Thursday, March 23, 2017

What's New at Sunbury Shores

Exhibition: Nature's Essence by Krista Hasson

Opening April 7, 5-7PM
On View April 7 - April 29

Learn more about Nature's Essence 
Sunbury Shores Arts & Nature Centre is pleased 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
Up Next: A Fortunate Adversity by Dawn MacNutt

Opening May 5, 5-7PM
On View May 5 - May 28

Learn more about A Fortunate Adversity
Trail Celebrations & Stories

April 8 & April 26

Learn more here

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. 


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

Summer Art Classes for Adults

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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.
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.
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.

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.
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.


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


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. 

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.
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.

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. 


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. 


Summer Art Classes for Kids and Teens

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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.  

Winter & Spring Art Classes 

1:00 - 3:30 PM
$25.00 / Session
APR 1-2
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

MAY 5-7
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


MAR 25 & 26
9:00-4:00 PM

APR 22-23
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

MAY 6-7
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM


MAR 29: 6-9 PM


$100/ 8 Sessions
MAY 27


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.

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