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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.

This page displays all upcoming workshops and programs, or you can narrow your search to: Artist Workshops, Nature Programs, or Family Friendly Programs. Or check out our Event Calendar!

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

Workshops/Programs Contact

Coreen Thornhill, Public Programs Manager
Email: workshops@leightoncentre.org

Discover the Beauty of Wet Felted Landscapes

May 28 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
with Fay Hodson

In this workshop, you’ll learn to use a variety of coloured wools and unusual fibres to create unique felt landscapes.

SOLD OUT! Spring Broom Making

May 28 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
with David Campbell

Be swept away with spring cleaning!

Wet Felting Sampler

June 11 @ 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!

Broom Making

June 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
with David Campbell

Be swept away!

Making a Good Impression – Linocut Printmaking

June 12 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
with Michelle Wiebe

Learn the basics of linocut printing with Michelle Wiebe.

Capture the Magic: An exploration the Art of Photography

June 12 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
with Barry Allen

Spend the day with local photographer Barry Allen learning how to capture the magic of the natural world that surrounds us.

Open HeART : Expressive Arts Workshop

June 18 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
with Laur W

Take part in a full day of creative expression with Lauren Wolfe.

Funky Birds and Friends!

June 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
with Fay Hodson

Taking Needle-felt to the Next Level!

Nature-Based Art: A Journey Through The Seasons – Summer

June 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
with Andrea Merredew

Join Andrea Merredew for seasonal nature-based art workshops to celebrate the changes of the landscape!

Broom Making

June 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
with David Campbell

Be swept away!

Sold Out! On the Road – Travel Plein Air Sketching

June 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
with Michelle Wiebe

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

The Landscape Within: An Exploration of the Art of Photography

June 26 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
with Barry Allen

Spend the day with local photographer Barry Allen learning how to capture the wonders often missed in the hustle and bustle.

Needle Felted Landscapes

July 2 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
with Leah Cathleen

Needle felting is a unique, engaging way to create a piece of art using wool as your medium!

Broom Making

July 9 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
with David Campbell

Be swept away with spring cleaning!

Creative Freedom: Using an Art Journal to Unlock Your Creative Spirit

July 10 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
with Michelle Wiebe

Get inspired by Michelle to jumpstart your creative flow!

Forest Bathing

July 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
with Alberta DeFrancesco

With no specific destination, we will wander, observe and immerse ourselves in nature.

Open HeART : Expressive Arts Workshop

July 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
with Laur W

Take part in a full day of creative expression with Laur W.

On the Road – Travel Plein Air Sketching

July 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
with Michelle Wiebe

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

Forest Bathing

July 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
with Alberta DeFrancesco

With no specific destination, we will wander, observe and immerse ourselves in nature.

Broom Making

July 31 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
with David Campbell

Be swept away with spring cleaning!

Recent Workshops


 

Sold Out! Forest Bathing

May 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

with Alberta DeFrancesco
 

SOLD OUT! On the Road – Travel Plein Air Sketching

May 14 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

with Michelle Wiebe
 

SOLD OUT! Spring Broom Making

May 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

with David Campbell
 

Sold Out! Block Printing on Fabric

May 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

with Michelle Wiebe
 

SOLD OUT! – Spring Broom Making

April 30 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

with David Campbell
 

April Showers & Flowers

April 23 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

with Amanda Tanner
 

Sold Out! Nature-Based Art: A Journey Through The Seasons

April 2 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

with Andrea Merredew
 

EASTER RABBIT

April 2 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am

with Amanda Tanner
 

Spring Broom Making

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

with David Campbell
 

Sold Out! DISCOVER THE NIGHT SKY

March 12 @ 6:15 pm - 9:00 pm

with Jim Critchley
 

Sold Out! Love Is In The Air

February 26 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

with Amanda Tanner
 

Holiday Broom Making

November 14, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

With David Campbell
 

Sold Out! Holiday Broom Making

November 7, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

With David Campbell
 

Sold Out! Holiday Broom Making

November 6, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

With David Campbell
 

Sold Out! Autumn Broom-Making

October 24, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

With David Campbell
 

The Way You See It: Painting and Sketching your World

October 23, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

With Neil Dawson
 

Parent and Child Broom-Making

October 23, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

With David Campbell
 

Sold Out! Autumn Broom Making

October 16, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

With David Campbell
 

FREE! Sketching and Painting your World (Waitlist)

September 25, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

With Neil Dawson
 

FREE! Plein Air Oil Painting Workshop (waitlist)

September 12, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

With Louise Lacey-Rokosh
 

Free! Outdoor Plein Air Acrylic Painting for Beginners (Waitlist)

September 12, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

With Sue Contini
 

On the Road – Travel Plein Air Sketching

September 12, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

With Michelle Wiebe
 

Meet the Foothills: Birding at the Leighton Art Centre

September 11, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

With Jim Critchley
 

FREE! Plein Air Oil Painting Workshop (Waitlist)

September 11, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

With Louise Lacey-Rokosh
 

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

September 11, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

 

Capturing the Golden Light

September 10, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

With Alice Helwig
 

Adult Earth Art Series: Jewelry Making

August 29, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

With Andrea Merredew
 

2-Day Painting Loose and Free Outdoors

August 28, 2021 @ 10:00 am - August 29, 2021 @ 3:00 pm

With Doug Swinton
 

On the Road – Travel Plein Air Sketching

August 28, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

With Michelle Wiebe
 

Discover the Night Sky

August 14, 2021 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

With Jim Critchley
 

Meet the Foothills: Birding at the Leighton Art Centre

August 14, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

With Jim Critchley
 

On the Road – Travel Plein Air Sketching

August 14, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

with Michelle Wiebe
 

Wet Felted Sampler Class

August 8, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

With Leah Cathleen
 

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

August 7, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

 

Summer Broom Making

August 1, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

with David Campbell
 

Youth Earth Art Series: Basic Knife Skills

July 17, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

With Andrea Merredew
 

On the Road – Travel Plein Air Sketching

July 17, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

With Michelle Wiebe
 

Summer Broom Making

July 11, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

With David Campbell
 

Sold Out! Youth Earth Art Series: Basic Knife Skills

July 10, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

With Andrea Merredew
 

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

July 3, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

With Jim Critchley
 

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

June 26, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

with Andrea Merredew
 

On the Road – Travel Plein Air Sketching

June 26, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

with Michelle Wiebe
 

Sold Out! Discover the Night Sky

June 25, 2021 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

With Jim Critchley
 

Youth Earth Art Series: Wildcrafted Paint, Ink & Tools

June 19, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

with Andrea Merredew
 
 

Sold Out! Build a Birdhouse

June 18, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

with Jim Critchley
 

On the Road – Travel Plein Air Sketching

June 12, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

with Michelle Wiebe
 

Spring Broom Making

June 12, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

with David Campbell
 

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

June 5, 2021 @ 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