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Oxygen Art Centre

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Oxygen Art Centre is an artist run, multidisciplinary centre and community arts organization.  We are located at 320 Vernon St in downtown Nelson (enter from the back alley way.)  The goals of the centre are to stimulate the creation, exhibition, dissemination, performance and discussion of contemporary visual art, writing, film and performance. The centre also works to stimulate rural cultural development and professional practices in rural artists; to engage in community development through art-based special projects and to achieve diversity in all programming.  To find out more about our programming, please visit our website: www.oxygenarcentre.org

Arts Education

Oxygen Art Centre offers Arts Education programming for Children, Youth and Adults.  Spring Break and Summer art camps for children and youth are offered annually, as well as Fall and Winter/Spring semesters of Continuing Arts Education.  Classes are in writing, visual art, performance, music, acting, film, interdisciplinary arts practice and creative process.  Past art camp subjects include mixed media, puppet show, stop motion animation, theatre arts and fashion camp.

Arts Education Programming

Annual Schedule:

WINTER / SPRING SEMESTER: MARCH - MAY 

SPRING BREAK ART CAMPS: MARCH 

SUMMER ART CAMPS: JULY 

FALL SEMESTER: OCTOBER - NOVEMBER 

Oxygen Art Centre offers advanced inquiry for artists who have completed basic training as well as community access for those in the beginning stages of their artistic development. Our faculty are experienced teachers and professional artists, many with advanced degrees, who offer a learning atmosphere of collaboration and discovery, rich with cross-discipline dialogue.  

Art is essential. It connects us and brings great joy to our lives. By making and creating, we become problem solvers, exercising both sides of our brains. It is a celebration of beauty, a mode to express what is deep within, and a tool to better understand our place in the world.  That which is most essential is often overlooked and taken for granted. The arts are under represented in our schools and communities today. Understanding the importance of art education has been the core inspiration behind our arts education programming. It is with great joy that we see this program growing and becoming a consistent and reliable way for parents to enrich their child’s lives through art.

To find out about what is being offered and to register online please visit our website or contact us by phone or email:

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