Summer 2018 Registration is Open!

Lunenburg School of the Arts
Summer 2018 Workshops

Lunenburg School of the Arts is pleased to present it’s summer 2018 list of workshops and instructors. This fourth 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 our School.

Kicking off the season is Fulbright Scholarship winner Hangama Amiri, who was an Artist-in-Residence at our School during the summer of 2017. She will teach a workshop in painting with oils and acrylics. Celebrated water colourist, Tom Ward, of Mahone Bay, will teach coastal landscape painting during week two of the season.

Walter Ostrom, CM, Professor Emeritus of Ceramics at NSCAD University, returns to teach a two-week course alongside ceramic artist and educator, Ursula Hargens, co-founder and Program Head of Minnesota New Institute for Ceramic Education in Minneapolis. LSA’s volunteer Programs Director, Douglas Bamford and LSA ceramic instructor, Marla Benton, return with the popular ‘Bowl-O-Rama’ workshop which helps to supply the bowls for “Ramp It Up”, our School’s biennial fundraiser for Lunenburg’s Second Story Women’s Centre.

The third week will feature a course in painting with egg tempera. We are excited to have Tom Forrestall, CM, return to LSA; he will co-instruct this course with his son William, a professor in art at St. Thomas University, Fredricton, NB. “We are most fortunate to have these two members of the talented Forrestall family instruct our students. It promises to be an awesome week!” says Hon. Wilfred P. Moore, volunteer Chair of our School.

Returning instructor Emma FitzGerald, who launched her second book “SKETCH BY SKETCH Along Nova Scotia’s South Shore“ at our School last November, is back to teach a sketching workshop in the third week of August. “Youth Art Week” happens this week too in our street level studio with Jason Skinner and Marla Benton instructing in a wide variety of mediums including painting, collage, sculpture, ceramics and fabrics. “Youth Art Week” will close with a student-curated show.

Maria Doering, president of the Nova Scotia Printmakers Association, and co-founder, President, and Executive Director of the forthcoming Maritime Centre for Contemporary Print, will teach screen-printing on paper. To end the summer session LSA welcomes back internationally renowned bookbinder, Joe Landry – who includes the Royal Family as a client – with his apprentice, Katherine Victoria Taylor, for a very unique course in bookbinding.

“I can’t think of any place better to completely immerse oneself in an arts activity during the day and then enjoy the seaside restaurants, catch a world class musical performance or simply go for a sail in Lunenburg’s bustling harbour”, says Douglas Bamford.

Full details of Summer 2018 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

PO Box 610

Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0