Amanda Burk at work.


Adult workshops are offered several times a year. Local or visiting artists run the workshops which are often in connection with the exhibitions. A variety of classes are offered  – a sampling of what we have done includes plein-air painting, printmaking, basket weaving, creative journaling, screen-printing, collage, book making, quilting, yoga and more. We provide coffee, tea and light snacks. Payment must be made during registration.

Creative Studio with Betty Carpick
Thursdays from September 27 – November 29 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Enhance your visual acuity by trying out a variety of mediums and artistic techniques as well as visiting select works in the Gallery.
Fee: $7 per session. Drop-ins welcome.

Chill Nights at the Gallery
Tuesdays from September 25 – November 27 (No session on Tuesday, October 30)
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Drop Ins Welcome
Fee: $7 per session. Walk ins welcome.

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 practitioners.

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.

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

Places of Departure through Personal Story with Eleanor Albanese

SOLD OUT! Sunday November 11 – 1:30 – 4:30 pm

Join award winning artist and writer Eleanor Albanese at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery for an afternoon of guided writing exercises exploring the idea of departure and freedom through creation. Participants will create a stitched watercolour piece with drawn, painted, collaged, and embroidered elements.

“Those times in our lives when we depart from our usual ways and habits often lead to discovery and freedom. This workshop is about those times of departure, expressed through storytelling and watercolour.” –Eleanor Albanese

All Supplies Included. Cost: Members $35 Non-members $40.

SOLD OUT! Thank you.
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
Jean Marshall is a practicing visual artist living in Northwestern Ontario. She received her HBA in Native Studies from Trent University. All materials