Visual Arts at Smeltzer House
Smeltzer House offers classes in art, crafts, pottery, and glass fusing for all ages and abilities. This heritage site is a hub for culture programs in Strathcona County.
1. Pottery Permanent link to Pottery
The Clay Hut Pottery Studio at Smeltzer House has been in operation for 25 years and offers pottery programs for children, youth and adults. The Clay Hut has 12 potters wheels, two electric kilns, a slab roller and a clay extruder and an excellent selection of cone 6 glazes for participant use.
Adult – Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced
Whether you are looking for a way to relax or want to learn a new skill, we have something for everyone. Experience the many benefits of working with clay under the support and guidance of our talented instructors.
Introduce your child to the wonders of clay! Explore pinch, slab, and coil techniques as you create memories and treasures, and develop fine motor skills. Parented and unparented programs available.
Child and Youth
Children will use their imaginations to create exciting projects from clay as they practice pinch, coil, and slab techniques and build fanciful sculptures.
Teens will learn about the tools and techniques to create beautiful hand built pieces, and will be introduced to the pottery wheel.
2. Fused Glass Permanent link to Fused Glass
Adult – Beginner, Intermediate, and Open Studio
Explore your creativity by fusing layers of glass in a kiln to create beautiful, unique pieces of art at Studio One, located on site at Smeltzer House.
Youth and Teen
Children will create beautiful fused glass pieces that are truly one of a kind! Try one of our classes or workshops and put your imagination to work.
3. Fibre Arts Permanent link to Fibre Arts
Knitting is a fun and creative craft that is easy to learn! Learn about the materials and tools as you create simple projects using basic stitches under the guidance of one of our skilled instructors.
Children will have fun learning to sew and knit simple projects under the guidance of our skilled instructors.
4. Special Interest Workshops for Adults Permanent link to Special Interest Workshops for Adults
Smeltzer House offers a wide variety of seasonally available arts and crafts workshops where you can create beautiful, one of a kind projects for your home or garden.
5. Child and Youth Art Programs Permanent link to Child and Youth Art Programs
Explore painting, drawing, printmaking, and much more in our many classes and workshops. Draw inspiration from stories, history, and imagination while developing skills and expressing yourself in a fun, creative environment.
6. Home-school Programs Permanent link to Home-school Programs
Smeltzer House offers a variety of classes designed for homeschoolers in art, pottery and glass fusing.
Find out more on our Home-school programs web page.