Art Classes in Calgary

Paint Tubes Calgary Art Lessons

Classes and Workshops


Expect individual attention in a friendly classroom setting. Classes and workshops are open to artists 15 years and up and run for 4 weeks.

For everybody’s health, all classes and workshops are scent-free. Please familiarize yourself with the concept of scent-free. Learn more about scent free.

“I was in Shelley’s class. She’s an exceptional teacher – detailed, step by step instructions. She actually showed me how to paint, one step at a time. I loved the course and learned a lot!” Laurie Dolph

“I highly recommend Shelley’s art classes. She is very knowledgeable and talented. She shares her exceptional skill in classical art techniques and art history knowledge.” Cindy Lee

Open Studio Class – for water-based paint and drawing artists

Student artists of all levels, working in water-based media (watercolour, gouache and/or acrylic paint) and/or with drawing materials come together in one class to work on their own projects, or if preferred, supplied subject matter. Students work at their own pace with instruction tailored to meet their individual needs. Demonstrations and low stress critiques are all part of the fun. The Open Studio focus is to build basic skills and hone existing ones.

Students will be contacted prior to the first class to talk about artistic experience, subject matter, medium and more, so we are all ready for class. Some formal drawing education is recommended for drawing artists.

Dates and Times:

2023-OSb – Apr. 12 – May 3 – Wednesdays 6:15 PM – 9:00 PM         Register
Registration and Withdrawal Deadline: April 5, 2023

Location: Lakeview Community Centre Fieldhouse
Class size: Min. 4 Max. 8
Fee: $170

Drawing Fundamentals

This class covers the basics of drawing. Whether you want a better drawing for a painting or you want to draw as an end in itself, knowing the fundamentals goes a long way to getting what you want. You will explore perception, line, value, perspective and more.

Dates and Times:

2023-DWGb – TBA                                                                                 Interested

Registration and Withdrawal Deadline: TBA

Location: Lakeview Community Centre Fieldhouse
Class size: Min. 4 Max. 8
Fee: $170

COVID: As of March 1, 2022 masking is optional. Proof of COVID vaccination is not required.

A supplies list will be emailed with your registration receipt.
Table easels are supplied for classroom use.

Is there a course that you would like to see offered? Please contact me.


Classes are held in Lakeview. It’s fast and easy access from most of the inner SW neighbourhoods. (Lincoln Park, Currie, Garrison, Altadore, South Calgary, Elbow Park, Mount Royal, Killarney, Shaganappi, Wildwood, Westgate, Signal Hill, Springbank Hill, Discovery Ridge, Glendale, Glenbrook, Glamorgan, Oakridge, Palliser, Bayview, Pumphill, Eagle Ridge, Chinook Park, Kelvin Grove, Haysboro…) With the new ring road the access is quick from the deep SW as well.