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 …

Meet our Instructors

As we wait patiently for conditions to be safe and work towards re-starting our workshops, we thought we’d take the opportunity to shine a spotlight on our most valuable educational resource – our instructors! Learn more about the incredibly talented people behind SJAC’s workshops and educational programs: Meet more of our instructors, coming soon!

Meet our Instructors: Melissa Kennedy

Melissa Kennedy is an artist and educator from New Brunswick. She began working with the Saint John Arts Centre in 2017 as an instructor of a summer workshop in Classical Figure Drawing. Since then she has taught workshops in Portrait Sculpture and Torso Sculpture, as well teaching the drawing component of the Portfolio development course in the fall of 2019. …

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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New Series: 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 …