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Oil Painting for Beginners/Intermediate

Manami Fukuda’s popular oil painting class is now offering an option for past students to advance their skills by choosing their own subject matter! Bring a few reference photos the first week, and Manami will help you choose a suitable image for the six-week time period. For beginners, this introductory class focuses on “still life.” In this six week course, you …

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Pottery on the Wheel

Try your hand at making your own clay works of functional art in Greater Saint John’s community arts centre’s pottery studio. Sign up now and join professional potters Molly Davidson, Joanna Pottle, and Helen Stanley for these fantastic classes, working on the wheel and handbuilding! Space is limited to only four students per class for plenty of time on the …

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Summer Classics Series 2020

SJAC and the Saint John Early Music Festival are proud to present a fifth year of the Summer Classics Series! These lunchtime classical concerts are offered through the summer on Wednesdays in July & August at 12:15pm. All are welcome, admission is by freewill offering. Special thanks go to our sponsors: Emera New Brunswick, The City of Saint John Community …

Art at Home: Lesson 5

Scratch Board Art   Download Lesson Plan Supplies: Thick coloured paper Crayons Oil Pastels Paper towel Plastic knife Before you begin: Prepare your workspace by laying down a plastic tablecloth or old newspapers. Choose a light or vibrant colour of thick paper to begin your artwork. Remember, small is better- consider cutting a  regular-sized piece of paper in half! Step …

Art at Home: Lesson 4

Creating Balance: Art Inspired by Minnie Evans Download Lesson Plan “Minnie Jones Evans was born in 1892, but didn’t begin her art career until 43 years later. Despite her love of history, and mythology, Minnie was forced to leave school in the sixth grade to help save money for her family. During the following years, Minnie had vivid dreams of …

Art at Home: Lesson 3

Drawing from Nature Download Lesson Plan Supplies: Basket or bag Scissors Wax paper Large book Paper Markers Pencil Black pen Step 1: Go for a walk and collect your plants!  Go for a walk in your neighbourhood or backyard and collect all the interesting plants you see! It’s important not to take the whole plant, just what you need.  Step …

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COVID-19 notes

SJAC’s regular gallery hours are currently in effect: Tuesday-Saturday, 9am-5pm. We welcome visitors to our main floor galleries to enjoy our featured exhibits by Dan Xu in the Port Saint John Gallery and Carol Taylor in the City Gallery. Of course there are some changes and it will take a bit longer to resume all of our regular programs, but …