Adults

Stories of Hope and Resilience *NEW FREE ONLINE COURSE*
taught by Stephen Legault

  March 26, 2020 — April 7, 2020  | 6:30 - 8 pm. Mar. 26, 31, Apr. 2 and 7 (4 classes) Thursdays & Tuesdays.

Join photographer, best-selling author and Canmore Spotlight on the Arts recipient Stephen Legault to explore how stories can unite and inspire our community during times of crisis and challenge.

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Ceramics Fundamentals: Saturday Mornings
Class C

  April 18, 2020 — June 27, 2020  | Saturday, 10 am - 12:30 pm (10 weeks - no class June 6)

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

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Public Speaking Through Comedy

  April 20, 2020 — May 11, 2020  | Mondays, 7:30 – 9 pm (4 weeks)

Learn how to make people laugh in this light-hearted course that teaches public speaking skills through comedy improv techniques.

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Write on the Wild Side

  April 20, 2020 — May 25, 2020  | Mondays, 7 – 9 pm (5 weeks – no class May 18)

Expand your creativity and courage, and reawaken a sense of wonder. Writing prompts and guided imagery will lead you to connect to nature and develop a deeper awareness that will help you generate stories that embrace the wild flow.

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Craft Club for Adults

  April 20, 2020 — May 25, 2020  | Mondays, 7 - 9 pm (5 weeks - no class May 18)

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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The Painter’s Clinic
Intermediate Painting

  April 20, 2020 — June 15, 2020  | Mondays, 6:30 - 8:30 pm (8 weeks - no class May 18)

Dust off your unfinished art projects or start some new works in any medium. Whatever the subject, explore your personal art interests.

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Personal Photography Projects
*NEW*

  April 20, 2020 — June 22, 2020  | Mondays, 5:45 - 7:15 pm (8 weeks - no class May 11 & May 18)

Are you interested in building on your photography skills while also learning how to tell a visual story? In this class, Kristy shares her passion for telling visual stories and documenting family experiences, both the happy and the sad.

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Independent Studio: Ceramics
Spring

  April 20, 2020 — June 25, 2020  | Mondays 9:30 am – 5:30 pm (10 weeks – no access on May 18)

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

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Ceramics Fundamentals: Monday Evenings
Class A

  April 20, 2020 — June 29, 2020  | Mondays, 6:30 - 9 pm (10 weeks – no class May 18)

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 in Banff
In partnership with the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies

  April 20, 2020 — June 29, 2020  | Mondays, 6:30 - 8 pm (10 weeks - no class May 18)

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

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Form and Figure Drawing Freestyle
Drop-in for one class or sign up for the whole session!

  April 21, 2020 — May 12, 2020  | Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8:30 pm (4 weeks)

Open Studio figure drawing experience! This is a self-directed free form class with no instruction, however an artist facilitator will be present to answer questions. Hone your craft at your own pace in this friendly studio environment.

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Ceramics Fundamentals: Tuesday Evenings
Class B

  April 21, 2020 — June 23, 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

  April 21, 2020 — June 30, 2020  | Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8 pm (10 weeks - no class May 5)

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

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Acrylic Pour Painting

  April 22, 2020 — April 29, 2020  | Wednesdays, 6 - 9 pm (2 weeks)

Ever wanted to make a brilliant abstract painting, using colourful fluid acrylics, but didn’t know where to start? This two-part class uses a fun and easy pouring technique that will help you create beautiful, swirling abstracts.

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Intermediate Wheel Throwing

  April 22, 2020 — June 24, 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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Beginner Wheel Throwing

  April 24, 2020 — June 26, 2020  | Fridays, 9:30 am - 12 pm (10 weeks)

Dress for a mess and hop on the wheel!

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Landscape Painting & Stoney Language *NEW*
In partnership with the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies

  April 25, 2020, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm  | Saturday (single session)

Loosen up your painting style and learn about the land with Stoney Nakoda Cultural Advisor Buddy Wesley and painter Dawn Saunders Dahl.

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Intro to Songwriting - in Banff

  April 27, 2020 — May 25, 2020  | Mondays, 6:30 pm - 8 pm (4 weeks - no class May 18)

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

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The Land We Are On
In partnership with the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies

  April 29, 2020, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm  | Wednesday (single session)

This session provides 3 different viewpoints from those who have developed acknowledgement statements and work with Indigenous communities across Western Canada.

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Wood Carving and Whittling

  April 29, 2020 — June 3, 2020  | Wednesdays, 6:30 - 9 pm (6 weeks)

So much can be done with a simple piece of wood and a good knife. Learn basic carving skills, knife safety, and techniques to make interesting designs.

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Beading and Stoney Culture
*NEW*

  April 30, 2020 — May 28, 2020  | Thursdays, 7:30 - 9 pm (3 weeks)

Make your own hand-beaded creation and learn about the history and significance of beading in the Stoney culture. Consider ways to be respectful of this ancient craft while beading your own beautiful wearable works of art, such as earrings, necklaces or beaded patches.

