A wonderful opportunity to learn the fascinating world of printmaking. Whether it’s all-new, or you have the experience, we are offering Sunday afternoon classes in the company of experienced and highly acclaimed printmakers. Alanna Baird and/or Ann Manuel. Each month’s block of 4 sessions will be a look at a different technique of printmaking.
These sessions in our beautiful and bright renovated print studio will be relaxed and welcoming. Whether you want to produce your own cards, limited edition artworks, or simply learn new skills and express your creativity, this is the place to be!
A multi-award-winning artist, arts advocate and visual arts educator, Ann Manuel has taught Visual Arts at all levels from high school to college. She has worked for over 30 years in communities across North America, UK, Europe, Asia and the USA, and has served on numerous boards of arts organizations, including Sunbury Shores as well as with committees in public galleries and other artist-run centres.
Ann’s multi-media practise revolves around the themes of physical geography, relationships, identity and spirituality. She regularly produces work in our SSANC print studio.
Local artist Alanna Baird is primarily known for her metal Tin Fish sculptures but has been exploring printmaking for more than 40 years. Lino block printmaking remains her primary focus in print, but when opportunity knocks, another mark-making is welcomed.
This Social Sunday is an open studio where you can mingle, share ideas, and work on your own projects. It is required that you have experience in pottery and ceramics to use the studio and have your own materials. Clay is available for sale at the centre.
Travis Melanson studied at the University de Moncton and received a BSc in Biology, during this time he was able to complete courses in sculpture and ceramics. Melanson completed an MFA at NSCAD (Nova Scotia College of Art and Design) specializing in Ceramics. His work was focused on kiln firing, ceramic and glaze technology research. His primary artistic focus is on larger ceramic forms based on architectural reality and nightmare inspiration.
He has worked out of Sunbury Shores Art and Nature Center for over five years now. Studio practice is now focused on various types of natural clay from local sources and mastering hand-building techniques.