What is HeART Fit?

  • a practice for those seeking a creative lifestyle and improved health through creative relaxation.
  • a 3-hour session of Spontaneous Process Painting.
  • a time to create ‘a resting heart’ by embarking on a journey of creative exploration, inviting creative spirit to lead you within, and awaken you to your authentic ‘self’
  • open to all ages (children accompanied by adults) and levels of experience – from those who have never picked up a paint brush to those who are experienced painters
  • supported and operated by participants in the group
  • a group experience whose focus is to learn from and encourage others as we evolve creative values.

Every Tuesday, $7 drop-in. Supplies available for first visit (then bring your own). For more info, contact

This unique camp experience allows your child to explore and expand their creativity daily with learning ‘led by their choice’ of classes in Visual Art, Music, Drama and/or Dance. This is a great introduction to visual and performing arts – on your schedule! There is no end-of-day performance.

Daily bring *peanut/nut free* snacks, lunches. Kidz Bag Lunch program available.

Cost: $40 per day OR receive a 15% savings with 5-day PunchCard $170; 10-day PunchCard $340

July 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31

August 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30

** Save 15% when you purchase a PunchCard: 5 days for $170, 10 days for $340 **

RCA ArtsBlast Punch Cards can be used for all “Drop-In Art Blast DAY Camps” offered during winter break, spring break, summer break and Pro-D days.

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Introduction to Acrylic Painting with Shannon Lester

Designed for first time painters or passionate hobbyists, this painting class is about building the skills required to paint with confidence on your own. Acrylics are versatile and easy to work with, and because of their fast drying time allow for quick learning. This class will focus on representational painting such as painting people, animals or places. Students will chose their own reference and will be guided to create a finished work of art over a six week period. Learn about layering, shading and highlighting to create shape and depth; and different brush techniques to build the skills required to make beautiful artwork! Also incorporated into this course is brush care, colour mixing and an introduction to acrylic mediums. Shannon Lester is a local artist who holds a Master of Fine Arts degree and has been painting and teaching for over twenty years.

*Supplies not included, list of supplies required will be given after registration

6 Week Class – Harmony Honda Studio

May 18 – June 22, 2019

Introduction to Water Colour Painting with Jenny Meyers

*supplies Included

Calling all those interested in watercolour painting! This beginning watercolour painting class is the perfect way to explore your creativity and express your inner-artist. Students will learn techniques associated with water colour painting such as paintbrush usage, colour mixing, an colour application in a fun and relaxed environment. Students will learn quickly and be able to celebrate their creative progress weekly. Jenny’s passion is painting. She loves to teach others how to paint and how to release their creative spirit!

(Tues) May 14 – June 18 6pm – 8pm

Introduction to Dot Mandalas with Judi May

Join us for this art based form of meditation focuses around simple circles using acrylic paint.
Classes will help restore one’s concentration while enlightening your creativity within. Become captivated with the simple form and colour of the craft. “Dotting” cards, art boards and small river rocks are just somem of the first projects.

*a list of supplies needed will be given after registration

(Wed) May 8 – 29 10am – 12pm $40

Alex Fong Galleria


Richard Crack was born in Comox, British Columbia. He graduated from a four-year program at the Alberta College of Art, earning a diploma in Fine Art. Richard has worked in a number of areas; as a draftsman, an audiovisual technician, a medical photographer, self-employed as a graphic
designer, and as a graphic designer and prepress technician at a printing company. His current artistic interests are in the complimentary endeavours of landscape painting and photography, while his expressive literary interest lies in the writing and self-publishing of poetry and short fiction. He now lives in Kamloops, B.C.


Susan Crack was born in Calgary, Alberta. She graduated from the Alberta College of Art, majoring in fibre arts and has both a Bachelor and a Master of Science degree in biology from the University of Calgary. Susan worked for over twenty-five years as a medical illustrator. She now lives in Kamloops, B.C.


Dennis Evans was born in Viking, Alberta.  He is a graduate of the Alberta College of Art, majoring in ceramics and painting.  He obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Calgary and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Houston, Texas.  Working over fifty years in all areas of the arts, Dennis has been a teacher, an administrator, a production manager and an entrepreneur.  He now lives in Naramata with his wife and operates his own gallery and studio.

In this exhibition, Dennis has chosen to paint iconic buildings that physically trigger his memories of growing up in a small prairie town in Alberta. Rendered with carefully executed architectural details, these buildings exist or existed in the small community where he grew up and is his connection with “a place that never changes” in his memory.  What is more important, however, is that, these buildings help us access our own memories of these institutions, regardless of where the building is located in our experience.  Ask someone to tell you about school, church, the hospital or their childhood home, and they’ll share accounts of their experience, and how it shaped their life.

More examples of Dennis’ paintings and pottery can been seen on his website or at his studio in Naramata, B.C