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

We are currently looking for instructors to teach 2018 March break classes for youth and adult art workshops for Spring 2018.

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.

Fall 2017 Art Classes

Imagination Station
Ages 5 – 6     Saturdays September 30 – November 11     1 pm – 2:30 pm
Wearable art for imaginative play. Sketch, paint, create.
7 lessons     Cost: $98     Art Gallery Members: $88
Instructor: Betty Carpick

DIY Costume Design
Ages 7 – 8     Saturdays September 30 – November 11     3 pm – 4:30 pm
Art projects to wear. Gallery exhibit with animals will inspire.
7 lessons     Cost: 98     Art Gallery Members: $88
Instructor: Betty Carpick

Inter-generational Art Classes

2 pm – 3:30 pm
Three Sundays     October 22, 29, November 5
Three art workshops for grandparents, or (grand-others) and children ages 6 – 9.
Celebrate the fun of creating together. Work side by side as you paint, collage, weave and create together.
Cost: $70 + hst     Art Gallery Members: $60 + hst
Instructor: Betty Carpick


Betty Carpick will be our Art Instructor for the Saturday Art classes this fall.  We welcome her creativity and enjoyment working with children on art projects.

Betty is a multi-disciplinary artist whose practice includes drawing, design, photography, film, writing, performance and installation. She loves making art with everyday and unexpected materials. She’s made a sustained and visible presence particularly at the community level. Betty is of Indigenous decent, from the Nelson House Cree Nation in northern Manitoba.

Betty was the instructor of the Theatre in Education program at Magnus Theatre from 2002 – 2015. Since 2014, she has been involved with Tangled Art + Disability and Jumblies Theatre community arts projects for all ages and abilities in Thunder Bay.

COMIC Drawing Class

Ages 9 – 11     Tuesdays, September 26 – November 14     6 pm- 7:30 pm
Ages 11 – 14     Wednesdays, September 27 – November 15     6 pm – 7:30 pm
8 lessons      Cost: $110     Art Gallery Members: $98

Instructor Kamila Westerback teaches drawing techniques, cartoon history,
and contemporary characters.

Kamila Photo     Kamila Westerback

Kamila Westerback has an honours degree in Visual Arts from Lakehead University and 4 years of art education experience teaching children from ages 4 to 13. Kamila’s own art practice includes illustration, oil painting and drawing. For several years Kamila worked at a comic book store.  Currently Kamila teaches our junior artist program and has led students through many successful comic drawing classes.