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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. 


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. 


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. 


For more information, please contact Yvonne at (403) 822-2127, email 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.


2019 Shows

January 1 - Feb 25
Alberta Foundation for the Arts Travelling Exhibition: In Dreams Awake

March 2 - March 31
Alberta Foundation for teh Arts Travelling Exhibition: A woman Walking

April 1 - 30
Drumheller Club

May 1 - 31
Sabine Lecorre-Moore

June 1 - 30
Alberta Society of Artists - Air

July 1 - 31
ACCACA Provincial Show

August 1 - 31
Badlands Artists Association

September 1 - 30
Pascale Ouelette

October 1 - October 30
Alberta Society of Artists - Geormerty 

November 1 - 16
Drumheller & Area ASSET Development Coalition

Nov 17 - Dec 31
TREX from the Alberta FOundation of the Arts (to be confirmed)

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

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.