Woodcarving Courses with Jennifer Marlow

Woodcarving course

It is gratifying to push a sharp blade through a beautiful piece of wood. Participants will learn carving technique as well as the intrinsic properties of certain wood species. The ultimate goal is to nurture skill development over time so participants can enjoy woodcarving independently and with confidence.

Being one of the earliest forms of sculpture, relief carving continuously provides endless possibilities for the carver. Immersing yourself into the world of sharp blades and the smell of wood, we will give life to various designs. Beginning our roughing out with a little mallet work, we will then move through to the refinement stages using a variety of gouges, chisels and knives. The completion of these relief projects will equip the beginner with enough knowledge to begin their own relief carving independently. For the practiced carver, these projects will be an opportunity to enhance your skill and broaden your creativity.

Class size max 4

$180 ( materials and tools provided)

Saturday & Sunday January 23 & 24 9am-4pm


Thursdays 9:30am – 1pm (Feb 4 – Feb 25)

send and email to hone and slice@gmail.com or call (902) 403-0178 to register

www.jennifermarlow.com for more info and other courses.





We are seeking submissions from RURAL artists, makers and creatives across Mi’kma’ki

Let’s challenge and disrupt stereotypical notions of what rural “Maritime” art can be and look like.

Participating artists will each receive $450.00 in exhibition fees and $325.00 in speaker fees.

To read the call and for further details on how to apply visit: https://madmimi.com/p/67e5c11

Submit your application by midnight on Friday, February 5th, 2021.

Artists will be notified by Friday, February 19th, 2021.

Exhibition duration: May 1st-30th, 2021 with artist panel to-be-scheduled during this timeframe.


Call for BIPOC artists ~ Connecting Perspectives: A Cross-Border Art Initiative

Connecting Perspectives: A Cross-Border Art Initiative
Selected artists will receive USD $1000 USD for participation in the project


The deadline for submissions is January 22nd

Canada’s diplomatic missions in the United States are proud to partner with the Toronto-based Social Distancing Festival to present a new collaborative, interdisciplinary series called Connecting Perspectives: A Cross-Border Art Initiative, which will bring together artists who identify as Black, Indigenous or People of Colour (BIPOC) in Canada and the United States to create collaborative projects that draw inspiration from the theme “Art Today”.

Connecting Perspectives aims to reflect this time of change, loss, and hope— and will spotlight BIPOC visual artists, choreographers, composers/musicians, poets, and spoken word artists who are enthusiastic about collaborating on new art and who can embrace the digital exhibition of their work.


Applications will be reviewed by a jury of professional BIPOC artists. A total of 26 artists (13 artists in Canada and 13 artists in the United States) will be chosen to participate, and each artist will be paired with another artist (1 artist in Canada with 1 artist in the United States).

All chosen artists who complete a collaborative art piece for the project will receive USD $1000, as well as USD $200 for expenses.

Applicants must be residents of Canada or the United States, have a minimum of 2 years professional experience, and be available to work on this project between February and the end of April 2021.

For more information about the process and eligibility requirements, please visit socialdistancingfestival.com/connectingperspectives

The deadline for submissions is January 22nd at 11:59pm ET. Given that the project seeks to include participants from across the United States and Canada, we may need to stop accepting applications from certain regions if we have received a large amount of submissions. We encourage artists to apply quickly!



visual voice fine art ~ January & February Workshops

Join us for a WORKSHOP!
Here they are listed by date. But keep posted, more ART workshops are yet to come!

** Classes have moved online **
All that is required to have fun and learn something new from the convenience of your home is: a computer, tablet OR cell with a camera and microphone.
No need to be computer savvy!

All workshop/class times listed are in
Atlantic Time (Halifax, Canada Time).


Beginning Abstract -painting workshop with Barbara McLean   Jan 26-Feb 23, 2021

“Painting abstractly is an adventure in part because you aren’t trying to reproduce something you see. You don’t have concrete subject matter to guide you. Abstraction is a very personal way to paint, challenging but fun.”

Visual Voice Fine Art is proud to offer a 5 session class with abstract painter Barbara McLean. Beginning Abstraction will introduce you to acrylic abstract painting while covering basic principles of design and how to apply them.

Jan 26-Feb 23 Tuesdays 10-noon, $175 +tax per person
5 sessions ONLINE. Small class sizes = Limited space
Pre-registration required by calling: 902-843-9464

For more details visit: visual-voice.ca/fineart


Pet/Animal Portrait- Art Class with Rosemary Clarke Young

Did you ever want to paint your pet or an animal? Animal/Pet Portrait is a 2 hour, step-by-step workshop with artist Rosemary Clarke Young suitable for beginners and those with some experience. You will learn how to trace an image and how to make it expressive with lots of unexpected colour. The workshop picture gives you some examples.

