Adult Art Workshops/Classes
Acrylic Winter Painting Workshop

Learn how to paint a magical light post in a winter scene! With step-by-step instructions, learn how to use various techniques to paint in acrylics!

Upcoming Sessions (please login below to see availability)

  • Saturday, February 11th, 2023 from 2:30pm - 5:30pm 

Teacher
Aerin Gauthier (find out more about Aerin here)

Cost
$25.00 including supplies 

Location
Chuck MacLean Arts Centre
4809 - 52 Street
Camrose, AB T4V 1T9

Contact
P. 780.672.9949
E. recreation@camrose.ca

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Adult Art Classes

This 8-week course will allow anyone at any skill level to explore watercolours using a variety of techniques! Each week we will build on the previous week learning how each technique can be combined with another to make a beautiful landscape, skyscrapers, and seascapes. Supplies are not included, and the instructor will provide you via email with a suggested supply list.

Upcoming Sessions (please login below to see availability)

Fridays, March 24th, 2023 - May 12th, 2023 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm 

Week 1 | Jan 13: Layering/Blending

This week we will work on painting a variety of objects to learn the foundations of watercolours such as blending, wet on wet and layering as well as the importance of leaving white spaces for highlights.

Week 2 | Jan 20: Textures

Explore textures through a variety of sprays, drips, splatters, layering inks, and learn how watercolours can lend to your painting to building on the techniques from the week before. 

Week 3 | Jan 27: Depth

In week three we will expand on our textures from last week and learn how to paint a variety of realistic trees in different seasons. This week we will also look more into shadows, highlights and light sources.

Week 4 | Feb 3: Organic Shapes 

We will not only learn how to paint organic shapes in nature like water and textures but also learn how fun it is to let the water and the pigment naturally move to create a more organic image. We will also practice painting objects in water and playing with shadows and reflections.

Week 5 | Feb 10: Skyscapes

In this class we are going to learn how to create a variety of clouds and skies using blotting and layering techniques.

Week 6 | Feb 17: Landscapes 

In week six we will look at building a landscape from the background to the foreground using a reference photo of the participant’s choice combining all the skills from previous weeks.

Week 7 | Feb 24: Week 6 Continued

We are going to continue working on our landscapes in this class building on the piece from the week before. Once our land escape is finished, we will start painting a seascape combing what we learned about painting water and skies.

Week 8 | March 3: Finish Seascape

We will put the finishing touches on our seascapes and have a chance to share our work from over the course for a chance to reflect and see how all of the elements have come together. 

*Class descriptions are subject to change.

Teacher
Aerin Gauthier (find out more about Aerin here)

Cost
$200.00 not including supplies 

Location
Chuck MacLean Arts Centre
4809 - 52 Street
Camrose, AB T4V 1T9

Contact
P. 780.672.9949
E. recreation@camrose.ca  

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Faux Stained Glass Workshop (Adult)

Create a faux stained-glass project using a canvas, glue gun, and pastels! This unique project is a fun way to create the look of stained glass without the glass.

Upcoming Sessions (please login below to see availability)

  • ADULT: March 25, 2023, from 1:00pm - 4:30pm

Teacher
Aerin Gauthier (find out more about Aerin here)

Cost
$25.00 including supplies

Location
Chuck MacLean Arts Centre
4809 - 52 Street
Camrose, AB T4V 1T9

Contact
P. 780.672.9949
E. recreation@camrose.ca  

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Lemon Workshop with Gene Prokop

Gene Prokop is a local artist who has studied in Europe and whose work has been exhibited throughout the world. During this workshop, participants will be painting a still life in the style of the Old Masters. You will learn the block in method, layering of tonal values, loose background washes and bold brush strokes. 

Registered participants must contact Gene prior to the course to discuss material requirements. He can be reached at 780.717.4172 or you can email him at gene@prosartschool.com.

For more information on Gene visit his website at www.geneprokop.com

Upcoming Sessions (please login below to see availability)

  •  March 18th from 2:30pm - 6:30pm and March 19th from 9:30am - 3:00pm.

