Vernon Community Arts Centre

Studio Drop-In

For those who wish to work independently on their own projects and at their own pace, the Arts Centre provides members access to Specialty Studios for those interested in Clay, Glass, Printmaking and 2D art forms such as painting and drawing.  This service offers an opportunity for individuals to enhance their skills while interacting and collaborating with like-minded artisans. Due to Covid-19, access is currently by appointment only.

Studio users must be members of the Arts Council of the North Okanagan and be qualified to use specialty studios.  More details can be found below, and membership details can be found on the ACNO website.

Clay & Glass Studios

Clay & glass studio access is open to qualifying Arts Council Members and allows you to develop your skills.  For safety reasons, those who have never experienced glass or clay must take a qualifying level class before being eligible to use the studios on their own.  Must be 17 years or older to access this studio.

Adult Drop-In Fee (per 3 hour session): $6.30
x10 Punch pass: $57.75
x20 Punch pass : $107.10

Printmaking Studio Access

Take time to further your skills on your own schedule.  Print Studio Access is open to qualifying Arts Council Members whenever the studio is not in use by a class. For safety reasons, those who have never used the printing press must take a qualifying class before being eligible for drop-in. For those who are experienced with a press, but have never used the VCAC print studio before, an orientation can be arranged to ensure you are familiar with our studio policies while helping our Studio Technicians assess your understanding of the printmaking process before accessing the space on your own.

Adult Drop-In Fee (per 3 hour session): $6.30
Youth Drop-In Fee (per 3 hour session): $4.00  *Youth must be accompanied by a qualified adult
x10 Punch pass: $57.75
x20 Punch pass : $107.10

2D Studio

Bring your own 2D art supplies (paints, drawing materials, textiles, laptop etc) and create in an open, friendly environment where you can meet other artists and make new friends. Easels and tables are supplied. Please bring your own art supplies, water containers and other things that you may need.  The 2D Drop-in Studio is available Tuesday mornings from 9:30-12:30, September to November and January to June.  For additional availability, please call us.

Tuesdays 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Drop-In Fee (per 3 hour session): $4.20
Punch Pass (10 sessions): $37.80

Guest Pass

The Guest Pass is an all-studio pass valid for a one-time only drop-in (3 hour session). This is designed for visitors/guests who are from out of town and are only visiting for a short period of time. If interested in using the glass or clay studio: please note that “Guest Pass” users must be accompanied by a current ACNO member who is experienced in the glass or clay studio.
Adult Guest Pass (3 hour session): $10.50
Youth Guest Pass (3 hour session): $6.00

** PLEASE NOTE: Due to Covid-19, we have adjusted our drop-in program to a “by-appointment-only” format. Masks are required. If you have any questions, or you are ready to reserve your creative time, call us at 250-542-6243! *

(updated January 6, 2021)

Hours of Operation

Monday to Thursday
9:00am to 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday
9:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday and Stat Holidays
  • Vernon Community Arts Centre
  • 2704A Hwy 6, Vernon, BC V1T 5G5
  • (250) 542-6243
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