Sunbury Shores Adult Courses

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Sunbury Shores Arts & Nature Centre
139 Water Street, St. Andrews NB

 

ART ESCAPE – PAINTING CLASS with Jay Dampf

Painting

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Date: Jul 02 2018 – Jul 06 2018

From: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Instructor: Jay Dampf
When: July 2-6 (Monday-Friday)
Where: Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Centre
Times: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Price:$425.00

Materials Not Included.

Escape the creative confines of a highly structured art class and participate in a unique course where each student is taught in the media and style of their own choosing. During this course, you will be encouraged to bring ideas that mean something to you. Students will have an opportunity to contact the instructor prior to the course so that he may best help you prepare for a most enjoyable “Art Escape”.

Members of Sunbury Shores receive a 10% discount.

Disclaimer: This course requires a minimum number of students by the registration deadline in order to run. Full refunds will be given should the course be canceled.

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Botanical Watercolour with Cathy Ross

Painting

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Date: Jul 02 2018 – Jul 06 2018

From: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Instructor: Cathy Ross
When: July 2-6 (Monday-Friday)
Where: Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Centre
Times: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Price: $425.00

Materials Not Included.

 

This course will introduce the student to a variety of watercolour techniques using flowers, fruit and vegetables for subject matter. Through demonstrations and discussions learn the wonderful versatility of watercolour while exploring the natural world. This class is designed for beginners and those wishing to improve their skills.

Members of Sunbury Shores receive a 10% discount.

Disclaimer: This course requires a minimum number of students by the registration deadline in order to run. Full refunds will be given should the course be canceled

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CREATING AN IMPRESSION – PAINTING CLASS with Jay Dampf

Painting

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Date: Jul 09 2018 – Jul 13 2018

From: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Instructor: Jay Dampf
When: July 9-13 (Monday-Friday)
Where: Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Centre
Times: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Price: $425.00

Materials Not Included.

Escape the creative confines of a highly structured art class and participate in a unique course where each student is taught in the media and style of their own choosing. During this course, you will be encouraged to bring ideas that mean something to you. Students will have an opportunity to contact the instructor prior to the course so that he may best help you prepare for a most enjoyable “Art Escape”.

Members of Sunbury Shores receive a 10% discount.

Bursaries available, please contact us for more information if interested.

Disclaimer: This course requires a minimum number of students by the registration deadline in order to run. Full refunds will be given should the course be canceled.

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MEZZOTINT PRINTMAKING with Kath Kornelsen-Rutherford

Printmaking

Mon, Tue, Wed Date: Jul 09 2018 – Jul 11 2018

From: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Instructor: Kath Rutherford
When: July 9-11 (Monday-Wednesday)
Where: Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Centre
Times: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Price:$250.00

Materials Not Included.

 

Course Outline:

If you are drawn to the intense black & white qualities of mezzotint, then this is your perfect introduction to this direct engraving technique that requires no acids or other chemicals. Instruction will emphasize hands-on learning, with a short illustrated historic and contemporary discussion, and lots of 1on1 instruction encouraged!

All aspects of creating a mezzotint will be covered including:

  • Choosing/designing & transferring suitable subject matter
  • Using a mezzotint rocker to ‘ground’ the copper plate
  • Burnishing and scraping to achieve the desired effects
  • Peculiarities of inking, wiping and printing a mezzotint
  • Alternative ways of producing mezzotint effects
  • Methods of adding colour to mezzotint

Participants are encouraged to bring small (3×5” or 4×5”) drawings or images to work from. (some subject matter will be provided if desired)
Materials to produce 1- 2 editions of 5-10 prints will be supplied

Beginners welcome- Intaglio experience helpful, but not essential!

Artist Biography
Kath Kornelsen Rutherford has lived and breathed mezzotint engraving for 35 years. She studied Fine Art at Mount Allison University and Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, concentrating on intaglio printmaking. Since setting up her print shop overlooking Petpeswick Inlet in Musquodoboit Harbour, Nova Scotia, she has been making small editions of hand coloured mezzotint engravings and more recently large scale mosaic installations. She has participated in solo and group exhibitions in many countries and her work is represented in private and public collections worldwide, including the Canada Council Art Bank and Nova Scotia Art Bank

Members of Sunbury Shores receive a 10% discount.

Bursaries available, please contact us for more information if interested.

