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

Sparkling Event and Canada Day Fireworks Viewing Spot for Members

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

Join us on our deck and in the garden for a sparkly night of celebrating Canada Day, with a private view of the fireworks to round it off. There will be live music and a cash bar with prosecco, wine, beer and soft drinks. If you want to come, but aren't a member - sign up now on our membership page! July 1st  8pm till post fireworks! Members Only special event $30.00 per person - includes a complimentary glass of prosecco and dessert Tickets

$30.00

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

Opening Reception: ‘Flora’ and ‘The View From Here’

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

Flora: Ralph Simpson, Caoife Garvey, Clare Bridge, Heather McCaig, David Eeles, Judy Blake and Alexa Jaffurs Seven award-winning artists from New Brunswick and Nova Scotia working in diverse disciplines create artistic connections in their work by addressing one theme - that of nature and plants in wood, iron, plant fibre, clay, glass, textiles, and fine metals.  Flora illustrates the social and artistic connections between the artists, their inspiration, and their collective reverence of the natural world.   The View from Here Felicia Norris Bartlett: Felicia Norris Bartlett paints in oil with most of her work representing open spaces and idyllic landscapes. Her signature style mixes detailed clouds and skies with a touch of whimsy. The rugged cliffs of Fundy, picturesque lighthouses dotting the coastline, and the ever-changing moods of Passamaquoddy Bay and the Atlantic Ocean are all presented in delicate and serene paintings. Theresa MacKnight: In this new work, Theresa MacKnight has created drawings and paintings of the interior of Sunbury Shores in a direct response to the Centre from the point of view of an artist, and longtime user of the studio areas. Theresa approaches her work in acrylic from many perspectives, always with consideration, thoughtfulness, and an openness to […]

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

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