Open Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 4pm.

 

Nature at Leighton

Here at Leighton Art Centre, we are the proud stewards of 80 acres of natural foothills grasslands, featuring spectacular Foothills and Rocky Mountain views and supporting numerous local flora and fauna.

The next time you visit, be sure to get outside to take in the spectacular views and enjoy our walking trails, including our 3.5 km Bird Box Art Walk.

In winter, you are very welcome to explore the property on snowshoes (bring your own) during our regular operating hours.

We periodically offer Nature Programs on topics like identifying animal tracks in the snow, birding, and identifying local plants. If we have a nature-oriented program coming up, it’ll be displayed on our Workshops page and at the bottom of this page. 

Please note: you may find fewer programs during the winter months.

Learn more about Accessibility at Leighton Art Centre.

If you’re interested in birds, you’re going to love this ↓ video!


Nature Workshops


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!

CANCELLED – 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.

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.

Forest Bathing

August 6 @ 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

August 13 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
with Laur W

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

Open HeART : Expressive Arts Workshop

August 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
with Laur W

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

Forest Bathing

August 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
with Alberta DeFrancesco

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

Recent Nature Workshops


 

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

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

with Andrea Merredew
 

CANCELLED – Funky Birds and Friends!

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

with Fay Hodson
 

Open HeART : Expressive Arts Workshop

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

with Laur W
 

Capture the Magic: An exploration the Art of Photography

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

with Barry Allen
 

Discover the Night Sky

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

with Jim Critchley
 

Meet the Foothills: Birding at the Leighton Art Centre

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

with Jim Critchley
 

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
 

April Showers & Flowers

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

with Amanda Tanner