Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Don't miss out on this great course offering!

DRAWING STUDIO – Course Code #316675

Continue to practice intermediate drawing fundamentals through varied exercises in a supportive environment with access to an instructor who is well versed in drawing techniques. We have drawing tables, easels and great light, but please bring your own drawing supplies.

Wednesday, January 16th to Wednesday, March 13th 2013 (9 classes)
10:00am – 12:30pm
Fee: $178.37

Please call 403-268-3800 to register. Please note: This course is not listed in the Winter Recreation Guide on shelves but is listed in the Interactive Program Guide located at

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Boo Bags is Back!

Join us on Friday, October 26th for Halloween Boo Bags! Paint a haunting image on a cloth bag for just $10 per bag. We’ll supply the paints and an instructor. Spaces are limited, so call us at 403-221-3682 to reserve your 1 ½ hour spot:  3:00-4:30PM; 5:00-6:30PM & 7:00-8:30pm  - Aubrey Hallis, NMPAC Art Program Specialist

Monday, October 22, 2012

NMPAC Studio Member's Annual Christmas Sale!

You are officially invited! Bring a friend (or two) to the always-popular annual NMPAC Ceramic Studio Christmas Sale at the Triwood Community Hall. This is a unique opportunity to purchase some of the wares of our very talented studio members.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

2012 Staff and Instructor Exhibition - Opening Night!

Please consider this your invitation to our Annual Staff and Instructor Exhibition this Friday, October 12th from 7-10pm. This is an opportunity to view the work of many of our talented staff as well as mingle with the artists themselves.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Gardening as Art 2

NMPAC is partnering with Lyndon Penner a radio celebrity / expert gardener and Megan Evans a talented Calgary clay artist to bring you a series of gardening talks and an opportunity to make some Christmas gifts and garden artifacts. Participants will enjoy lively discussion, a great social experience and learn how gardening is an art form that can be practiced with the same zest and enthusiasm as any of the other arts.

Enjoy creating unique stoneware objects and engage with other passionate gardeners!

"This course will be a continuation of the 'Gardening as Art' course started in April, but fear not! If you didn't take this course the first time around, you're still going to have a great time and learn a lot! Having attended the first part of the course is NOT a pre-requisite for attending the second; in fact, even if you've never gardened before in your life, you're sure to have a good time and discover lots of new ways to be artistic in your life and garden! This course will feature a presentation on the use of garden focal points, as well as a look at sexuality in the garden- while the subject of nudity is prominent in both sculpture and paintings; it's uncommon to look at plants and flowers this way! You'll never look at a blossom quite the same way again..."

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

NMPAC Studio Member's Kiln Fundraiser

It was a beautiful day and our courtyard was buzzing on Saturday, August 25th for our Studio Member's Wood Kiln Fundraiser.  By all accounts, this was a very successful sale and will help to make our member's studio a productive and one of a kind place for years to come! A big thank you those who attended and helped with this event.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

NMPAC Member's Wood Kiln Fundraising Sale!

Don't miss this opportunity to purchase a unique work from NMPAC ceramic studio members and help us to rebuild our one-of-a-kind wood kiln.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Space is still available in these great summer programs!

July 3rd-13th:
1:00pm-4:00pm: FOCUS ON PAINTING Ages 6-8yrs. $202.50 Course Code #305435
9:00am-12:00pm: FOCUS ON PAINTING Ages 9-12yrs. $202.50 Course Code #305439

July 16th-26th:
1:00pm-4:00pm: ARTS COMBO Ages 7-10yrs. $202.50 Course Code #305409

July 30th-August 3rd:
9:00am-4:00pm: ARTS VENTURES Ages 7-10yrs. $213.00 Course Code #305461

July 30th-August 10th:
9:00am-12:00pm: CLAY CREATIONS Ages 6-8yrs. $216.00 Course Code #305403
1:00pm-4:00pm: FOCUS ON DRAWING Ages 6-8yrs. $202.50 Course Code #305430
9:00am-12:00pm: ARTS COMBO Ages 7-10yrs. $202.50 Course Code #305410
9:00am-12:00pm: FOCUS ON DRAWING Ages 9-12yrs. $202.50 Course Code #305432

August 13th-23rd:
1:00pm-4:00pm: ARTS COMBO Ages 7-10yrs. $202.50 Course Code #305412