Teacher
Gene Prokop

Cost
$160 excluding supplies 

Location
Chuck MacLean Arts Centre
4809 - 52 Street
Camrose, AB T4V 1T9

Contact
P. 780.672.9949
E. recreation@camrose.ca  

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Babysitting Courses

The Red Cross Babysitting course has been refreshed and revised, now with a greater emphasis on First Aid skills. The Canadian Red Cross Babysitting course covers everything from managing difficult behaviours to essential content on leadership and professional conduct as a babysitter. Babysitting promises to deepen and enhance the responsibility that older youth feel when caring for younger children. This updated curriculum provides improved learning when it comes to giving the appropriate care in the event of an emergency.  This course is available for youth between the ages of 11-15 years. 

Upcoming Classes

  • Saturday, February 11, 2023
  • Saturday, March 11, 2023

Cost
TBD

Location
Recreation Centre Physio Lab
4412 - 56 Street
Camrose, AB  T4V 5K4

Contact
Lesley Heisler, Aquatics Supervisor
P. 780.672.9909
E. aquatic@camrose.ca 

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Family Workshops
Faux Stain Glass Workshop (Family)

Create a faux stained-glass project using a canvas, glue gun, and pastels! This unique project is a fun way to create the look of stained glass without the glass.

Upcoming Sessions (please login below to see availability)

  • FAMILY: March 18, 2023, from 1:00pm - 4:30pm

Teacher
Aerin Gauthier (find out more about Aerin here)

Cost

  • CHILD: $15.00 including supplies
  • ADULT: $25.00 including supplies

Location
Chuck MacLean Arts Centre
4809 - 52 Street
Camrose, AB T4V 1T9

Contact
P. 780.672.9949
E. recreation@camrose.ca  

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Ukrainian Easter Egg Workshop

Learn how to make beautiful Ukrainian Easter eggs, pysanky. The local experienced instructor Lyrissa Sheptak will walk participants through the process of turning an egg into an art piece, while sharing insights to Ukrainian traditions.

Upcoming Sessions (please login below to see availability)

  • March 4, 2023, Morning Session: 9:30am-12:30pm or
  • March 4, 2023, Afternoon Session: 1:00pm-4:00pm

Teacher
Lyrissa Sheptak

Cost

  • CHILD: $15.00 including supplies
  • ADULT: $25.00 including supplies

Location
Chuck MacLean Arts Centre
4809 - 52 Street
Camrose, AB T4V 1T9

Contact
P. 780.672.9949
E. recreation@camrose.ca  

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Discovery Kids Camps/Art Classes
No School Day Camps

Circus, Circus! (February 21, 2023 - 8:30am-3:30pm)

Come join our circus fun! The day will be full of crafts, carnival games, face painting and more!

The camp runs February 21 from 8:30am - 3:30pm for ages 6-12.

Please pack a lunch, water, and snacks as well as appropriate clothing and footwear for the day as some time will be spent outdoors. Activities may change without warning.

Cost of each camp
$50.00

Location
Chuck MacLean Arts Centre
4809 - 52 Street
Camrose, AB T4V 1T9

Contact
P. 780.672.9949
E. recreation@camrose.ca  

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Sports of All Sorts (February 21, 2023 - 8:30am-3:30pm)

Bring your game and try a variety of sports. By understanding the importance of teamwork,your child will be on their way to developing lifelong skills.

The camp runs March 20 from 8:30am - 3:30pm for ages 6-12.

Please pack a lunch, water, and snacks as well as appropriate clothing and footwear for the day as some time will be spent outdoors. Activities may change without warning.

Cost of each camp
$50.00

Location
Chuck MacLean Arts Centre
4809 - 52 Street
Camrose, AB T4V 1T9

Contact
P. 780.672.9949
E. recreation@camrose.ca  

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Youth Art Classes Ages 10-12

This 8 week course will allow kids ages 10-12 to explore nature through art. They will learn

about animals, plants, insects, fish, flowers, trees, and landscapes through an exploration

with acrylic and watercolour in their own creative ways!

Upcoming Sessions (please login below to see availability)

  • Wednesdays, March 22nd- May 10th from 5:30pm - 7:00 pm

Week 1| January 11: Watercolour Fish

We will learn about a variety of sea creatures to better understand patterns of scales, fins and tentacles. We will use these new facts to practice different watercolour techniques such as blending, layering and splattering to create fun patterns and colours!

