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About North Mount Pleasant Arts Centre

At North Mount Pleasant, our specialty is ceramics. In fact, this facility contains over a dozen kilns including electric, gas and specialty raku, sawdust, salt, and wood-fired. Draw, paint or try your hand on the potter's wheel. At North Mount Pleasant Arts Centre visual arts opportunities abound. In addition to our registered arts programs, we offer studio memberships for established artists, custom programs for groups, birthday parties for kids, and school arts programs for students of all ages.

North Mount Pleasant Arts Centre has been offering fine arts classes and studio space to Calgarians of all ages and abilities for more than 25 years. Housed in a heritage property built as a school in 1913, North Mount Pleasant ceramics and visual arts classes are varied and will appeal to all levels of personal competency.

Find Arts programs in the Arts Centres Program Guide.

Facility features

This facility contains over a dozen electric, gas and specialty kilns, as well as classrooms dedicated to painting and drawing.

Ceramic studio at North Mount Pleasant Arts Centre

Our ceramics studio is a clean, modern, well-ventilated studio with abundant natural light. It is equipped with canvas-covered worktables, personal storage space, and a glaze kitchen with spray booth, damp room, and extensive small equipment. Studio members may choose to fire their works in our electric, gas, raku, salt, wood, and sawdust kilns. Two technicians are available for consultation and support. Studio members have full use of the dedicated studio space, equipment, and kilns at all times that the centre is open.

Looking for a space designed to meet your creative needs? Contact us at NMPAC@calgary.ca.

Upcoming Events

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20 Nov 2019 10:00AM
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Exercise Programs Start Up Again
27 Nov 2019 10:00AM
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Exercise Programs Start Up Again
04 Dec 2019 10:00AM
Our exercise group starts up again on September 11th an...
Exercise Programs Start Up Again
11 Dec 2019 10:00AM
Our exercise group starts up again on September 11th an...
Exercise Programs Start Up Again
18 Dec 2019 10:00AM
Our exercise group starts up again on September 11th an...

What’s Happening

  • The Survey Results Are In!

    Take a look at the survey results for the potential hall renovation or new hall. We ran this survey for several months trying to get as much feedback from all of you as possible. Here are the results. Check them out and if you have anything more to add please email: halldirector@mpca.ca   
  • PLEASE DON'T PLANT TREES ON CITY PROPERTY WITHOUT CITY PERMISSION

    Given that we recently had a local community member planted some trees in the green space on 20th Ave (Dog Park) and on the boulevard the City has provided the following key point: Trees and shrubs are regulated under the Street Bylaw and under section 68(6) : No owner or occupant of private property adjacent to a Street shall plant any trees, plants, or shrubbery of any nature on the Boulevard without first obtaining a line assignment and excavation permit from the Director, Roads. – Essentially to plant on a city boulevard you need permission from the Roads Department All trees planted by Urban Forestry are sourced in accordance with the Clean Plants Program. This insures that the plant material we receive is free from pests and disease. The introduction of unknown trees and shrubs into a greenspace could potentially bring pest or disease that has an overall impact on the urban forest. Urban Forestry would not be aware of the “ random trees” so they would not be added into our inventory system. Our tree inventory is how we determine maintenance schedules, watering schedules, and regular inspections for health and risk. Appropriate placement and planting is essential so there is no interference or damage caused to underground utilities. Proper placement also allows maintenance activities such as mowing to remain efficient, and allow enough spacing so machinery and trees are not damaged.
  • Mount Pleasant Planning, Transportation & Land Use Blog

    Click on the Land and Planning Info tab on the main page
  • MPCA Adults Game Day

    Except the forth Wednesday of the month We all need a break at least once a week to relax and chat with other adults.  Join us every Wednesday afternoon from 1:15 to 3:15 in the Upper Hall, 602 22 Ave. NW for games of your choice.  Our games are for fun only – we're not overly competitive and we do like to enjoy some conversation while we play. There are lots of options to choose from: bridge Scrabble crib euchre dominoes indoor badminton (if you'd like to get moving) In summer, we can go outside for bocce and horseshoes. Of course, we're eager to learn other games. If you would like to introduce one to the group, please bring any supplies needed and teach us the basics. We'll supply the coffee, tea, and water.  If you'd like to bring a donation for the Food Bank, we'll add it to MPCA's food drive boxes. If you have any questions or would like to join us, please contact Linda at lohanlon@telus.net or (403) 289-8390.