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Art in Action (Kids 9-12)

Join Stephanie McHugh (our ever-popular veteran of our anime and animation workshops) for art adventures! Young artists ages 9-12 will enjoy personalized visual art projects with Stephanie – a blend of practical art skills and forays into imagination to encourage creative development. UPDATE: Starting March 17, 2020, SJAC’s galleries and offices will be closed, and all workshops, events, and programs …

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Art with Stephanie (ages 5-8)

Mini artists ages 5-8 will enjoy this creative adventure with Stephanie McHugh (our ever-popular veteran teacher of animation and anime drawing workshops) – a blend of art skills and fun to encourage little hands and creative minds! UPDATE: Starting March 17, 2020, SJAC’s galleries and offices will be closed, and all workshops, events, and programs are also suspended. This decision …

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Understanding Anatomy: Figure Drawing for Artists

In this one-day intensive workshop students will be guided through the process of applying anatomical knowledge to their figure drawings. Instruction will focus on the skeleton and muscles of the human body that are important anatomical landmarks for figurative artists. Examples of these landmarks will be shown through anatomical references as well as looking at traditional figure drawings. Tips on …

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Intro to Italic Calligraphy

The italic hand is one of the loveliest and most versatile calligraphic hands. It originated in Italy during the Renaissance and is still widely practiced today. Join Miriam Jones for this workshop which will introduce you to the basic letter forms of a standard Italic. By the end of the six weeks, students should begin to feel comfortable forming words …

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Indigo Dyeing Weekend Workshop

Back by popular demand! Join Tzigane Caddell for a two-day introduction to learning the fundamentals of Indigo dyeing, using Shibori resist techniques on cotton. You’ll begin by stitching patterns on, and Indigo-dyeing, a hanky. Students will create Shibori resists on cotton yardage, a bandana and a large fine cotton shawl, which will be dyed in indigo. (Featured photo shows the …

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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 wheel …

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Quilt with Margo: Shape it Up!

Quilt or Sew with Margo: Shape it Up! Quilts with Templates Join Margo for a six week quilting/sewing course and learn the technique of using templates! You can choose between two options of creating a lap quilt. We will also learn some free motion quilting techniques to quilt your finished product. Patterns and templates above below will be provided. There …

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Intro to Linocut

Join artist Nathan Cann for this introduction to linoleum block printmaking. In this three week course students will be designing, carving, and printing their own linocut prints! Suitable for beginners and experienced printmakers alike. All supplies included. We recommend students begin planning a 5″x 7″ design in advance of the course. UPDATE: Starting March 17, 2020, SJAC’s galleries and offices …

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Sewing: Festive Table Runner

Christmas is coming – deck your holiday table with your own Christmas table runner! In three weeks, Margo will lead you through each step in creating a unique and festive table runner of your choice. Come and make one for your own table or as a gift! Three options are listed below, each with a link provided for the materials …

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Life Drawing

These weekly non-instructional classes provide artists with the opportunity to sketch and draw the human figure from live models. Classes begin with short warm up gesture studies and progress to more sustained poses. Space is limited to ten participants. Please bring your own drawing supplies, but tables, easels, drawing horses, and boards are provided. UPDATE: Starting March 17, 2020, SJAC’s …