Kids can play with clay this summer in a Rollin art class

Clay art workshops, a new photo exhibit and more on the Alberni arts scene this week.

Yolande Fournier will teach clay work.

Yolande Fournier will teach clay work.

Laugh, Explore, Create. This two-day clay workshop is for children ages 9-12 years. Yolande Fournier is a local potter who will present this two day workshop, Sat. July 11 and Sat. July 18, from 9-11 a.m. each morning at the Rollin Art Centre.

Learn the fundamentals of clay. Cost is $35 plus $10 supplies. Register early as space is limited.

Hey kids, get creative!

The Rollin Art Centre will once again  be offer their creative writing workshop, The Write Mindset, this summer to youths and teens, ages 10-12 and 13 and up. Mornings, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. are for 10-12 year olds and afternoons, 1–4 p.m. for ages 13 and up, every Monday.

This program aims to educate and excite youth and teens in the art of creative writing. For more info and to register, call the Rollin Art Centre today, 250-724-3412. Space is limited. $15 each week or sign up for all seven sessions and pay only $95 (No class Aug. 3).The Rollin Art Centre invites children aged 7-12 to participate in our summer art programs; camps run every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday beginning at 12:30 p.m. and runs until 3:30 p.m. The programs feature a new theme each week.

These summer art programs promise a creative outlet children need and enjoy. The Rollin has employed a summer student, Tess, who has planned fun activities that integrate art with learning.

At each camp the children will create stimulating artwork and foster friendships with peers. Call today for more info and to register, as space is limited. Camps cost $40 per week. Check out the full summer line up on our Facebook page;

Go wild with photo exhibit

The Rollin Art Centre’s current art exhibit features the work of outdoor photographer, Drew Glaser. Don’t miss this wonderful exhibit capturing wildlife and outdoor photography. Stop by the gallery to meet Glaser at his artist reception, Saturday, June 20 from 1-3 p.m.

Terrace teas start July 2

Tea on the Terrace at the Rollin Art Centre, it doesn’t get much better than that! Listen to live music, catch up with friends and experience the Rollin Art Centre’s “high Tea” under the canopy of trees all begin Thursday, July 2. Dennis Olsen opens the season with his acoustic guitar music.

Tickets are $12 seniors/students, $15 adults and $10 for children under 12.

Teas begin at 1 p.m. and run until 3 p.m.

Christmas tables available

This year’s McLean Mill Christmas market will be back again over two weekends, Nov. 27–29 and Dec. 5–6.

If you are interested in renting a table in one of the heritage buildings, for one weekend or two, there is still room. The train will be arriving at set times during both weekends. For more information or to register for this magical event, stop by the Rollin Art Centre for your application, or call 250-724-3412.


Melissa Martin is the arts administrator at the Rollin Art Centre on behalf of the community arts council.