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Holiday Broom Making

with Artisan-Instructor David Campbell

November 28 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Hand-Woven Heritage Brooms make wonderful Christmas gifts, for others and for yourself! These centuries old “sweeping beauties” are as beautiful as they are functional, for use indoors or outdoors, or simply for display as one-of-a-kind pieces of hand crafted folk art.

Participants are provided with all of the materials, tools, and instruction needed to make their own broom from start to finish, whether a floor broom, hearth or cobweb broom, or even a “flying” ornamental broom.

These sturdy corn brooms, first popularized over 200 years ago, are truly “functional pieces of art” that may be displayed in your home while being used on a daily basis, inside or outside (floor brooms are great for patios and decks!).

The workshop start time is 10:00 am, with an expected end time of no later than 4:00 pm, or earlier. There will be a one-hour lunch break. Participants are asked to bring their own lunch and water.

Workshops are limited to four participants each. A degree of hand and arm strength is required.

Please inform the Leighton Art Centre at 403-931-3633 if you have any allergies that we need to be aware of!


Adults, please. No experience required!


All broom supplies are included. Please bring your own lunch and water.


$140.00 plus GST & Eventbrite Fees*
* or register by phone: 403-931-3633 (Wed-Sun, 10 am – 4 pm) to avoid Eventbrite fees


Did you know that members of the Leighton Art Centre get 10% off the registration cost of all workshops and kids’ summer camps? Please visit our Become a Member page for more information.

If you are a current member, please contact us prior to registration to receive a coupon code. We regret that we cannot credit members for their 10% discount if it’s not done (over the phone, in person or with an online coupon code) at the time of registration.


Please note there is a NO REFUND policy on all Leighton Art Centre artist workshops. A refund will be only be issued to participants if the workshop is cancelled by the workshop coordinator due to insufficient enrollment or extreme weather conditions. Workshops may be canceled prior to start date and participants will be notified via email and/or phone and can choose to receive a credit toward a future workshop or a full refund.

Withdrawal from workshops for medical reasons must be accompanied by a doctor’s medical note and must be received by the Leighton workshop coordinator prior to the workshop start date to be qualified for a full refund.

photo of 3 handmade brooms in front of a weathered birdhouse, with snow on the ground


November 28
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Leighton Art Centre
282027 144 Street West
Foothills, Alberta T1S 0Y4 Canada
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