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Parent and Child Broom-Making

With David Campbell

August 8 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Price: $140

Accompanied by a parent (or guardian), children ages 12 and up can learn how to make their own heritage broom, employing broom-making techniques first used over 200 years ago.

No nails, no screws, no wire, just hardwood handles, twine, and tightly woven broom corn go into creating these fully functional pieces of folk art. Whether making a flying (Harry Potter) broom, hearth broom, or floor broom, kids have the satisfaction of knowing that, once completed, their broom is something they made themselves (with the help and guidance of a parent, of course!).

Join Foothills broom-maker David Campbell as he leads three parent/child teams through the stages of broom construction, from start to finish. Because parents will be involved full time helping their children, each two-person team will complete one broom each.

Audience: Children ages 12 and up with an adult, please. No experience required!

Supplies: All supplies included. Please bring your own lunch, water, and a face mask (optional)!

Registration cost: Parent + Child = $140 + GST & Eventbrite Fees*

* Or register by phone: 403-931-3633, Mon-Fri, 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 https://leightoncentre.org/join-us/become-a-member/.

All participants must sign our Covid-19 Liability waiver prior to their participation in a workshop. Find our Covid-19 liability waiver here: https://leightoncentre.org/workshop-covid-19-liability-release-waiver/

Cancellation and Refund Policy: Please note there is a NO REFUND policy on all Leighton Art Centre workshops. A refund will be only be issued to participants if the workshop is canceled by the workshop coordinator due to insufficient enrollment, extreme weather conditions, or Covid-19 restrictions. Workshops may be canceled prior to the start date and participants will be notified via email and/or phone, and a full refund will be processed.

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.


August 8
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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282027 144 Street West
Foothills, Alberta T1S 0Y4 Canada
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