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SPaRT! Summer Camp

SPaRT! Camps (Sports/Participation/Art/Recreation/Together!) For Kids aged 9-12 SPaRT! is a fun-filled week of art and recreation designed to foster your child’s creativity and physical activity through the arts, swimming at the Canada Games Aquatic Centre and other fun adventures around town. SPaRT! is facilitated by our multi-talented summer interns at the Saint John Arts Centre. Participants are required to bring their own …

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NBCCD Convocation 2021

If you missed it live, no worries – the NBCCD 2021 Convocation Ceremony is on YouTube – congratulations to all of the graduates, especially our very own Saint John cohort of Foundation Visual Arts Grads!

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Young Musicians Concert

SJAC is pleased to welcome once again the Early Music Prizewinners from the 2021 New Brunswick Competitive Festival of Music, a concert presented by the Early Music Festival of Saint John. The featured performers are: Elizabeth Lundberg, piano Malcolm Boyd, violoncello Valerie Bi, piano (Tim Blackmore, accompanist) Please Note: Due to COVID-19 Guidelines seating is limited. All seats must be …

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Elm City String Quartet: June 18

SJAC is very excited to welcome the Elm City String Quartet for their first performance in our Port Saint John Gallery! The Elm City Quartet is a string quartet based in Fredericton, NB. The group includes Victor Vivas (violin), Mercedes Salazar (violin), Mark Kleyn (viola), and Emily Kennedy (cello). Members of the quartet come from Venezuela, Michigan, and New Brunswick. …

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Summer Classics Series 2021

SJAC and the Saint John Early Music Festival are proud to present a sixth year of the Summer Classics Series! These lunchtime classical concerts are offered through the summer on Wednesdays in July & August at 12:15pm (July 7 – August 18.) All are welcome, admission is by freewill offering. Special thanks go to our sponsors: Emera New Brunswick, The …

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Front Entry Closed

While our front facade is having important repair work done, for safety, we have closed our front entryway (with the big granite stairs.) Please use the side entry off our small parking area on Carleton Street; it’s a blue door behind a concrete half-wall. Come on in and say hello to us in the office (first door on your left) …

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The Art Room: Let’s Paint

Watercolour and acrylics are explored through weekly exercises where students experience exciting techniques that produce different effects on paper and canvas board. Subjects range from still life to animals, plants, and other things that exist in nature. While learning the elements of art, students will develop an art vocabulary as they learn to talk about their work and the work …

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Scratch the Surface: Clay Tiles

This workshop introduces you to the wonderful world of sgraffito on pottery. Coming from the Italian word for “to scratch”, sgraffito is a technique of scratching through layers of colour on the surface of ceramics to reveal the layers below, and enables an endless exploration of drawing, carving and painting techniques for your ceramics projects. You will work on flat …

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Bookbinding for Beginners

Back by popular demand! Join instructor Angela Black and 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 …

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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 …