overhead view showing several painting canvases with a variety of paint colours. Three sets of hands are painting abstract shapes.

Learn, create, experiment, and inspire! 

Strathcona County offers visual art programs and activities out of two main locations, Gallery@501 and Smeltzer House Visual Arts Centre. Explore pottery and glass fusing, photography, fibre art, painting and drawing, soapstone carving, and more. Visual art programs are open to everyone and include a wide variety of creative experiences taught by community educators and experienced artists and makers.

Visual arts programs are also available for private groups and schools.


Visual Arts programs


two hands holding a christmas gift with a red ribbon

Make & Take: Personalized Wrapping Paper


Wednesday
Dec 7

6 - 8:30 pm, $27.25

Create your own personalized holiday stamp and use it to make a repeating pattern on wrapping paper.


Location: Gallery@501


Register 23015

Various colourful pastels are shown next to each other in a wooden case

Gallery@501 Studio Sessions

Try our studio sessions for adults on Thursday nights, or our Creative Club classes for seniors (55+) on Wednesday mornings.


Location: Gallery@501


storybook is shown in a forest with small characters coming out from the book

Art Stories

New this session, check out Art Stories classes on Sundays. These parented classes for kids aged 3-6 teach social and motor skills, and introduce art through songs, dance, stories and games


Location: Gallery@501


two hands holding a christmas gift with a red ribbon

Make & Take: Personalized Wrapping Paper


Wednesday
Dec 7

6 - 8:30 pm, $27.25

Create your own personalized holiday stamp and use it to make a repeating pattern on wrapping paper.


Location: Gallery@501


Register 23015

Various colourful pastels are shown next to each other in a wooden case

Gallery@501 Studio Sessions

Try our studio sessions for adults on Thursday nights, or our Creative Club classes for seniors (55+) on Wednesday mornings.


Location: Gallery@501


storybook is shown in a forest with small characters coming out from the book

Art Stories

New this session, check out Art Stories classes on Sundays. These parented classes for kids aged 3-6 teach social and motor skills, and introduce art through songs, dance, stories and games


Location: Gallery@501


Gallery@501 programs

At Gallery@501, we run our programs in a fully equipped art studio right next to our main gallery exhibit space. Kids, adults and seniors can get creative with classes for watercolour and acrylic painting, needle felting and printmaking and more! All programs are led by artists and professional arts educators.

Smeltzer House programs

The Smeltzer House Visual Arts Centre offers a variety of art and craft classes for all ages, ability levels and aspirations. Programs are designed to introduce students to new art styles or build existing skills in painting, drawing, mixed media, weaving, knitting, sewing and more. At the Clay Hut, you'll learn pottery and ceramics through hand-building and wheel-throwing while being led by an experienced instructor. At Studio One, discover the world of glass fusing to make your own beautiful creations.

Common questions: visual arts programs

Gallery@501 Programs
780-410-8575
megan.klak@strathcona.ca

Smeltzer House Visual Arts Programs
780-464-2023
ruta.nichol@strathcona.ca

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Last updated: Tuesday, November 29, 2022
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