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Art To Go Classroom Experiences

Can’t make it out to Leighton Art Centre? We’ll bring Leighton Art Centre to you!

Our experienced and enthusiastic educators bring exciting art techniques, materials, and instruction, all wrapped up in an age-appropriate program. Students will learn new visual art skills and have a lot of fun too. Our program can be tailored to to your curriculum focus or delivered as pure visual art instructions. It is an invaluable means of bringing art making to your students!

2024-2025 Art & Nature Children’s Programming Guide

Art To Go offered in January & February
(bursaries available)


$440 per class includes:

  • 2.5 hour in-class program
  • Introduction to Leighton Art Centre
  • Hands-on exploration of art and nature artifacts
  • Your choice of art project (supplies and materials included)
  • Take-home sketchbook for each student

Booking Your Art To Go Program

We don’t offer online booking for Art To Go sessions. Please contact Coreen at education@leightoncentre.org if you have questions or want to book your class’ program.

Our Bursary Program

Leighton Art Centre will provide financial assistance while funds last. Email Coreen at education@leightoncentre.org to access the bursary. Bursary funds are made available thanks to generous donors and foundations. If you’d like to make a donation to the bursary program and provide kids with transformative experiences with art and nature, contact Christina Cuthbertson, Executive Director: christinac@leightoncentre.org.

Cancellation Policy

28 WORKING DAYS notification required or a charge of $100.00 will be incurred. This does NOT include WEATHER-RELATED CANCELLATIONS


Is there a maximum number of classes you can do in one morning or afternoon? We can do two classes in the morning and/or afternoon. This program is also subject to winter driving conditions and instructor availability.

Is the bursary available for Art To Go? Yes, email Coreen Thornhill, Manager of Public Programs to access financial assistance: education@leightoncentre.org.

How many projects can we do in a day? All in-school field trips include one art project. Your day also includes a sketchbook session, hands-on artifacts exploration, and introduction to Leighton Art Centre.

Will we have time for a break? Yes! Please communicate with your instructor about the preferred break time.

Do I need to book any volunteers for the Art To Go Program? Yes, we recommend having one or two volunteers in class to help students when needed.

Leighton Art Centre education programs are generously supported by Calgary Foundation.