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Family Friendly Programs

Kids love Leighton Art Centre… and we love kids! We periodically host art workshops that are suitable for – or specifically designed for – families with children, and most of our nature workshops can accommodate families, too. If your ‘kid’ is an older teen (already?!?), some of our Artist Workshops may be appropriate – each one lists its own age limitations/recommendations.

This page displays all upcoming workshops and programs that are suitable for families with children. Please check each event for age limitations/recommendations; some may not be able to accommodate very young children.

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

Learn more about Accessibility at Leighton Art Centre.

Family Friendly Programs

School House Christmas

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

Come celebrate the season with hot chocolate, a holiday craft and old-fashioned family photos in our historic Schoolhouse! 3 times to choose from.

Recent Family Friendly Programs


FREE Indigenous Beadwork for Youth

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

Tania Big Plume

FREE Plein Air Oil Painting

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

Louise Lacey-Rokosh

FREE Plein Air Oil Painting

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

Louise Lacey-Rokosh

FREE Plein Air Primer – Outdoor Painting for Beginners

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

Sue Contini

The Art of Wycinanki – Polish Paper Cutting

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

with Susan Kristoferson

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

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

with Jim Critchley

Discover the Night Sky!

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

with naturalist Jim Critchley

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

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

with Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation