Welcoming visitors Tuesday – Sunday, 10AM – 4PM. Admission by donation.


Virtual Art & Nature Program

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

Using bones and antlers of local animals as well as photos and images we will explore the Foothills Region. Students will be guided through a landscape drawing and sketching game. We will share stories about the history of the Leightons and their contribution to Canada, Alberta, and Calgary. Through these stories, students will learn about the importance of art to the development of our region. 

2023-2024 Art & Nature Children’s Programming Guide

Virtual Art & Nature Program includes:
(email Coreen for pricing)

  • 90 minute online program
  • Introduction to Leighton Art Centre
  • Drawing and sketching game
  • Your choice of art project (supplies and materials will be dropped off at your location)
  • Take-home sketchbook for each student

Booking Your Program

Email Coreen Thornhill, Manager of Public Programs at education@leightoncentre.org. All aspects of virtual programs are managed on a case-by-case basis. You’ll work closely with Coreen to manage all aspects of your booking.


We want everyone to have the chance to participate in Art & Nature programs at Leighton Art Centre. Contact Coreen Thornhill, Public Programs Manager at education@leightoncentre.org to discuss your group’s accessibility needs. We’re also aware of the financial barriers faced by many schools, community groups, and individuals. With the support of generous donors and foundations we offer financial assistance to remove one significant barrier to access.

Ask about 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.

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