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Whether you are experienced or a beginner, we welcome you to find out more about our studio!

Cottonwood Clay Studio is an established cultural organization whose mission is to ‘provide on-going Clay Arts education and activities to the community. 

Courses Offered

Cottonwood Clay Studio offers all classes and public studio space to adults, families, seniors, children, persons with varied disabilities, elementary, junior, senior and outreach school groups.

Cottonwood Clay Studio is an active public arts space, bringing in professional visiting artists providing facilitation in the following classes:

  • Tile Making;
  • Wheel Throwing;
  • Beginner Mosaic;
  • Intermediate Mosaic;
  • Children’s Classes;
  • Handbuilding;
  • Sculpture;
  • Jewellery, and; 
  • Glazing Technology. 

Memberships

Membership includes studio time, use of tools, kiln, and glazes.

The annual fee for membership is updated each fall session.  We welcome members year round and offer both single and family memberships. 

Partnerships

Cottonwood Clay Studio has partnered with other Drumheller and area organizations such as:

  • Parent Link;
  • Drumheller Further Education;
  • Drumheller Seniors Services;
  • South Central FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder) Art Mentorship Program;
  • Family Fun Committee (AADAC & FCSS);
  • Central PDD (Persons with Developmental Disabilities);
  • Art Sparks programs through Drumheller Public Library, Public School Programs (Drumheller, Morrin, Delia), and; 
  • Tailored art programs for the Drumheller Outreach teens, Home School families and Mental Health. 

Information

For more information, please contact Yvonne at (403) 822-2127, email cottonwoodclay@gmail.com or visit our Facebook page

Art Gallery

The Drumheller Public Library presents a monthly art show in the Western GM Drumheller Gallery, located in the lower level of the Badlands Community Facility. 

Art Shows

We showcase both local artists and artists from around Alberta and Saskatchewan. The Alberta Foundation for the Arts Travelling Exhibition Program (TREX) is featured three times yearly.

2017 Exhibits

Located at the Badlands Community Facility
Monday to Friday 6:00AM – 10:00PM
Saturday, Sunday and Holidays 8:00AM – 8:00PM 

January 1 - 18
TREX: Margaret Shelton 'Block Prints'

February 1 - 28
Mali Vargas Docktor & Errol Lee Fullen: 'Colour on Colour'

March 1 - 31
Alta Society of Artists: 'Bridges'

April 1 - 30
Verna Vogel: 'Fragile Planets'

May 1 - 21
Drumheller Camera Club

June 1 - 31
Liz Sullivan: 'High'

July 1 - 31
Canadian Badlands Artists Association

August 1 - 30
TREX: 'When We Were Young'

September 1 - 30
Scott Christian, Drumheller AB

October 1 - 30
Emberdale Artists, Airdire AB

November 1 - 18
Alberta Health Services: 'ASSET'

November 29 - December 30
Canadian Badlands Artists Association

2018 Shows 

January 1 - 31
Heather Dawn Kemp: 'To You With Love and Respect...Homage'

February 1 - 28
TREX: Mittinism and the Quest for Empathy

March 1 - 31
TREX: Into the Badlands

April 1 - 30
Dee Poisson - Multimedia Paintings

May 1 - 31
Mali Vargas Docktor & Errol Lee Fullen

June 1 - 30
East Central Alberta Artists (Juried Installation)

July 1 - 31
ACACA Alberta Wide Show 

August 1 - 31
Alberta Badlands Artists

September 1 - 30
Scott Christian, Drumheller AB

October 1 - 31
Alberta Society of Artists: Geometry 

November 1 - 11
Alberta Mental Health: ASSET ADDICTIONS

December 1 - 31
Ava Wheeler - Wheelhouse

To reserve the Western GM Drumheller Art Gallery or for more information, please contact Janet Mason (403) 823-1371  or janetm@drumhellerlibrary.ca

Dedicated to supporting an engaging environment for artistic exploration, the Badlands Community Facility invites you into their world of Arts and Culture.

Begin with The Western GM Drumheller Art Gallery!

This portal for artistic discovery features unique monthly exhibits that showcase local and international artists.

Create, explore and design at The Cottonwood Clay Studio!

Join them for classes and open studio evenings with over 135 glazes, wheels, an extruder and a slab roller.

The Drumheller Public Library is the perfect escape for those looking for valuable information, educational or cultural enrichment, or the next riveting novel!

It’s a magical place of the imagination just waiting to be discovered.

The Badlands Community Facility welcomes people across all of the arts to come together to learn, connect and share.