We miss you After School Arts crew!  Even though we haven’t been able to share and collaborate in person administrator Amy Urquhart still wants to show you the possibilities that exist around you to create art.

Check out our YouTube channel!  We will be updating it with weekly arts activities you can do at home with your family.

We are also now offering TAKE HOME CRAFT KITS,  for more info on how to get hooked up with yours visit;

Available at Carberry Library

What’s your Story?

What arts activities have you been up to?  Have you created things while you’ve been spending time at home with your family? Are you transforming your backyard and surroundings for the ultimate stay-cation experience?

We want to hear about!  Send all your photos, triumphs, and incredible moments to Amy at

The After School Arts program would not be possible without sponsorship from our local community partners.  Find out more about who they are at our Partners and Sponsors page.

The Carberry Plains Arts Council Dance Program was created by local instructor Taylor Orchard who is currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Science program at the University of Manitoba.  Taylor is working towards a Master of Science in Physiotherapy with plans to work as a therapist in the Physiotherapy field.

Taylor studied dance at Steppin’ Time Dance Studio and accredits her development as a professional instructor to the mentorship she received there.  She has been involved in a variety of adjudicated competitions as a contender herself and with her students.  She is dedicated to providing programming for a variety of communities is rural Manitoba.

Check out our current offerings  through the  Carberry Dance Program

Local librarian, Beryl Brandt of Carberry North-Cypress library writes and directs the plays performed by the Teen Drama Program. Her original plays are chalked with funny banter, colorful yet earthy characters, and intriguing local lore.

Heather Jean Jordan is an original songwriter and performer from Kenton, Manitoba.  Heather has performed across Canada and at a number of events in Carberry including; Carberry Winterfest 2017 and the Carberry Mosaic Mural Unveiling.

Heather also teaches Ukulele Workshops here in Carberry and Brandon.

Nova Cassan is a local Carberry artist with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Manitoba.  Dedicated to mentoring and teaching  youth, Nova has held several roles at the Winnipeg community art studio Art City and also taught classes for several years at the Winnipeg Art Gallery

Nova facilitates paint nights and drawing classes with Carberry Plains Arts Council.  On March break 2019 she ran a free week-long youth drawing intensive at Carberry Library that resulted in some amazing work, check out the Youth Drawing Show link to have a look!

Nova is currently working on a mural design that will be painted on the north facing wall of the Carberry post-office, the mural will implement design elements contributed by local Carberry youth.  Sign up for our newsletter to stay posted!

To register for any of our programming Click here to access our online registration form.

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