Painting with Maggie Rose

Sunbury Shores 139 Water Street, St Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada

This five-day intensive workshop is for artists with some painting experience, although all levels will be accommodated and will benefit. Throughout the course, a wide variety of painting techniques and approaches will be explored. Maggie will demonstrate various ways to “build” your paintings so that the results are complex and reflect and enhance the intent of your narratives. Artists will be encouraged to step out of their comfort zone and to take their work to places of new discovery and levels of excellence. There will be an emphasis on understanding the underlying abstraction of all sound work. Subject matter is up to individual artists and working from life and/or photographs are equally encouraged. Participants are asked to arrive with a variety of possible ideas to explore. Maggie will provide prompts and suggestions for anyone interested in a more exercise-based approach. Participants will have the option to develop one piece or several pieces throughout the week. Contemporary painters and artists of historical significance and will be discussed and incorporated into all lessons, providing inspiration throughout the week. A professional artist and much sought-after art instructor in Canada and the US, Maggie Rose received her MFA from The New York Academy of […]

$650

Open Studio

Sunbury Shores 139 Water Street, St Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada

Twice a month, Sunbury Shores offers an opportunity to engage with others in the shared space of the Main Studio. It’s time for creation in a collaborative environment. Bring your own materials and artworks in progress and share ideas and skills. For all levels of experience. A facilitator will be present. Coffee and tea provided. Pre-register or drop in! Sign up

$14

Opening Reception: Thaddeus Holownia and Brigitte Clavette

Sunbury Shores 139 Water Street, St Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada

Thaddeus Holownia: of a feather In memory of his late partner, Gay Hansen, well-known and highly respected photographer Thaddeus Holownia has created a body of work celebrating beauty in the natural world through bird plumage. Gay’s long professional career in the Biology Department at Mount Allison University included amassing a collection of study skins, mounted birds, nests and eggs that reflect her love of ornithology. From this collection, Holownia has put together a photographic print tribute. After a long and distinguished career as Professor and Department Head at Mount A, Holownia is continuing his work as an artist. He has participated in many solo and group exhibitions in Canada and internationally and he has received many grants and awards. His work has been part of numerous collaborations, bookwork and portfolios and is in many public and private collections.   Brigitte Clavette: Vessel forms and other Curiosities A personal selection of sterling silver, bronze and copper objects created by acclaimed artist Brigitte Clavette during the past 44 years, and part of her private collection. Along with more recent work, this singular exhibition of hollowware metal objects provides a glimpse of the award-winning artist’s innate creativity, curiosity, and excellence as an outstanding contemporary metalsmith. […]

Figure Drawing with Geordie Millar

Sunbury Shores 139 Water Street, St Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada

A comprehensive approach to figure drawing, this five-day studio course is for artists of all levels who wish to further their skills. Working from life with a dynamic model, concepts of anatomy and technique will be explored in the bright airy seaside Sunbury studio. Millar’s enthusiasm, sure-handed draftsmanship, and tested teaching methods promise to make this a very fun and useful workshop. Millar studied drawing, painting and anatomy at the National Academy of Art and the Art Students League of New York. His studio practice focuses on animals, landscape and anatomy, and perceptions of natural history. He teaches life drawing & art direction for animation at Sheridan College in Oakville, ON. His work with film director Guillermo del Toro can be viewed onscreen in the features The Shape of Water and Nightmare Alley, the Netflix series Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities and del Toro’s upcoming feature adaptation of Mary Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein’. Instructor: Geordie Millar Date: August 12 – 16, 2024 Time: Monday – Friday, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm Min/Max students: 6/13 Materials: to be confirmed Registration Deadline: July 29, 2024 Course only fee: $695 Early Bird course fee: $650 until May 30, 2024 Sunbury Shores Courses + Huntsman Accommodation & Meals Package: · $1,325 / $1,280 Early […]

$695

Open Studio

Sunbury Shores 139 Water Street, St Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada

