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Sculpting the Torso

SJAC is thrilled to welcome back classically-trained artist and educator Melissa Kennedy! This summer, Melissa offers a special week-long torso sculpting course. Combining demos and lots of hands-on sculpting time, students will work through observing a live model. Students will practice the techniques of modelling a small-scale torso in clay from a live model. Instruction will include ideas such as: how …

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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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Intro to Video and Filmmaking

Coming this Fall: Are you a teen who loves creating videos? Are you a movie addict? Are you think about going to school for film? This course is perfect for you! Join filmmaker Michael Mohan for an exciting six-week course in filmmaking. With a small maximum class size of only four participants, this is the perfect way to get one-on-one …

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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 wheel …

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Photography Basics

In this 6-week course, participants will learn the fundamentals of photography including basic camera functions such as aperture, shutter speed, and ISO settings. There will be opportunities to create images on a weekly basis that explore shooting in manual mode in various lighting conditions. Some avenues of photography that will be explored include portraiture, still life and street photography. In …

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Experiments in Printmaking

Join artist Nathan Cann for this exciting printmaking workshop! Using a variety of materials such as oil, ink, graphite and watercolour, you will learn new skills and techniques  in exploratory printing. These workshop is perfect for all skill levels, as this school of printing abandons the rules and guidelines of more traditional printing in favour of experimental adventure! Wednesdays, 7-9PM • September …

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Summer Interns 2019

SJAC is thrilled to welcome our new team of summer interns! This talented group bring lots of creative talent, and will be front and centre welcoming visitors, teaching our SPaRT! camps, taking over our social media, plus lots of works behind-the-scenes. Maureen Levangie (left) is a third year Fine Arts student at Mount Allison University studying painting and sculpture. She …

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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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Drawing Basics

Join Amy Ash 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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Art with Anna (Kids 5-8)

Mini artists ages 5-8 will enjoy this creative adventure with artist and educator Anna Merrithew – a blend of art skills and fun to encourage little hands and creative minds! About the instructor: Anna is a Fine Artist from rural NB, Belleisle, which which reflects in her botanical style of artwork. She has always been one to follow her passions, and …