Below is a list of the top and leading art classes in Calgary. To help you find the art classes located near you in Calgary, we put together our list based on this rating points list.
Calgary’s Best Art Classes:
The top-rated art classes in Calgary:
- Pinnovate DIY Studio – offers one of a kind experience for their students.
- Workshop Studios – a plant and light-filled studio space.
- Fire Escape Studio – casting a number of their own items.
- Grasby Art Studio – an art instructional facility and an art supply store.
- 4Cats – students can explore a variety of mediums.
Pinnovate DIY Studio
First on the list is Pinnovate DIY Studios. Pinnovate offers one of a kind experience for their students. Students can choose a DIY project on-site and let the team guide them through the creative process. Each individual can choose from a variety of projects with all materials and supplies included. Their in-house kitchen and menu allow their fully licensed studio to be the perfect spot to create and connect. Pinnovate project prices range from $45-$90. All Pinnovate classes and camps are socially distanced with 14 students with 2 instructors on site. Each individual child receives their own boxed and sanitized supplies and materials to create their projects
Kids Camps & Art Classes
Address: 137 Mahogany Plaza SE, Calgary, AB T3M 2P8
Phone: 403 278 9065
“We signed up our little one for virtual LAU, as she was missing the in person art classes as a result of covid and she loves it! We had an amazing kit delivered to our home with everything she needed to be set up for success. I would highly recommend this studio, as they truly care about provding our littles with the best experience!!” – Rena Toor
Workshop Studios believes that art and creative spaces are vital to vibrant and healthy communities. As they recognize the lack of accessible facilities and affordable resources for artists and small business owners in Calgary, they set out to create an inclusive space to foster collaboration and enrich culture in the city. In 2017, the team signed a lease in Inglewood’s historic Brass Foundry building and transformed a very rough industrial bay into the plant and light-filled studio space of their dreams.
Workshop Studios’ 25 open-concept studios and 28 ceramic member cupboards are occupied by 62 artists representing a wide range of practices. They run up to seven pottery classes per week and regular Date Night events, hosting up to 96 students in addition to those attending private lessons and guest workshops. Behind each of these offerings is a talented, hardworking team of artists and entrepreneurs flexing diverse skill sets as instructors, managers, and techs.
Ceramic Workshops, Date Nights, Private Lessons, Event Bookings, etc.
Address: 2501 Alyth Rd SE Bay 3, Calgary, AB T2G 1P7
Phone: 587 707 4511
“Took part in a ceramics date night. The instructors were incredibly helpful and friendly. I enjoyed myself thoroughly. With it being a “date night” there was a special bar with delicious craft cocktails. If you’re looking for a new experience, a creative outlet, or an enjoyable night out with a significant other; I would recommend.” – Timothy Middleton
Fire Escape Studio
Fire Escape originally opened its doors in 1996 in an old building at the heart of Mount Royal Beltline. Their studio was started by Jacqui and J.D. Esler, trendsetters in the contemporary pottery painting movement in the city, as it was one of the first and is one of the longest currently running and functioning ceramic studios. Their studio was also one of the earliest to adopt lead-free and non-toxic glazes.
Fire Escape Studio moved to Bowness in 2010. Since then they have experienced the warmth of a community that feels like a small town, in the middle of the big city. Fire Escape is now casting a number of their own items. In making their own bisqueware, they are able to do a number of things. They are now able to offer lower prices since they are saving on import fees. They can now show students how to make their own entirely original ceramic items. By working with ceramics in clay form, every piece is fully modifiable from its original basic form. They are able to bring a bigger selection of paintable and customizable items through their ever-expanding plaster mold collection.
Pottery Painting and Ceramic Arts Studio
Address: 2835 23 St NE #211, Calgary, AB T2E 7A4
Phone: 403 457 1857
“Great date night or afternoon. The owner was amazing and so informative and friendly. Prices were great. The atmosphere is cozy. Easy to find. 5 stars for sure! Will definitely come back next time visiting Calgary” – Carissa Stenson
Grasby Art Studio
The Grasby Art Studio is an art instructional facility and an art supply store in Calgary. They teach painting and drawing fundamentals to children, teens, and adults. They offer instructed classes, demonstrated paint along, and specialty workshops. The studio is an art education facility and art supply store that mandates to provide mentorship to developing artists of all ages. Instruction at Grasby Art is offered as scheduled demonstrations, workshops, and monthly memberships.
Art Classes, Workshops, Gallery, Art Supplies, etc.
Address: 6520 Bowness Rd NW, Calgary, AB T2L 0E9
Phone: 403 453 1722
“I have been coming to Grasby Art Studio each week for the past 4 years. It has been an incredible place to learn. As a beginner, and over the past 4 years, I have been able to work with ink, charcoal, acrylic, oil and water colour. I find the staff extremely knowledgeable and helpful in whatever medium I choose. I am always amazed at the results that I can achieve with the instructions that I am given. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced artist the staff are able to work with you to achieve amazing results.” – Furniture GROF
Last on the list is Art Studios that follow 4Cats pedagogy founded on building a world that encourages a love of art, beauty and learning, an environment of kindness and happiness, a studio where they all work together in a beautiful, professional, and artistic space. Throughout the program, students can explore a variety of mediums, which encourages a love of learning, independence, creativity, and artistic flow. Students create new projects each session while they are guided by 4Cats’ talented instructors, using professional art supplies, and are encouraged to engage in talks about inspirational artists.
Children Art Studio
Address: 2060 Symons Valley Pkwy NW #7014, Calgary, AB T3P 0M9
Phone: 587 230 0092
“Been taking my daughter here for the last 5-years. I have taken a two courses with my daughter and loved it as well.” – Jo-Anne Erath