Arts Adventures Canada believes in customer service! We create arts and cultural workshops to suit clients’ interests and needs. We are proud to announce our inaugural 2018/19 events package, listed below. To book or request more information, click here.

Our workshops harness the creativity of participants for their own benefit. Artist-instructors guide them in making an artwork they can be proud of, a souvenir of an extraordinary stay — and they have a great time creating it.

We teach style not copying — participants put themselves into their art! The results are incredible.

2018/19 Event Menu

For Whistler, Vancouver, the Sea to Sky, the Lower Mainland, and the Fraser Valley.

Painting indoors

Create artworks inspired by the flora, fauna, landscape and activities of the region. Comfortable seating at tables and led by an experienced artist-teacher at a location near to where clients are staying. Each painting has been created and taught by a local artist.

Challenge level: From beginners to experienced.

Length of time: Two- to Three-hour workshops.

Group size: 10 to 50 people.

Ages: 12-plus

Note: Framed canvas or canvas panel can be used, the latter being flat and easy to mail or pack into suitcases. Max. size 16” x 20”. Year-round activity.

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Painting outdoors

Create artworks inspired by the flora, fauna, landscape and activities of the region — and doing it surrounded by nature. We work with clients to select an outside location and options in case of bad weather. Using stand-up easels and led by an experienced artist-teacher.

Challenge level: From beginners to experienced.

Length of time: Two- to Three-hour workshops.

Group size: 10 to 25 people.

Ages: 12-plus

Note: Framed canvas or canvas panel can be used, the latter being flat and easy to mail or pack into suitcases. Max. size 16” x 20”. Spring to Fall activity. Estimate excludes cost of passes.

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Sketching walks

Walking through parks or trails with the artist, discovering and drawing the flora, fauna, landscape and activities of the Whistler and Sea to Sky region along the way. Led by an experienced artist-teacher. Participants take home their sketchbooks with advice on how to keep going.

Challenge level: From beginners to experienced. Will adapt walks according to ability.

Length of time: Two- to Three-hour workshops.

Group size: 10 to 25 people.

Ages: 12-plus

Note: Estimate excludes cost of passes. Spring to Fall activity.

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Mosaic

Workshops using glass and porcelain tiles. Small and light enough for suitcases.

Two options:

1) Roman-style Flower Mosaic — Inspired by Whistler’s alpine flowers. 8” x 8”

2) Mindfulness Mosaic — Abstract mosaic using two fossils, gold-leaf smalti, local stone and other high-quality materials. The aim is to create a unique mosaic that can be used as a tool to encourage focus and present mindedness. And nice art, too! 8” x 8”

Challenge level: From beginners to experienced.

Length of time: Three-hour workshop.

Group size: 10 to 25 people.

Ages: 12-plus

Note: There will be a small amount of tile cutting, and work with thin-set cement. Participants must wear safety glasses (all provided). Year-round activity. Can be adapted as an outdoors activity — Spring to Fall.

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First Nations drum making

Led by a local indigenous artist-instructor from the Squamish First Nation, participants will make their own 14” hand drum using traditional materials, including hide and sinew-lace over a wood base. Also: traditional stories, drumming and songs.

Challenge level: From beginners to experienced.

Length of time: Three-hour workshop.

Group size: 10 to 50

Ages: 12-plus

Note: Year-round activity. Can be adapted as an outdoors activity — Spring to Fall. Very light final artwork.

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First Nations weaving

Led by a local indigenous artist-instructor from the Squamish First Nation, participants can create baskets, headbands or other items using traditional materials, including cured cedar and wool. Also: traditional stories, drumming and songs.

Length of time: Three-hour workshop.

Challenge level: From beginners to experienced.

Group size: 10 to 50

Ages: 12-plus

Note: Year-round activity. Can be adapted as an outdoors activity — Spring to Fall. Very light final artwork.

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First Nations combination workshop

Led by a local indigenous artist-instructor from the Squamish First Nation, participants make a small 6” drum and learn cedar weaving. Also: traditional stories, drumming and songs.

Length of time: Three-hour workshop.

Challenge level: From beginners to experienced.

Group size: 10 to 50

Ages: 12-plus

Note: Year-round activity. Can be adapted as an outdoors activity — Spring to Fall. Very light final artwork.

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Walks  

Get to know the community! Offering three kinds of walks:

  • Photography — Local pro photographers show you their favourite haunts and snapping techniques.
  • History — A look at the first peoples who lived here, and the settlers who came over a century ago. Stories about the extraordinary personalities in Whistler and Vancouver.
  • First Nations foraging— A Squamish First Nation guide will talk about what the landscape means to her community, how the flora and fauna were harvested and used.

Length of time: 90 minutes to two hours.

Challenge level: From beginners to experienced.

Group size: 10 to 30

Ages: 12-plus

Note: Outdoors activity — Spring to Fall. Excludes cost of passes.

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Word Sports

Word games in a group setting to get the creative juices flowing. Designed to improve storytelling, communication, language, and writing. Useful for business writers or anyone wanting to improve their ability to use words. This workshop can fit into conference programs as a teambuilding exercise, or to help writers loosen up their creativity. Led by an experienced writer-instructor.

Length of time: One-hour workshop.

Challenge level: From beginners to experienced.

Group size: 10 to 30

Ages: 14-plus

Note: Year-round activity. Can be adapted as an outdoors activity — Spring to Fall.

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Coming Summer 2018 — Ceramics, Sculpting, and Theatre games.

 

The Benefits

What Arts Adventures Canada does for participants goes far beyond the workshop.

  • Improving employee connection & morale
  • Developing focus & concentration
  • Creative development
  • New skills & confidence
  • Teambuilding & imaginative problem solving
  • Art therapy for stress
  • Relaxation & wellness
  • Computer-free zone!

What next?

Each workshop is tailor-made. Contact us, tell us about your needs and event, and we will run through the options and costs. Arts Adventures Canada’s programs are all-inclusive, with materials, room bookings and artist fees and assistants included as part of the estimate, unless otherwise arranged.