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Sewing with Margo

Sewing with Margo is back! Have you been meaning to make time for yourself to enjoy the hobby of sewing or quilting? Is it time to look at your sewing machine with a new perspective? Master your fear of the machine and become more comfortable with its use and care. In this six-week sewing course you’ll learn fundamental skills that …

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Copperplate Etching

Join Nathan Cann the printmaking studio for a fun but thorough two-day workshop in copperplate etching. During the course of the workshop, you will etch a copper plate, learning the techniques for how to prepare, etch, and finish the plate, transfer drawings, and pull prints. Classes are limited to only six participants for plenty of workspace and instruction time. All …

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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. (We will be practicing social distancing in our big workshop room!) COVID-19 POLICY NOTE: As a public building, …

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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. Thursdays, 7pm-9pm • September 10, 17, 24, October 1, …

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Oil Painting for Beginners/Intermediate

Manami Fukuda’s popular oil painting class is now offering an option for past students to advance their skills by choosing their own subject matter! Bring a few reference photos the first week, and Manami will help you choose a suitable image for the six-week time period. For beginners, this introductory class focuses on “still life.” In this six week course, you …

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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 …

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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! (We will be practicing social distancing in our big workshop room!) COVID-19 POLICY NOTE: As a public building, SJAC must follow the Government …

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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 …