This class has been developed in honour of Jay Dampf – a long time instructor at Sunbury Shores – as an opportunity for his previous students to meet as they so often have, to share time, have dedicated time for their practice, and receive individual guidance and assistance from an experienced instructor. We cannot replace Jay, but we can continue in his spirit! Students will bring their own work – either in progress or ready to start. The studio is available for own practice during the mornings, with the afternoons offering the opportunity to have individual time with Theresa MacKnight regarding particular questions around techniques, composition, subject etc. Group time will also involve general discussion around such subjects, peer group discussion/crits and encouragement around each other’s work to encourage sharing of knowledge and fun!
Theresa MacKnight is a highly accomplished artist and art teacher. She has won numerous awards and has been exhibited widely across New Brunswick. As a full-time high school art teacher, Theresa has extensive knowledge of working in different mediums and teaches with patience, encouragement and genuine consideration of individuals’ needs. She has spent many years involved with SSANC as an instructor, student and exhibitor. Recently retired from full-time art teaching, is continuing to explore and expand her own art practice.
1991 – Bachelor of Education with a major in Visual Art Education, Lieutenant Governor’s Silver medal for Academic Achievement, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, N.B.
1988- Bachelor of Fine Arts, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, N.S.
1985-87- Fine Arts Studies with academic honours, Mount Allison University, Sackville, N.B.