Welcoming Visitors Tuesday – Sunday, 10AM – 4 PM. Admission by donation.

 

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

Recent Workshops


 

CANCELLED – Creating Cyanotypes

April 13 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

with Arlene Westen
 

CANCELLED – Denim Boho Bag Making

November 25, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

with Joyce Brown
 

Hand Coloured – Combining Printmaking & Watercolour

October 8, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

with Michelle Wiebe
 

Sold Out! FREE The Serious Dyeing Workshop: Silk + Plants

September 30, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

with Andre Paradis & Wednesday Lupypciw
 

On the Road – Travel Plein Air Sketching

September 24, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

with Michelle Wiebe
 

FREE Indigenous Beadwork for Youth

September 23, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Tania Big Plume
 

FREE Plein Air Oil Painting

September 10, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Louise Lacey-Rokosh
 

FREE Plein Air Oil Painting

September 9, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Louise Lacey-Rokosh
 

FREE Writing Land & Place

September 9, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Ashley Holloway
 

FREE Plein Air Primer – Outdoor Painting for Beginners

September 2, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Sue Contini
 

Forest Bathing

August 27, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

with Alberta DeFrancesco
 

Forest Bathing

July 23, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Alberta Defrancesco
 

SOLD OUT! On the Road – Travel Plein Air Sketching

June 10, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

with Michelle Wiebe
 

SOLD OUT! – Cyanotype – Photography with Light

June 3, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

with Arlene Westen
 

Block Printing on Fabric

May 13, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

with Michelle Wiebe
 

The Art of Wycinanki – Polish Paper Cutting

May 6, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

with Susan Kristoferson
 

SOLD OUT! Restorative Yoga & Sound Bath Session

May 6, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

with Dianne Goldade
 

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

April 29, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

with Jim Critchley
 

Soul Picnic: A Return to Self

April 22, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

with Julia Dawson
 

Flowers in Bloom – Spring Photo Walk

April 15, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

with Pamela O'Brien
 

SOLD OUT! Making Your Mark – Beginner Acrylic Painting

April 15, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

with Michelle Wiebe
 

Discover the Night Sky!

April 14, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

with naturalist Jim Critchley
 
 

Sold Out! Who’s Hootin’? A Great Horned Owl Experience

February 4, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

with Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation
 

CANCELLED – Nature-Based Art: A Journey Through The Seasons – Winter

December 3, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

with Andrea Merredew
 

SOLD OUT! – Forest Bathing

October 16, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

with Alberta DeFrancesco
 

Make your own Nuno Felt Scarf

October 2, 2022 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

with Fay Hodson
 

Forest Bathing

September 25, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

with Alberta DeFrancesco
 

Sold Out! Baskets of Hope

September 24, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

with Amanda Tanner
 

Making a Good Impression – Linocut Printmaking

September 24, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

with Michelle Wiebe
 

FREE Milk Bottle Dry Point Etching: Printmaking – Waitlist in Effect

September 18, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

with Neil Dawson
 

FREE Outdoor Plein Air Acrylic Painting for Beginners – Waitlist in Effect

September 11, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

with Sue Contini
 

FREE Plein Air Oil Painting – Waitlist in Effect

September 11, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

with Louise Lacey-Rokosh
 

FREE Family Fun en Plein Air – Waitlist in Effect

September 10, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

with Sue Contini
 

FREE Plein Air Oil Painting Workshop – Waitlist in Effect

September 10, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

with Louise Lacey-Rokosh
 

Forest Bathing

August 27, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

with Alberta DeFrancesco
 

Open HeART : Expressive Arts Workshop

August 13, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

with Laur W
 

Forest Bathing

August 6, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

with Alberta DeFrancesco
 

Broom Making

July 31, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

with David Campbell
 

Forest Bathing

July 30, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

with Alberta DeFrancesco
 

On the Road – Travel Plein Air Sketching

July 23, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

with Michelle Wiebe
 

Forest Bathing

July 16, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

with Alberta DeFrancesco
 

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

July 10, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

with Michelle Wiebe
 

Broom Making

July 9, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

with David Campbell
 

Cancelled – Needle Felted Landscapes

July 2, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

with Leah Cathleen
 
 

Sold Out! On the Road – Travel Plein Air Sketching

June 26, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

with Michelle Wiebe
 

Broom Making

June 25, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

with David Campbell
 

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

June 25, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

with Andrea Merredew
 

CANCELLED – Funky Birds and Friends!

June 25, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

with Fay Hodson
 

Open HeART : Expressive Arts Workshop

June 18, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

with Laur W
 

Capture the Magic: An exploration the Art of Photography

June 12, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

with Barry Allen
 

Making a Good Impression – Linocut Printmaking

June 12, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

with Michelle Wiebe
 

Discover the Night Sky

June 11, 2022 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm

with Jim Critchley
 

Meet the Foothills: Birding at the Leighton Art Centre

June 11, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

with Jim Critchley
 

Broom Making

June 11, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

with David Campbell
 

Wet Felting Sampler

June 11, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

with Leah Cathleen
 

SOLD OUT! Spring Broom Making

May 28, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

with David Campbell
 

Discover the Beauty of Wet Felted Landscapes

May 28, 2022 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

with Fay Hodson
 

Sold Out! Forest Bathing

May 14, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

with Alberta DeFrancesco
 

SOLD OUT! On the Road – Travel Plein Air Sketching

May 14, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

with Michelle Wiebe
 

SOLD OUT! Spring Broom Making

May 7, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

with David Campbell
 

Sold Out! Block Printing on Fabric

May 1, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

with Michelle Wiebe
 

SOLD OUT! – Spring Broom Making

April 30, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

with David Campbell
 

EARTH DAY CELEBRATION !!! – Youth Workshop

April 23, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

 

April Showers & Flowers

April 23, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

with Amanda Tanner
 

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

April 2, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

with Andrea Merredew
 

EASTER RABBIT

April 2, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am

with Amanda Tanner
 

Spring Broom Making

March 26, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

with David Campbell
 

Sold Out! DISCOVER THE NIGHT SKY

March 12, 2022 @ 6:15 pm - 9:00 pm

with Jim Critchley
 

Sold Out! Love Is In The Air

February 26, 2022 @ 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