Supported through funding from the Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation, these creative studios are designed to be intensive, collaborative weekends of idea sharing, mentorship, peer critique, and critical dialogue in order to build mentorship networks and critical relationships between senior and mid-career and emerging artists. In the current New Brunswick arts ecosystem, giving and receiving critical feedback has been a challenge and usually takes the form of response to a finished work. It is rare for artists outside of the educational system to receive expert feedback for an in-progress piece or body of work in the conceptual phase. The creative process is ripe with questions, technical and conceptual issues, roadblocks, insecurities and possibilities. Explore them here!!
In-Process Creative Studios
Brigitte Clavette: Advanced Metalwork
About the Creative Studio
This workshop is part of our continuing In-Process Creative Studios. Led by acclaimed artist Brigitte Clavette, this workshop is designed for metal artists with an active metals practice in functional or sculptural works. The course is designed to be an intensive, collaborative weekend of idea sharing, mentorship, peer critique, and critical dialogue. Participants will come with an idea, body of work or in-progress piece to the workshop in the metalsmithing studio at Sunbury Shores, equipped for bronze, copper and silver. Limited to 6, participants will receive one-on-one mentorship and will delve into conceptual and critical thinking to push their practice forward.
This course is limited to 8 students. To register call 506.529.3386 or follow the link on the Adult Courses page.
Silversmith Brigitte Clavette has been Head of the Jewellery and Metal Arts Studio and taught at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design in Fredericton since 1985. She has also taught at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, the Nunavut Arctic College, the Haliburton School of Arts and the Community College of New Brunswick in Dieppe. Her hollow-ware and silver works have been shown internationally and are held in private and public collections across the country and internationally, including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, England and the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. Clavette became a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 2000, won the Excellence Award for Craft from the Province of NB in 2002, and the prestigious Strathbutler Award in 2006. She has been a regular and much-appreciated contributor to our programming.