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Adult Art Workshops

Calgary Art Workshops for Adults & Seniors. Stay in touch!

Adults & Seniors
Beginners & Advanced
All mediums

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Calligraphy Workshop!

Calligraphy writing on paper.

In this class, we will learn several letters using a pencil and a fine black marker to draw these beautiful medieval capitals. They accompanied the Uncial and half Uncial alphabets in the 3rd to almost 9th century. This workshop will be 3 hours, with plenty of time to make some lovely artwork. No experience is necessary, and we'll have fun looking at and doing ancient letters and more modern forms.

Instructor: Margaret Van Diest
Beginners - Advanced Welcome

Event Date:

Price: $39.95

November 19, 2023
1:00 - 3:00 pm

Paint The Portrait | For Oil or Acrylic Artists

Portrait painting of a woman with a hat and lipstick on.

In this 2-day, simplified, exciting but challenging milieu, you will be guided through the process of painting the portrait from life. We will focus on distinctive brushwork, edges and brave paint application, as we focus on putting your lovely model into ‘space’ on our canvases. As many of you know, my philosophy is to "keep-ideas-simple - while making bold statements". I’ll share knowledge from my extensive professional artist's toolbox as you’re guided to discover ‘possibilities’ which will take your work to a new level. There’ll be lots of hands-on personal guidance throughout as you are guided through the wonderful process of making a beautiful painting.

Some experience - Advanced Welcome

Event Date:

November 25, 9:30 - 4:30 pm
November 26, 9:30 - 4:30 pm

Price: $239

Clean Reliable Colour for Painters

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Demystify colour mixing, and make it reliable and consistent. Learn how, why, and when to mix colour to improve your paintings and painting experience. What whites work? When and where and what blacks to use.

Beginners - Intermediate Welcome

Event Date:

December 2, 9:30 - 3:30 pm
December 3, 9:30 - 3:30 pm

Price: $149

Casa Buena Art Retreat! Fearless Painting with Doug Swinton.

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Take the fear out of painting and decision making. We will be doing 20 minute studies and learning to make fast decisions without the agony. Simplifying composition, colour choices and brush marks we will develop these studies into finished works. Working both from sketches, photos and outdoor studies you will paint a minimum of 4 paintings a day. Loosen up, get colourful and have fun.

Intermediate - Advanced Welcome

Event Date :
January 10 - 20, 2024

Price: $3000

Includes Accommodations & Transportation

Paint the Portrait In Oil | With Emma Rach-syslak

Oil portrait painting of a woman with blond hair.

Join me to learn about oil painting the portrait from life! In this 2 day workshop, we will be focusing on developing a block, working in mass, discovering what value means, the basics of colour and how to paint skin tones. It caters to artists of all skill levels, whether you’re a novice looking to acquire fundamental techniques or an experienced painter seeking to try something new or enhance your portrait skills. With a live model!

Beginner - Advanced Welcome

Event Date :
January 13, 9:00 - 4:00 PM
January 14, 9:00 - 4:00 PM

Price: $199

Sculpting The Horse | All Supplies Included

Sculptor of a horse.

In this three-and-a-half-day workshop, you will learn the basics of armature building, proportion and anatomy while creating your own beautiful sculpture of the noble horse. We will be working with non-hardening, petroleum-based, modelling clay. This material is very versatile and forgiving allowing for limitless creativity. This class is suitable not only for beginners but more experienced artists looking to expand their creative skills.

Beginner - Advanced Welcome

Event Date :
January 18-21, 2024

Price: $685

Paint The Three Sisters | In Acrylics

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Join Artist Heather Pant as she teaches her unique techniques as we create majestic Mountains on canvas in acrylics at Swinton's Art Supply Calgary. This is a fun, informative and fast paced workshop focusing on the Majestic Three Sisters  in Canmore AB . Group and one on one instruction

Beginner - Advanced Welcome

Event Date :
January 27, 12:00 - 4:00 PM

Price: $200

Acrylic Mixed Media Collage | With Lori Lukasewich


Acrylics are so cool because they do so much! Come and
have a great painting experience as we collage, stamp, and splash paint
on panels. Along with great info about colour and design, we’ll be having the most fun just letting our intuition go with the flow.

Beginners - Intermediate Welcome

Event Date:

Price: $195

January 27, 9:30 - 3:30
January 28, 9:30 - 3:30

Introduction to Gelatin Plate Printing - Teen & Adults!

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Gelatin Plate Printing has taken the art world by storm. Create your own unique prints as GOLDEN Artist Educator Ashley Gaboury leads participants through the basic steps of monoprinting using a Gel printing plate and OPEN Acrylics. Discover how to layer and use the Gel plate effectively.

Beginner - Advanced Welcome

Event Date:



March 2, 10:00 - 2:00 pm

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