Adults

Pick three or five single-session workshops that match your interests. Choose now and guarantee your spot or pick later as your schedule allows.

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Contemporary Art Exploration
Visual arts course suitable for all skill levels

  January 8, 2020 — February 26, 2020  | Wednesdays, 6:30 - 9 pm (8 weeks)

Explore your voice as an artist!

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Djembe Drumming Circle (18+)

  January 8, 2020 — February 26, 2020  | Wednesday, 7:45 - 9:15 pm (8 weeks)

In this class, you will learn basics of Djembe drumming techniques and rhythms.

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Coding for Adults

  January 8, 2020 — February 26, 2020  | Wednesdays, 5:30 - 7 pm (8 weeks)

Join Innovate Canmore for this introductory course in computer programming for adults.

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heARTburn Community Art Project - in Banff
Families/ All Ages

  January 11, 2020, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm  | Saturday, drop in between 4 - 7 pm

Contribute to a real community art installation!

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Make a Baby Quilt
*NEW*

  January 13, 2020 — February 3, 2020  | Mondays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm (4 weeks)

An easy introduction to basic quilting skills such as cutting safely with a rotary cutter, sewing blocks into a quilt, layering the quilt top with a backing fabric and batting, then finishing the quilt with a binding.

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Every Life is a Story: Memoir Writing
*NEW*

  January 13, 2020 — February 10, 2020  | Mondays, 5:45 - 7:15 pm (5 weeks)

Learn the art of telling the most compelling story you can: your own.

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Flower Arranging
*NEW*

  January 13, 2020 — March 9, 2020  | Mondays, Jan. 13, Jan. 27, Feb. 10, Feb. 24, Mar. 9, 6:30 - 9 pm (5 weeks - every second week)

Fully comprehensive flower arranging course by skilled floral designer.

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Ceramics Fundamentals: Monday Evenings
Class A

  January 13, 2020 — March 23, 2020  | Mondays, 6:30 - 9 pm (10 weeks – no class Feb. 17)

This class is designed to lay the foundational skills for working in clay through wheel throwing and hand-building .

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Independent Studio: Ceramics

  January 13, 2020 — March 26, 2020  | Mondays 9 am – 5:30 pm (11 weeks – no access on Feb. 17 & 20)

Independent Studio is an opportunity for developed potters to access the artsPlace ceramics studio and storage space.

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Macramé Rope-Feather Hoops
*NEW*

  January 14, 2020, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm  | Tuesday (single session)

Create your own beautiful fiber-art wall hanging!

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Terrarium Workshop

  January 14, 2020, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm  | Tuesday (single session)

Plant your own terrarium!

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Intro to Songwriting - in Banff

  January 14, 2020 — February 4, 2020  | Tuesdays, 7 - 8:30 pm (4 weeks)

Both seasoned songwriters and first-time composers will be challenged to learn new processes to craft melodies and lyrics.

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Ceramics Fundamentals: Tuesday Evenings
Class B

  January 14, 2020 — March 17, 2020  | Tuesdays, 6:30 - 9 pm (10 weeks)

This class is designed to lay the foundational skills for working in clay through wheel throwing and hand-building .

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Stoney Language and Culture

  January 14, 2020 — March 31, 2020  | Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8 pm (10 weeks - no class Feb. 25 and Mar. 17)

Learn about the rich culture and history of the Stoney Nation and its people including the basics of Stoney language.

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Throw Like a Pro
Intermediate Ceramics

  January 15, 2020 — March 18, 2020  | Wednesdays, 6:30 - 9 pm (10 weeks)

This class is for potters ready to move beyond making basic cylinders to creating a range of dynamic forms on the wheel.

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Intermediate Wheel Throwing

  January 15, 2020 — March 25, 2020  | Wednesdays, 9:30 am - 12 pm (10 weeks – no class Feb. 19)

Evolve your throwing, surface decorating and glazing skills through instruction, demonstration and time spent on the wheel.

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Wood Carving and Whittling
*NEW*

  January 16, 2020 — February 6, 2020  | Thursdays, 7 - 9 pm (4 weeks)

Have you ever wanted to carve something from a stick but didn’t know where to start?

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Drawing Fundamentals
suitable for all skill levels

  January 16, 2020 — February 13, 2020  | Thursdays, 7:30 - 9:30 pm (5 weeks)

Texture, Line, Shape and Space: the elements of art come alive in this charcoal drawing class.

