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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 …

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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Acrylic Portrait Painting (for teens)

This class is designed for students aged 14-18, and explores a variety of acrylic painting techniques in order to recreate an historical portrait, or an image of their choosing. Students will learn a range of skills as they work in stages to create their portrait, including gridding, glazing, advanced colour blending, and how to choose the right tools to achieve certain effects in their …

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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 Alison Gayton (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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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 …

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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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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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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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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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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 …