To register for any workshop, please stop by the KIAC Office or call

867-993-5005. We're open 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday. Payment is

required to reserve your spot.




Breaking Dawson: Break-dancing for beginners

with James Vainio
Date: Saturdays, May 6 - June 3
Time: 11am – 12pm
Cost: $45
Ages: 6-10

Supplies: comfortable clothing
Level: Beginner

Description: Breaking Dawson is a workshop led by youth dancer James Vainio. This workshop will provide kids ages six to ten with basic beginner steps in break-dancing. In five one-hour sessions James will teach a basic routine and encourage the participants to create their own steps ending each session with a cypher (a circle when each child will take turns going in the centre to show their skills). Breaking Dawson aims to encourage the kids in creative movement in a fun, high energy and positive environment.


Kid's Programming with Tarie Castellarin!
Register through the Rec Department, 993-7400 ex 299

Meet the Masters

Date: Tuesdays May 2nd-30th
Time: 3:30-5
Grades: 1-3
Cost: $100
Description: Each week participants will learn about a new art master; their techniques and art, to inspire their own creative pieces. Meet at the playground, pick up at KIAC.


Carve, Block, Print, Post; DIY Postcards
A workshop with Karen Thomas

Date: Wednesday May 24, 6-10pm
Description: Make your own set of 10 postcards! In this casual, fun workshop, learn about block and relief printing by creating, carving and printing your own image. No experience necessary, all skill levels welcome!
Age level: Adult
Cost: Members: $20, Non-members: $22
Supplies: All supplies provided


Beginner Lindy Hop

with Virginia Mitford 

Date: Tuesdays, June 6-27, 6-8pm
Adult: KIAC Members $48, Non-members $52
Ages 12-17: $40
Supplies: Comfortable shoes and clothing & water bottle
Age Level: 18+, 12 and up are welcome accompanied by an adult

Take your first steps in Lindy Hop, the primary dance of 1930s era Swing Dancing! This class will focus on the basics of the partner dance, through experimenting with playfulness, connection and rhythm. There's no need for previous dance experience, and no need to bring a partner since leads and follows rotate throughout the class.

Come laugh, have fun and let loose to some energetic swing music! Bring a water bottle, a pair of well fitted, light shoes, and leave your ego at the door. The class is geared towards adults, but younger people (12-18) are welcome to come if they are accompanied by any adult.
Non-binary folks are welcome, and all/no genders can lead or follow. If you have any questions feel free to contact Virginia Mitford for further information




Open Studio



In the KIAC Classroom (enter through the ODD Gallery)

$5 for use of space and/or painting/craft materials

$10 for use of space and screen printing materials

Cost Details:

$5: Paints (watercolour, acrylic, oil), pastels, charcoal, craft supplies, paper (depending on quality and quality)

$10: Screen Printing Supplies (screens, ink, paper). *Transparencies must be printed ahead of time, during the work week. M-F, 9-5. $0.50 - $1.00 per sheet. Access to power hose may be limited or unavailable.

A brief tour of the space may be provided, but no instruction is available.

Please email if you have any questions (regarding space use and materials).


Last day for the Summer season is May 13! Will reopen again Sept 2017.

Drop-in Saturday Painting for Adults

1pm - 4pm
in the KIAC Classroom
$5 drop-in

Inspire and be inspired by other artists. Bring your own ideas and painting surfaces. Paints, brushes and easels are supplied, no instruction offered.



Drop-in Screen Printing

5pm - 10pm
in the KIAC Classroom
$10 drop-in

Student quality inks and other materials may be accessed for beginners or those wishing to experiment.

KIAC's screens are available to use, providing they are well maintained (ie: cleaned after each use).

Transparency printing is available at KIAC before 4pm, Monday to Friday. Bring a flash drive with your file ready to print. Printing fees apply.



Beginner Piano for Kids and Adults
with Barnacle Bob

$138 sessions

Spring: Mar 21 to May 9
Fall 1:
Aug 15 to Oct 3
Fall 2: Oct 24 to Dec 12

Learn to play by ear (improv) all instruments. Piano based lessons for all ages and all styles. *Half hour or one hour sessions available*

KIAC Piano lessons Info 2017


Beginner Guitar for Kids and Adults
with Nijen Holland


Spring: Mar 22 to May 10
Fall 1:
Aug 16 to Oct 4
Fall 2:
Oct 25 to Dec 13

KIAC Guitar lessons Info 2017

**Reprise Music Scholarship**

This is a charitable trust dedicated to the advancement of Dawson music and music education. In honour of musicians Gord Polichek and Wendy Perry, this fund is accessible to emerging Dawson musicians and music educators for the purposes of advancing a student(s) musical training. This fund can be accessed to supplement workshop, course and lesson fees, augment costs related to competitions, examinations and as a fund accessible for music educators to purchase sheet music and books.

Note: though this fund is administered through the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture, it is a community fund accessible to all students of music, regardless of where or from whom they receive instruction.

Stop by KIAC to pick up an application!

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