Art creations drying on a clothes line

Learn, create, experiment and inspire! 

Strathcona County offers visual art programs and activities at Gallery@501 and Smeltzer House Visual Arts Centre. Programs are open to everyone and include single classes or longer series taught by skilled and knowledgeable artists, makers and community educators.

Gallery@501 programs take place in a fully equipped art studio next to the main gallery exhibit space. Our classes encourage participants to experiment with new techniques and explore their creativity through different artistic mediums. Choose from painting, drawing, needle felting, printmaking and more!

Smeltzer House Visual Arts Centre offers beginner-friendly classes in many fine craft forms such as pottery at Clay Hut, glass fusing at Studio One, fibre arts, and more at Smeltzer House. Our specialized studios welcome students of all ages to enjoy the art of making.


Visual arts programs


Weaving loom, pattern

Woven Coasters (18Y+)

Join the Strathcona County Weavers to experience weaving on a table loom. You will learn how to weave and hemstitch a set of coasters using a variety of patterns, weaving techniques and colours.


Course Code: 31835

Wednesdays
May 15 to 19
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $162.00


Location: Smeltzer House

Preschool, art, finger painting

Art Stories (3Y-6Y)

Create, learn, and have fun at Gallery@501!

We'll read a new storybook each class, get inspired and make our own creations. 


Sundays

1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

May 5 – Spring Tulip Painting (#31617)

June 2 – Nature Art (#31619)

Cost: $22/class


Location: Gallery@501

Beaded bracelet, rose petals, organic material

Studio Sessions (18Y+): Plant Infused Art

Are you interested in using flowers and local natural dye materials to make art? Create nature-inspired artworks that explore plant-dyed cloth techniques, springtime embroidery, and rose petal bead bracelets.


Course Code: 31620
Thursdays
May 16 to June 20
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $163.50


Location: Gallery@501

Weaving loom, pattern

Woven Coasters (18Y+)

Join the Strathcona County Weavers to experience weaving on a table loom. You will learn how to weave and hemstitch a set of coasters using a variety of patterns, weaving techniques and colours.


Course Code: 31835

Wednesdays
May 15 to 19
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $162.00


Location: Smeltzer House

Preschool, art, finger painting

Art Stories (3Y-6Y)

Create, learn, and have fun at Gallery@501!

We'll read a new storybook each class, get inspired and make our own creations. 


Sundays

1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

May 5 – Spring Tulip Painting (#31617)

June 2 – Nature Art (#31619)

Cost: $22/class


Location: Gallery@501

Beaded bracelet, rose petals, organic material

Studio Sessions (18Y+): Plant Infused Art

Are you interested in using flowers and local natural dye materials to make art? Create nature-inspired artworks that explore plant-dyed cloth techniques, springtime embroidery, and rose petal bead bracelets.


Course Code: 31620
Thursdays
May 16 to June 20
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $163.50


Location: Gallery@501

Additional program information

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: Monday, April 22, 2024
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