We’re Hiring Art Auction Assistants For March-April

March 11th – April 19th (6 weeks) DVSA’s Annual Art Auction is the region’s premiere art event and the school’s largest fundraiser, featuring over 1,400 artworks by new and established artists. Bidding is online with in-person art previews available during the week-long event. There’s also a Live Auction evening. We require the support of two […]

Fall Artist Talks: Stephen Altena & Chris Perez

Fall Artist Talks Stephen Altena Join us on Tuesday, October 15 at 1:00 p.m. A graduate of the Independent Study Program at DVSA, Stephen is co-founder and co-curator of Hundred Dollar Gallery/The Hamilton Art Gallery with Andrew McPhail. He is also one of the founding members of the Hamilton artist-run collective, The Assembly Gallery.  Growing […]

Juried Student Show & WinterBlooms – Get Your Submissions Ready

Students, Start Getting Your Submissions Ready. New this year!  DVSA is taking submissions for both the Juried Student Show (November 2024) and the Winterblooms Exhibition (January 2025).  All submitted works will first be considered for Juried Show Prizes. Then, a selection will be made for additional Juried Show artworks and Winterblooms artworks. All artworks will automatically […]

Our “For The Petrified” Series – 4 Classes For Absolute Beginner Artists

Our “For The Petrified” series offers shorter, absolute beginner courses in three key disciplines – Painting, Drawing and Pottery. These courses are designed to offer the encouraging hand-hold you might require to get over any initial creative trepidation. You’ll receive an introduction to the discipline, a chance to explore and experiment, and ultimately a boost […]

Friday Night Art Workshops – A great way to kick-start the weekend!

KICK-START YOUR WEEKEND with DVSA FRIDAY NIGHTS Unwind, enjoy an adult libation or two, create, and have a blast with your partner or BFF. Or, fly solo and make new friends! There are workshop options in drawing, painting, pottery, collage and pastels. All levels are welcome, and all materials are provided. Just show up ready […]

Show Your Support – Our New Creative Vision Fund

Visual art is a fundamental component of the human experience, reflecting the world and the time in which we live. ART BRINGS JOY. ART HEALS. ART STRENGTHENS.  Since 1964, Dundas Valley School of Art has provided visual arts instruction for students of all ages and abilities; removing financial, physical, intellectual or social barriers so that […]

Lavender 2SLGBTQIA+ Youth Programming

SUMMER SESSION LAVENDER INSPIRATIONS Lavender Inspirations invites 2SLGBTQIA+ youth ages 14-19 to join artist Birdie Gerhl (Instructor, she/her) at Dundas Valley School of Art (DVSA) for a community specific introduction to mixed media arts. Participants will be guided through art projects using a variety of different materials and techniques while participating in a wellness space […]