Disclaimer: This course requires a minimum number of students by the registration deadline in order to run. Full refunds will be given should the course be canceled.

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IN-PROCESS CREATIVE STUDIO – METALS with Brigitte Clavette

METALS

Fri, Sat, Sun Date: Jul 13 2018 – Jul 15 2018

From: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Instructor: Brigitte Clavette
When: July 13-15 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
Where: Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Centre
Times:

Friday (7:00 pm – 9:00 pm);

Saturday (10:00 am – 4:00 pm);

Sunday (10:00 am – 4:00 pm)
Price: $75.00

Materials Not Included.

 

This program is generously supported by the Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation to make the course accessible for artists.

Course Outline

This Creative Studio led by acclaimed artist Brigitte Clavette is designed for metal artists with an active metals practice in functional or sculptural works. The course is designed to be an intensive, collaborative weekend of idea sharing, mentorship, peer critique, and critical dialogue. Participants will come with an idea, body of work or in-progress piece to workshop in the newly designed metalsmithing studio at Sunbury Shores, equipped for bronze, copper and silver. Limited to 6, participants will receive one-on-one mentorship and will delve into conceptual and critical thinking to push their practice forward.

Friday, July 13: Public Presentation by participants & by Brigitte Clavette
Saturday, July 14: Discussions, peer critique and mentorship by Brigitte Clavette, followed by communal dinner
Sunday, July 15: Group critique and brainstorming + public show & tell (3-4pm)

Artist Biography
Silversmith Brigitte Clavette has been Head of the Jewellery and Metal Arts Studio and taught at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design in Fredericton since 1985. She has also taught at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, the Nunavut Arctic College, the Haliburton School of Arts and the Community College of New Brunswick in Dieppe. Her hollow ware and silver works have been shown internationally, and are held in private and public collections across the country and internationally, including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, England and the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. Clavette became a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 2000, won the Excellence Award for Craft from the Province of NB in 2002, and the prestigious Strathbutler Award in 2006.

Members of Sunbury Shores receive a 10% discount.

Bursaries available, please contact us for more information if interested.

Disclaimer: This course requires a minimum number of students by the registration deadline in order to run. Full refunds will be given should the course be cancelled.

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Collagraph Workshop with Robert Van de Peer

Printmaking

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Date: Jul 16 2018 – Jul 20 2018

From: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Instructor: Robert Van de Peer
When: July 16-20 (Monday-Friday)

Where: Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Centre
Times: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Price: $425.00

Registration Deadline: July 2, 2018

COURSE DESCRIPTION
Master Printmaker Robert van de Peer will be teaching the technique of collagraph printmaking at Sunbury Shores this summer. Inspired by the highly sophisticated level this art form has been elevated to in the Cuban Art World.

Images are created on a cardboard support using mostly white acrylic paint to create textures. When dry, the delicate surfaces are inked and printed the same as an etching plate.

 

ARTIST BIOGRAPHIES
Robert van de Peer is the master printmaker in residence at the Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Centre. He is a classically trained printmaker who graduated from London’s Royal Academy of the Arts in 1968 and later did his master qualifying studies with Master Printer Carl Bethke. Throughout his residence at the Sunbury Shores printshop, Van de Peer has been researching and developing many aspects of safer non-toxic techniques for printmaking.

Israel Tamayo Zamora is a celebrated Cuban printmaker and Director of the Taller Cultural Art Centre in Santiago de Cuba. He is an artist participating in the CUBA: Contemporary Prints exhibition on view at Sunbury Shores from June 8 until June 28. We are thrilled to welcome Tamayo, who will share his innovative printmaking techniques and unique perspective, to St. Andrews as a new instructor.

Members of Sunbury Shores receive a 10% discount.

Bursaries available, please contact us for more information if interested.

Disclaimer: This course requires a minimum number of students by the registration deadline in order to run. Full refunds will be given should the course be cancelled.

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SUMMER STAINED GLASS WORKSHOP with Ruth Dunfield

Stained Glass

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Date: Jul 16 2018 – Jul 20 2018

From: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Instructor: Ruth Dunfield
When: July 16-20 (Monday-Friday)
Where: Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Centre
Times: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Price: $500.00

Materials Included.

Registration Deadline: July 9

This course is designed for both beginners and those with experience. Students will have the opportunity to learn how to use patterns, cut glass, foil, solder and other techniques. Participants will also be able to work on their own design if so desired.

