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Series Summer Arts School

Series Summer Arts School

Welcome to Series Summer Arts School!

Join us July 5 – 30, 2021 for creative workshops in a variety of mediums for artists of all experience levels! With courses led by world class artists, learn the basics, try new equipment and gain the confidence to explore your inner artists!

The Series 2021 Brochure is now available!

View the Series 2021 Brochure for full details on available workshops and information on scholarships, accommodations, and more. 

Information for Participants

Series Summer Arts School is the summer destination of choice for all artists, creators and crafters. Immerse yourself in your art during a week-long session or dabble in a new medium for one day with Taste of Series. With instructors from all over the world, push the limits of your own creativity and be part of this inspired community!

Join our Facebook group and surround yourself with other artists, creators and designers year round!

Why Attend Series Summer Arts School?

  • Become energized and inspired
  • Meet and work with other creative thinkers who love art as much as you do
  • Exchange ideas and techniques, and build lasting friendships 
  • Learn from professional artists/educators
  • Access independent studio time in the evenings, instructor presentations, open model sessions and social activities throughout the week
  • You have options! Learn on your schedule with flexible in-person and online workshops    

Win Your Registration!

Register by April 23, 2021 and you will automatically be entered into a draw to win back half of your registration fee! Names will be drawn for each week of Series, as well as Taste of Series which means there are 5 chances to win!

Fill Your Schedule


Attend workshops at times that work for you! New for 2021, workshops will be offered at a variety of times:

  • NEW! Evenings only
  • NEW! Afternoons only
  • NEW! Lunch time presentations
  • NEW! Online options
  • Full days
  • 1 day workshops for Taste of Series on July 17

Find your workshop of choice and register now online!

Social Events

At Series Summer Arts School you will never be bored! Take part in many social activities with other artists during your evenings and lunch breaks. Meet other like-minded creators at the Monday evening Welcome Barbecue, enjoy special presentations during lunch, and mingle with new friends at the licensed Thursday evening Artist Showcase!

Watch this space for details on other upcoming social events!



Stay in our on-campus residences! Check in between 2 and 10 pm on Sunday, and check out by 12 pm on Friday. 

RDC Residence provides basic student accommodations. Each townhouse unit contains four private bedrooms with a single bed, locking door and shared bathroom for $31.50 per night (not including tourism tax and GST).

View full details on staying in Residence at RDC

Find your way around RDC using our campus maps

Hotel Accommodations

If you prefer hotel accommodations, there are many beautiful hotels located within and around Red Deer. The hotels located nearest to Red Deer College are:

As an alternative, check out local Airbnb options!

How to Register

Registration is available online 24/7. Both Visa and Mastercard payments are accepted.

  1. Click to Register Now
  2. Create an account
  3. Choose your course and "add to cart"
  4. Click "Checkout"
  5. Pay online with a credit card
  6. Contact RDC Residence to book your stay!

You have questions, we have answers. Contact us by ce [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca (email )or call 403.356.4900

Information for Instructors

Series 2022 instructor registration is now open! Submit your workshop proposal

Workshops will run each week from July 4 – 29, 2022, with special one-day workshops on July 16, 2022 for Taste of Series. Please include all required information in your online proposal to be considered. The proposal submission deadline is October 3, 2021 and all applicants will receive a follow-up notice by November 15, 2021 with a final decision or update.

What people are saying about Series Summer Arts School:

“I participated in Jean Pederson's class and was so appreciative to both her and RDC for providing us with the opportunity to be with other artists during such challenging times. I know you had so much planning to do in such a short time, and I was one of those people who came with a 'bit of trepidation'.  But I trusted both Jean and RDC so I 'took the leap'. I was so impressed with all your precautions.  I think you are the 'gold standard' in how to reopen art classes and if other Universities are contemplating opening up for their art classes, they should reach out to you!” – Series 2020 student

“This is my third year at RDC series, first time without my usual 'crew' of artist friends, but despite all the changed circumstances for me, and the modified format to deal with the pandemic, what remained a constant was the magic of RDC’s  Summer Series (and the magic of Jean's classes!). So thanks to you and your team for the continuation of this magic! “ – Series 2020 student

“I would not drop the 'Artistic Welding' workshop if my life depended on it. It was one of the one things in February (when I registered) that kept me going. It was the solidity that kept me grounded in such a changing world. And I am so glad I did. Thank you for taking the chance and adapting.” – Series 2020 student