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

Artistic Growth Studio with Theresa MacKnight

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

All levels are welcome for this unique opportunity blending studio work (mornings) with customized instruction and coaching time with Theresa MacKnight (afternoons). Developed by the late Jay Dampf, a long-time artist instructor at Sunbury Shores, it’s an opportunity to enjoy dedicated time to work on your own practice while also benefiting from individual attention, guidance and critiquing with Theresa. Students bring their own work (drawing, painting in acrylic and oils, and watercolour), either in progress, or ready to start. Theresa MacKnight is a highly accomplished artist and former art teacher. She has won numerous awards and been exhibited widely across New Brunswick and elsewhere. Theresa has extensive knowledge of working in different mediums and teaches with patience, encouragement, and consideration of individual needs. She has spent many years involved with SSANC as instructor, student, and exhibitor. Recently retired from full-time art teaching, Theresa continues to explore and expand her own art practice. Instructor: Theresa MacKnight Date: July 1 – 5, 2024 Time: Monday – Friday, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm Min/Max students: 6/10 Materials: Bring your own Registration Deadline: June 17, 2024 Course Fee: $525 Early Bird course fee: $475 until May 30, 2024 REGISTER

$475

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

The Abstracted Landscape with Jay Isaac

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

This 4-day acrylic painting and drawing workshop will focus on how an observed landscape can be abstracted through colour and form. Short field trips will guide participants to observe the landscape, make preliminary sketches in situ, and then develop paintings in the studio. This course is recommended for participants with experience working in acrylics or watercolours at an intermediate level or more. Upon registration, participants will receive a list of course materials. Note: This is a scent-free workshop. A prolific artist, curator, and writer, Jay Isaac will share examples of his work, and the work of contemporary and modern artists to illustrate the use of landscape and its components as starting points for abstraction. Formerly from Saint John, Isaac was educated at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver BC, and the Cardiff School of Art and Design, Cardiff, Wales. He has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions both nationally and internationally. Isaac has also curated several online exhibitions and published critical essays and articles about artists in Canada. His work is in many private and public collections in Canada including the Royal Bank of Canada and the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. Instructor: Jay Isaac Date: July 9 – 12, 2024 […]

$630

Journaling with Mary Kircher

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

Journaling can take many forms: sketchbook, diary, tapestry diary, and collage as you capture memories and develop ideas. Fibre artist Mary Kircher will teach how to make a unique accordion-style journal as versatile as your imagination. Mary will share her techniques for creating journals, incorporating collage, tapestry, stitching, and writing, resulting in creative displays for fibre artists, book lovers, creators, and makers. Participants are asked to bring found objects that are relatively flat including fabric, feathers, stones, paper ephemera, etc. Mary specializes in hand weaving and custom dye techniques. With a Master’s in Art and Design from North Carolina State University, Mary has taught many workshops and exhibited her work both regionally and internationally, including at Sunbury Shores in August 2023. Mary’s work is in numerous private and public collections. Visit Mary at Woven Translations — Mary Kircher, Fiber Artist Course fee: $350 Early Bird course fee: $325 until May 30, 2024 Instructor: Mary Kircher Date: July 19, 20, 21, 2024 Time/Schedule: Friday, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Saturday, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm Sunday, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm Min/Max students: 6/12 Materials: to be determined Registration Deadline: July 5, 2024 REGISTER Visit Mary Kircher’s website: https://woventranslations.com/ Are you a member? Contact us to use your one-time discount on this course! Click […]

$325

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

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

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

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 […]