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 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, 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.

Fall 2018 Youth Art Classes
For more information and to register call 577 6427.
Quality Materials and Skilled Instructors

The Paintbox
Age 5 – 6
Saturdays: September 22 – November 10
1 – 2:30 pm
An introductory art class with new projects for fun and the development of skills. Draw, paint and complete a new project each week.
8 classes
Cost: $112
Gallery Members: $100

The Drawing Centre
Age: 7 – 8
Saturdays: September 22 – November 10
3 – 4:30 pm
An introductory art class. Develop drawing and painting skills and talk about why artists make art.
8 classes
Cost $112
Gallery Members: $100

Comic Artists FULL
Age: 9 – 13
Wednesdays: September 19 – November 7
6 – 7:30 pm
A drawing class for youth who would like to learn about comic art. Learn about different comic artists and why they make art.
8 classes
Fee: $112
Gallery Members: $100

PA Days at the Gallery
Sign up for an afternoon of art projects.
Fridays: 2018 – October 26, November 16, 2019 – January 25, March 1, May 3, June 14. All dates are for both school boards except Oct 26 which is Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board only and May 3 which is Lakehead School Board only.
Fee: $40 per day. $30 Gallery Members.


Chill Nights at the Gallery
Tuesdays from September 25 – November 29 (No session on Tuesday, October 30)
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Drop Ins Welcome
Fee: $7 per session. Walk ins welcome, or $55 for 9 sessions (pre-registration required for 9 sessions) + hst.

Discover a relaxed approach to art appreciation and well-being in the exhibition space. Enjoy meditation, music, yoga, walking, grounding exercises, sensory exploration and art making with guest artists and or participants.

C H I L L   N I G H T S

October 2
Blake Evans
A meditation with belly breathing plus guidance on how to do a body scan to check in on energy centres.

October 9
Robin Ranger
Smooth vocal and instrumental jazz for relaxation, contemplation, and inspiration.

October 16
Eleanor Albanese
Gain power and calm through movement and exploratory writing.

October 23
Cassie Thornton
Help create the ambience of the rain forest using our bodies to make sounds.

November 6
Lisa Macchione
Slowly turn inward using a foundation of traditional and modern belly dance movement.

November 13
Georgia Wilkins
Share in reverence and embodiment of water through gentle breath work, yoga, and trust in your body’s innate wisdom.

November 20
Catherine Tombs
Enjoy gentle therapeutic yoga to promote increased body awareness and relaxation.

November 27
The final session will be held in the Community Room with a casual gathering of all of the guest artists and/or practitioners.

Creative Studio with Betty Carpick
Thursdays, September 27 – November 29
1:30 – 3:00 pm
Try different art mediums and techniques each session and visit the current exhibitions.
Cost: $7 per session. Walk ins welcome, or $60 for 10 sessions (pre-registration required for 10 sessions) + hst.

Dissecting the Layers of Our Lives with Katrina Craig
Sunday, October 21 – 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Fee: $50. Gallery Members $45 + hst
Use visual mapping and mark making with embroidery to understand the complexities and progressions of individual personalities and lives. All materials provided. Bring a small note book. Funded through a partnership with the Manitoba Arts Network. Katrina Craig received a BFA from NSCD University in Halifax with a concentration in textiles. Her work has a focus on process, often integrating alternate materials and traditional textile processes. She lives and practices in Winnipeg.

Wet Felting with Crystal Nielsen
Sunday, November 4
12:30 – 4:30 pm
Fee: $65 + hst  Gallery Members: $55 + hst.
Create a “painting” using the art of wet wool felting in this introductory session with multi- disciplinary artist Crystal Nielsen. All materials provided.
Cost: $65 +hst. Gallery Members: $55 + hst

BEADING AND APPLIQUE with Jean Marshall Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18 – 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Fee: $70. Gallery Members $65 + hst Jeanm Marshall is a practicing visual artist living in Northwestern Ontario. She received her HBA in Native Studies from Trent University. All materials provided.