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Workshops

The Leighton Art Centre offers an exciting variety of art & nature workshops throughout the year. Please check out our currently scheduled programs below, then follow us on social media and subscribe to our newsletter to hear about new programming.

Members enjoy a 10% discount on workshops. If you are a member, please contact us before registering for your workshop, to receive the promotional code . Ready to join, or want more info about the benefits of membership? Visit our Become A Member page.

If you’d like to avoid paying Eventbrite fees, we also accept phone registrations for workshops and programs; call 403-931-3633, Wednesday through Sunday, 10am – 4pm.

This page displays all upcoming workshops and programs, or you can narrow your search to: Artist Workshops, Nature Programs, or Family Friendly Programs.

Please note: workshops take place less frequently during the winter months.

Workshops/Programs Contact

Alison Marshall, Gallery Shop Manager & Workshop Coordinator
Email: workshops@leightoncentre.org

Summer Broom Making

August 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
with David Campbell

Summertime Sweep-stakes!

Family Art and Nature Series: As Snug as a Bug!

August 7 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Explore, Appreciate and Create at the Leighton Art Centre!

Felted Bird Feeder

August 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
With Leah Cathleen

Barbara Leighton believed that every person could be an artist if they found the right medium. Join us to find out if felting is yours!

Parent and Child Broom-Making

August 8 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
With David Campbell

Create a broom together, the way brooms were made over 200 years ago!

Wet Felted Sampler Class

August 8 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
With Leah Cathleen

Barbara Leighton believed that every person could be an artist if they found the right medium. Join us to find out if felting is yours!

On the Road – Travel Plein Air Sketching

August 14 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
with Michelle Wiebe

Enjoy the outdoors as you document your travels with a creative flair!

Meet the Foothills: Birding at the Leighton Art Centre

August 14 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
With Jim Critchley

Join our resident naturalist Jim Critchley on a guided nestbox tour of the Leighton Art Centre’s Bluebird Trail!

Discover the Night Sky

August 14 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
With Jim Critchley

Join us for an evening of watching the satellites, stars and constellations at the Leighton Art Centre!

Family Art and Nature Series: We’re Nuts for You!

August 21 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Explore, Appreciate and Create at the Leighton Art Centre!

Youth Earth Art Series: Jewelry Making

August 22 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
With Andrea Merredew

Use natural materials to craft your own wearable art in the third installment of our Earth Art Series!

On the Road – Travel Plein Air Sketching

August 28 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
With Michelle Wiebe

Enjoy the outdoors as you document your travels with a creative flair!

2-Day Painting Loose and Free Outdoors

August 28 @ 10:00 am - August 29 @ 3:00 pm
With Doug Swinton

Learn to paint loose and free outdoors! Strive to capture the moment as a true plein air artist!

Plein Air Painting Practice

August 28 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
With Alice Helwig

Learn to paint outdoors like A. C. Leighton!

Adult Earth Art Series: Jewelry Making

August 29 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
With Andrea Merredew

Use natural materials to craft your own wearable art in the third installment of our Earth Art Series!

Family Art and Nature Series: Woodland Creatures!

September 4 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Explore, Appreciate and Create at the Leighton Art Centre!

Family Art and Nature Series: Trees! Look up…way up!

September 11 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Explore, Appreciate and Create at the Leighton Art Centre!

Recent Workshops


 

Youth Earth Art Series: Basic Knife Skills

July 17 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

With Andrea Merredew
 

On the Road – Travel Plein Air Sketching

July 17 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

With Michelle Wiebe
 

Summer Broom Making

July 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

With David Campbell
 

Sold Out! Youth Earth Art Series: Basic Knife Skills

July 10 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

With Andrea Merredew
 

Sold Out! Meet the Foothills: Birding at the Leighton Art Centre

July 3 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

With Jim Critchley
 

Sold Out! Earth Art Series: Wildcrafted Paint, Ink & Tools

June 26 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

with Andrea Merredew
 

On the Road – Travel Plein Air Sketching

June 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

with Michelle Wiebe
 

Sold Out! Discover the Night Sky

June 25 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

With Jim Critchley
 

Youth Earth Art Series: Wildcrafted Paint, Ink & Tools

June 19 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

with Andrea Merredew
 

Sold Out! Build a Birdhouse

June 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

with Jim Critchley
 

On the Road – Travel Plein Air Sketching

June 12 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

with Michelle Wiebe
 

Spring Broom Making

June 12 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

with David Campbell
 

Sold Out! Meet the Foothills: Birding at the Leighton Art Centre

June 5 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

With Jim Critchley
 

SOLD OUT! Explore Alcohol Inks

November 14, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

with Artist-Instructor Karen Biko
 

Painting the Field Study – Plein Air Workshop

September 19, 2020 @ 10:00 am - September 20, 2020 @ 4:00 pm

with artist-instructor Bobbi Dunlop
 

Broom Making

September 19, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

with craftsperson-instructor David Campbell
 

On the Road – Travel Plein Air Sketching

September 19, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

with artist-instructor Michelle Wiebe