Regularly Scheduled Art Classes

Adult Art Classes
Adult Art Classes - Spring Schedule


Ongoing, monthly classes.  All mediums.  All levels of experience and expertise  Choose a class time that suits you!

Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 1:00 - 4:00 p.m., 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
  • Beginner to advanced levels
  • Ongoing study with a working artist/instructor
  • Individualized instruction in a classroom setting
  • Work in the medium of your choice at your own pace
  • Work on the subject you love most


Michael J Downs


Phone: (403)877-6302

Specializes in oils, acrylics, watercolours, and pastels
Nancy-lynne Hughes


Phone:  (403) 863-4261

Specializes in drawing, acrylics, oil, watercolours, et al.

Tuesdays:  9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 1:00-4:00 p.m., 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Thursdays:  9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Saturdays:  9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Shawn Murray

Phone:  403.651.9921


Specializes in drawing, mixed media, printmaking, painting for young artists Sundays:  1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Sherry Telle   Specializes in alcohol ink, watercolour, and coloured pencil Mondays: 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Supplies are not provided or included in class fees.

Fees are $140.00/month based on four consecutive 3-hour classes per month.

Drop-in rate: $50.00 per class if space is available.


Independant Instructors
Independent Instructors

To register with these instructors, please contact them directly.

Nancy-lynne Hughes


Phone:  (403) 863-4261

Specializes in drawing, acrylics, oil, watercolours, et al.

Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays See specific times above.

Mary-Leigh Doyle


Specializes in acrylics, oils, and mixed media

Mondays and Thursdays 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Doug Levitt


Specializes in oil painting

Thursdays 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Melanie Morstad


Specializes in acrylics, mixed media

Wednesdays 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Cheryl Peddie


Specializes in acrylics, oils

Tuesdays 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Ekaterina Podzniakova

Specializes in oil painting

Mondays 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.


emerging artists
This three-hour studio class is tailored to the needs of your teen or emerging artist an their specific creative interests at all levels.  Budding artists will learn how to develop ideas from conceptualization to completed work.  Each class is balanced with coached art fundamentals and independent work.  Students will have fun working on wide ranging projects while being around other new artists in an inspiring, interactive, and exciting studio setting.

Please call Shawn directly at 403.651.9921 or by email at with any questions you may have.

Level:  Beginner - Intermediate

Instructor:  Shawn Murray

Date:  Ongoing Sundays

Time:  1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Fee:  $35.00 + GST per class

Skill Levels

Absolute Beginner:  You feel lost and uncomfortable in an art store but you are enthusiastic and willing to learn the basics.
Beginner:  You have basic drawing skills and some familiarity with a medium or mediums.
Intermediate:  You can draw well and you are very comfortable with your medium.   You understand the basic elements and principals of design (composition, value, and color).
Advanced:  You have excellent drawing skills and you are confident with your medium(s).
Professional:  You are a working artist

Please note – you will get the most out of art classes and workshops that are appropriate to your skill level. 


Ongoing Monday Classes with Sherry Telle

Ongoing Sherry Telle Classes
This three-hour studio class is designed for beginner and intermediate level artists to learn and grow in their chosen discipline.  Sherry will give you individual guidance in exploring your own style, and will be teaching demos each week in a variety of mediums and techniques.  Expect to receive instruction and coaching tailored to you, as well as working time in a studio setting with other artists.  Join Sherry’s class and she’ll keep you motivated to create!

Level:  Beginner – Intermediate

Instructor:  Sherry Telle

Disciplines:  Alcohol Inks, Watercolour Painting, & Coloured Pencil

Times:  Mondays 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. or 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Fee:  $35.00 per class, signups are monthly

Casual Friday Art

Casual Fridays

Have some summer fun making art with friends

July 21, 2017 – Little Books

Matchbook size, eight-fold pamphlet.  Participants must bring their own paper.

August 18, 2017 – Collage

Techniques for board and canvas using matte medium, GAC 100, and glue.  Participants must provide their own board or canvas and collage papers.

September 22, 2017 – Art Journals

How to create them and what goes in them.

October 27, 2017 – Scratch Art

November 10, 2017 – Gelli Plate Printing

Always new things to learn!

December 8, 2017 – Marbling Paper

Each of these workshops goes from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Limited to 12 participants.


$25.00 per session.


Monday, August 28 - Friday, September 1 - Ancient Art Techniques with Liba Labik

Ancient Art Techniques Labik

Ancient techniques in art are in our modern world almost forgotten. Silverpoint (metal point) drawing, egg tempera and encaustic painting will be introduced and practiced in this workshop. Students will learn how to use silver point drawing and egg tempera painting on already specifically prepared supports for both techniques. How to use formulas and how to prepare surfaces for the metal point drawing and egg tempera will be included. Students will also learn about use of beeswax in art and about techniques in encaustic painting.

Students will be informed about the studio safety, how to make own encaustic medium, how to create mono prints & photo transfers and how to use hot wax in combination with other materials to create mixed media artwork. Experimenting will be highly encouraged. Students will have an opportunity to create their own artwork under Liba’s supervision or they will have an option to choose from projects that Liba will have available. Group demonstrations as well as demos adjusted for each student individually will be included. Friendly critiques will be an essential part of this workshop. This workshop is designed for students of all levels and experience. Students have to be min. 13 years old.

Level:  All levels (Ages 13+)

Instructor:  Liba Labik

Date:  Monday, August 28 – Friday, September 1, 2017

Time:  10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Fee:  Early bird pricing $495.00 until July 17; $550.00 after this date.

Maximum of 12 students can be registered. Register quickly to ensure your spot.