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Art & Nature Virtual Museum Classroom

March 1, 2021 @ 11:15 am - 12:00 pm

5 Weeks of Foothills Exploration, hosted live from the Leighton Art Centre!

Join the Leighton Art Centre’s virtual museum classroom to learn all about the natural environment of Alberta’s Foothills and create some art too!

Pick just one or two classes, or register for all 5 and save over $12.

  • Week 1 (Feb. 22): Trees and Forests
  • Week 2 (Mar. 1): Animals in the Foothills
  • Week 3 (Mar. 8): Landscapes of Alberta
  • Week 4 (Mar. 15): Owls of Alberta
  • Week 5 (Mar. 22): Mountain Blue Birds

Each week, students will join our educators virtually for 45 minutes for exploration, discussion, and a guided art lesson. Recommended for Grades 1-6, but all are welcome!

Time: 11:15am-12pm MST


  • One session $11.15/person (price includes Eventbrite fees)
  • Five sessions $42.80/person (price includes Eventbrite fees)

Classroom bookings for these workshops are available for at-home learners – please email education@leightoncentre.org for more info or to book. $100/class, max 32 students.

Important Info

Zoom links will be sent out 24 hours prior to classroom start time. You will only receive Zoom links for the session(s) you have registered for. One Zoom link will be sent per class, per order, to the email address you provide when registering. You may use this link on multiple devices, but please do not use it on more devices than the number of students you have paid for.

Each week we will start at 11:15am and finish at 12pm MST. Please join the meeting room at 11:10am so that everyone has a chance to settle and be ready for 11:15am. Please remember to bring your supplies to each class (see below).

Each class we will explore a new art project that ties into that week’s topic. We have tried to create projects that you can easily do at home without having to purchase any materials. We have some optional items on the list but please know that they are optional and NOT mandatory.

Supply Lists

Feb. 22, 2021: How to draw realistic and abstract trees

  • Pencil, white piece of paper (8.5”x11”) or sketchbook
  • Optional: Pencil crayons or markers

March 1, 2021: How to draw animals

  • Pencil, white piece of paper (8.5”x11”) or sketchbook
  • Optional: Pencil crayons or markers

March 8, 2021: How to draw a landscape

  • Pencil, white piece of paper (8.5”x11”) or sketchbook
  • Optional: Pencil crayons, markers, or paint

March 15, 2021: Contour drawing of a Great Horned Owl

  • Black marker, white piece of paper (8.5”x11”) or sketchbook
  • Optional: Pencil crayons or markers

March 22, 2021: Mix media collage

  • 5 or 6 different types or colours of paper (suggestions: scrap paper – like from your recycling bin – newsprint, construction paper, cardboard)
  • Marker
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors

Cancellation Policy

Due to the virtual delivery method for this program, we will not be providing any refunds for cancellations, nor allowing any date switches. A refund would only be issued to participants if the class is cancelled by Leighton Art Centre, due to circumstances beyond our control.

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March 1, 2021
11:15 am - 12:00 pm
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Leighton Art Centre
282027 144 Street West
Foothills, Alberta T1S 0Y4 Canada
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