Week 2 | January 18: Acrylic Owl Painting

Learn how to combine backgrounds and objects into one painting by painting brightly coloured owls. We will also practice painting different patterns and textures in the feathers and tree bark. 

Week 3 | January 25: Watercolour Mushrooms/Forest Floor

Discover oil pastel/crayon blocking for creative patterns. Start by drawing a mushroom/collection of mushrooms using pencils. Create a unique dot pattern using oil pastels then painting over with watercolours to watch the magic. Finish your piece by adding grasses, snails and frogs!

Week 4 | February 1: Lizard Rock Painting

This week we will look at the possibilities of using items (such as rocks) that Karen’t normally used as a canvas! We will learn about different species of lizards and students will practice drawing on paper and then paint rocks a solid colour to go with their lizard of choice

Week 5 | February 8: Watercolour Bugs/Plants  

Students choose a bug then a plant to paint and combine them into one painting starting separate to learn how to paint each bug/plant then learning how to use layers and white space to bring two different objects into one image. Lady bugs, bees, dragonflies, butterflies. Leaf, water lily, sunflower, cattail.

Week 6 | February 15: Acrylic Spring Trees

Explore creating textures and combining colours by making beautiful spring leaves and blossoms with bundled Q-Tips. We will dive deeper into painting more natural looking trees and branches.

 Week 7 | February 22: Northern Lights

A fun experiment combing mediums by using a watercolour background with acrylic tree silhouettes and oil pastel stars.

Week 8 | March 1: Coral Reef

Visiting our first project on a more epic level by combining an exciting watercolour background with acrylic sea creatures and aquatic plants.

*Class descriptions are subject to change.

Teacher
Aerin Gauthier (find out more about Aerin here)

Cost
$110.00 including supplies

Location
Chuck MacLean Arts Centre
4809 - 52 Street
Camrose, AB T4V 1T9

Contact
P. 780.672.9949
E. recreation@camrose.ca  

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Youth Art Class Ages 7-9


This 8-week course will allow kids ages 7-9 yrs to explore the world of sculpture, painting, drawing, and more as we experiment with a variety of materials to create multi-media projects.

Upcoming Sessions (please login below to see availability)

  • Thursdays, March 23rd - May 11th from 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Week 1 | January 12: Acrylic Lizard Rock Painting 
Practice different painting techniques when it comes to painting on rocks.

Week 2 | January 19: Crayon Resist Watercolour Jellyfish 
In this class we will be painting watercolour jellyfish and experimenting with using

crayon to create areas of water resist.

Week 3 | January 26: Marbled Clay Bowls 

We will be creating colourful bowls out of various colours of clay. 

Week 4 | February 2: Painting with Tissue Paper 
Students will paint canvases with tissue paper using glue to collage. 

Week 5 | February 9: Yarn/String Monsters 
In this class we will paint, glue, and decorate our monsters we create out of yarn and string.

Week 6 | February 16: Clay Frogs
We will be starting a new project where we will be forming a frog sculpture out air dry clay. 

Week 7 | February 23: Paper-Mache Decoration 
Students will learn how to use paper-mache and create hanging decorations. 

Week 8 | March 2: Decorating Paper-Mache Decoration 
In this last class we will finish up any projects needing more work and also paint/decorate our paper-mache decorations.

*Class descriptions are subject to change. 

Teacher
Aerin Gauthier (find out more about Aerin here)

Cost
$110.00 including supplies

Location
Chuck MacLean Arts Centre
4809 - 52 Street
Camrose, AB T4V 1T9

Contact
P. 780.672.9949
E. recreation@camrose.ca  

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Fitness Classes
Lunch Yoga

Join us for a gentle, all levels flow class designed to build strength and increase flexibility

that conveniently takes place during lunch time!

Upcoming Classes (please log in below to see current availability)

  • Mondays, February 27th- April 3rd from 12:10pm to 12:50pm (6 Sessions)

Teacher
Vanessa Simonot (find out more about Vanessa here)

Cost
$60.00

Location
Chuck MacLean Arts Centre
4809-52 Street
Camrose, AB T4V 1T9

Contact
P. 780.672.9949
E. recreation@camrose.ca  

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Therapeutic Fitness

Increase your strength, mobility and balance with this class! Continue to bring awareness and understanding of your body alignment while developing muscles, restoring balance and increasing coordination in this session. All ages welcome!

