The Nepean Visual Arts Centre offers specialty arts classes taught by accomplished artists - painters, potters, illustrators, sculptors, photographers - in custom studio spaces for participants of all levels of ability.
From preschool to adult, students experience a diversity of arts instruction in a creative and dynamic environment. Artists also have the opportunity to display their artwork at Nepean Visual Arts Centre’s studio gallery. There are exciting opportunities available to young artists as well- find out more about Young at Art. Seek a unique experience in visual arts and culture at the Nepean Visual Arts Centre!
Our sister facility - The Nepean Creative Arts Centre offers programming in performing arts as well as visual arts. The NCAC arts-specific studios include music, dance and visual arts studios, a black box theatre and set construction workshop.
The NVAC NCAC Arts Guide
The NVAC NCAC Arts Guide is an excellent tool for you to get an inside view on the numerous programs and activities offered. Pick up a copy of the guide at a local recreation facility or client service centre. Request a copy of the guide and have it sent to you.
Note: Sprng Summer 2016 Registration begins: Online/Touch Tone 9 pm March 9. In person March 10 during business hours.
Find a full list of preschool, children, youth, family, and adult programs in the Recreation Guide.
Spring Summer 2016
Preschool - Arts Centres
Children - Arts Centres
Youth - Arts Centres
Family - Arts Centres
Adult - Arts Centres
Adults 50+ - Arts Centre
Community arts centres and schools also offer introductory arts programs.
March Break and Summer camps
Indulge your artistic side this March Break! View our Summer Arts Centre Camps. Request a copy of the camp guide and have it sent to you.
Summer Camps registration begins:
March 9 online/touch tone - 9 pm
March 10 in person during business hours
Art is an amazing way to bond. Take some time to explore art together and create new memories!
Our inspiring one day workshops are the perfect fix for artists with busy schedules. Try something new this Spring with one of our workshops. These short-term commitments may just turn into a lifetime passion!
Arts centre courses are taught by artists. These instructors are specialists in their particular discipline or medium with fine arts degrees, exhibitions or performance experience to their credit. They bring such experience as an illustrator, graphic designer, cartoonist, photographer, potter, painter, teacher or a visual artist.
Our instructors are dedicated in providing the best art experience, sharing their passion and teaching aspiring artists.
Parties – Visual or Performing Arts
Interested in hosting an arts workshop or party for your friends, organization or team? The arts centres are able to help coordinate space and schedule an arts instructor. Contact us for more information.
Nepean Visual Arts Centre (NVAC): 613-580-2424 ext. 46652
Nepean Creative Arts Centre (NCAC): 613-596-5783
Renting a rehearsal and creation studio
Ideal for visual arts and pottery activities, five studios are equipped for arts workshops, retreats and events. Natural lighting, easels, a pottery hand building studio and a wheel room with 12 wheels including an accessible wheel, are available to rent. Or, book a specialized workshop with our skilled instructors.
Arts-specific studios include:
- High quality instruction in studios equipped for arts
- Natural lighting
- Exhibition and performance opportunities
- Pottery handbuilding studio and wheel room with 12 wheels including an accessible wheel
- Glazing (sixteen glazes offered) and firing provided (Note: Participants in pottery programs must provide their own clay and tools. All clay MUST be purchased at the NVAC at a fee per bag. An assortment of clays are available.)