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Quilt with Margo

Ready to begin a new hobby of quilting? SJAC is proud to welcome back sewing expert Margo Duff for a fun introduction to this time-honoured skill! In this six week course, Margo will introduce and walk you through the basic steps of quilting and guide you as you create a simple, but beautiful quilt from start to finish. Participants must …

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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 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 with Amy (Kids 5-8)

Mini artists ages 5-8 will enjoy this creative adventure with artist and educator Amy Ash – a blend of art skills and fun to encourage little hands and creative minds! Each Session: Saturdays, 10am-12pm FALL SESSION 1: September 15 – October 27, 2018 (6 weeks, skips Oct. 6, Thanksgiving weekend) • Cost: $90 • All Supplies Included (If you register online, please …

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Portrait Sculpture

SJAC is thrilled to welcome back classically-trained artist and educator Melissa Kennedy! This summer, Melissa offers a special week-long portrait sculpting course. Combining demos and lots of hands-on sculpting time, students will work through observing a live model. Melissa will help you to make the most of time-tested classical methods in sculpting the human face: – setting up a portrait in …

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Art in Action (Kids 9-12)

SJAC is excited to welcome back artist and educator Amy Ash, who will be taking on our Saturday kids’ programs while Maggie is busy working on other projects! Young artists ages 9-12 will enjoy personalized visual art projects with Amy – a blend of practical art skills and forays into imagination to encourage creative development! Each Session: Saturdays, 1-3pm FALL SESSION …

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Textile & Fibre Monotype

Artist and printmaker Maria Doering will give you a glimpse into the endless experimental possibilities of monotype printmaking using textile and fibre materials. Students will manipulate non-toxic Akua Printmaking ink on a Plexiglas plate combining it with found materials and mark-making through the use of cotton swabs, toothpicks, brushes and pencils to then print it on paper.  Participants are encouraged to bring …

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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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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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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 …