Kids and Family Programs

All year-round we offer a variety of arts and nature classes for kids and youth.

Saturday Morning Clay Club with Chantal Vincent

For ages 6 -12 years (6 weeks)
Saturdays: 10:30 – 12 noon
March 16, 23, April 6, 13, 20, 27
Cost: $110
All materials provided
Min/Max: 5/8 students
Learn how to make exciting projects in clay during Saturday morning studio classes. Hands-on practise will introduce hand building techniques of coil, pinch and slab as well as hollowing, using molds and extruding forms. Young students will build confidence to work in clay, as well as creating their own finished pieces. All tools and materials provided.
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How to Register:
  • We accept cash, debit, credit and e-transfers
  • Register Online – credit only
  • Call Florence, Outreach Coordinator at (506) 529 3386
  • Visit us at 139 Water Street, Saint Andrews. We’re open Tues – Sat, 10 am – 4 pm

After School Art

Sunbury Shores is excited to offer an afterschool art program for students in grades 3 to 5, one day a week for two months (8 sessions). Qualified art instructors will lead children take part in hands-on art making and learning about the natural environment through painting, drawing, clay and mixed media. Some programs are project-based with group artwork. All art supplies and materials are included. Pre-registration and parental consent forms required. Maximum students: 12

Register online (click button below), call the Outreach Coordinator, Florence, at (506) 529 3386, or visit us at the centre at 139 Water Street, Saint Andrews from 10 am – 4 pm Tuesday – Saturdays – we take cash, debit, or credit!

**A Parental Consent form will be provided by the instructors and must be completed and signed on the first day of the program.

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at Vincent Massey Elementary

with Art Instructor, Chantal Vincent
Grades 3 – 5
Cost: $125
Time: Tuesdays, from 3:00 – 5:00 pm (8 weeks)
Dates: Mar 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9, 23, 30
Max 12/min 6 students

at St. Stephen Elementary

with Art Instructor, Judy Ells Whittingham
Grades 3 – 5
Cost: $125
Time: Wednesdays from 3:00 – 5:00 pm (8 weeks)
Dates: Mar 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1, 2024
Max 12/min 6 students

at St. George Elementary

with Art Instructor Chantal Vincent
Grades 3 – 5
Cost: $125
Time: Wednesdays from 3:00 – 5:00 pm (8 weeks)
Dates: Mar 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10, 17, 24, and May 1, 2024
Max 12/min 6 students

at Grand Manan Community School (art room)

with Art Instructor Sandor Mathe
Grades 3 – 5
Cost: $125
Time: Wednesdays, from 3:00 – 5:00 pm (8 weeks)
Dates: Mar 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10, 17, 24, and May 1, 2024
Max 12/min 6 students

at Milltown Elementary

with Art Instructor, Emmaline Mortimer
Grades 3 – 5
Cost: $60*
Time: Thursdays from 3:00 – 5:00 pm (8 weeks)
Dates: Mar 14, 21, 28; April 4, 11, 18, 25; May 2, 2024
Max 12/min 6 students
*Supported by CMHA, Char. Co.

at Lawrence Station Elementary

with Art Instructor, Emmaline Mortimer
Grades 3 – 5
Cost: $60*
Time: Wednesdays, from 3:00 – 5:00 pm (8 weeks)
Dates: Mar 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10, 17, 24, and May 1, 2024
Max 12/min 6 students
*Supported by CMHA, Char. Co

Easter Egg Decorating with Vita Plume

A Family Workshop
Date: Friday, March 29, 2024
Time Slots: (1) 10:00 – 10:45 am; (2) 10:45 – 11:30 am; (3) 11:30 am – 12:15 pm;
(4) 12:15 – 1:00 pm
Price: $8 per individual, FREE for children*
Artist Vita Plume will show us how to dye eggs for Easter. Her family’s Latvian egg-dying tradition is based on wrapping onion skins and other natural items that leave an imprint on the eggs when boiled. Bring your own first egg (uncooked) and onion skins, as well as your favourite flowers, leaves and dyed feathers. More eggs as well as leaves, berries, etc. will be available. Once wrapped and boiled, eggs will be ready to be eaten Easter morning. *Note: Children 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent.

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Make your own Vintage Family Album

A Family Workshop
A project of Charlotte County Archives & Sunbury Shores
Date: Saturday April 27
Time: 1:00 – 3:30 pm
$10 adults/children under 12 free
Using reproduced historical photographs from the Charlotte County Archives and your own images and photographs, create a fictional narrative for your own family album. Annotated with white ink on black paper, you can collage and mix and match contemporary images on historical backgrounds. Add written comments, small drawings, and special symbols (ie hearts, flowers, etc). Your vintage album will include covers and binding ribbon. Bring family photos, including pet photos! All other materials supplied. Children welcome!
Note: This workshop accompanies the exhibition Lisa Marie Boissoneau: Borrowed Roots at Sunbury Shores from April 5 – 27, 2024
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