Pygmalion School of Fine Art offers the premier art instruction in the St. Albert area, with professional training, high quality art materials, and a large, friendly studio space.  

Instructor Dixie Orriss is a professional working artist with a gift for bringing the artist out in students of all ages.   In March, 2014, Orriss received the Award for Excellence in Arts Teaching at the Mayors Celebration of the Arts for St. Albert, Alberta.  

Pygmalion visual art classes place a strong emphasis on technique, individual guidance, a small class size, in a large studio setting. The school has an excellent reputation as a competent and innovative school.

Schedules

8 Sessions



For ages 7+ yrs

This is a week long camp that is 2 hours daily for ages 7 and up. Students improve their drawing skills and create their own cartoon characters and comic strips with well-known Edmonton cartoonist... Read More

Mon-Fri -
1pm - 3pm
Pygmalion School of Fine Art
$190 + GST

For ages 7+ yrs

This is a week long camp that is 2 hours daily for ages 7 and up. Students improve their drawing skills and create their own cartoon characters and comic strips with well-known Edmonton cartoonist... Read More

Tues-Sat -
1pm - 3pm
Pygmalion School of Fine Art
$190 + GST

For ages 13+ yrs

Teens and Adults can enjoy 5 evenings of art classes in July and August. Classes will take place on Tuesday evenings from 7 - 9 pm. Students can choose to work in pencil, charcoal, coloured pencil... Read More

Tues -
7pm - 9pm
Pygmalion School of Fine Art
190 + GST

For ages 5-9 yrs

Try a fun-filled hands-on exploration camp where kids create a variety of art projects. Learn drawing techniques with pencil, charcoal, ink, markers, and pastel, painting methods with acrylic and w... Read More

Mon-Fri -
10am - 12pm
Pygmalion School of Fine Art
$190 + GST

For ages 5-9 yrs

Try a fun-filled hands-on exploration camp where kids create a variety of art projects. Learn drawing techniques with pencil, charcoal, ink, markers, and pastel, painting methods with acrylic and w... Read More

Mon-Fri -
10am - 12pm
Pygmalion School of Fine Art
190 + GST

For ages 10-15 yrs

These summer art camps are for students, age 10 - 15 who want to create art that is as unique as they are! Dixie Orriss, a professional artist, has created a week long art exploration camp that wil... Read More

Mon-Fri -
2pm - 4pm
Pygmalion School of Fine Art
$190 + GST

For ages 10-15 yrs

These summer art camps are for students, age 10 - 15 who want to create art that is as unique as they are! Dixie Orriss, a professional artist, has created a week long art exploration camp that wil... Read More

Mon-Fri -
2pm - 4pm
Pygmalion School of Fine Art
$190 + GST

For ages 10-15 yrs

These summer art camps are for students, age 10 - 15 who want to create art that is as unique as they are! Dixie Orriss, a professional artist, has created a week long art exploration camp that wil... Read More

Mon-Fri -
2pm - 4pm
Pygmalion School of Fine Art
$190 + GST

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February 22, 2018

Both my daughters attend classes with Dixie at Pygmalion School of Fine Arts. They began when they were six years old. They are now 11 and 12 and their passion and love for art has strengthened and been empowered with Dixie's outstanding guidance and instruction.

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February 21, 2018

We travel from Spruce Grove to take art classes for my 2 girls. We've been coming here for 3 years and love how they can pick their medium and picture yet are encouraged to try out different mediums. I've seen great improvement with my kids artwork since coming to this school. Highly recommend

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February 20, 2018

My daughter has been a student at Pygmalion since 2011. She has learned so much from Dixie and looks forward to her time at Pygmalion each week. Dixie is an excellent art teacher and encourages her students to try all mediums. Dixie is very attentive and is helpful with shy students as well. Best school of art in St. Albert!

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February 2, 2018

Pygmalion School of Art is the best art school for students of all ages in the St. Albert area. Instructor Dixie Orriss, professional artist and art instructor, teaches all levels and all ages. My kids both did very well in classes and in Summer Art Camp, and I have personally taken lessons there for 4 years now.

I find Dixie’s style of teaching to be relaxed and student centered: she presents art theory and practice at a pace and using methods the student can handle. She usually starts new students with projects that teach specific art concepts, such as drawing, value, and colours mixing, but the subject of each student's art is chosen by the student. As a result, students (especially kids) progress through the lessons with a high level of interest in their work, and have lots to show for their efforts.

If you are looking for a GREAT art teacher for your kids, you must meet Dixie!

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