Equipment required: water bottle, exercise mat, and Therabands or 5lb free weights. 

Upcoming Classes (please log in below to see current availability)

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, February 7 - March 16 from 10:00am to 11:00am (12 Sessions)

Teacher
Janet Greer (find out more about Janet here)

Cost
$75.00

Location
Chuck MacLean Arts Centre
4809-52 Street
Camrose, AB T4V 1T9

Contact
P. 780.672.9949
E. recreation@camrose.ca  

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Camrose Tsunami Lifesaving Club

The Camrose Tsunami Lifesaving Club offers swimmers a variety of programming that not only builds their swimming skills but also their lifesaving skills.  The club is split into two streams: competitive and recreational. 

The competitive stream is for the swimmer who desires to compete at a regional, provincial, national level and maybe even an international level. Within this stream we have multiple groups to fit various skills and personal goals. 

Recreational stream is less intense but equally focused on swimming skills and offers a balance of in-class work that helps the swimmer achieve lifesaving courses that bridges the gap between the advanced courses such as Bronze Medallion and Cross or National Lifeguard. 

  • Puddle Jumpers I is our introductory group and is suited for swimmers between 6-10 years of age, who are looking to explore the world of lifesaving. Practices are an hour long twice a week. 
  • Puddle Jumpers II is the next leap into lifesaving.  We continue to build swimming skills, while introducing lifesaving equipment and skills.  Practices are twice a week and total three hours. Swimmers must have swimming experience and are able to swim 100m continuously.  
  • Lifesaving Core is for our emerging or experienced swimmers between the ages of 8-19 years and who are wanting to test their skills in competition.  Practices are two hours long and available twice or three times a week. 
  • Lifesaving Senior  is for our experienced swimmer, between 15 -19 years of age and who is wanting a more intense training regime and who is looking to compete in long course. Practices are four times a week for two hours. Swimmers in this group who are focused on competing at the National Level will have additional practices available starting in February.  
  • Masters is for the adult swimmer who is looking for fitness, add to their swimming regime or who are looking to compete.  Practices are twice a week for an hour, with an additional coaching for swimmers who want to compete in lifesaving competitions.  These are coached sessions, with sets designed to meet your personal goals.  
  • Intro to Masters is for people who are wanting to get back into swimming or who never really learned how to swim.  You must have some basic skills in the water.  For two hours a week over the next few months, we will teach basic strokes, while building your endurance. 
  • Junior Rec group is for swimmers between 8-12 years of age and practices are twice a week and an hour long. 
  • Senior Rec group is for the older swimmers between 13-18 years of age and practices are twice a week for an hour and a half.  

There are two offerings of the Camrose Tsunami Lifesaving Club (October - December) and (January - April). 

Upcoming Sessions

  • Registration is open with limited spots still available. To register, please call 780.672.9909 or stop in at the customer service desk at the pool.

Location
Aquatic Centre
5600 - 44 Avenue
Camrose, AB T4V 5K5

Contact
P. 780.672.9909
E. hbarr@camrose.ca 

Stay Safe! Courses

Real-world scenarios often call on children to respond to challenges. The Red Cross Stay Safe! program teaches applicable and age-appropriate skills, while increasing and reinforcing a youth's capacity to improve his or her own safety. Whether in their community or on their own, this group will be given better tools to Stay Safe! in a variety of different situations. This course is for youth between the ages of 9 - 13 years.

Upcoming Classes

  • Saturday, February 25, 2023

Cost
TBD

Location
Recreation Centre Physio Lab
4412 - 56 Street
Camrose, AB T4V 5K4

Contact
Lesley Heisler, Aquatics Supervisor
P. 780.672.9909
E. aquatic@camrose.ca 

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Swimming Lessons

Find out more about our Swimming Lessons.

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Lesley Heisler
Aquatics Supervisor
Aquatic Centre
5600 - 44 Avenue
Camrose, AB T4V 5K5
P. 780.672.9909
F. 780.672.4915
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