Relief Printmaking Masterclass

It’s not too early to look ahead and plan for an exciting creative masterclass in June! Visiting artist and printmaker Maria Doering returns to teach you all about her passion: relief printmaking. In this Master class students will get a solid foundation to relief printmaking methods and should be able to use the SJAC printmaking studio on their own after …

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Art Appreciation 101

Thanks to all who came out to enjoy Session 1! Session 2 has been set for Wednesday, February 28, with a presentation and discussion on… Fine Arts vs. Fine Craft Five basic types of Fine Art Join SJAC’s own board member Gary A. Davis for this fun, informal, illustrated series all about art appreciation! Topics to include: What are the reasons …

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Drawing: Beyond Basics

Join Maggie Higgins for a creatively challenging intermediate-level course in drawing. This class is ideal for students who have already participated in the Drawing Basics course or artists with drawing experience. It is designed to extend your development of the hand and eye beyond traditional skills, and to work on stylistic explorations of personal expression. Each week will cover a …

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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 …

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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 Helen Stanley (Saturday afternoons) or Joanna Pottle (Wednesday evenings) for these fantastic classes, working on the wheel and handbuilding! Space is limited to only four students per class for plenty of time …

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Art in Action (Kids 9-12)

Young artists ages 9-12 will enjoy personalized visual art projects with Maggie – a blend of practical art skills and forays into imagination to encourage creative development! 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 …

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Handbuilt Pottery

Have you always wanted to work with clay?  Well here’s your opportunity!  Join Karen Knight from “Soul Impressions Handbuilt Claywork” in a four week session of handbuilding. In a fun and relaxing environment, you’ll learn the handbuilding techniques of pinching, coiling and slabwork.  The creative possibilities are endless.  Design pieces that interest you.  Come and fall in love with clay!  Tuesday …

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Drawing Basics

Join Maggie Higgins for a fun and informative overview of Drawing Basics! This class is ideal for beginners who’ve always wanted to try drawing or intermediate students who are eager to hone their skills. It is designed to develop your hand and eye in traditional skills and ideas that have occupied artists throughout history. Each week will cover exercises in …

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Intermediate Portrait Drawing

“For the artist, drawing is discovery. And that is not just a slick phrase it is quite literally true.” (Artist and writer John Berger, 2013.) Join Dr. Mark Gilbert for a detailed exploration of portraiture – this course will challenge participants to apply methods of drawing from observation that seek to maintain a sense of curiosity, analysis and responsiveness to …