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!

March 12 - 16, 2018 

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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Norval Morrisseau, Untitled [Moose with Birds], c 1975. Gift of the Estate of Faye Settler, Upstairs Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 2005Shifting Ground

Immerse yourself in the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia’s Shifting Ground exhibition this March Break! Learn techniques in drawing and painting as we exercise our imaginations while exploring themes inspired by incredible Indigenous artists! 

Aiden GillisArtist Instructor: Aiden Gillis
Aiden Gillis is a multi-disciplinary visual artist based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Aiden takes great inspiration from his Mi’kmaw and French ancestry rooted in Port Au Port, Newfoundland, working primarily through drawing and painting; a combination of representation and abstraction to describe form. Aiden recently completed a BFA majoring in Fine Art with a minor in Art History at NSCAD University in Halifax, NS.
Age Time
5 – 7 9:00am – noon Full
8 – 12 1:00 – 4:00pm


Maybe you’ve heard of a Panorama, but have you heard of a paintorama? Discover the wide, wide world of painting in this exploratory class! Work with acrylic gel and textured mediums to create a unique masterpiece. Explore the many modes of mark making with watercolour and tempera paints. Join us to take a wide view of the world! 

JEssica WeibeArtist Instructor: Jessica Weibe
Jesica Lynn Wiebe graduated with her BFA from NSCAD University and with her BEd from Acadia University. Jessica’s work responds to her service in the Canadian military as a soldier, and educator. She employs storytelling and performance in a multi-disciplinary practice. Her work questions how identity is shaped by experience and how this connects her in a local and global context.
Age Time
5 – 7 9:00am – noon Full
8 – 12 1:00 – 4:00pm


Sculpt your own clay creations! Learn a variety of techniques and clay tools to use with your projects. Visit the Gallery’s FOLK/FUNK exhibition and find inspiration to make your own clay cactus, mushroom or toad! Or let your imagination run wild and make a unique clay creature!

Therese BombardierArtist Instructor: Therese Bombardier
Therese Bombardier hails from Windsor, Ontario, but makes the Atlantic her home away from home. She is the owner and artist of Therese Bombardier Designs. Her designs are a mix of nostalgic and contemporary, imprinting clay with patterns from antique doilies and lace to incorporate them in her ceramic jewellery and functional housewares. Therese holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from NSCAD University with a focus in photography, ceramics and jewellery. She has enjoyed teaching young artists over the past 5 years at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Findlay Community Centre and selected elementary and high schools across the province.

Age Time
5 – 7 1:00 – 4:00pm 
8 – 12 9:00am – noon Full

Fashion FlashFashion Flash

Explore the world of wearable art! Put your creativity to the test and design functional fashionable art works. Use fabric, embroidery floss, yarn, sequins, beads and more to create some wild and wearable works!

Lux HabrichArtist Instructor: Lux Habrich
Originally from Montréal, Québec, Lux Habrich settled in Nova Scotia in 2015, influenced by the rich craft history of Atlantic Canada. She has been drawn to texture, pattern and colour from a very young age. Having learned to stitch, embellish and repair clothing from her mother, who learned from her mother before her – Lux repurposes textiles infused with history and meaning and creates wearable works of art to reflect the complexities of her mixed race identity and immigrant heritage. She wholeheartedly believes creative practices are an exceptional form of inclusive learning that promotes an appreciation of differences, celebrating individuals and community alike.

Age Time
5 – 7 1:00 – 4:00pm
8 – 12 9:00am – noon


  • 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.

An additional fee of $15 (non-members), $10 (Gallery members) per week will be charged for lunch supervision for students attending full-day classes. A fee of $10 will be charged for after-school supervision.

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.