Adult credit-free courses

Looking for inspiration? Find your next passion by exploring ACAD's credit-free courses.

Register for a Continuing Education Course

Kickstart your creative side - find out how to register for a Continuing Education course.


ACAD offers a huge array of adult credit-free courses, from art and craft disciplines to media arts, and design. Our classes are taught by practicing artists in the same, well-equipped facilities that support our degree students. These courses are offered during the evenings and on weekends all year round. In July we offer week-long daytime studio classes for adults who want to spend an entire week immersing themselves in the creative process. 

Information about our adult classes is organized by discipline. Click on the heading you are interested in, e.g. Book Arts, to find course descriptions, schedules, fees, and learn more about who it teaching the class.

Book Arts Illustration
Ceramics Jewellery + Metals
Design Mixed Media
Digital Technologies for Media Arts Painting
Drawing Photography

Fibre Arts

Print Media
Glass Sculpture

Call to register at 403.284.7640. We are happy to answer any questions you have on our art + design courses. 

Summer Week-Long Studio Intensives

During the month of July, you can sign up for a summer week-long studio classes where you immerse yourself in the creative process. These summer studio classes are a great way to get away from daily distractions and push your artistic practise to a new level. You'll be surrounded by a community of like-minded people who also appreciate some time to focus on developing new skills to express their ideas. All artists, regardless of experience, are welcome at ACAD.

Our summer art + design studios are the perfect 'staycation' for Calgarians. For out-of-towners, indulge yourself in a fun holiday that combines learning with exploring our city.

Need a Place to Stay?  

Accommodations are available at the SAIT residence, which is just a five-minute walk across campus. SAIT offers single or shared accommodations that are convenient, comfortable and affordable. The location is within walking district to our trendy Kensington district and a short LRT ride from downtown as well as the stampede grounds. 

To register, fill out the ACAD Workshop Link.