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One, Two, and Five Day Wonders Program

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Welcome to Arts Commons, the springboard into curiosity and imagination!

In our One Day, Two Day, or Five Day Wonders programs, students connect with industry experts for hands-on learning that inspires critical thinking and problem solving skills, mindfulness, diversity and cultural awareness while discovering the joy of learning alongside their peers. 

Collaborate with Arts Commons Education to customize your creative learning experience. Students and teachers will have the opportunity to create and work alongside visual artists, cultural specialists, and theatre experts on site at Arts Commons. The sky’s the limit.

Wonder Workshop possibilities include:

  • Storytelling through music, dance, drama, comic books, shadow, and puppetry
  • Performance: drama, masks, clown, and improv
  • Visual Arts: painting, ink printing, mixed media, collage, textiles, photography, and sculpture
  • Learning and creating alongside cultural experts
  • Spoken Word and Poetry
  • Audio: soundscapes and audio lab explorations
  • Stage Craft: set design, costumes, directing, lighting design, and SFX makeup 
In-person at Arts Commons or virtual experiences available!

The 2023-24 Wonder Program is now full. 

Questions? Contact our Education Team at 403-294-7414 or

Frequency Asked Questions

What is the cost for my class?

One Day Wonder cost starts at: $600.00 +busing 
Two Day Wonder cost starts at: $800.00 + busing
Five Day Wonder Cost: Prices vary + busing 

There is a $275.00 cost for each additional class


Yes, there is a $275.00 cost for each additional class.

Do I have to provide my own busing?

Arts Commons can provide busing, but it will be an extra cost.

“This is what makes my teaching relevant. I wished we could spend even more time in this space. It is also inspiring spending time with educators who understand the arts. It is reinvigorating and enriches my own experience as a teacher. Thank you for such an incredible week.”

– Participating Teacher

“I just think that I would give this place 80 million stars out of ten!”

– Gr. 5 Student

The Calgary Board of Education is pleased to partner with Campus Calgary Open Minds and Arts Commons to provide our students with unique, experiential learning opportunities outside of the classroom that uncover curriculum through the lens of the arts.

– Trina Hurdman, Chair of the CBE Board of Trustees

“As a company with more than 100 years of history in Canada, it is important to us to contribute to the communities where we live and work. We are pleased to support the passionate men and women at Arts Commons who provide fascinating, educationally rich environments for local students to engage in hands-on discovery, exploration, and reflection.”

– Kirk Johnson, ConocoPhillips Canada President

The Calgary Catholic School District is excited to continue our collaborative relationship with Arts Commons and Campus Calgary Open Minds. With the generous support of ConocoPhillips Canada, our current and future students will have opportunities to discover arts learning in an innovative and vibrant community setting.

– Cheryl Low, Chair of the CCSD Board of Trustees

Nothing beats the experience of a live show. With six resident companies and eleven venues, we offer endless ways to get that rush.



“This experience was unlike anything we could provide our students in the classroom. The artists brought out new creativity and confidence in the students that I, as their teacher, had never seen before. It was really a once in a lifetime experience. Thank you!!”

- Grade 1/2 Teacher, Buffalo Rubbing Stone

“It renewed my passion to be creative with students! The pandemic and the pressures that have gone along with it has really taken a toll on teachers. This program was not only amazing for the students but also reinvigorated me as a teacher to have fun with the students!”


- Teacher, BRS

“Thank you so much for helping provide my students with experiences they would not have without you and your support. My class was inspired and shown many wonderful things they are capable of doing. They met artists who they could relate too! Thanks so much!!!”

- Grade 6 Teacher, St. Wilfrid

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