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Sewing: Festive Table Runner

Christmas is coming – deck your holiday table with your own Christmas table runner! In three weeks, Margo will lead you through each step in creating a unique and festive table runner of your choice. Come and make one for your own table or as a gift! Three options are listed below, each with a link provided for the materials …

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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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Copperplate Etching

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 five participants for plenty of workspace and instruction time. All …

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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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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! NEW DAY: Thursdays, 7-9PM …

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Art in Action (Kids 9-12)

Join artist and educator Anna Merrithew for art adventures! Young artists ages 9-12 will enjoy personalized visual art projects with Anna – a blend of practical art skills and forays into imagination to encourage creative development. About the instructor: Anna is a Fine Artist from rural NB, Belleisle, which reflects in her botanical style of artwork. She has always been …

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Sewing with Margo

Sewing with Margo is back! Have you been meaning to make time for yourself to enjoy the hobby of sewing? Is it time to look at your sewing machine with a new perspective? Master your fear of the machine and become more comfortable with its use and care. In this six-week sewing course you’ll learn fundamental skills that you will …

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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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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 …