Get artistic in St. Albert

Take a break from that screen or explore your inner artist by tapping into the numerous St. Albert studios offering classes on subjects ranging from pottery to cartooning. With a cross of classes for almost all ages and accommodating a variety of needs from single workshops to corporate team building to weekly lessons, one of these studios can surely help you find your creative streak. [Image credit: iStock.com/mediaphotos]

4cats Enterprises Inc

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23 Akins Dr, St. Albert, AB T8N 3B3

With a work table right in the reception area and a splatter room in the back, 4Cats definitely looks the part of a creative art space. The studio offers a selection of classes for all ages, with options for weekly classes or single workshops. Studying the techniques or styles of famous artists such as Klimt and Warhol or impressionism is a guiding focus for some classes. Others involve pottery, collage or mixed media projects, to name a few. The studio also carries a variety of art supplies for purchase.

Art Gallery of St Albert

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19 Perron St, St. Albert, AB T8N 1E5

Hosted downtown at various studios and outreach locations, the Art Gallery of St. Albert offers an ever-changing variety of art classes targeted at ages from preschool to adult. Add some beauty to your life by choosing from subjects such as printmaking, sketching, watercolour painting, acrylic painting, collage and pottery. Weekly classes, as well as one-day workshops, are offered to accommodate different schedules, and programming runs throughout the calendar year. Homeschool art classes, community outreach programs and art parties are also available for booking.

Glazing Pot Studio & Gifts

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108-31 Fairview Blvd, St. Albert, AB T8N 3M5

The sunny workspace of this studio is its own inspiration. Learn to create ornaments, décor or jewellery with glass fusion techniques. Or, apply your creative flair to glazing stoneware or painting pottery in various forms. From birthday parties and drop-in ceramics painting to corporate team-building, Glazing Pot aims to connect people with arts, and one another. Art camps, workshops and field trips are all available, tailored for ages three and up.

Pygmalion School Of Fine Art

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8645 McKenney Ave, St. Albert, AB T8N 2T7

Instructor Dixie Orriss offers weekly art classes for children, teens, and adults. India ink, oil and soft pastels, watercolours, markers and charcoal are only some of the mediums she can help you explore. Five-day summer art camps, art parties and homeschooling classes are available. The Pygmalion School of Fine Art also features an on-line “Artsonia” gallery of students’ completed works. Framing services are offered in-studio and art supplies can be ordered through the school’s website.

Paint For Joy!

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205 Chatelain Dr, St Albert, AB T8N 5A4

Watercolour, oil, acrylics, coloured pencil and ink and rouge are the mediums you’ll find when you Paint for Joy. Begun more than 15 years ago, the studio offers classes in drawing and painting, some of which are taught by guest artists. No experience is required, as owner Carol Maxwell believes art should not be limited to those who are “naturally gifted.” The studio also offers custom framing and features a gift gallery of locally produced original artwork. Additionally, art supplies can be purchased in-house.

Visual Arts Studio Assn Of St Albert

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25 Sir Winston Churchill Ave, St. Albert, AB T8N 2S7

This studio is a hub for creative and exhibition space for local programs and resident artists. It also offers a series called “Authentic Art” for artists with disabilities living in St. Albert and the surrounding area. Professional artists teach the program, which works with visual arts. VASA offers a workshop for the general public about once a year, although individual artists who maintain studio space in the building may also be approached about teaching specific classes.

With classes tailored for children, women, and men, as well as mixed age and sex classes, many ofSt. Albert’s martial arts schools offer a free trial class, the option to attend multiple times a week, and registration intakes any time throughout the year. Getting in shape while also learning how to defend yourself is an excellent two-for-one deal, so go for it! [Image credit: iStock.com/dolgachov]
Across 1,370 acres, St. Albert contains 112 parks, 77 playgrounds and 85 km of walking trails. From winter activities to those of summer, the parks bustle with people playing and exercising alone and in groups, with friends, pets or family, as they take in nature’s beauty. [Image credit: iStock.com/proxyminder]
Although none of them see reptiles, there are a number of veterinarian clinics to choose from in St. Albert, with specialties including cat care, eye care and pain treatment options. Two of the clinics accommodate some pocket pets and two offer adoption services. And, if you have a cat or a dog in need of TLC, you have half a dozen locations to consider. [Image credit: iStock.com/tyler olson]
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