Sunbury Shores Arts & Nature Centre ispleased to present Nature's Essence, an exhibition of watercolour batik by artist Krista Hasson. Please join us in celebrating spring and our first exhibition opening of 2017! The exhibition will open with a reception on April 7th from 5-7pm and will be on view in the Centre's Water Front Gallery from April 7th-April 29th. At this opening, you will also have the opportunity to meet our new Executive Director, Claire Shiplett. Please help us spread the word about this exhibition!
Krista Hasson is an emerging New Brunswick-based artist working in 2D with watercolor on rice paper. Her paintings are made using a method that is very untraditional to that of painting with watercolor. Working with rice paper and watercolor, she uses wax in a technique similar to batik. She creates many alternating layers of colour and wax, making paintings that are alive with colour, texture, and the beauty of nature.
Growing up in the country gave me a lasting connection with nature. The vast array of colorful flowers, beautiful landscapes and peaceful trails through the woods kept me captivated. These qualities of nature are what fuel my creative spirit and are reflected in my art. – Krista Hasson
CHRISTINE TAYLOR April 8, 2:00-4:00 PM Hiking the Appalachian Trail was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for Christine Taylorr. With her sights set on hiking the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada, Taylor is giving an exciting and personal presentation about her Appalachian thru-hike to raise funds for her next adventure.
DIANNE WHELAN April 26, 7:00-9:00 PM Dianne Whelan will share her Canada Trail goals and experiences as she traverses 24,000 km across the Trans-Canada Trail. Check out her adventure film, 500 Days in the Wild, at 500daysinthewild.com.
Sculpting with Clay with Melissa LeBlanc June 26-30, 2017 All levels welcome. No ceramic experience necessary. For ages 16+. In this workshop you will learn two basic techniques on creating small-scale figural sculptures, the creative process of sculpture making, as well as using oxide wash as a decorating finish to enhance texture. MATERIALS NOT INCLUDED $402.50
Botanical Watercolour with Cathy Ross July 3-7, 2017 This course will introduce the student to a variety of water- colour 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. MATERIALS NOT INCLUDED. $402.50
Five Rings in Five Days with Kristyn Cooper July 3-7, 2017 In this introductory level course, you will learn some basic bench work techniques such as cutting, filing, forming, sodering and polishing through the building of five sterling silver rings. One bezel stone setting ring will top off this wonderful week in jewellery studio. Members of Sunbury Shores receive a 10% discount. MATERIALS INCLUDED. $482.50
Incorporating Textural Elements in Ceramics with Helen Stanley July 10-14, 2017 Helen Stanley has always been drawn to texture in anything and trying to use it in clay work is so rewarding. Let her share with you some of the tips and tricks as well as her stock of materials to make texture work on your pots! Members of Sunbury Shores receive a 10% discount.
MATERIALS NOT INCLUDED $402.50
Introduction to Flatware with Brigitte Clavette July 10-14, 2017
In this introductory course, you will learn some basic metal forming techniques such as forging and fabrication to create small serving spoons. Prior knowledge of jewellery/metalsmithing skills will help you in your creative and technical approach, but novices are welcome and will be shown basic benchwork techniques such as cutting, filing, soldering. The end products should be varied with a mix of skill levels in the same course. Members of Sunbury Shores receive a 10% discount.
MATERIALS INCLUDED! $602.50
Painting Water with Victoria Moon Joyce July 10-14, 2017
This workshop will address some of the key properties of water and its behaviour in light and depth. We will work on the three main planes of water: below the surface, surface reflections, and surface textures. The shoreline and wharf area of beautiful St Andrew's at various periods of the tide will provide ample subjects for observation and painting. Along with daily painting, there will be classroom demonstrations of technique and critique.
Level: intermediate to advanced
MATERIALS NOT INCLUDED $402.50
Collagraph Printmaking with Robert Van de Peer July 10-14, 2017 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. Members of Sunbury Shores receive a 10% discount. MATERIALS NOT INCLUDED. $402.50
Drawing for Beginners with Jessie Babin July 24-28, 2017 This workshop is designed for individuals who wish to improve their drawing skills and develop a good foundation. Using a range of drawing tools, fundamental elements such as line, shape/form, perspective, light and shadow will be explored. Members of Sunbury Shores receive a 10% discount. MATERIALS NOT INCLUDED $402.50
Mezzotint Printmaking with Kath Kornelsen-Rutherford July 24-28, 2017 Mezzotint Printmaking takes copper etching to another level by using burnishing tools to create rich and varied tones. Learn this technique in Sunbury Shores' non toxic printshop with artist Kath Kornelsen-Rutherford this summer in beautiful St. Andrews by the Sea.
MATERIALS NOT INCLUDED $350
Painting Petroglyph Images with Alan Syliboy July 24-28, 2017 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.
MATERIALS NOT INCLUDED $402.50
Sculpting in Soft Stone with Ken Waiwood July 24-28, 2017 This course will teach the basics of stone sculpting including approaches to sculpting, basic design, how to choose stone, how to work safely, using hand and power tools, how to finish and present sculpture. A combination of lectures, demonstrations, one on one instruction, and presentations from guest artists will be used. The course should appeal to both the beginner and highly motivated students who are interested in continuing with advanced techniques.
Model Boat Building Workshop with William Foresstall (Ages 8+) July 28-30 (date change), 2017 Join acclaimed artist William Forrestall for this wonderful weekend workshop on model boat building. Youth will work from a unique design, inspired by the model boat which Franklin D. Roosevelt made with his son. The workshop will focus on basic functional boat design featuring block boat, and working sail boat designs. Students will be able to design and build their own working model boats. MATERIALS INCLUDED $215.00
PERSPECTIVE DRAWING APR 1-2 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM $190.00
OIL PAINTING FROM LIFE MAY 5-7 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM $190.00
STAINED GLASS COURSE MAR 25 & 26 9:00-4:00 PM $215.00
MOSIAC MAKING APR 22-23 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM $215.00
CHOCOLATE SCULPTING MAY 6-7 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM $150.00
'PAINT' WITH WOOL MAR 29: 6-9 PM $35.00
KIDS ART CLASS SATURDAYS 9:30-11:30AM $100/ 8 Sessions
ART JOURNALING MAY 27 9:30-11:30AM $90.00
Located in the heart of St. Andrews by-the-Sea, New Brunswick, Sunbury Shores Arts & Nature Centre's 130 year old building is newly renovated and offers world class facilities. The centre's 6,000 square feet provides two galleries for exhibitions, studios for painting, drawing, printmaking, jewellery & metalsmith, pottery and other art and nature programs.