Gibsons School of the Arts


~ taught by professional artists who are experienced instructors


Please note:

Updating of the website for the 2023 summer workshops is in progress and will not be completed until full details about the workshops are finalized. The website should be completely updated by early fall, with registration starting in February 2023.  Check our Instagram and Facebook pages for current developments about the 2023 season.

See the 2023 Preview page for planned workshops. Note that the images on this page currently show art by instructors for the recently completed 2022 workshops; this will soon be updated to show work of the planned 2023 instructors.

Improve your artistic abilities by enrolling in one of eight summer workshops for painters at the Gibsons School of the Arts on the scenic Sunshine Coast in British Columbia, Canada.

Eight summer workshops are planned for 2023. They are each  4 days in length and all run from Monday to Thursday. Tentatively, the High Beam Dreams venue will again be used in 2023 and COVID precautions will be in place for all classes.

Instructors are drawn from the international art community. They are successful,  professional artists. Many are well-known, with established reputations; all have demonstrated a high level of artistic talent and the ability to teach techniques and principles of painting.

Classes are small (15 maximum) and held in a comfortable setting with lots of individual attention. Artists of all skill levels  will find classes which will educate, challenge and inspire them. Typically, about 50% of our students are local (from the Sunshine Coast), with the balance coming from other parts of BC, Canada and the US, and as far away as Singapore.

Gibsons, a small community on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, is located 45 minutes from Vancouver, B.C. via a scenic ferry ride. The Sunshine Coast is made up of peaceful rural areas and small communities rich in visual artists, galleries, musicians, and summer festival events. The Coast also provides excellent hiking and an abundance of outdoor activities. Partners who wish to accompany students to enjoy a holiday locally will find many activities to entertain them.

 The Gibsons School of the Arts is a not-for-profit organization made up of dedicated volunteers who present a series of high quality art workshops each summer. These workshops have been presented since 1998.