For Immediate Release                                                                  1 March 2017

Lunenburg School of the Arts                                                    
Announces Summer 2017 Workshops

Lunenburg School of the Arts is pleased to announce it’s summer 2017 list of workshops and instructors. This third year of weeklong courses runs through the months of July and August.

The School is located at 6 Prince Street (at the corner of Montague) in a historic two-storey building in the heart of Old Town Lunenburg. The building was originally built to house Lunenburg Motors in 1933. After other incarnations the building was renovated in 2014 to house the Lunenburg School of the Arts.

“This is the third summer of a full schedule of courses at our School. It’s been exciting putting it together”, says Senator Wilfred Moore, who volunteers as Chair of the Board. “We hope it gives an artistic glow to Lunenburg as we celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday.”

We are thrilled to announce the return of Walter Ostrom, CM, Professor Emeritus of Ceramics at NSCAD University, to teach a two week long course with ceramic artist Jordan McDonald, Adjunct Professor at MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art). LSA ceramics instructor Marla Benton is also onboard to teach a beginner workshop as part of the School’s ceramics faculty this summer.

Celebrated water colourist, Tom Ward, of Mahone Bay, will be teaching landscape painting. Hangama Amiri, former NSCAD – Lunenburg Residency Program participant and Fulbright Scholarship winner at Yale University will be instructing a workshop in painting with oils and acrylic.

Returning instructor Emma FitzGerald and Lunenburg based marine artist, Jay Langford, will teach sketching workshops.

Mi’kmaq artists Alan Syliboy and Todd Labrador will be teaching a unique workshop in drum making and drum painting, including cultural talks about our First Nations.

Artist Maria Doering will teach screen-printing on paper, and our “Kids Camp” is back again with returning instructor Jason Skinner and LSA ceramics instructor Marla Benton.

To end the season LSA welcomes back renowned bookbinder and conservator Joe Landry and his apprentice, Katherine Victoria Taylor, for a course in bookbinding.

“Its going to be a very special summer for all of Canada, for all Canadians and we here at the LSA are very excited about this Summer 2017’s diverse and inclusive program of workshops, we feel we have something for everyone”, says Douglas Bamford, volunteer Programs Director at Lunenburg School of the Arts.

Full details of Summer 2017 offerings can be found on the LSA website at or at 902-640-2013.


Media contact:
Hilda MacDonald
Operations Coordinator

Lunenburg School of the Arts offers workshops led by professional art educators and working artists. Our small and intimate class sizes allow students to work closely with instructors and each other, fostering self-expression in a supportive atmosphere. We offer courses in a wide variety of mediums; our programs encourage exploration, discovery and development of skills and ideas. We are located in the heart of Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage site, a hub for arts and music. With its historic townscape and a working waterfront, the Town of Lunenburg is our Campus.

Our mailing address is:

Lunenburg School of the Arts

6 Prince St.
PO Box 610

Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0