Sandy Bouleau is the next musical guest for Teas on the Terrace. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Sandy Bouleau is the next musical guest for Teas on the Terrace. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Sandy Bouleau brings easy listening to Rollin Art Centre terrace

See what’s happening at summer kids’ art camps in Port Alberni



Our next Tea on the Terrace is Thursday, Aug. 16, with musical guest Sandy Bouleau, featuring easy listening and classical keyboard. Spend a few hours listening to beautiful music, under the canopy of trees, sipping tea and indulging in a decadent slice of chocolate dipped strawberry shortcake. Tickets are still available and are only $15.

Call 250-724-3412 to reserve your table.


Calling all children between the ages 7-12! The Rollin Art Centre’s next art program is Follow the Yellow Silk Road.

Fabric is more then just clothes! Put on your red shoes and follow the textile arts on this path from weaving to string art. Join us for a fun week of creativity, friends and more on Aug. 14, 15 and 17. Space is still available for ages 7-9 (10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.) and 10-12 (1-3:30 p.m.).

Call 250-724-3412 to register. Cost is $50 for this three-day camp.


Monday, Aug. 13 will be our next writing workshop designed for youth ages 10-15.

Join us for our next workshop titled The Journey Begins: everything to do with the plot.

Call to register today: 250-724-3412, Not sure? Remember, drop-ins are welcome! $15 per workshop.


The Rollin Art Centre is excited to offer two great fall workshops with Victoria artist Joanne Thomas. Register at the Rollin Art Centre or call 250-724-3412

Sign up now, as space is limited.

In Joanne’s advanced workshop, the first thing she will want to know is, “Who are you and what do you want to learn?” This discussion will define the subjects used for the lessons topics, which are brush techniques, drawing for painting, composition, colour, contrast, glazing, under glazing, creating the illusion of transparency, creating the illusion of volume, negative and positive painting and how to combine all these elements to create successful paintings.

The workshop will consist of demonstrations and class exercises, as well as ample time to work independently on an individual project or two. Workshops are Thurday, Sept. 20, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday, Sept. 21, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at North Island College. Cost is $175 for supply list.

Joanne’s beginner workshop will be a quick and playful introduction to watercolour materials and techniques, starting with which end of the brush to use and moving quickly on to washes, textures and layering. We will use landscapes and still life subjects and work on a small scale. The workshop is Friday, Oct. 19 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) at NIC. The cost is $125 which includes supplies.


Discover some of the history and culture of the Alberni Valley as you explore and experience four local attractions: the Rollin Art Centre, Alberni Valley Museum, Maritime Museum and the Industrial Heritage Centre.

Have your passport stamped after answering the Eye Spy questions, available at all four attractions. When you have all four stamps, head over to Boom Town Café for a free coffee. Passport to Heritage is sponsored by Boomtown Café.


The Rollin Art Centre is having a fun garage sale of sorts. Clean Out Your Sewing Room is a fun way to clean out your sewing or craft room. Join us Saturday, Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Rollin Art Centre for a day of selling all your odds and sods and sewing room items, such as sewing machines, fabrics, patterns, knitting needles, scissors ands bobs. Rent a table for $20. Space is limited, so call today to register: 250-724-3412.


This amazing and visually stunning art exhibit is very unique and is only on until Aug. 24 at the Rollin Art Centre.

Don’t miss this opportunity to see Silk Fusion, artistry that comes from working with fibers in a painterly way. This current exhibit is a group show which consists of nine dynamic ladies who share a love of art and the gift of creativity. Artists include Carol Leger, Janet Finch, Bev Smith, Susan Shead, Elizabeth Yuen, Lisa Urlacher, Cynthia Bonesky, Cheryl Frehlich and Giselle Brewster.


Wednesday, Aug. 8, 7 p.m., Rose-Erin Stokes – Ambient-Folk / Singer-Songwriter

Thursday, Aug. 9, 7 p.m., Argentina’s Gabriel Palatchi Trio– Latin Jazz – DANCEY

Friday, Aug. 10, 8 p.m., Daniel Sim Feat. The Jazz Brotet

Tuesday, Aug 14, 7 p.m., Alexandria Maillot and the OH MY’s – “Swoon-Rock”

Melissa Martin is the Arts Administrator for the Community Arts Council, at the Rollin Art Centre and writes for the Alberni Valley News. Call 250-724-3412.