Art is a way to tap into and release your creative side. The art classes in Calgary give you a chance to explore that freedom. Check out some of these classes if you’re looking for something fun to do.
The inspiration to write never came so easy. Try creating and designing your own journal with the bookbinding class. They offer lessons in soft cover, limp leather, Coptic stitch and Japanese sewn binding.
Class Availability: Thursdays, 5 p.m., Sept. 4 to Oct. 30, 1040 8 Ave. S.W., $245, 587-700-6575.
Have you ever looked at glass work and wondered if you could make something similar or at least wanted to try? Now you can. In this class, you’ll find yourself in a comfortable studio environment, nurturing your sense of creativity.
Class Availability: Wednesdays, Sep 17 – Oct 22, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m., Alberta College of Art + Design, $574.
Glass Bead Making
Where else could you play with a torch in a safe environment? Come and make some Glass Beads. Challenge yourself with some neat designs and explore your artsy side.
Class Availability: Oct. 19, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tiffany House, $165, 626 15 St. N.W., 403-283-6163.
Acrylics, pastels and watercolours lend to the cosy environment you’ll find while painting. You’ll be able to draw from the years of experience the instructor has acquired.
Class Availability: Mondays, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., 1 to 4 p.m., Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., $125/month for one class per week, 2108 18 St. N.W., 403-660-3225.
Learn to Draw
Have you ever wanted to learn how to draw? Well, now you can! These one-day workshops are perfect for any artist. You’ll get the basics and theory of drawing, for a challenging, fun time.
Class Availability: Sept. 21, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., $125, 551 Northmount Dr. N.W., 403-667-7020.
These are just a few of the art classes offered in Calgary. Many others are available throughout the city and throughout the year.