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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 (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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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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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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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 …

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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 …

Colour Monotype

Artist and printmaker Maria Doering will give you a glimpse into the endless experimental possibilities of colour Monotype printmaking. Students will manipulate non-toxic Akua Printmaking ink on a Plexiglas plate combining it with found materials and mark-making through the use of various materials including cotton swabs, toothpicks, brushes and pencils. You will then learn how to create imagery by layering multiple …

B&W Monotype

Artist and printmaker Maria Doering will give you a glimpse into the endless experimental possibilities of Monotype printmaking. Students will manipulate non-toxic Akua Printmaking ink on a Plexiglas plate combining it with found materials and mark-making through the use of various materials including cotton swabs, toothpicks, brushes and pencils. You are welcome to bring flat found materials like fabric scraps, yarn, …

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Classical Figure Drawing

SJAC is thrilled to offer this special week-long life drawing course with classically-trained artist and educator Melissa Kennedy. Combining lecture and hands-on drawing time, students will work from an easel observing a live nude model. From Melissa: “Train in classical methods to to help develop observation skills  and understand the figure, in order to achieve higher accuracy in drawing. Learn how to …