

The Gallery is regularly looking to hire art class or art workshop instructors.  If you are an arts educator and interested in teaching a class or workshop please send your resume to


Thunder Bay Art Gallery
1080 Keewatin St Thunder Bay,
Confederation College Campus

Title: Art Instructor

Contract 1 :  June 11  – August 31, 2018

Contract 2 :  June 18 –  August 31, 2018.
Wage: $14.00 / hour

NEW Application Deadline: Friday April 13, 2018.

The successful applicant(s) for this position will gain exceptional teaching experience for their resume and enjoy a summer of creative art projects with youth while working in an inspiring environment.  Using the outdoor environment that surrounds our building, these camps also provide outdoor art experiences for all children attending.  The art camps with quality art experiences are made possible with two art instructors available for safe supervision, smooth transitions, and individual attention for varied skill levels. The applicant should have a good working knowledge of artistic techniques appropriate for children and youth and some background in either Education or Visual Arts. They will demonstrate leadership skills, the desire to positively impact the lives of young people, and an appreciation and enthusiasm for visual arts. It is beneficial if candidates have experience working with young people, volunteer teaching or instructional experience, and an appreciation of and enjoyment for being in the out of doors.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to:
Vivian Wood-Alexander
Thunder Bay Art Gallery
PO Box 10193
Thunder Bay, ON P7B-6T7

Applicants may email, drop off in person or mail their resume and letter.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Thunder Bay Art Gallery offers a diverse array of art workshops, classes and camps for learners of all ages.  We are proud to provide quality materials and professional instructors for all of our educational programs.  If you would like to be informed about upcoming workshops and classes, email to let us know!


No refunds are issued for cancellations made less than 1 week prior to beginning of class, unless due to unmitigated circumstances. All refunds are subject to a 10% administration fee regardless of when cancellation occurs. The Thunder Bay Art Gallery reserves the right to cancel under-registered classes.
Call the Gallery at 577 6427 for more information and to register.

Spring Art Classes Instructor
Samantha Bachynski graduated with an Honors Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor in Education last April from Lakehead University. Ever since then, she has been eager to teach.“I’ve had a passion for drawing and painting since I was little, and I’m always excited when I can share my knowledge with kids. I look forward to teaching the classes this spring and having a lot of fun doing art projects with the children”

Spring Art Class     Ages 5 to 6
Saturdays, April 7 to May 12, 1 – 2:30 pm
An introductory art class with new projects for fun and the development of new skills. Draw, paint and complete a new project each week.
7 classes  Cost: $98  –  $88 Art Gallery Members

Spring Art Class    Ages 7 to 8
Saturdays, April 7 to May 12, 3 – 4:30 pm
An introductory art class motivated by the growing season. Develop drawing and painting skills. Create a fun frame for your favourite drawing.
7 classes  Cost: $98  –  $88 Art Gallery Members

Comic Artists    Ages 9 to 13
Tuesdays, March 27 – May 8
A drawing class for youth who would like to learn about comic art.
Instructor: Kamila Westerback
7 lessons  Cost: $98  Art Gallery Members $88

PA DAYS: throughout the year.  12:30 – 4:30 pm. April 27, May 4, June 15


Creative engAGING
First Wednesday of each month  –  1:30 – 3:00 pm
Come and enjoy a talk about current exhibitions

Drop-in Studio Sessions

Thursdays in April    1:30 – 3:00 pm
$7 drop-in fee


Wet Felting: Introductory Workshop
Instructor: Crystal Nielsen
Sunday, April 8    12:30 – 4:30 pm
Participants will create a small image through the ancient art of wet felting. In some ways this is like creating a small painting only using wool and your fingers instead of brushes.  You can bring a few images to inspire you, or  create an abstract composition. Work will be tacked to a canvas so that you can hang up your final project. will be teaching colour theory and a watercolour approach to colour mixing for your project.

Cost: $65 + hst  Art Gallery Members: $55 + hst

Kokedama: Create a Japanese Moss Ball
Sunday, May 6  1 – 4 pm
Learn the basics of Kokedama – the Japanese art of creating a moss-covered living planter. Guided by: Master Gardener, Lynda Bobinski. Materials provided.
Cost: $65 + hst  Art Gallery Members $55 +hst

Plant a Succulent Frame
Sunday, June 10   1 to 4 pm
Instructor: Lynda Lahteema
Learn the essential care and planting of succulents. Guided by a Master Gardener, create a living picture in a frame with a selection of succulents.
Cost: $65 +hst Art Gallery Members: $55 + hst