Woman with large hat painting on a small easel outdoors on a sunny day

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 disciplines or hone existing skills in a wide range of disciplines including drawing, painting, mixed media, pottery, fused glass and more.

Programs offered

Abstract floral oil painting

Oil Painting - Plein Air and Expressive Botanics (18Y+)


Jul 13 - 27, 2022

Wed from 1 - 4 p.m.

Register - Course 21796


Jul 12 - 26, 2022

Tue from 1 - 4 p.m.

Register - Course 21795


Jul 14 - 28, 2022

Thu from 6 - 9 p.m.

Register - Course 21898


Learn the alluring medium of oil painting.Presented by contemporary expressionist painter Yvonne DuBourdieu.


Location: Smeltzer House

Photo of person creating pottery on a wheel

Absolute Beginner Pottery (18Y+)


Jul 5 - Aug 23, 2022

Tue from 6 - 9 p.m.

Register - Course 21797


Jul 6 - Aug 24, 2022

Wed from 6 - 9 p.m.

Register - Course 21798


Learn the basics of becoming a potter. This introductory 8-week course will cover basic ceramic techniques and establish a strong foundation for successful pottery making.


Location: Clay Hut @ Smeltzer House

Photo of family clay project

Family Clay (6Y+)


Jul 9, 16 and Aug 13, 2022

Sat morning: 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Sat afternoon: 12 - 1:30 p.m.

Register Now


Explore pinch and coil techniques while you create memories and your own treasures in clay. No experience required. All supplies included.


Location: Clay Hut @ Smeltzer House

Abstract floral oil painting

Oil Painting - Plein Air and Expressive Botanics (18Y+)


Jul 13 - 27, 2022

Wed from 1 - 4 p.m.

Register - Course 21796


Jul 12 - 26, 2022

Tue from 1 - 4 p.m.

Register - Course 21795


Jul 14 - 28, 2022

Thu from 6 - 9 p.m.

Register - Course 21898


Learn the alluring medium of oil painting.Presented by contemporary expressionist painter Yvonne DuBourdieu.


Location: Smeltzer House

Photo of person creating pottery on a wheel

Absolute Beginner Pottery (18Y+)


Jul 5 - Aug 23, 2022

Tue from 6 - 9 p.m.

Register - Course 21797


Jul 6 - Aug 24, 2022

Wed from 6 - 9 p.m.

Register - Course 21798


Learn the basics of becoming a potter. This introductory 8-week course will cover basic ceramic techniques and establish a strong foundation for successful pottery making.


Location: Clay Hut @ Smeltzer House

Photo of family clay project

Family Clay (6Y+)


Jul 9, 16 and Aug 13, 2022

Sat morning: 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Sat afternoon: 12 - 1:30 p.m.

Register Now


Explore pinch and coil techniques while you create memories and your own treasures in clay. No experience required. All supplies included.


Location: Clay Hut @ Smeltzer House


Know before you go

There are a few things you may want to know before taking part in Strathcona County visual arts programs at Smeltzer House.

Know before you go: Smeltzer House

Additional information
780-464-2023
Ruta.Nichol@strathcona.ca

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Last updated: Friday, June 03, 2022
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