Series Summer Arts School
Welcome to Series Summer Arts School!
Unleash your inner creator and grow your artistic capabilities. Learn from expert instructors secrets and techniques to exceptional art. No matter your level or experience Series' week long workshops will have you feeling like a master.
Looking to dabble in a new medium, then our Taste of Series one day courses are a perfect fit.
So clean up your brushes, light your blow torch, and crack open your personal tool box and jump into Series. Connect with other like minded individuals who share the same passion for creative art. Make new friends and show off your creations during the Series Showcase.
For a full list of all Series Summer Arts School courses, download our Digital Course Guide!
Registration for all courses is now open.
Sculpture | Fibre Arts | Print | Calligraphy | Painting | Jewelry | Glass | Beadmaking | Welding | Pottery | Ceramics | Clay | Drawing | Watercolour | Oil | Writing | Mixed Media
Taste of Series
If you have ever wanted to try a new art medium, but want to try it first, Taste of Series might be for you!
Taste of Series are one day workshops that give you an introduction into many of the week-long workshops that are featured in Series Summer Art School. If you are interested in testing out a new medium, want to take a full Series course but cannot commit to the time, or even if you want to get the creativity flowing and you are not sure how, a course offered during Taste of Series might be for you.
This year, Taste of Series is scheduled for July 16, and course offerings include;
• A Taste of Glass Beadmaking (Glass/Beadmaking)
• No Sew Book in a Box (Painting/Mixed Media)
• Fast and Fabulous Flowers and Feathered Friends (Drawing/Watercolour)
• Open Studio (Painting)
• One Day at the Potter’s Wheel (Ceramics/Pottery)
• Abstracting the Landscape (Painting)
• Fabulous Felting Fun (Fibre Arts)
• Art Tote Bags (Fabric Art)
• Memoir-Lite (Writing)
• Northern Art- Mini Drum (Fabric Art)
Information for Instructors
Series instructor registration is now open for 2023! Submit your workshop proposal
Workshops will run each week from July 3 – 28, 2023, with special one-day workshops on July 15, 2023 for Taste of Series. Please include all required information in your online proposal to be considered. Applicants will receive a follow-up notice with a final decision or update.
What people are saying about Series Summer Arts School:
“I participated in Jean Pederson's class and was so appreciative to both her and Red Deer Polytechnic for providing us with the opportunity to be with other artists during such challenging times. I know you had so much planning to do in such a short time, and I was one of those people who came with a 'bit of trepidation'. But I trusted both Jean and Red Deer Polytechnic so I 'took the leap'. I was so impressed with all your precautions. I think you are the 'gold standard' in how to reopen art classes and if other Universities are contemplating opening up for their art classes, they should reach out to you!” – Series 2020 student
“This is my third year at Series, first time without my usual 'crew' of artist friends, but despite all the changed circumstances for me, and the modified format to deal with the pandemic, what remained a constant was the magic of Red Deer Polytechnic’s Summer Series (and the magic of Jean's classes!). So thanks to you and your team for the continuation of this magic! “ – Series 2020 student
“I would not drop the 'Artistic Welding' workshop if my life depended on it. It was one of the one things in February (when I registered) that kept me going. It was the solidity that kept me grounded in such a changing world. And I am so glad I did. Thank you for taking the chance and adapting.” – Series 2020 student