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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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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 …

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The Art Room: Create with Clay

People have been making things from clay for at least 30,000 years! In this workshop, students will learn how to use hand building techniques to create all sorts of things, from textured ornaments, to a cool animal pinch pot, and a hand carved bowl using the ancient ‘coiling’ method for making pottery. They will learn about different ways that people create things …

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The Art Room: Let’s Draw

Students learn about the elements of art through a series of drawing exercises, aimed at developing their knowledge, skills and art vocabulary. Along with line, shape, colour, value, form, texture, and space, students will learn about positive and negative space, optical illusions, shading and layering, and patterning. They will have a great time learning fun facts about the history of drawing …

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New Art Program for Kids 9-12!

Artistic Pursuits • New Friends • Self-Expression • Confidence SJAC is very excited to introduce ‘The Art Room’: Visual Art Fundamentals Program for Kids ages 9-12! ‘The Art Room’ program provides keen young artists with an age-appropriate visual arts education that ignites creativity in a quality learning environment. Education in the visual arts fosters students’ exploration and expression of ideas while …

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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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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 …