Twice a month, Sunbury Shores offers an opportunity to engage with others in the shared space of the Main Studio. It’s time for creation in a collaborative environment. Bring your own materials and artworks in progress and share ideas and skills. For all levels of experience. A facilitator will be present. Coffee and tea provided. Pre-register or drop in! Sign up

$14

Dear Dorothy: an illustrated talk by Ann Thomas

Sunbury Shores 139 Water Street, St Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada

Dear Dorothy: Photographer, Philanthropist, Collector and Sunbury Shores Founder, an illustrated talk by Ann Thomas, retired Senior Curator of Photographs and Interim Chief Curator, National Gallery of Canada.

Opening Reception: Group Show, Celebrating 60 Years!

Sunbury Shores 139 Water Street, St Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada

Celebrating 60 Years + 60+ Artists This milestone exhibition is a celebration of sixty years of creative inspiration, artistic excellence, and cultural diversity. Sunbury Shores has been a meeting place for professional and emerging artists, and for art and nature lovers of all ages. In this singular exhibition, sixty plus artists present their explorations and discoveries achieved while working and exhibiting at Sunbury Shores. Join us as we celebrate an exceptional community treasure and the artists and creators who have defined and enriched it.

Opening Reception: Jennifer Long and Nat Cann

Sunbury Shores 139 Water Street, St Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada

Jennifer Long: Mended Leaves Canadian artist Jennifer Long has established an arts practice that addresses the complex role of women’s experiences, with its disproportionate responsibility for unpaid care work, how care is given and its impact to those involved. Mended Leaves is a photographic series that references the impact of the Covid pandemic on caring for others, and the subsequent process of repair and renewal. Through large-scale images of hybrid botanicals which the artist created, she considers quiet moments and rituals of everyday life. Based in Toronto, Jennifer has participated in several residencies and contributed to scholarly presentations and panels, and received numerous grants; her work is in private and public collections in Canada and abroad.   Nat Cann: Commorant Commorant is New Brunswick artist Natt Cann's collection of housing centric artworks detailing a longing for hearth and home through printmaking methods, repetition, and the contrast between idealized narratives and factual outlooks.

Methods and Materials with Stephen Hutchings

Sunbury Shores 139 Water Street, St Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada

Master drawer Stephen Hutchings uses drawing as an integral part of his daily art practice. His workshop features demonstrations, one-on-one instruction, and supportive group discussions. On the first day, you (the participant) will use different forms of graphite—from pencils to sticks to blocks—as they explore the incredible range of marks made with graphite. The second day is devoted to charcoal and paper. Working with sticks and powders, you will be introduced to charcoals made from different woods that have different densities and tones. You will explore how paper textures can be used to create a range of effects. This workshop also features a special, hands-on exploration of the magic of erasers in all forms, shapes and sizes. Your subject matter for both days will be in-studio still-lifes and huge nature photos; you will be working on small- and large-scale drawings. You will take home two finished drawings and multiple sketches while exploring methodologies, materials, and techniques. Sketching outdoors will be an option, weather dependent. All of Stephen Hutchings paintings start out as fully realized charcoal drawings. He has led workshops in Calgary, Ottawa and New Brunswick, taught figure drawing at the Ottawa School of Art, and been a juror for […]

Opening Reception: Art In Mind

Sunbury Shores 139 Water Street, St Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada

Art in Mind The fifth annual exhibition organized by Sunbury Shores with the support of the Canadian Mental Health Association of New Brunswick, that highlights the work of Charlotte County artists and makers who address mental wellness through creativity.

Opening Event: Deck the Walls

Sunbury Shores 139 Water Street, St Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada

Deck the Walls Sunbury Shores’ annual holiday celebration of local artists, artisans and craftspeople who present their artwork and creations in many different mediums, including painting, drawing, ceramics, woodwork, metalwork, jewelry, knitting, weaving and much more.