Pygmalion School of Fine Art

Bringing Art To Life

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.


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8645 McKenney Ave., St. Albert, AB, Canada


Summer Art Camps
cartooning classes for art students of all ages

"It's More Than Refrigerator Art"

Involvement in the arts is associated with gains in math, reading, cognitive ability, critical thinking, and verbal skill. Arts learning can also improve motivation, concentration, confidence, and teamwork.

Fran Smith

The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Art Classes and Cartooning Classes for All Ages

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Meet the Instructors of Pygmalion

Dixie Orriss

Dixie Orriss


Dixie has been operating the Pygmalion School of Fine Art since 1992.  In 2014, she received the Award for Excellence in Arts Teaching at the Mayors Celebration of the Arts for St. Albert, Alberta. Her work has been exhibited in Canada, the United States, France and Italy as well as corporate and private collections.

Gerry Rasmussen

Gerry Rasmussen

Cartooning Instructor

Gerry is a well-known Edmonton area cartoonist who draws the daily comic strip Betty. He has illustrated several books, including an autobiography by the ex-hockey player and advertising giant, Terry O’Malley, and Crazy About Soccer with Loris Lesynski.