Adult Classes & Workshops

Please call us (403-995-7706) or drop in to the store if you like to register for a class or workshop. If a class is full, we will gladly place you on the waiting list for that class. We often get cancellations. We suggest you don’t wait too long to register since classes often fill up fast.

Supply lists will be available before the class or workshop. Most supply lists (in pdf format) may be downloaded; just click on the link below the class description. If you need to purchase supplies, we recommend you do so in advance of the class or workshop rather than on the day of the class or workshop. If you wish, let us know what you need and we can set it aside for you.

Many of our adult workshops would be great for teens.

Full payment is required to register for a class or workshop. Registrations are taken at the store or over the phone with credit card.

Students may join at any time provided there is room.

Classes must have a minimum enrollment.

There are no classes on statutory holidays.

The drawing component includes the elements and principles of design. Students learn to become proficient at drawing and sketching using pencils, inks, charcoal, pastels both chalk and oil, and conté. The painting component is also based on the elements and principles of art and design and includes color theory.

We  provide private lessons at an hourly rate. Contact us for more information.

Before registering, please read our class policies (at bottom of page).




Discover the materials and techniques of each medium with guidance from your instructor. Classes are semi-structured with lots of freedom to experiment. Samples of projects or teachers’ works are displayed in store. GST and supplies are not included in fees.

Oil Paints – Please note that only odorless solvents for oils are permitted into classroom due to health regulations.

Individual Lessons


Please call (403-995-7706) or drop in to the store to book a time.


Art Your Way

Work in any of these mediums: watercolors, oils, acrylics, mix media and receive help with composition, colors and techniques while working on your own ideas and projects.

Wednesdays 12:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m.  On-going

Four classes $120.00

Instructor: Rani Crawford

Oil, Acrylics and Watercolour


Painting with Erica

Work in any of these mediums and receive help with composition, colors and techniques24232640_10156937569025550_2899703497503041586_n.jpg
while working on your own ideas and projects.

Tuesdays 6:30 p.m. 9:00 p.m.

For classes $120.00 On-going

Instructor: Erica Neumann

Classes will restart September 4




learn to paint with watercolor


Explore the unique techniques of watercolor painting when applied to landscapes. We will focus on various color palettes to paint a variety of landscapes from Alberta prairies and mountains to deserts. We will also focus on principles of good design and composition while working on our paintings. Both detailed and loose styles will be explored.

Thursdays 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

October 4, 11, 18, 25, and November 1

Instructor: Rani Crawford


supply list: please contact the store


Rocky Mountain Intensives

If you are craving more colour in your work there’s no better way than by studying the group of seven and how they represented the Rockies.
We will take four 2 1/2 hour classes to reproduce a Group of Seven painting highlighting an aspect of landscape painting that you can use in your own work in the future. Instructor Erica Neumann will discuss the traditions behind each work and demonstrate each phase of painting. She’ll paint a bit then you follow, step by step, as she guides you through tp a fabulous finish by the end of the course.
Mondays 6;30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
October 8, 15, 22, 29
Instructor Erica Neumann



Dynamic Drawing

Discover realistic and imaginative drawing styles while you choose the subject matter. This class is great for beginners as well as for more experienced drawers. Ashley will work with you at your skill level and help you to develop your unique style while using the elements and principles of art and design. Learn techniques in the drawing mediums of your choice while creating images that inspire you. Adult/Teen level.

Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.Mountain Goat

October 10, 17, 24, November 7,14

Instructor: Ashley Gaboury


supply list:Dynamic Drawing ashleygaboury




Modern Markers

Ever wanted to experiment with art markers? This session will focus on getting the most out of your alcohol-based and water soluble markers. Join Ashley and discover the versatility of artist quality markers and why markers aren’t just for kids anymore. Learn how to show depth through gradation of color, as well as blending and visual texturing techniques. Concentrate on developing an understanding of color and how to create an assortment of values with limited markers. These skills can be applied to realistic and fantasy drawing styles. This class is a great way to get started and ideal for those looking to improve their marker skill set. Beginners welcome. 

Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.26167177_906438199531290_3268716361603744869_n 2

November 21, 28, December 5, 12,19

Instructor: Ashley Gaboury


supply list: please contact the store





learn to paint with Oil


Are you ready to take the next step in painting? Have you taken lots of beginner classes and are ready to learn and explore different techniques? Join Rani as we work through several mini paintings. We will review color theory, advanced color mixing and principles of good design and composition while working on our paintings.

Thursdays 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

November 8, 15, 22, 29 December 6

Instructor: Rani Crawford


supply list: Please contact Store





Marla Blackwell

Join marla as we explore the endless possibilities of acrylic painting!  While applying imagedesign elements, we will create contemporary paintings with texture, collage, large shapes, etc.  This class is for you if you would like to loosen up your own style or if you would simply like to unleash your imagination and try techniques for the fun of it.  You never know what you may discover!  I will have lots of demos and ideas to share with you.

Saturday, October 13th 2018

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Instructor: Marla Blackwell


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Saturday, October 27th 2018

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Instructor: Christine Walker


Modern Marker Spirit Horse

Throughout history horses have come to hold a myriad of meaning; most notably as spirit-horsesymbols of freedom. They are also known for their endurance and companionship. Join Ashley Gaboury and discover the versatility of artist quality markers (alcohol-based). Learn to use your markers to blend the luscious coat of an equine, and how to highlight their distinctive features. We will focus on using our warm and earth tones to create a mesmerizing Spirit Horse.

Saturday, November 3rd 2018

10:00 a.m. -2:30 p.m.


Instructor: Ashley Gaboury

Supply List:Marker Workshop Spirit Horse


Christmas Card Workshop

Saturday, November 17th 2018

10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.


Instructor: Christine Walker




Class Policies

Full payment is required to register for a class or workshop. Cash, debit, MasterCard or Visa are acceptable. Sorry, we do not accept cheques.

If there are insufficient paid registrations and we have to cancel a class, you will be notified and you will receive a full refund.

Should there be room in a class already in progress, new students are welcome to join. Fees will be adjusted accordingly.

Fees for classes and workshops missed because of any event beyond our control (such as travel, road conditions, illness, weather or emergencies) cannot be refunded or credited to another class.

Paintworks cannot provide replacement or make-up classes for classes missed.

If a teacher is not available, a replacement teacher will be obtained or arrangements will be made for a make-up class.

Cancellations must occur at least two weeks prior to the date your class starts to receive a refund. After that, you will receive a refund only if your spot can be filled by another person. We will do our utmost to fill the vacancy.

If a student needs to withdraw from a class after it has started, a partial fee will be refunded only if there is someone on our waiting list. If a student knows of someone else who may want the class, they may take over that spot in the class.

Refunds will incur a $20.00 administration charge, which will be deducted from the refund amount. Students may choose a store credit for the whole amount instead. Those notified about a class cancellation will receive a full refund.

A supply list will be available about ten days prior to your class. Most supply lists are available on our web site.

Students are responsible for supplies, surfaces and paper towels or as recommended on the supply list for the specific class registered for.

• Students are responsible for their own clean up. Please do not pour acrylic and oil paints down the sinks.

Classes will start on time.

Paintworks reserves the right to adjust the class schedule, adjust fees, cancel a class or modify a class at any time.

Paintworks, its employees, and other staff will not be held responsible for any losses, stolen property or personal injury that may occur while students are attending lessons.

Paintworks is not responsible for work left in the studio. If work remains in our studio two months after a class or workshop is completed, it will be disposed of.

Students receive a 15% discount on framing (supplies only).