What you will need: acrylic paints recommended (but watercolour and oil will work too), brushes, canvas/paper and more. A materials list to follow.

Feb 6 Saturday 10-12:00 pm, $45 +tax per person
ONLINE. Small class sizes = Limited space
Pre-registration required by calling: 902-843-9464

Watercolour Birch Trees – Art Class with Rosemary Clarke Young

Birch trees are an appealing part of our landscape, and wonderful subjects for artwork. Watercolour Birch Trees is a 2 hour, step-by-step workshop with artist Rosemary Clarke Young suitable for beginners and those with some experience. You will learn how to use a brush to create the shape of the leaves and come away with a finished piece. The workshop picture gives you some examples.

What you will need: watercolour paints, brushes, paper and more. A materials list to follow.

Feb 12 Friday 10-12:00 pm, $45 +tax per person
ONLINE. Small class sizes = Limited space
Pre-registration required by calling: 902-843-9464

Expressive Painting with Carol Morrison

Do you want to paint loosely and boldly? This workshop on acrylic painting with artist Carol Morrison helps you do just that by studying one of Tom Thomson’s plein air paintings, since he was the master of expressive brushwork.
Expressive Painting is a guided, full-day workshop, during which you will complete your own version of the Tom Thomson landscape of tamaracks pictured here. No touching up allowed!

What you will need: a 8″x10″ canvas, #12 flat bright brush with synthetic bristles, professional artist acrylic paints, easel strongly recommended. A materials list to follow.

Feb 20 Saturday 10-4:30 pm, $75 +tax per person
ONLINE. Small class sizes = Limited space
Pre-registration required by calling: 902-843-9464

Watercolour Flowers-Art Class with Rosemary Clarke Young

All ages and experience will have fun with this Watercolour Flowers workshop!
In 2 hours, you will work step by step to create a fun, whimsical and unique floral painting with artist Rosemary Clarke Young. The workshop picture gives you some examples of the finished project.

What you will need: watercolour paints, brushes, paper and more. A materials list to follow.

Feb 27 Saturday 10-12:00 pm, $45 +tax per person
ONLINE. Small class sizes = Limited space
Pre-registration required by calling: 902-843-9464

902-VIEWING (843-9464)
Visual Voice is located at 128 King St, Truro, NS – get directions
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NAC Annual General Meeting 2021

Northumberland Arts Council
Notice of Annual General Meeting
Thursday, January 21st at 3pm

The Northumberland Arts Council 2021 Annual General Meeting
will be held in-person in the basement of Sharon United Church
(15 Church St., Tatamagouche)

All members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

If you wish to attend, please contact Judith Oulton in advance,
as space is limited in keeping with Covid-19 protocols:

jaoulton@gmail.com or 902 324 3383

We hope to see you there!

Please note: masks and social distancing will be required
at the meeting. Please bring your own mask and carry out the Covid-19 self-assessment in advance.


Our mailing address is:

Northumberland Arts Council/The Fraser

362 Main St/PO Box 335

Tatamagouche, NS B0K 1V0



Melt Away the Winter Blues ~ New Show at Jack’s Gallery, Wolfville

Melt Away the Winter Blues, a group show featuring the work of Adriane Jacquard, Mirella Furan, Elizabeth Cole and Alexandra Merkx-Jacques

January 9 to March 7, 2021

Jack’s Gallery

450 Main St Wolfville, NS B4P 1E2


Jack’s Gallery is always looking for new work to display. For submission forms please email jacksgallerywolfville@gmail.com




We offer classes for kids (7-11), youth (11-15) and adults (16+).

Upcoming classes:

    • Kids Drawing (ages 7-10) Tuesdays 5:30-6:30. Starts January 12. $150/ 6 weeks
    • Art Club* (ages 7-11) Wednesdays 5:30pm-6:30pm. Starts January 13. $200/ 8 weeks
    • Art Club* (ages 7-11) Saturdays 10:00am-11:00am. Starts January 16. $200/ 8 weeks

*Art Club will allow the students to explore several different mediums while learning about various artists and techniques.

To view a full schedule of classes and to register, please visit www.redwagonartstudio.com/artclasses.

Andrea Harnal


Red Wagon Art Studio Inc.

