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



Dynamic Drawing

Bohdi 800 DPIDiscover 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.

January 16, 23, 30 Febuary 6, 13

Instructor: Ashley Gaboury




Painting Basics in Acrylics Oils, and Water-colour


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.

Thursdays 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

January 10, 17, 24, 31 Febuary 7

Instructor: Rani Crawford



Rocky Mountain Intensives

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. 2400-0136-Maligne-Lake-Jasper-Park-36x24
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.
January 21, 28, February 4,11
Instructor Erica Neumann



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Saturday, January 12

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.


Instructor: Janice Butterworth



Modern Marker Billy Goat
Billy Goat
Join Ashley Gaboury in creating a Billy Goat. Goats are symbols of creativity and inspire us with their unique personalities. Develop an understanding of the variety of Gray tones and how to incorporate them successfully into your artwork. Explore the blendability and mark-making potential of alcohol-based markers. And remember; markers aren’t just for kids anymore! Adult/teen level. Beginners welcome.

Saturday, January 19

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.


Instructor: Ashley Gaboury


37 Stroke Painting
You want to loosen up your painting style?  I will show you how!Come join me in thiimg_5343s fun way of painting…big brush, lots of paint and tons of enthusiasm and energy!Let go of the control…you will be surprised at how freeing it is!All mediums welcome from beginner to advanced and paint what you want to.Yes…you can really paint a complete painting in 37 strokes and we will explore other ways to free ourselves from the obsessive control we have when we paint!

Saturday, January 26

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Instructor: Marla Blackwell


Travel JournalingIMG_3510

Journaling creates memories that are more lasting, descriptive and immediate than photographs. In this class we will use simple methods for quick sketches to capture impressions of our holidays, life in the garden or simply life in general. Tools will include pen and ink, ordinary pens and simple watercolor washes to create lively, small pieces of art to keep in a book or display on the wall.

Saturday, February 2

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.


Instructor: Janice Butterworth


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.