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Adults (18+) - heARTburn Community Art Project
FREE drop-in!

  January 17, 2020, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm  | Friday, Drop-in between 6:30 - 9:30 pm

Contribute to a real community art installation!

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Maximize Your Clay
Intermediate Ceramics

  January 17, 2020 — March 20, 2020  | Fridays, 6:30 - 9 pm (10 weeks)

Join this self-paced clay class with weekly demos to build, expand and hone your skills.

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Beginner Wheel Throwing

  January 17, 2020 — March 27, 2020  | Fridays, 9:30 am - 12 pm (10 weeks - no class Feb. 21)

Dress for a mess and hop on the wheel!

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Throwing Down and Gaining Weight!
Advanced Ceramics

  January 17, 2020 — March 27, 2020  | Fridays, 1 - 3:30 pm (10 weeks - no class Feb. 21)

This class challenges you to throw bigger and better, then to be selective when choosing what to keep.

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Ceramics Fundamentals: Saturday Mornings
Class C

  January 18, 2020 — March 28, 2020  | Saturday, 10 am - 12:30 pm (10 weeks - no class Feb. 8)

This class is designed to lay the foundational skills for working in clay through wheel throwing and hand-building .

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The Painter’s Clinic
Intermediate Painting

  January 23, 2020 — March 19, 2020  | Thursdays, 9 am - 1 pm (8 weeks - no class Feb. 20)

Are you an experienced painter but feel a little rusty? Do you have a painting just waiting for the finishing touch?

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Ceramics Night - Jan. 25
Winter Workshop I

  January 25, 2020, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm  | Saturday (single session)

Pick up some clay, even if it’s your very first time! These social and welcoming evenings are designed for all skill levels.

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Mosaic Masterpieces
*NEW Bilingual Course*

  January 28, 2020 — February 4, 2020  | Tuesdays, 6:30 - 9:00 pm (2 weeks)

Playful patterns and bright colours! Create your own mosaic in just two sessions.

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Colour Explosion!
Drawing and Painting Course

  January 28, 2020 — March 31, 2020  | Tuesdays, 6:30 - 9 pm (10 weeks)

Explore the complexities of colour mixing as you experiment with painting mediums such as acrylics and watercolours.

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Colour Explosion! - in Banff
Drawing and Painting Course

  January 29, 2020 — March 4, 2020  | Wednesdays, 7 - 9:30 pm (6 weeks)

Explore the complexities of colour mixing as you experiment with painting mediums such as acrylics and watercolours.

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Leather Carving and Tooling
*NEW*

  February 5, 2020 — February 26, 2020  | Wednesdays, 6 - 9 pm (4 weeks)

Learn from a master leather worker!

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Intro to Contemporary Embroidery

  February 6, 2020, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm  | Thursday (single session)

Come learn with us in this easy and fun environment!

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Mosaic Masterpieces in Banff
*Bilingual Course*

  February 11, 2020 — February 18, 2020  | Tuesdays, 7 - 9:30 pm (2 weeks)

Playful patterns and bright colours! Create your own mosaic in just two sessions.

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Still Life Drawing and Collage
*NEW*

  February 20, 2020, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm  | Thursday (single session)

Play with colours, shapes, line and texture, and leave this session with a completed mixed-media work of art.

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Craft Club for Adults
*NEW*

  February 24, 2020 — March 23, 2020  | Mondays, 7 - 9 pm (5 weeks)

A new craft every week! Join us for simple, D.I.Y. art projects - follow along with the craft of the day or use the materials provided to make your own design.

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Photography and Stroytelling

  February 24, 2020 — March 30, 2020  | Mondays, 7:30 - 9:30 pm (6 weeks)

Develop your skills as BOTH a photographer and a storyteller!

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Discovering the Narrative in You: Novel Writing
*NEW*

  February 24, 2020 — March 30, 2020  | Mondays, 5:45 - 7:15 pm (6 weeks)

A guide to the basics of plot structure, character development, and the art of creating an effective narrative arc.

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No Risk Improv!

  February 24, 2020 — March 30, 2020  | Mondays, 5:30 - 7 pm (5 weeks - no class Mar. 16)

? Have you ever watched an improv performance and asked “How do they do that?”

