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Sheep Creek Arts Council offering 50 per cent more classes this fall

Community members interested in taking art classes or learning more about the Sheep Creek Art Council are invited to an open house on Thursday, Sept. 8 in Turner Valley.
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The Sheep Creek Arts Council is holding an open house in on Thursday, Sept. 8 in Turner Valley at 133 Sunset Blvd where people can meet art instructors, see artwork, or register for upcoming art classes.

The Sheep Creek Arts Council (SCAC) is holding an open house on Thursday, Sept. 8 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The SCAC is a volunteer organization dedicated to promoting appreciation and participation in the arts, and the open house is a chance to meet instructors and chat with members of the organization about upcoming classes the council is offering.

“We’re quite excited about this fall,” said council president Bill Rowe. “We’re offering a lot more classes. We’re up 50 per cent in the number of classes that we’re offering.” 

Classes include fibre arts, drawing, painting and mixed media, along with crafts like beading and other workshops.

“On the painting side, we've always been quite strong in acrylic painting. But this year, we have a number of drawing and watercolour classes,” Rowe said. 

There are even bath bomb and cookie decorating classes designed with moms and young children in mind. 

New this year, some instructors are offering classes at different skill levels such as beginner, intermediate or advanced so people feel comfortable regardless of their level of experience.

“We're quite excited about that,” he said. 

Instructors will be on hand to answer questions during the open house, and artwork from class instructors will be on display.

The open house, located at 133 Sunset Blvd SW in Turner Valley, is open to all, but a membership is needed to register for classes. Memberships are available for $20 and are good until the end of the year. 

People can register for classes at the open house or online by visiting the SCAC website. Class sizes are limited to 10 participants. 

For more information or to view classes and schedules, visit