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Explore local workshops, classes, courses, training, education, camps, retreats, talks, and more...

Guelph artists and organizations offer many fun and educational opportunities happening all year long! Whatever your discipline or interest, take advantage of workshops and classes for people of all ages, interests, and skill levels. Do you host arts and culture learning activities such as these?  Let us know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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Folkway Music 
Lessons for a number of acoustic instruments – beginner to advanced students of all ages are welcome! 

Guelph School of Music 
Professional music lessons for all instruments and interests.

Guelph's portal for adventurous new sound events.

Bridge to Music Program - lessons for low income bracket youth

Drum Building Workshops with Earth Tones Studio 2018:
For more information, visit www.earthtonesstudio.org
Percussion Instruments - August 19, 2018


Dancetheatre David Earle
Get inspired through physical motivation – adult dance classes for all skill levels.

Guelph Dance
Guelph Dance Partners with the Guelph Youth Dance Training Program: Movement, Expression, Technique, Discipline, Rigour, Experiences, Joy, Friendship

Guelph United Performers
Community Theatre Club 
Community Children's Choir

Janet Johnson

Literary Arts

EMWF Presents: Writing Workshop with Sheila Heti and Craig Davidson
September 8, 2018 from 9-3

Guelph Spoken Word
Guelph Spoken Word supports the efforts of local spoken word artists and sends its poetry slam team to compete on the national stage. They offer spoken word poetry/performance workshops. New for 2015! Check it out.

Publication Studio
Publication Studio prints and binds books one at a time on-demand, creating original work with artists and writers. They occasionally offer workshops pertaining to print media.

University of Guelph – Creative Writing at Guelph
Develop skills and techniques of creative writing in any genre at the University of Guelph.

Eden Mills Writers Festival
Dates and topics vary

Writers' Room 
Join other writers at the Bookshelf Greenroom for a quiet space to work. 
Every Monday starting at 9 AM.

VWC Sunday Coffee Writers Hang-out 
Join Vocamus Writers Community for our regular last Sunday of the month writers’ hang out.

GWSA Writers Club
Meeting of Guelph Wellington Seniors Association writer’s club, every second and fourth Thursday.1:00 PM - 3:30 PM at the Evergreen Seniors Centre Boardroom 



Ed Video Media Arts
Learn everything about media arts from the experts at Ed Video – leaders of independent media art in Canada.

Visual Arts

The Guelph School of Art

Guelph Creative Arts Association

Elora Centre for the Arts 

Art Workshops at the Wellington County Museum and Archives
A diverse selection of structured workshops and classes offered for all skill levels and interests.

Summer Adult Art Workshops  at the Wellington County Musuem and Archives

Creative Spark Workshops
Learn a new skill and get lost in a creative project with Creative Spark Workshops!

Necessary Arts Company
A variety of workshops for people of all ages and interests.

Guelph School of Arts

Silver Creek Photography

Canadian Embroiderers' Guild Guelph
CEGG is a teaching guild open to anyone interested in traditional and contemporary forms of embroidery

Join Canadian Embroiderers' Guild Guelph and participate in our classes, speakers, workshops and hang out with other embroiderers. Registration is Tuesday September 11 from 10-noon at Kortright Presbyterian Church, 55 Devere Dr in Guelph. Cost is $85 (Bursaries available). Six classes to choose from in the fall and six in the winter. Classes begin Tues Sept 18.

BeetleBarrow Studios - 2018 Artist Retreats
Whether you are looking to grow your artistic practice, stretch new facets of yourself, or just bring a little more joy into your life join BeetleBarrow Studios on one of their weekend retreats to learn a new skill, make new friends and connect with yourself. 

Lore Artist Residency
A variety of workshops, musical performances and storytelling evenings. 

Guelph Weekly Figure Drawing
Join Garth Laidlaw for a weekly figure drawing drop-in session every Tuesday evening from 7-10pm. 


Chakra Yoga
Chakra Yoga 8 week course with Barbara (Eva) Dametto

Artist Residency/Retreat
Khel Centre is accepting applications for an artists' retreat to help local creatives complete their projects.

Khel Centre Workshops




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