1415 Hammonds Plains Road

Hammonds Plains, NS B4B 1P6


Press Release Upcoming Exhibition – Hybrid Land – Janet Macpherson January 22 – March 13, 2021

Hybrid Land
Janet Macpherson

Mary E. Black Gallery

1061 Marginal Rd. Suite 140, Halifax, NS
On view: January 22 -March 13, 2021
Wednesday – Saturday: 11am – 4pm

The Mary E. Black Gallery invites you to explore a Hybrid Land which will fill the gallery with the curious and amorphous porcelain creations of ceramicist and sculptor Janet Macpherson. The exhibition will center on a massive work titled Migration Bridge – made up of almost 100 miniature hybrid animals in migration – which will take over the gallery space. This large-scale installation joins us from Hamilton Ontario where Janet Macpherson lives and works.

Working in slip cast mold making combined with other sculpture techniques, Macpherson’s pieces are detailed in highlights of gold luster and intricate surface detailing. Clearly referencing the source material of toy model animals used to create her molds, Hybrid Land presents creatures remade from edited parts, mismatched, and bandaged together, created anew. Macpherson “dismantle(s) and re-compose(s) these objects to create forms that subtly reveal a discomforting reality.”

The imagery in Hybrid Land denotes Macpherson’s Catholic upbringing by playing with spiritual imagery. “The borders between humans and animals, the manufactured and the natural, the spiritual and the corporeal are distinct yet permeable, illustrating differences while creating spaces for wonder and uncertainty.”

Hybrid Land will be on view at the Mary E. Black from January 22 to March 13, open Wednesdays to Saturdays from 11-4. We invite you to join us virtually for a virtual artist talk on February 11 at 2pm AST where Janet will Join us from her studio in Hamilton Ontario to speak about her body of work and practice. The link for this event will be available closer to the date of the talk.

Public or media inquiries please contact
Anna Joan Taylor
Administrative Coordinator

We respectfully acknowledge that The Mary E. Black Gallery and the Centre For Craft Nova Scotia are situated in Mi’kma’ki, the unceded territory of Mi’kmaq people. We are governed by the Peace and Friendship Treaty of 1752 and endeavor to respect the rights and intentions laid out within it, as we are all treaty people.

Access information for the Mary E. Black Gallery and 1061 Marginal Road

1061 Marginal Rd. Suite 140, South of the NSCAD Port Campus and North of Pier 21 Museum.

The Gallery has taken all recommended precautions to offer a safe visit to our exhibition spaces during Covid 19. Masks are mandatory and we request all visitors to maintain a physical distance of 6 feet from other patrons and staff.
Automatic doors allow for a no touch entrance to the space and we encourage you to use them.

There is a permanent Ramp at the front entrance of 1061 Marginal Road and the front doors are automatic. Interior doors of the building are not automatic however during open hours there is staff present at all times ready to provide assistance. (see below photos of location and entrance.)

There is a single occupant non-gendered washroom with a 34.5” non-automatic doorway. The bathroom is spacious with 2 horizontal bars around the toilet. There is no change table inside the bathroom but you can ask at the front desk and the attendant will help you find a comfortable location for changing an infant.

There is ample metered parking through the week. (On Saturday’s parking is often more during open hours of the Seaport Market.) There is accessible parking near the entrance of the Mary E Black Gallery and within the near by parking lots.

Bus numbers 7, 29, 35, 41 & 90 stop within a ten min walk from the centre


Colour Pop! Stencil Screen-Printing starts Monday

Colour Pop! Stencil Screen-Printing

Just few spots remain in this fun & colourful workshop!

Colour Pop! Stencil Screen-Printing
Mondays / Jan. 11 – Mar. 1 / 8 sessions / 2pm – 5pm / $350

This class will cover basic skills of silkscreen printing without the use of a light table, especially as a tribute to the bold stenciled poster work of pop artist Sister Corita Kent. We will dive right in the first week with some initial material play, cutting quick stencils and exploring the printed results. Then we will talk more in-depth about silk screen and stencil-based printing methods and artists, before planning and executing individual editions of multi-layer prints. The final class will be a group viewing and technique exchange to chat about what we created and learned along the way!

To learn more or to register please visit: lunenburgarts.org/workshops/screen-printing-winter2021


Printing process, Inbal Newman

Works by Sister Corita Kent

To see our full Winter 2021 Schedule, please visit:


Our mailing address is:

Lunenburg School of the Arts

6 Prince St., PO Box 610

Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0


Art 1274 Hollis Gallery – Epitome of Nova Scotia

Art 1274 Hollis Gallery Halifax’s premiere Artists’ Co-op, features over 20 local artists and artisans. Fine art and fine craft with ever-changing new work of original paintings, jewelry, pottery, ceramic art, folk art, rug hooking and upcycled metal art.

Epitome of Nova Scotia”, featuring work by Wendy Beaver is on view.


1274 Hollis St., Halifax 902-446-4077 .

Open daily 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.,

Call to book a private viewing, or Shop online – New art added daily at www.art1274hollis.ca

(Ice Edge by Nora Gross)