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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

Discover the Night Sky

June 25 @ 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 & Nature Series: Look Up, Way Up… Trees!

July 3 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Have you ever just laid under a tree and watched how the wind and trees communicate with each other? This session is all about trees!

Meet the Foothills: Birding at the Leighton Art Centre

July 3 @ 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!

Sold Out! Youth Earth Art Series: Basic Knife Skills

July 10 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
With Andrea Merredew

Learn basic knife carving skills in the first installment of our Earth Art Series!

Youth Earth Art Series: Basic Knife Skills

July 17 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
With Andrea Merredew

Learn basic knife carving skills in the first installment of our Earth Art Series!

Family Art and Nature Series: Something to Hoot About!

July 24 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Explore, Appreciate and Create at the Leighton Art Centre!

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!

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!

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 Family Friendly Programs


 

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
 

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

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

With Jim Critchley
 

Art & Nature Virtual Museum Classroom

March 22 @ 11:15 am - 12:00 pm

 

Art & Nature Virtual Museum Classroom

March 15 @ 11:15 am - 12:00 pm

 

Art & Nature Virtual Museum Classroom

March 8 @ 11:15 am - 12:00 pm

 

Art & Nature Virtual Museum Classroom

March 1 @ 11:15 am - 12:00 pm