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Watercolour Painting

IMPORTANT COVID POLICY UPDATE As of September 22, 2021, some New Brunswick businesses will require Proof of Vaccination to access non-essential services. All of SJAC’s programs (workshops, galleries, performing arts events, rental events) fall under the included categories of services. All people aged 12 and up will be required to show their record of immunization or medical exemption certificate and a …

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Studio 65+: Watercolours

SJAC is excited to welcome back Jane Geurts to teach Studio 65+ Watercolours. As Jane guides you through a variety of techniques, you will discover the qualities that make watercolour such an enjoyable and unique experience. This workshop is designed for beginners who have never picked up a brush before, through to intermediate level participants. In this workshop you will explore: The …

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Studio 65+: Colour, Composition and Creativity

This workshop offers participants the opportunity to increase your knowledge of colour and composition in the creation of your artwork. While exploring a variety of exercises, you will discover that these fundamental principles hold true, regardless of your medium of choice. This course is designed for beginners and intermediate students, and is sure to stimulate thoughtful conversation and increased understanding …

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Fall Workshops!

Our September workshops are open for registration, and October’s are coming soon! We have returning favourites and brand new classes for lots of age groups, including our new program for seniors, Studio 65+. Check out our offerings and register by clicking the link (or drop by Tues-Sat 9am-5pm, or give us a call: 506-633-4870) Kids’ and Teens’ Workshops The Art …

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Needlefelted Pumpkins

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 pieces with Fibre Artist Renata Britez. In this workshop students will learn how to make two beautiful fall mini pumpkins that can be used as decoration or to give as a …

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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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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 …

Quilt or Sew with Margo (Sept. 2021)

Join Margo for a six-week quilting/sewing course and make a fun snowflake quilt! You can choose between creating the Snowflake Quilt or bring your own project. You will also learn how to quilt your finished product.  Skill level: Beginners / Please note: This class is for adult learners only. COVID-19 POLICY NOTE: In the unfortunate event that the local Saint …

New Art Program for Seniors: Studio 65+!

SJAC is very excited to introduce ‘Studio 65+’ art workshops for seniors! This new programming for seniors offers a variety of creative workshops in a welcoming environment. Classes are held during the daytime, and seniors (65+) enjoy a 20% discount on these and any other adult workshops you wish to take at the Saint John Arts Centre. As you explore …

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Drawing: Classical Portraiture

The Saint John Arts Centre welcomes classically-trained artist and workshop leader, Melissa Kennedy, as she instructs participants in portrait drawing with a live model. This workshop begins with a Friday evening lecture, consisting of a discussion on critical issues for portraiture, while looking at examples of works from various artists as references. Topics include ideas such as; proportions, structure, methods of …