Summer art camps for kids held at Rollin

Arts around with Melissa Martin offers summer art camps for kids, the current exhibit at the Rollin Art Centre, teas and more.

If you have a child who is aged seven to 12 and you are wondering what they can do this summer, we have the perfect solution; join us in our summer art programs. Camps run every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday beginning at 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for ages seven to nine and 1:00-3:30 p.m. for ages 10-12 and features a new theme each week.

These summer art programs promise a creative outlet children need and enjoy. Next week’s camp theme is 3-D Art and our student programmers, Payden and Emma, have planned fun activities that integrate art with learning.

Call today for more info and to register, as space is limited. Check out the full summer lineup on our Facebook page; Weekly camps are $40.

Writing workshop

You can still join us for our summer creative writing workshop. If you like to write while being creative then this workshop is for you.

The Rollin Art Centre is once again offering The Write Mindset for youths and teens aged 13 and up every Monday from 1 – 4 p.m.

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 at 250-724-3412. Space is limited; $15 per week.

Current exhibit

The current art exhibit runs until July 29 and is another wonderful exhibit featuring animal portrait pencil artist, Don Bergen.

“My love of animals has become my main drawing theme,” Bergen said. “In keeping with the generosity of our community with a heart for giving to charities, I will be donating 10 per cent of any sales of the last week of my show to the S.P.C.A.  I’m hoping this will assist in feeding some of our unwanted animals.  I hope this will help in some small way.”

Teas on the Terrace

You won’t want to miss our next Tea on the Terrace on  Thursday, July 28 with special guest musicians A.V. Old Time Fiddlers.

Tickets are still available, but seating is limited, and will sell out quickly. Join us in the garden when we bring you only two more local musicians; Glen Mofford, a new musician, on August 11, and to close out the summer, Paul Kurucz – The Travelers on August 25.


Another reason to attend is our amazing caterer, Kimberly Kuzma of Harvest Thyme Fine Foods.

Please purchase your tickets today and help support the Rollin Art Centre with our summer fundraiser. Tickets are $20 for each tea or $75 if you purchase for all four teas.

Call to artists

The Community Art Centre has a call to artists for a new project: an adult colouring book.

We are looking for artists who would like to submit a line drawing, 8” X 10”, of local landmarks or something that reminds you of the Alberni Valley. These drawings, black and white only, will be juried and published in a colouring book as a fundraiser for the Community Arts Council and the Rollin Art Centre.

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