March Break Art Classes

Make the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia a big part of your March Break. Sign your child up for a week-long art class, spend an afternoon sketching in the Gallery, join a guided Gallery tour, or participate in the special March Break Family Sunday!

Monday, March 18 to Friday, March 22, 2019

Sign up for a week of creative fun in the studio facilitated by a local artist (Halifax Location Only). Both half day and full day opportunities are available. Interactive discussions and activities inspired by the original artworks in the Gallery are a unique and inspiring component of this art experience.

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Mixed MediaMIX IT UP: Mixed Media

Mix it up with lots of different art materials and techniques. This art class focuses on the joyfulness of art making and the experience of working together to create something new. Students will explore art making processes such as printmaking, collage, painting and constructing. Join us for a potpourri of creative fun and experimentation!

Leiko MarrArtist Instructor: Leiko Marr
Leiko Marr is an interdisciplinary artist and educator, living and working in Wakefield, QC. Her work and her teachings are emergent, exploratory and open-ended. Creative problem solving and investigation of materiality motivate her as an artist and educator.
Age Time
5 – 7 9:00 a.m. – noon FULL
8 – 12 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Paint it Up

PAINT IT UP: Painting and Drawing

Dip, swirl, and mix in this paint-focused class! Using colours, shapes, and lines, create both realistic and abstract paintings and drawings. Students will use pastels, watercolours, acrylics and charcoal to make ideas come to life!

Jessica MacDonaldArtist Instructor: Jessica MacDonald
Jessica MacDonald is an interdisciplinary artist, musician, filmmaker and performer with an interest in community arts, social justice and sustainability. A graduate of NSCAD University, she works with Wonder'neath open studio and with the Art Bikers in the summer.
Age Time
5 – 7 9:00 a.m. – noon FULL
8 – 12 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Clay it upCLAY IT UP: Clay and Sculpture

Using clay and other sculptural materials, students will create a variety of three-dimensional forms. Explore and experiment with ceramic techniques to learn more about the multiple possibilities of working in clay. Inspired by work on exhibit in the Gallery, students will use their imaginations and observation skills to dive into the 3D world!

Lux HabrichArtist Instructor: Lux Habrich
Lux Habrich is an interdisciplinary artist with a focus on tactile craft processes, often using clay, ceramics and repurposed textiles infused with history and meaning to create sculptural works of art that reflect the complexities of her mixed-race identity and immigrant heritage. Her long-term career goals involve working as an art therapist to empower vulnerable and marginalized populations. She holds a BFA from NSCAD University.
Age Time
5 – 7 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. FULL
8 – 12 9:00 a.m. – noon FULL

PrintmakingPRINT IT UP: Printmaking

One, two, three, four and more! Explore the fascinating world of multiple images as you are introduced to a variety of printmaking techniques including stamping, basic block and monoprints, and more. Create cards, banners, as well as experimental works as printmaking invites surprises and the unexpected!

Erico DiololaArtist Instructor: Eric Diolola
Eric Diolola is a community arts worker based in Timberlea, Nova Scotia. Since 2013, Eric has been part of the Art Biker Summer Program - a mobile community arts program of the 4Cs Foundation that builds community by making art within neighborhoods throughout Halifax, NS. Eric is currently an art facilitator at Wonder'neath Open Studios, a free drop-in community program in a working artist studio space. Eric enjoys making beats and watching food vlogs on his free time.
Age Time
5 – 7 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
8 – 12 9:00 a.m. – noon


  • Class size is limited to 13 participants unless otherwise noted.
  • There is no supervision before 8:30 am.
  • After class care is available until 5:00 p.m. for no extra fee but registration is required.
  • It is suggested that students pack a snack for mid-morning and/or mid-afternoon. Creative work and play makes one hungry!
  • No NUT products please.
  • Art making can be messy so students please remember to wear your “creative work” clothes!


  • Pre-registration is required for all classes. Our program continues to grow in popularity; please register early to avoid disappointment.
  • Fees for week-long classes: non-members $130/week for half-days; $260/week for full-day classes (+HST for all classes). REMEMBER! Family Memberships receive a 10% discount.

A limited number of sponsorships are available on a needs basis. If there is insufficient registration, a workshop will be cancelled with fees refunded two weeks prior to the start of the workshop. There is a 10% non-refundable registration fee. There are no refunds two weeks prior to the class.