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Acting Fundamentals (Ages 14+)
In partnership with Pine Tree Players

  April 30, 2020 — June 18, 2020  | Thursdays, 6:30 - 9 pm (8 weeks)

Are you an aspiring actor? Join this 8-week workshop in partnership with the Canmore Summer Theatre Festival (CSTF).

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Coloured Slip on Clay

  May 2, 2020, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm  | Saturday (single session)

Have you ever wondered how to get beautiful painterly colours on pottery? In this workshop you will experiment with coloured slip – a paint used for decorating on clay.

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Fantastic Beasts and How to Make Them (Ages 12+)
In partnership with Pine Tree Players

  May 2, 2020 — June 13, 2020  | Saturdays, 1 - 3:30 pm (6 weeks - no class May 9)

Bring fantastical creatures out of your imagination and into real life in this creature creation workshop. You’ll work collaboratively to build magical creatures that will feature in the Canmore Summer Theatre Festival’s production of The Hobbit. Drop in for one session, or come to them all!

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Colour Explosion!
Drawing and Painting Course

  May 6, 2020 — June 24, 2020  | Wednesdays, 6:30 - 9 pm (8 weeks)

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

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Sunset Photography
*NEW OUTDOOR COURSE*

  May 7, 2020, 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm  | Thursday (single session)

Learn about taking photographs in the lovely light of dusk. This course will begin in the studio and then move outside, weather permitting.

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Air Plant Globes
All Ages Family Program

  May 8, 2020, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm  | Friday

Create a beautiful living composition with air plants!

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Northern Lights in Acrylics - Banff

  May 8, 2020, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm  | Friday (single session)

Paint alongside artist Patti Dyment as she demonstrates the colours and brushwork to create the brilliant glow of Northern Lights over the Rockies.

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Maximize Your Clay
Intermediate Ceramics

  May 8, 2020 — June 26, 2020  | Fridays, 6:30 - 9 pm (8 weeks)

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

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Mother’s Day Flower Arrangement
*NEW*

  May 9, 2020, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm  | Saturday (single session)

Create a luxurious flower arrangement just in time for Mother’s Day. Learn the art of flower arranging from experienced Dutch Floral Designer Ralph Dekker and take home a creation with $60 worth of flowers and greenery.

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Ceramics Night

  May 16, 2020, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm  | Saturday (single session)

Pick up some clay, even if it’s your very first time!

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Four Seasons: Acrylic Landscape Painting

  May 19, 2020 — June 9, 2020  | Tuesdays, 7 - 9:30 pm (4 weeks)

Each week we will focus on one of the seasons as inspiration to create a small, stylized mountain landscape painting. We will be exploring composition and different color schemes as we work and play!

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Forest Scene Shadowboxes

  May 21, 2020, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm  | Thursday (single session)

Create a three-dimensional mixed media collage inspired by our mountain surroundings.

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Mountain Bear Portrait in Acrylics

  May 23, 2020, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm  | Saturday (single session)

Learn basic techniques for painting with acrylics as you are guided through the steps to create a mountain bear painting.

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Live Sound Production
*NEW*

  May 25, 2020 — June 29, 2020  | Mondays, 7:30 - 9 pm (6 weeks)

Want to learn how to produce a live concert? Discover the basics of mixing live audio from experienced professional audio technician Jon Frolick and guest musicians.

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Air Plant Art - Banff

  May 27, 2020, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm  | Wednesday (single session)

Use your creativity to combine three air plants with materials that include wood, glass, moss, shells, magnets, stones and glassware. This living art is easy to maintain!

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Every Life is a Story: Memoir Writing

  June 1, 2020 — June 29, 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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Cultural Diversity Learning Circle
Facilitated from a Stoney Nakoda Perspective

  June 10, 2020, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm  | Wednesday (single session)

Sit together in a circle with Stoney community member, Travis Rider, to learn more about the history of this Treaty 7 territory and the Stoney People.

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Northern Lights in Acrylics

  June 13, 2020, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm  | Saturday (single session)

Paint alongside artist Patti Dyment as she demonstrates the colours and brushwork to create the brilliant glow of Northern Lights over the Rockies.

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Try It Out: Wheel Throwing!

  June 20, 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?

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Herb Planter Trio

  June 26, 2020, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm  | Friday (single session)

Just in time for summer! Make a decorative planter with 3 different edible herbs.

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Meet new community members from a diversity of backgrounds and make art together! This meet-and-greet evening celebrates multiculturalism as we get to know our neighbours here in the Bow Valley.

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Independent Studio: Ceramics
Summer

  July 6, 2020 — August 27, 2020  | Mondays & Thursdays 4 pm – 9:30 pm (8 weeks – no access on Aug. 3)

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

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Ceramics Night

  July 11, 2020, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm  | Saturday (single session)

Pick up some clay, even if it’s your very first time!

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