Adults and Youth

Specialized programs offered at Art Gallery of St Albert and at the St. Albert Visual Arts Studios are tailored for different stages of lifelong learning. Our adult programming provides ongoing presentations, events and learning opportunities that complement our exhibitions, engage and stimulate discussions, and enrich learning.  Give the gift of an art-making experience: gift certificates are available for many of our programs!

Register for Art Gallery of St Albert’s Community Programs here

Interested in artistic exploration and social interaction? Ageless Art for mature adults encourages both! Enjoy coffee, tea and treats as you expand your art-making skills with inspiration from gallery exhibitions. Benefit from professional instruction and artist grade materials in an art studio setting.  Each month features a new art experience. Advance registration required.

Date:     Third Thursday of each month

Time:     1 – 3:00 pm

Cost:      $18 per class ($16 for Arts & Heritage members)


Upcoming Programs:

  • May 19: Handmade notebooks – small and simple
  • June 16: Recreate, Renew, Reuse – it’s a surprise
  • July 21: Weaving



Ageless Art – Clay

If you have enjoyed our Ageless Art programming in the Gallery, now enjoy Ageless Art – Clay (class takes place in the St. Albert Place Pottery Studio).

May 2: Glazing Workshop
**Only participants who attended the April 4th and/or 18th clay classes are able to attend this glazing session

May 16: Beautiful Lanterns and Tea Lights

May 30: Bird Houses and Feeders





Spring Programs

Acrylic Painting – Basic Beginnings
Adults 18+

This class is an ongoing series that will appeal to the beginner as well as painters looking to improve their technical skills and explore this versatile medium. Join this introductory course to learn basic techniques and skills to make beautiful and expressive paintings. You will explore the technical side of painting with acrylics through a variety of exercises and projects geared to build strong skills and flex your creative muscles. Experiment with special effects of various paint applications, colours, grounds, mediums and tools. Come to class with a sketch book and pen, all other support will be provided.

Thursdays, April 28- June 16 (No class: May 26 & June 2) from 6:30 – 9:30 pm
$175 (6 classes)
Registration deadline: April 21





Cultivating Creativity – Retreat
Adult 18+

Cultivate your creativity with Art Gallery of St Albert. Release your inner artist for a day of art-making fun!

Bring your group and roam the studios and immerse yourself in creativityas we guide you through a day of imagination and exploration. Each studio will hold a different artistic adventure – from mixed media, to paper arts and printing. You will take home three artful treasures! Bring a bag lunch or check out our local restaurants at noon. Coffee, tea and cookies will beavailable when you arrive in the morning, and throughout the day. Preregistration required.

Saturday, May 7 from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Registration deadline: April 30





Pottery-Wheel Throwing: Level 1 

Adults 18+

Excellent step-by-step instruction for absolute beginners and great if you need a refresher! Start with the basics of throwing and carry on with learning efficient and traditional techniques for working on the pottery wheel. Create numerous handmade and unique projects that will develop your skills in throwing, trimming and glazing. Fee includes one box of clay, glazes and firing. Tool kit available from Instructor: ($25).

Thursday, April 21 – June 9 from 7- 10 pm
$225 (8 classes)

Registration deadline: April 12






Pottery- Wheel Throwing: Level 2
Adults 18+
Skill level: Intermediate to Advanced

Registrants must have throwing skills, be prepared to push their limits and have fun! This class will focus on refining technique and skill levels while exploring this versatile medium, creating functional projects and making larger pieces as well as a variety of vessels. Fee includes one box of clay, glazes and firing. Tool kit available from Instructor: ($25).

Monday, April 18 – June 13 (No class: May 23) from 7 – 10pm
$225 (8 classes)

Registration deadline: April 11





Cultivating Creativity – Clay
Adults 18+

This workshop is perfect for couples and groups of friends to share an afternoon of creativity! We’ll guide you through the creative process of building a unique pair of serving plates. Fee includes clay, glazes, use of tools and firing.

Saturdays, June 11 & June 25 from 1 – 4 pm
$75 (2 classes)
Registration deadline: June 4





Pottery – Clay Connection
Youth 11- 17

Experience the fun challenges of working with clay on a professional potter’s wheel! Explore traditional throwing techniques and glazes by creating a wide variety of intriguing projects! Fee includes clay, glazes, use of tools and firing. Dress for a mess! You must be 11 years old before the class starts to take this class. Location: Pottery Studio, St Albert Place.

Thursdays, April 21 – June 9 from 4:30 – 6:30 pm
$145 (8 classes)

Registration deadline: April 14


Time: 2.5 hours (call for available dates)

Cost: $195 for up to 10 participants ($175 for Arts & Heritage members).

Celebrating a special occasion such as a birthday, anniversary or bridal shower, or looking for a unique team-building activity for your staff? Make it memorable by booking an Art Party at the Art Gallery of St Albert! Enjoy a creative art-making experience with family,  friends or colleagues. Benefit from professional instruction and artist-grade materials. Choose from the following workshops: Watercolour Painting, Block Printmaking, Charcoal Drawing, Window Clings or Acrylic Painting. Complimentary coffee, tea or non-alcoholic sparkling beverage provided. The Art Party is an enriching educational experience as well as a fun way to celebrate, and everyone leaves with a priceless masterpiece! Call today to book an AGSA Art Party!


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