Visual arts at Smeltzer House

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Summer program registration

Register today for half-day, week long summer programs for youth ages 3 to 17 years. Visit Recreation Online. Programs include preschool, visual arts, dance, drama, sports, outdoor skills, family and leadership. Other program opportunities for families, children, teens and adults will be available for registration as well.

Create a full-day, week-long summer program experience by purchasing lunch hour supervision for select Outdoor Pursuit and Child/Youth/Teen summer programs. Register in a morning program and an afternoon program at the same location (Strathcona Wilderness Centre, Millennium Place, Sherwood Park Arena or Ardrossan Recreation Complex) and purchase the corresponding facility Supervised Lunch Hour.

Other program news

Last Modified: July 13, 2021, 11:29 a.m.

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, fussed glass and more.

Follow the links below to find the full class schedule and register with Recreation Online. Learn more about setting up your Recreation Online account.

Current programs

Join us this summer for a variety of fun and engaging art sessions for children, teens and adult. 

Registration for summer programs starts on Tuesday, June 8 at 7 a.m.

As with in-person programs, virtual programs are subject to minimum enrolment. You will be notified of any class changes, cancellations or postponements.

The safety of our participants and staff is our top priority. All programs have been created to meet the current provincial guidelines in place to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

Frequently asked questions

  • The safety of our staff and participants is our top priority. Please make note of the new procedures and guidelines in place for our programs to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

    • Class sizes have been reduced, determined by physical distancing requirements and space capacity.
    • Please arrive at the program site a maximum of 10 minutes before your program start time and depart shortly after.
    • A physical distance of 3 metres (10 feet) will be required and maintained throughout the class, between all participants including the instructor. 
    • Stay home if you are sick or displaying any symptoms of COVID-19.
    • All participants 2 years of age and up must wear a non-medical mask. 
    • Maintain a physical distance of 3 meters (10 feet) from individuals outside of your household or cohort.
    • Avoid touching commonly touched surfaces.
    • Tools and equipment will be sanitized between each session.
    • Supplies are carefully prepped ahead of time and set out for participants, and no items are shared between participants during class.

    Additional procedures and guidelines for Clay Hut

    • Please bring your own apron, hand towel and wear comfortable clothing that you don’t mind getting clay on. For safety reasons, please wear closed-toe shoes and avoid loose clothing.
    • Beginner and Teen Pottery program fees include clay, glaze, firing and tool kit. Students are required to return their tool kit on a day of their last class.
    • Intermediate Pottery program fees include clay, glaze and firing. Students are required to bring their own tools.

    Additional procedures and guidelines for Studio One

    • Glass programs are available only for one cohort per class.
    • Maximum cohort size for each class is six participants.
  • Strathcona County is taking a phased approach to re-opening facilities and programs. We are continuously working to introduce additional programs throughout the session. 

    Check Recreation Online for the most up to date program schedule. 

Additional information

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Last updated: Thursday, May 27, 2021
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