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Animal Sculpture in Clay

The Saint John Arts Centre is pleased to have Melissa Kennedy share her expertise in a four-day workshop, Animal Sculpture in Clay. You will be guided through the following: building on an armature a sculpture out of water-based clay; methods of observation; and, one-on-one critiques as you work on your own piece. Following the first three days of sculpting, the …

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Foraged Fibre Basketry

SJAC is pleased to offer a one-day foraged fibre basketry workshop by plant fibre artist, Ralph Simpson. Locally collected plant fibres will be introduced, including daylily, iris blades and some grasses. Each participant will complete a unique, small basket by the end of the workshop. In this workshop, participants will learn about: Foraging for plant fibre;  Processing and storage techniques; and,  …

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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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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 …

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Intro to Petrykivka Painting

SJAC welcomes artist Kateryna Kryvolap to the community and as a new instructor! This introductory painting course will be of interest to beginners and professionals alike as you are guided through the wonderful Ukrainian decorative art known as Petrykivka.  Beginning with simple painting exercises, you will progress to more advanced techniques as you learn about the symbolism behind this ancient form …

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Create a Felted Bunny

SJAC welcomes new instructor, fibre artist Renata Britez! 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 animals with Renata. In this workshop students will learn how to make a beautiful felted bunny that can be used as decoration or to give as …

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Copperplate Etching – March 2021

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

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Intro to Linocut

Join artist Nathan Cann for this introduction to linoleum block printmaking. In this four-week course students will be designing, carving, and printing their own linocut prints! Suitable for beginners and experienced printmakers alike. All supplies included. We recommend students begin planning a 5″x 7″ design in advance of the course. Thursdays, 7pm-9pm • February 18, 25, March 4, 11, 2021 (4 …

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Sewing: Christmas Stocking

Sewing with Margo: Christmas Stocking Christmas is coming – deck the halls with your own Christmas stockings! In three weeks, Margo will lead you through each step in creating a unique and festive stocking. Come and make one or one for each member of your family! (Participants can opt to complete a project of their choice as well.) Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm …