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Quilt or Sew with Margo

Join Margo for a six-week quilting/sewing course and learn the technique of using templates! You can choose between two pattern options for creating a lap quilt. You will also learn how to quilt your finished product. Skill level: Beginner-Intermediate / Please note: This class is for adult learners only. COVID-19 POLICY NOTE: As a public building, SJAC must follow the …

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Monotypes/Experiments in Printmaking

Join printmaker Nathan Cann for a five week endeavour into all things monotype. During the sessions, you will learn the technical aspects of working in a print studio and processes that can be accomplished without the requirement of a press. Classes are limited to six participants for plenty of workspace and instruction time. While all cleaning and printing supplies are included, participants will be asked …

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Intro to Petrykivka Painting

SJAC welcomes artist Kateryna Kryvolap to the community and as a new instructor! This introductory painting course will be of interest to beginners and professionals alike as you are guided through the wonderful Ukrainian decorative art known as Petrykivka.  Beginning with simple painting exercises, you will progress to more advanced techniques as you learn about the symbolism behind this ancient form …

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Intro to Digital Photography

SJAC welcomes veteran photographer and educator Rod Stears as a new instructor! This intro course covers topics ranging from a broad based understanding of digital photography, including how to use your camera (basic camera controls), principles of composition, exposure, photo file management, and creative possibilities in the digital domain.  Now is a great time to learn the technical and creative …

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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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Bookbinding for Beginners

SJAC welcomes new instructor, artist Angela Black! Find your creative outlet through this introductory bookbinding workshop. You will fashion beautiful pages with drawing elements, decorative papers, and other found objects that make up the content of your books. Design and produce your very own ‘zine’, while exploring three distinctive bookbinding techniques in a fun and exciting learning environment. Workshop supply kits …

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Intro to Watercolour 1-Day Workshop

SJAC welcomes new instructor, designer and painter Jane Geurts! Watercolour is a graceful medium, as light emanates from beneath the surface, connecting the painter and viewer to the multiple layers of translucent colours. This course will teach basic techniques specific to watercolour, as well as the fundamental principles that relate to all great design and composition. You will have the …

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Create a Felted Bunny

SJAC welcomes new instructor, fibre artist Renata Britez! Learn about needle felting techniques in a friendly and relaxed environment. Get to know the basics of this unique technique by learning how to manipulate wool in three dimensional forms and creating beautiful animals with Renata. In this workshop students will learn how to make a beautiful felted bunny that can be used as decoration or to give as …

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Copperplate Etching – March 2021

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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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 eight participants. Please bring your own drawing supplies, but tables, easels, drawing horses, and boards are provided. COVID-19 POLICY NOTES: As a public …