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Activities and Programs

The Chemainus Art Group is a collection of members varying in artistic experience and interests. Our focus in on a shared passion for making art and for supporting and encouraging our members in their artistic practice and development. 

Here is a list of Activities and Programs that are available to all of our members:

  • every 2nd and 4th Wednesday from September to June 9:30 to 12noon

  • guest artists, demos, work-alongs, discussions about our work and creative practices, club business

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Art Space - Studio 16

  • a space for members to meet and work

  • open for independent work Monday -Friday 9am to 5pm

  • space includes a library

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  • exciting learning opportunities

  • all levels of expertise, a variety of media

  • professional teaching artists

  • reasonably priced


Monthly Challenges

  • an invitation to motivate, inspire and stretch your creative potential

  • responses are shared with the group for discussion and feedback



  • opportunities to show your work in local galleries and public spaces

  • annual group exhibitions


Summer En Plein Air

  • July - August weekly trips to nearby locations 

  • some organized lunches and winery tours

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Life Drawing

  • monthly drop-in sessions in a casual atmosphere

  • professional models

  • both short gestures and long poses

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  • connect with members working in the same medium for guidance 

  • gain information about new materials, methods and techniques

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