9:00am-4:00pm: ARTS VENTURES Ages 6-8yrs. $213.00 Course Code #305456

Call us at 402-221-3682 for more information or call the Registration line at 403-268-3800 to register.
- Aubrey Hallis, NMPAC Program Specialist

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Perennial Plant Exchage

Thanks for all who came out to our 12th Annual NMPAC Perennial Plant exchage this past Sunday morning. The cooler weather didn't put a damper on the fun of this yearly sign of spring at the Arts Centre.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Cathy Terepocki Workshop

The Ceramics Studio at North Mount Pleasant Arts Centre recently hosted a two day workshop by Cathy Terepocki. The workshop focused on printing techniques on clay in its various stages, and there was no shortage of great ideas.

Thank-you to Cathy for being so generous with her time and knowledge.

Aura Carney, NMPAC Ceramic Technician

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Don't miss out on these great children's courses!

Looking for a quick, fun art class for your child that begins and ends before the summer?
Consider one of these offerings:

From Dinosaurs to Robots

Draw and paint the kind of stuff you love! Our instructor will
share some artful techniques to help make your dinosaurs,
monsters or robots come alive! (3 classes/4.5 hours)

Age: 6Y – 8Y
June 2-16 Saturdays 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. $38.48 304994
June 4-18 Mondays 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. $38.48 304997

How to Draw People

Let us show you various time-tested strategies and cool
techniques for improving your portraits, sketches and action
drawings of people. (3 classes/4.5 hours)

Age: 6Y – 8Y
June 3-17 Sundays 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. $38.48 305009

Age: 9Y – 12Y
June 2-16 Saturdays 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. $38.48 305012
- Aubrey Hallis, NMPAC Program Specialist

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

SILVER - 25 Years of Children's Art Opening


A big thanks to the young artists and their families for attending the official opening of the 25th Annual Children’s Art Show this past Thursday at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Calgary. This year’s exhibition, entitled Silver, is a sampling of the wonderful works produced at both North Mount and Wildflower Arts Centres. Opening night included a guest appearance by former Calgary mayor Al Duerr who played a role in the annual art show's conception. The show will remain up for public viewing at MOCA until Wednesday, May 18th. Please take some time to enjoy and support the work of our very talented young participants.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

SILVER - 25 Years of Children's Art

Join us at the Museum of Contemporary Art on Thursday, May 3th from 5:30 to 7pm for the opening of the annual Children's Art Exhibition! This year's exhibition (aptly named "Silver") marks the exhibtion's 25th and will be on display at MOCA until Wednesday, May 16th. This is a unique opportunity to view some of the young talent from the past year from both Wildflower and North Mount Pleasant Arts Centres.

More information: Calgary City News Blog

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Spaces Are Still Available in our February Art Camps!

Keep your children intellectually stimulated with creative art activities during the February Teacher’s Convention!
Camps run from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Thursday February 16th and Friday the 17th.

Call us at 403-221-3682 for more information or contact the Registration line directly to register at 403-268-3800. Use the course codes below for easier registration.

Ages 6-8yrs: # 300968
Ages 7-10yrs: # 300969
Ages 9-12yrs: # 300970

- Aubrey Hallis, NMPAC Program Specialist

Monday, January 16, 2012

It is with great pleasure that I announce the appointment of Sean Kunz to the position of Arts Centre Technical Specialist at North Mount Pleasant Arts Centre. Sean will be starting work on February 1, 2012.

Sean has been teaching the advanced Potter’s Wheel Studio class at North Mount Pleasant for the past two years. He completed his BFA degree at ACAD in 2005, and attended a Residency at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto in 2006. Sean has an active studio practice and his functional wares are prized for their elegance and sophistication.

In his Artist Statement Sean says “ Handmade objects connect us to the people who make them, and the craftsmanship is a reflection of the maker’s time and energy. In increasingly dense urban societies where technology can serve to alienate us, a virtual environment cannot replace a thoughtful handle.”

This is also the time to acknowledge the significant efforts of Aura Carney and Mindy Andrews in keeping the Studio work flow moving over the past few months, since the untimely passing of Bob Reimer in October. This has been a difficult time for all the staff, and we look forward to renewing the level of expertise that the Arts Centre is recognized for. Michael Benoit - Supervisor, North Mount Pleasant Arts Centre