City arts centre programs start Sept. 28 – registration now open

We’re excited to announce that the Wildflower and North Mount Pleasant Arts Centres will reopen for registered programming on September 28—registration is now open. Go to for information and to register.

Things will look a lot different this fall as our class sizes are smaller to allow for physical distancing and we’ve put thorough health and safety protocols in place that follow the provincial guidance on recreation programs.

Cori Stent, the Supervisor of Wildflower Arts Centre, says that the professional, practising art instructors are excited to be welcoming people back to the arts centres. “We’re really looking forward to being able to give adults, families and children this opportunity to be creative, because self-expression is a wonderful way to support mental and emotional wellbeing within our communities.”

We’ve reimagined our courses for adults by focusing on flexibility and small classes for painting, drawing and ceramics. Instead of registering for a full course of up to 9 classes, you can register for as many or as few as you like to meet your budget and schedule. We’re also excited to bring you new Introductory Classes this year so you can try your hand at a new art form.

Programming for children and families, offered at North Mount Pleasant Arts Centre, has been shortened to series of three classes. Now you can register your child or the whole family for fun arts learning with less commitment.

“Having single classes on a flexible schedule is a great opportunity for people who have been wanting to try an art class or a different art form but didn’t want to commit to a full series of classes,” says Stent. She also says this also allows people to fit classes around their busy schedules.

The price for single classes reflects the smaller class size, flexibility to choose class times and some additional costs for creating a safe classroom experience. Just like our previous courses, material costs are extra, and you van purchase them from the Arts Centre or bring your own. Prices for introductory classes include materials, though you won’t be able to take your art home afterward.

Interested in enhancing your talent with a professional, practicing artist? Want to try something new? We have something for all ages.

Calgary Recreation Arts Centres have been providing fine arts and performing arts experiences for all ages, abilities, and aspirations for more than 40 years. We focus on self-expression and technique in a safe, creative, and non-competitive environment with professional, practising artists.