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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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Make Some Mugs (or Bowls!)

Everyone loves to enjoy their beverages in handmade mugs (and snacks in handmade bowls!) In this class, students will join Molly Davidson for two Saturdays to make a set of mugs or bowls on the wheel, learn creative handbuilding techniques, and create unique handles for their mugs. Make them tall or wide, ornate or simple. Step into the rhythm of …

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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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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Drawing Basics

Join Amy Ash for a fun and informative overview of Drawing Basics! This class is ideal for beginners who’ve always wanted to try drawing or intermediate students who are eager to hone their skills. It is designed to develop your hand and eye in traditional skills and ideas that have occupied artists throughout history. Each week will cover exercises in …

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Introduction to Watercolour

This course will provide the student with a solid foundation for pursuing an interest in watercolour painting. With watercolour, the artist’s knowledge and skill are not disguised through elaborate technique or mechanical means. It is an intimate process. The artist’s expressions are conveyed in a very personal manner both through intention and accident. Topics for investigation will include: composition, form, …

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Intro to Video and Film-making

Love creating videos? Are you a movie addict? Are you think about going to school for film? This course is perfect for you! Join film-maker Michael Mohan for an exciting two-week course in filmmaking. With a small class size of only four participants, this is the perfect way to get one-on-one experience in creating films! This introductory course teaches the …

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Anime Drawing for Teens

Want learn more about and how to draw in the anime style? Join instructor Stephanie McHugh for this new workshop designed for teens 13 & up! In the course we will cover topics like animation history, great anime movies, different styles, and learning how to draw anime. The course will consist of one-on-one instruction and time to develop your own …

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SPaRT! Summer Camp

SPaRT! Camp August (Sports/Participation/Art/Recreation/Together!) For Kids aged 9-12 This fun-filled week of art and recreation is designed to encourage your child’s creativity and activity through exploring the arts, swimming at the Canada Games Aquatic Centre and visits to the library and museum. SPaRT takes full advantage of the multiple talents of our great team of  summer interns; campers will have …

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Storm Policy

With the arrival of more wintery weather, please note these reminders about our Storm Policy: General Storm Policy Our general policy for weekdays is if school is closed in Anglophone School District South, SJAC galleries and offices are closed for the day, and events and workshops are cancelled/postponed. SJAC will update our telephone voicemail message first (call 506-633-4870), and our website …