Painting, sculpting, dance workshop opportunities still available

Kimberley Kaleidoscope Festival offers a variety of arts workshops

Mike Redfern

For the Bulletin

The Kimberley Kaleidoscope arts & culture festival offers a variety of workshop opportunities for local artists and beginners in a variety of disciplines. Spaces are still available in most of these workshops and people interested in participating can contact the email addresses listed with each workshop below for detailed info and to register.

Following in chronological order are the workshops currently available:

July 14/16/21/23 – Vertical dance instruction with Trina Rasmuson at Spirit Rock Climbing Centre, for students aged 14+. Workshop fee $5 per class. For times and more info and to register email

July 28 & 29, from 7 – 9.30 p.m. each evening – Metal sculpture workshop with Rob Toller at his studio on Crerar Street, maximum 4 participants. For workshop fee, info, and to register email

August 5/6/7, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily – Deconstructing & reconstructing textiles with Angelika Werth at COTR Kimberley campus, for people with some fibre arts experience. Workshop fee $150 +GST. For details and to register email or

August 5, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Plein air painting for beginners with Jim Robertson at Centre 64 and on location. Workshop fee $80 +GST. For info and to register email

August 5 & 7, from 7 to 9 p.m. each evening – Lantern-making with Helen Robertson at Kimberley United Church Hall. Workshop fee $5 for two sessions. For info and to register email

August 6 & 7, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily – Plein air painting for experienced painters with Doug Swinton at Centre 64 and on location. Workshop fee $195 +GST. For info and to register email

For more information about the Kimberley Kaleidoscope arts & culture festival go to or view posters around the region.

Kimberley Arts Council would like to recognize the support of the City of Kimberley, Tourism Kimberley, the Columbia Basin Trust, the Regional District of East Kootenay, the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance, e-Know, the Kimberley Daily Bulletin and Cranbrook Daily Townsman for their support of this new festival.


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