Members of Sunbury Shores receive a 10% discount.

Bursaries available, please contact us for more information if interested.

Disclaimer: This course requires a minimum number of students by the registration deadline in order to run. Full refunds will be given should the course be cancelled.

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DRUM PAINTING WORKSHOP with Alan Syliboy

Painting

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu Date: Jul 23 2018 – Jul 27 2018

From: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Instructor: Alan Syliboy
When: July 23-27 (Monday-Thursday)
Where: Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Centre
Times: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Price: $600.00

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION
Led by First Nations visual artist Alan Syliboy, students will have the opportunity to paint their own drum by first picking a theme and writing a narrative unique to their project. This will have an important significance to their finished drum. Experiment with vibrant colours and shapes as you create a long-lasting piece for display or play.

One drum is included in the cost of this course, should a student want to purchase additional drums they will be available from the instructor at a cost of $100.00 each

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY
An established Mi’kmaq artist, Alan Syliboy’s work is influenced by the indigenous Mi’kmaq rock drawing and quill weaving traditions. Working in acrylic and mixed media, Alan creates vibrantly coloured images exploring the themes of family, searching, spirituality, struggle, and strength. The use of layering symbols and mark making creates depth and texture in Alan’s work. This painting class will focus on Mi’kmaq culture and the creation of Petroglyph images.

Members of Sunbury Shores receive a 10% discount.

Bursaries available, please contact us for more information if interested.

Disclaimer: This course requires a minimum number of students by the registration deadline in order to run. Full refunds will be given should the course be cancelled.

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INTRODUCTION TO THE POTTERY WHEEL with Juliette Scheffers

Ceramics

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Date: Jul 23 2018 – Jul 27 2018

From: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Instructor: Juliette Sheffers
When: July 23-27 (Monday-Friday)
Where: Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Centre
Times: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Price:$500.00

Materials Included.

Registration Deadline: July 9, 2018

COURSE DESCRIPTION
In this fun-filled five-day course, Juliette will show students how to make functional dishes using a potter’s wheel. The course is designed for those who do not have any experience but have always wanted to try making pottery! So lets have some fun with clay! She will also show you how to finish the pieces and glaze them so you can bring them home for personal use, or give them to family & friends as gifts. Please note that due to the nature of clay and its drying process, the course will be 4.5 days and then another .5 day for glazing at a later date determined by what is feasible for each student.

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY
Juliette graduated from NBCCD in Fredericton in 2000. She then stayed on at the college to teach and studio tech for two years. In 2002, she set up her clay studio in Harvey, NB – which she still maintains today.

Juliette’s specialty is crystalline glazes on high fired porcelain clay – the first in the Maritimes to be successful in this difficult process. Crystals in the glaze are developed by manipulation of the kiln atmosphere – in fact, recreating a similar environment in which natural crystals grow. The fluidity of this glaze adds to its complexity. ” It is the technical challenge of this glaze that keeps me fascinated. A small alteration in temperature or application or form changes the final result dramatically. Nothing about this work is easy. It is not for everyone. However, for me, opening the kiln after a firing, is like Christmas morning each and every time.”

Juliette’s journey in clay has been published in the Globe and Mail, Telegraph Journal and the Daily Gleaner. She has done many commissions, including work for the Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival and for the St. John Board of Trade. She has participated in several solo shows in various galleries throughout New Brunswick. Her work was selected in a juried show in Florida at the NCECA in 2011. In 2013, she was invited to Spain to partake in a crystalline glaze symposium- where 50 crystalline artists from around the world shared their knowledge and create works to exhibit in La Bisbal, Spain. She received a Travel Grant from ArtsNB for this endeavor. In 2016, she received a Creation Grant from ArtsNB to study the effects of Ian Childer’s method of post firing oxide extraction, the results of which were exhibited at the Buckland Merrifield Gallery in Saint John. Juliette teaches workshops in crystalline glazes for NBCCD and teaches clay privately and through Edventures Fredericton and Sunbury Shores, St. Andrews.

Members of Sunbury Shores receive a 10% discount.

Bursaries available, please contact us for more information if interested.

Disclaimer: This course requires a minimum number of students by the registration deadline in order to run. Full refunds will be given should the course be cancelled.

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http://sunburyshores.org/