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Art Appreciation 101

Join SJAC’s own board member Gary A. Davis for this fun, informal, illustrated series all about art appreciation! Topics to include: What are the reasons for and purposes of art? Who is an artist? What do they do? Fine Arts vs. Fine Craft Five basic types of Fine Art Four main styles of painting Artistic Technique Theory: colour, perspective, philosophy, and …

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Drawing Basics

Join Maggie Higgins for a fun and informative overview of Drawing Basics! This class is ideal for beginners who’ve always wanted to try drawing or intermediate students who are eager to hone their skills. It is designed to develop your hand and eye in traditional skills and ideas that have occupied artists throughout history. Each week will cover exercises in …

Drawing: Beyond Basics

Join Maggie Higgins for a creatively challenging intermediate-level course in drawing. This class is ideal for students who have already participated in the Drawing Basics course or artists with drawing experience. It is designed to extend your development of the hand and eye beyond traditional skills, and to work on stylistic explorations of personal expression. Each week will cover a …

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Acrylic Portrait Painting (for teens)

This class is designed for students aged 14-18, and explores a variety of acrylic painting techniques in order to recreate an historical portrait, or an image of their choosing. Students will learn a range of skills as they work in stages to create their portrait, including gridding, glazing, advanced colour blending, and how to choose the right tools to achieve certain effects in their …

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Un-deck our Halls!

Once again this year, our resident fiber arts group, the Carnegie Rughookers, will generously donate beautiful hand-made ornaments for our tree as a fundraiser – last year the total was over $1700! Come visit during gallery hours (Tues-Sat. 9am-5pm) and un-deck our halls – there is something for everyone, with ornaments priced from $3 to $15 for extra big or fancy …

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SJAC Gift Certificates

Give the gift of creativity! Are you shopping for that person who doesn’t want or need ‘stuff’? SJAC gift certificates make great gifts for the people on your list who enjoy artistic adventures – they are available in any amount, or for a specific workshop if you prefer. We’ll even include a personalized card to tuck under the tree! Please contact us …