To register for any workshop, please stop by the KIAC Office or call

867-993-5005. We're open 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday. Payment is

required to reserve your spot.




The Space of a Painting: Landscape

with Jeremy Herndl

Date: Saturday/Sunday, April 22 & 23
Time: 11am – 3pm
KIAC Members - $55
Non-members $60


- 16x20 canvas 

Participants should bring:
- A clear, detailed photograph of a landscape. The photo should have a range of colours and textures to work from.
- A set of brushes (KIAC will have basic paint brushes available for participants to use to supplement their own)
- A set of acrylic or oil paints (KIAC will have a basic range of acrylic and oil paints which will be available for participants to use to supplement their own)

Level: The course will cover Intermediate and Advanced Level techniques - participants should have previous painting experience and be comfortable with painting supplies and tools.

Description: The focus of this workshop will be on creating a tactile depth in a landscape painting. Beginning on the first day with very thin washes in either oil or acrylic, the goal is to retain a watercolour-like translucency and luminosity to the painting. The following day, participants will experiment with impasto applications of paint to enhance the visceral potential of the painted picture giving it a surface depth and texture.


Breaking Dawson: Break-dancing for beginners

with James Vainio
Date: Saturdays, May 6 - June 3
Time: 11am – 12pm
Cost: $45
Ages: 6-10

Supplies: comfortable clothing
Level: Beginner

Description: Breaking Dawson is a workshop led by youth dancer James Vainio. This workshop will provide kids ages six to ten with basic beginner steps in break-dancing. In five one-hour sessions James will teach a basic routine and encourage the participants to create their own steps ending each session with a cypher (a circle when each child will take turns going in the centre to show their skills). Breaking Dawson aims to encourage the kids in creative movement in a fun, high energy and positive environment.


Kid's Programming with Tarie Castellarin!
Register through the Rec Department, 993-7400 ex 299

Doodle Away

Date: Mondays, May 1st-29th
Time: 3:30-5
Grades: 4-6
Cost: $80
Description: Learn to doodle (or take your doodling to the next level) through different techniques, processes, prompts and inspiration to keep your creativity authentic and unique! Meet at the playground, pick up at KIAC.

Meet the Masters

Date: Tuesdays May 2nd-30th
Time: 3:30-5
Grades: 1-3
Cost: $100
Description: Each week participants will learn about a new art master; their techniques and art, to inspire their own creative pieces. Meet at the playground, pick up at KIAC.



Drop-in Saturday Painting for Adults

Saturdays - cancelled April 15 & 22, 2017
1pm - 4pm
in the KIAC Classroom
$5 drop-in

Inspire and be inspired by other artists. Bring your own ideas and painting surfaces. Paints, brushes and easels are supplied, no instruction offered.



Drop-in Screen Printing

Tuesdays - cancelled April 11, 2017
5pm - 10pm
in the KIAC Classroom
$10 drop-in

Student quality inks and other materials may be accessed for beginners or those wishing to experiment.

KIAC's screens are available to use, providing they are well maintained (ie: cleaned after each use).

Transparency printing is available at KIAC before 4pm, Monday to Friday. Bring a flash drive with your file ready to print. Printing fees apply.



Beginner Piano for Kids and Adults
with Barnacle Bob

$138 sessions

Spring: Mar 21 to May 9
Fall 1:
Aug 15 to Oct 3
Fall 2: Oct 24 to Dec 12

Learn to play by ear (improv) all instruments. Piano based lessons for all ages and all styles. *Half hour or one hour sessions available*

KIAC Piano lessons Info 2017


Beginner Guitar for Kids and Adults
with Nijen Holland


Spring: Mar 22 to May 10
Fall 1:
Aug 16 to Oct 4
Fall 2:
Oct 25 to Dec 13

KIAC Guitar lessons Info 2017

**Reprise Music Scholarship**

This is a charitable trust dedicated to the advancement of Dawson music and music education. In honour of musicians Gord Polichek and Wendy Perry, this fund is accessible to emerging Dawson musicians and music educators for the purposes of advancing a student(s) musical training. This fund can be accessed to supplement workshop, course and lesson fees, augment costs related to competitions, examinations and as a fund accessible for music educators to purchase sheet music and books.

Note: though this fund is administered through the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture, it is a community fund accessible to all students of music, regardless of where or from whom they receive instruction.

Stop by KIAC to pick up an application!

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