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Intro to Contemporary Embroidery in Banff

  February 25, 2020, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm  | Tuesday (single session)

Learn basic embroidery stitches while creating a beautiful piece that can be displayed as a work of art.

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Beginner Stained Glass

  February 25, 2020 — March 31, 2020  | Tuesdays, 6:30 - 9:00 pm (6 weeks)

Participants will leave with a basic understanding of the stained-glass process and a finished panel.

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Night Photography
*outdoor course*

  February 27, 2020, 7:15 pm – 10:00 pm  | Thursday (single session)

Gain knowledge on how to capture the images you want in varying lighting conditions!

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Confetti Textile Landscapes
Alternative quilting techniques

  February 27, 2020 — March 8, 2020  | Thurs. Feb. 27, 7 - 8:30 pm, Sat. Mar. 7 & Sun. Mar. 8, 10 am - 4 pm (3 days)

Create amazing landscapes entirely out of fabric!

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Ceramics Night - Feb. 29
Winter Workshop II

  February 29, 2020, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm  | Saturday (single session)

Pick up some clay, even if it’s your very first time! These social and welcoming evenings are designed for all skill levels.

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Join cultural coach Jeanie Godfrey to further explore cultures from around the world and how those cultural values affect our behavior in how we interact with one another.

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Circular Weaving in Banff

  March 3, 2020, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm  | Tuesday (single session)

Make a circular rag rug or wall hanging using a hula-hoop.

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Abstract Painting - Oil Paint and Cold Wax Techniques
suitable for all skill levels

  March 4, 2020 — March 11, 2020  | (2 weeks) Wednesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm

Explore surface texture and transparency using oil paint and cold wax medium.

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Form and Figure Drawing
Visual arts course suitable for all skill levels

  March 5, 2020 — April 2, 2020  | Thursdays, 7:30 - 9:30 pm (5 weeks)

Learn how to accurately draw the human form!

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Intro to Songwriting

  March 9, 2020 — March 30, 2020  | Mondays, 7:30 - 9 pm (4 weeks)

Both seasoned songwriters and first-time composers will be challenged to learn new processes to craft melodies and lyrics.

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Visual Mending in Banff

  March 10, 2020, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm  | Tuesday (single session)

Use Sashiko-based mending techniques to help your favorite clothes come back to life!

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Leather Carving and Tooling - in Banff

  March 11, 2020 — April 1, 2020  | Wednesdays, 7 - 9:30 pm (4 weeks)

Learn from a master leather worker!

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Nature Jewelry Making Workshop
*NEW*

  March 18, 2020 — March 25, 2020  | Wednesday, 7 - 9 pm (2 weeks)

Create beautiful earrings and necklaces out of nature objects!

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Beginner Wet Felting in Banff

  March 24, 2020, 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm  | Tuesday (single session)

Layer pieces of wool together to create a beautiful colourscape of texture and softness.

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Joy of Bollywood Dance

  March 25, 2020, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm  | Wednesday (single session)

The perfect mix to bring joy to your heart, & rhythm to your spirit!

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Try It Out: Wheel Throwing!
*NEW*

  March 28, 2020, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm  | Saturday (single session)

Have you ever wanted to know what it feels like to work on a pottery wheel? Here’s your chance!

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Carve a Fire Starter Kit Using the Bow-Drill Method
*NEW/OUTDOOR*

  March 28, 2020  | Saturday, 1 - 5 pm (one day)

Build a bow and drill and learn to use them to create friction and start a fire.

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Jewelry Makeover

  March 29, 2020  | Sunday, 1 - 5 pm (one day)

Bring your collection of those baubles you love (or not), and never wear and let's transform them!

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Macramé Rope-Feather Hoops in Banff

  March 31, 2020, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm  | Tuesday (single session)

Create your own beautiful fiber-art wall hanging!

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Make an Easter Flower Arrangement
*NEW*

  April 1, 2020, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm  | Wednesday (single session)

Create and take home a luxurious Easter floral arrangement. Taught by experienced Dutch floral designer Ralph Dekker and includes all materials to create an astounding centerpiece.

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Beginner Sewing: Pajamas Pants

  April 4, 2020 — April 5, 2020  | Saturday and Sunday, 10 am - 3 pm (2 days)

Learn the sewing basics – from the importance of following grainlines, to how to properly measure your body and read a pattern.

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