Colour Monotype

Artist and printmaker Maria Doering will give you a glimpse into the endless experimental possibilities of colour Monotype printmaking. Students will manipulate non-toxic Akua Printmaking ink on a Plexiglas plate combining it with found materials and mark-making through the use of various materials including cotton swabs, toothpicks, brushes and pencils. You will then learn how to create imagery by layering multiple …

B&W Monotype

Artist and printmaker Maria Doering will give you a glimpse into the endless experimental possibilities of Monotype printmaking. Students will manipulate non-toxic Akua Printmaking ink on a Plexiglas plate combining it with found materials and mark-making through the use of various materials including cotton swabs, toothpicks, brushes and pencils. You are welcome to bring flat found materials like fabric scraps, yarn, …

Relief Printmaking

Visiting artist and printmaker Maria Doering will teach you all about her passion: relief printmaking. Students will try their hand at carving into linoleum as well as Komatex, both easy to carve materials. You will learn to use different tools to create different marks, carve, ink, and handprint as well as use the printing press for a limited edition series …

Pottery on the Wheel with Alison Gayton

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 potter Alison Gayton 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 and hands-on personal instruction. Saturdays, …

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Classical Figure Drawing

SJAC is thrilled to offer this special week-long life drawing course with classically-trained artist and educator Melissa Kennedy. Combining lecture and hands-on drawing time, students will work from an easel observing a live nude model. From Melissa: “Train in classical methods to to help develop observation skills  and understand the figure, in order to achieve higher accuracy in drawing. Learn how to …

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SPaRT! Summer Camp

SPaRT! Camp August (Sports/Participation/Art/Recreation/Together!) For Kids aged 9-12 This fun-filled week of art and recreation is designed to encourage your child’s creativity and activity through exploring the arts, swimming at the Canada Games Aquatic Centre and visits to the library and museum. SPaRT takes full advantage of the multiple talents of our great team of  summer interns; campers will have …

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Summer Art with Maggie

Mini artists ages 5-8 will enjoy this creative adventure with Maggie – a blend of art skills and fun to encourage little hands and creative minds! About the instructor: Maggie Higgins is a multimedia artist based in Saint John, New Brunswick. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Distinction from Mount Allison University in 2014 and a Bachelor of Education …

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Intro to Flash/Animation

Learn the core concepts of computer animation in this exciting new six-week course in our graphics and animation studio. Students will learn the key fundamentals of this unique art form and have the use of a iMac computer, the latest version of Adobe Flash software, and a Wacom digital freehand drawing tablet. A great intro for anyone interested in animation …

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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. Mondays, 10am-12pm (sessions start at 10am …

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Art with Maggie (Kids 5-8)

Mini artists ages 5-8 will enjoy this creative adventure with Maggie – a blend of art skills and fun to encourage little hands and creative minds! About the instructor: Maggie Higgins is a multimedia artist based in Saint John, New Brunswick. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Distinction from Mount Allison University in 2014 and a Bachelor of Education …