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Quilt with Margo

Ready to begin a new hobby of quilting? SJAC is proud to welcome back sewing expert Margo Duff for a fun introduction to this time-honoured skill! In this six week course, Margo will introduce and walk you through the basic steps of quilting and guide you as you create a simple, but beautiful quilt from start to finish. Participants must …

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Textile & Fibre Monotype

Artist and printmaker Maria Doering will give you a glimpse into the endless experimental possibilities of monotype printmaking using textile and fibre materials. Students will manipulate non-toxic Akua Printmaking ink on a Plexiglas plate combining it with found materials and mark-making through the use of cotton swabs, toothpicks, brushes and pencils to then print it on paper.  Participants are encouraged to bring …

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Drawing: Beyond Basics

Join Maggie Higgins for a creatively challenging intermediate-level course in drawing. This class is ideal for students who have already participated in the Drawing Basics course or artists with drawing experience. It is designed to extend your development of the hand and eye beyond traditional skills, and to work on stylistic explorations of personal expression. Each week will cover a …

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Intermediate Portrait Drawing

“For the artist, drawing is discovery. And that is not just a slick phrase it is quite literally true.” (Artist and writer John Berger, 2013.) Join Dr. Mark Gilbert for a detailed exploration of portraiture – this course will challenge participants to apply methods of drawing from observation that seek to maintain a sense of curiosity, analysis and responsiveness to …

Colour Monotype

Artist and printmaker Maria Doering will give you a glimpse into the endless experimental possibilities of colour Monotype printmaking. Students will manipulate non-toxic Akua Printmaking ink on a Plexiglas plate combining it with found materials and mark-making through the use of various materials including cotton swabs, toothpicks, brushes and pencils. You will then learn how to create imagery by layering multiple …

B&W Monotype

Artist and printmaker Maria Doering will give you a glimpse into the endless experimental possibilities of Monotype printmaking. Students will manipulate non-toxic Akua Printmaking ink on a Plexiglas plate combining it with found materials and mark-making through the use of various materials including cotton swabs, toothpicks, brushes and pencils. You are welcome to bring flat found materials like fabric scraps, yarn, …

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Classical Figure Drawing

SJAC is thrilled to offer this special week-long life drawing course with classically-trained artist and educator Melissa Kennedy. Combining lecture and hands-on drawing time, students will work from an easel observing a live nude model. From Melissa: “Train in classical methods to to help develop observation skills  and understand the figure, in order to achieve higher accuracy in drawing. Learn how to …

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Sculpting in Stone

Join Ken Waiwood for a fun and informative intro course that will teach you the basics of stone sculpting! Topics include approaches to sculpting, basic design, how to choose stone, how to work safely using hand and power tools, how to finish and present sculpture. The course should appeal to both the beginner and highly motivated students who are interested in continuing …

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Pottery on the Wheel with Joanna Pottle

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 potter Joanna Pottle 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 and hands-on personal instruction. Fall …