Art at Home: Watercolour Monsters!

Watercolour Monsters!     Download the lesson plan Supplies: Watercolour paper  Watercolour paint (coffee, tea and fruit juices can be fun to experiment with as well!) Straw Container with water Brush Paper towel Black pen and a pencil Before you begin: Prepare your workspace by laying down a plastic tablecloth or old newspapers and have a sink nearby for easy …

Meet our Instructors: Maggie Higgins

Maggie Higgins is an artist and educator from Saint John, New Brunswick. She began working with the Saint John Arts Centre in 2010 as an intern and has continued to interact with the centre in a number of capacities in the last decade. After finishing a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Mount Allison University and a Bachelor of Education from …

Meet our Instructors: Nathan Cann

Maritime-born, Nathan Cann spends his days dabbling in new media, experimental printmaking, and far-far-far too many chemicals. When not tied down, he can be found wandering Canadian lands in search of heritage and ghosts – relentless industries keeping afloat Atlantic Canadian narratives even if those tales find themselves misguided. Although previous work has been localized primarily within the Atlantic, current …

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Free Art Lessons: Art at Home

Art at Home: Free Art Lessons for Kids! The Saint John Arts Centre is pleased to bring you a new weekly series of art lessons for you and your little artist to do while safe at home! Maggie Higgins, our Education & Outreach Coordinator, will bring you videos accompanied by written lesson plans to help parents deliver creative learning experiences for …

Art at Home: Marbled Paper

Make Your Own Marbled Paper! Download the lesson plan Supplies: Disposable gloves or tongs Cardstock or bristol board (any thick paper will work) Squeegee (if you do not have one, an old credit card can work too) Food colouring Popsicle stick or skewer Tray Shave foam Before you begin: Prepare your workspace by laying down a plastic tablecloth or old …

Meet our Instructors: Manami Fukuda Stokes-Rees

Manami is a painter based in Saint John and Rothesay though she originated from Yokohama, Japan. There, she studied art and environmental design. After she got a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Woman’s Arts College, she worked as an interior designer in Tokyo until she moved to Canada. She has been creating crafts and jewelry since her first stage …

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Sculpture SJ Postponed

SJAC has been proud to partner with our friends and colleagues at Sculpture Saint John to bring workshops, demo days, and other educational programming to this highly-anticipated event. Understandably, Sculpture SJ has made the decision to postpone the symposium until summer of 2021. SJAC will be issuing refunds (cheques via Canada Post) to all who have already signed up for …

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Printmaking news!

SJAC would like to extend special thanks to the Province of New Brunswick and especially Mr. Gerry Lowe, MLA for Saint John Harbour, for making the expansion of our printmaking facilities possible! In an ongoing project, we have been working to add silkscreen printing capacity to our existing printmaking studio, the only such facility in Greater Saint John. Our UV unit and …

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Online Artwork Sales at SJAC!

Due to the unfortunate but necessary closing of our galleries in these unusual times, for the first time, SJAC is presenting slideshows and secure online artwork sales of our exhibitions. While photos cannot come close to capturing the experience of seeing these works in person, we wanted to offer an opportunity for the artists to share their work with their …

SJHS IB Art 2020

Featuring young artists from the Grade 11 and Grade 12 International Baccalaureate Art classes at Saint John High School. Featured artists in the Class of 2020 are: Marine Bramat, Emily Butler, Adam Chappel, Amy Cui, Jonah Dysart, Nataliia Fylypchuk, Aurora Hattie-Beyea, Camryn MacInnes, Gabrielle Maisonneuve, Kailyn Mask, Zainab Najm, Lacey Nickerson, Lydia Paterson, Julie Seaward, Riley Small, Bing Bing Wang, …