Our Newly Renovated Facilities

Sunbury Shores boasts newly renovated, brightly lit studios equipped for drawing, painting, ceramics, printmaking, jewellery, metalsmith, stained glass and more.

If you are interested in renting studio space, scroll to the bottom of this page to see studio rentals and our studio membership.  Please contact operations@sunburyshores.org or call 506.529.3386 if you have any questions.

If you are interested in taking a course in our studios from renowned Sunbury Shores instructors, please visit here.

Ceramics

Located on the basement level, the pottery studio is a welcoming space for emerging and experienced potters to create work, instruct, experiment and connect.

The studio is equipped with:

  • 4 pottery wheels
  • 2 electric kilns
  • Raku kiln c/o volunteer potter off site
  • Build courses for kids to seniors
  • Studio rental for trained potters
  • Limited materials storage
  • Glaze inventory and glaze reference library
  • Wide range of chemicals and compounds
  • Extruder
  • Small clay press

Supplies Available for Sale

  • Tuckers White Clay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $30.00 /10kg bag
  • Tuckers White Clay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $60.00 /20kg box

Metalsmith

Our newly established metal studio is located on the basement level, adjacent to the pottery studio. It provides an assortment of tools and space with workbench space for up to eight people. The studio features small windows overlooking the lovely Zen Garden and the St. Andrews Harbour.

The studio is equipped with:

  • Six teaching stations accommodating kids to seniors
  • Equipped for silver, copper and bronze
  • Polishing equipment
  • Dust collection system & fumehood
  • Secured and inventoried teaching kits
  • Safety equipment
  • Small kiln
  • Metal press
  • Torches
  • Rental opportunities for experienced metalsmiths

Printmaking

Our printshop is a bright, newly renovated facility on the second floor overlooking the St. Andrews Harbour. Sunbury Shores boasts the only environmentally-friendly, non-toxic printmaking studio in eastern Canada. Not only is this good for the environment, but it makes printmaking safe for kids, teens and adults! We also work with one of the only Master Printmakers east of Toronto, Robert Van de Peer.

The studio is equipped with:

  • Lithograph Press with lithographic stones
  • Two Intaglio Presses
  • Lino, Copper Plate, Acetate, Collograph, Mezzotint, & Aquatint Press capability
  • Non-toxic print chemicals and materials
  • Dedicated, internationally recognized chop for all prints printed in the Sunbury printmaking studio
  • Range of inks, rollers, papers and non-toxic etching solvents

Supplies Available for Sale

Printing Paper:

  • Arnhem – White 245 GSM – 22″ x 30″ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7.00/sheet
  • BFK – White 250 GSM – 22″ x 30″ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $11.00/sheet
  • Kozuke – Japanese, White – 37″ x 25.75″ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4.50/sheet
  • Unryu – Japanese, Ivory with Coarse Threads – 37″ x 25″ . . . . . . . . . $7.60/sheet
  • Ginwashi – Japanese, Ivory with Coarse Threads 38.9′ x 25″ . . . . . . $7.60/sheet
  • Fabriano – Drawing Paper – 18″ x 24″. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4.00/sheet
  • Borden and Riley Parchement – for transfer tracing, fine line drafting, sketching or use between prints 25lbs 9″ x 12″ . . . . . . . . . . . 0.30/sheet
  • Borden and Riley Parchement – for transfer tracing, fine line drafting, sketching or use between prints 25lbs 14″ x 17″ . . . . . . . . . . . 0.70/sheet
  • Newsprint – loose sheet 18″ x 24″ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FREE
  • Newsprint – two rolls 30″ wide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FREE
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Multi-Purpose

The multi-purpose studio is a large, brightly lit second floor studio appropriate for painting, life drawing, digital photography, stained glass, print, fibre, digital media, and other projects. It is a flexible and highly functional space overlooking Water Street.

The studio is equipped with:

  • Tables and space
  • Paint library
  • Easels and donkeys
  • Large-format paper cutter
  • Grinders
  • A variety of materials can be ordered through Sunbury Shores

Studio Memberships

*All studio users must be Members of SSANC and all first-time participants are required to take an orientation session.

As a registered charity, we do not charge HST.

Orientation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $20.00

Day Rental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  $25.00

Week Rental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $140.00

Monthly Rental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  $280.00

Core Annual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $450.00

Multi-Day Pass (min 10) . . . . . . . . . . . $20.00/day

Group Rental/Mentor Sessions . . . . . $20.00/person

Key Deposite (Returnable) . . . . . . . . . $40.00

Core Annual Membership $450/year is designated to users who are willing and able to take on a role to volunteer to maintain the studio, offer tours and activities at special events, act as host to visiting artists in residence, contribute to the ongoing development of studio policy and events and contribute to the SSANC newsletter. This membership includes a key and access to studios 24/7.