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 a Studio Drop-in Program for those interested in Clay, Glass, Printmaking and 2D art forms such as painting and drawing.  Drop-in sessions offer an opportunity for individuals to enhance their skills and to interact and collaborate with other like-minded artisans. All drop-in users must be current members of the Arts Council of the North Okanagan and be qualified to use the studios.  Studio details can be found below, and membership details can be found on the ACNO website.

The Centre also offers occasional Mentored Drop-in Times for those that may need some extra support.  Friendly mentors, dressed in red aprons, will make themselves available to answer questions and provide support while they also work on their own projects.  Mentors are here to guide those who might be struggling with certain techniques or need more info on studio procedures.  Mentors volunteer their time and are not a replacement for class instructors.

2-D Studio Drop In

Bring your own 2D art supplies (paints, drawing materials, textiles 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 September to November and January to June, and is generally open Tuesday and Friday mornings as outlined below.  If you are interested in using the studio outside of these hours, please call for availability to see if we can accommodate your schedule.

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

Clay and Glass Studio Drop In

Take time to develop your skills. Clay & glass drop in is open to qualifying members whenever studios are not in use by a class. For safety reasons, those who have never experienced glass or clay must take a qualifying level class before being eligible for drop-in.  For people who have recent experience in glass or clay, but have never used the Arts Centre studios before, you may arrange an orientation for a small fee.  This orientation helps us ensure you are familiar with our space and studio guidelines, and helps our studio tech assess your proficiency and understanding before starting drop-ins. Pottery wheels are not accessible to those under 17, and youth under the age of 17 are only permitted in the family section of the clay studio, and must be accompanied by an adult.

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

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Printmaking Studio Drop In

Take time to further your skills on your own schedule.  Print Studio Drop-in 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, a 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 starting drop-ins.

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

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 also now required when moving around the building and at any time you cannot maintain a social distance of at least 6 feet. These changes help to ensure the safety of all visitors and staff. If you have any questions, or you are ready to reserve your creative time, call us at 250-542-6243! *

(updated August 10, 2020)

Hours of Operation

Monday to Thursday
9:30am to 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday
9:30am to 4:30pm
Sundays & Stat Holidays
* Closed for Sanitization between
12:30-1:30pm and 4:30-5:00pm
  • Vernon Community Arts Centre
  • 2704A Hwy 6, Vernon, BC V1T 5G5
  • (250) 542-6243
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