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ADULT CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATION!

At the Chester Art Centre, we give you the opportunity to make art, get messy, have fun and put some colour in your life! We provide opportunities to learn about art, art history, theory, and the practical application of various mediums. Scroll to view this season's workshops.
  • Colour and Light: Secrets of Good Painting with Heather Sayeau
    Colour and Light: Secrets of Good Painting with Heather Sayeau
    Mon, Jun 17
    Captain's House Gallery
    Jun 17, 2024, 9:00 a.m. – Jun 19, 2024, 3:00 p.m.
    Captain's House Gallery, 33 Central St, Chester, NS B0J 1J0, Canada
    This 3 day workshop is for people who would like to improve their skill level in painting and explore ways of making an image. Heather will begin each day with a demo of a technique followed by a practice session. Each student will work on their own subject matter, either from life or from photos wh
  • Sketch by Sketch in Chester with Emma Fitzgerald
    Sketch by Sketch in Chester with Emma Fitzgerald
    Fri, Jul 05
    Captain's House Gallery
    Jul 05, 2024, 10:00 a.m. – Jul 07, 2024, 3:00 p.m.
    Captain's House Gallery, 33 Central St, Chester, NS B0J 1J0, Canada
    Join acclaimed author/illustrator Emma FitzGerald (Hand Drawn Halifax and Sketch by Sketch Along Nova Scotia's South Shore) for a 3 day immersion in sketching on location in the beautiful town of Chester.
  • Mosaic Magic with Vienie McShane
    Mosaic Magic with Vienie McShane
    Sat, Jul 13
    Captain's House Gallery
    Jul 13, 2024, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Captain's House Gallery, 33 Central St, Chester, NS B0J 1J0, Canada
    Bring out your creativity with some meaningful mosaic fun. Join us as Vienie guides you with a little mosaic project of your choice. She will teach you how to include photographs and text into your mosaic work of art. Upcycle an old picture frame, cover a small jewellery box––you decide!
  • Introduction to Rug Hooking with Alison Mitchell
    Introduction to Rug Hooking with Alison Mitchell
    Sat, Jul 27
    Captain's House Gallery
    Jul 27, 2024, 10:00 a.m. – Jul 28, 2024, 3:00 p.m.
    Captain's House Gallery, 33 Central St, Chester, NS B0J 1J0, Canada
    In this two-day beginner workshop, Alison will introduce you to a wonderful and relaxing craft with a rich history in Nova Scotia: punch needle rug hooking. We'll learn all the basics, from transferring a pattern, to selecting a backing fabric, to all the varieties of fiber that can be used.
  • Decorative Smocking with Inbal Newman
    Decorative Smocking with Inbal Newman
    Sat, Aug 10
    Captain's House Gallery
    Aug 10, 2024, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Captain's House Gallery, 33 Central St, Chester, NS B0J 1J0, Canada
    This one-day workshop focuses on learning different decorative (North American) smocking techniques for use in garments and other textile applications. Throughout the class participants will learn the three types of sewing stitches used in decorative smocking, how to read smocking patterns, and ways
  • Ceramic Stamps with Vienie McShane
    Ceramic Stamps with Vienie McShane
    Sun, Aug 11
    Captain's House Gallery
    Aug 11, 2024, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Captain's House Gallery, 33 Central St, Chester, NS B0J 1J0, Canada
    Ever thought of making tour own stamps for pottery or baking!? Well now's your chance. Don't miss this exciting workshop where you will carve, and create your own clay stamps. The stamps will be fired and you can pick them up in a few weeks after the workshop.
  • Writing About Place and Nature with Mary Fowke
    Writing About Place and Nature with Mary Fowke
    Tue, Aug 20
    Captain's House Gallery
    Aug 20, 2024, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Captain's House Gallery, 33 Central St, Chester, NS B0J 1J0, Canada
    In this one day workshop, we'll explore places as sources of meaning, be they in nature, at home or elsewhere. We'll look at inner landscapes and bring them to light through writing.
  • Introduction to Bookbinding with Rhonda Miller
    Introduction to Bookbinding with Rhonda Miller
    Sat, Aug 24
    Captain's House Gallery
    Aug 24, 2024, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Captain's House Gallery, 33 Central St, Chester, NS B0J 1J0, Canada
    This workshop will focus on introducing traditional bookbinding techniques and the basic tools of the trade. Participants will undertake several introductory projects and have at least four finished books to take home.
  • Observational Drawing: Exploring Line and Tone with Curtis Botham
    Observational Drawing: Exploring Line and Tone with Curtis Botham
    Sat, Jun 15
    Captain's House Gallery
    Jun 15, 2024, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Captain's House Gallery, 33 Central St, Chester, NS B0J 1J0, Canada
    Throughout the session, participants will engage in warm-up exercises and learn fundamental techniques such as sight measuring, gesture drawing, tonal exercises, experimenting with different pencils and understanding light direction.
  • Watercolour Artist Books with Audrey Nicoll
    Watercolour Artist Books with Audrey Nicoll
    Sat, Jun 08
    Captain's House Gallery
    Jun 08, 2024, 10:00 a.m. – Jun 09, 2024, 4:00 p.m.
    Captain's House Gallery, 33 Central St, Chester, NS B0J 1J0, Canada
    Create a hand-stitched, multi-page watercolour book based on a subject or theme of your choosing while developing looser more expressive water colour techniques and expanding your understanding of composition as you work towards completing your book.
  • Adult Mini Clay Workshop with Marla Benton
    Adult Mini Clay Workshop with Marla Benton
    Sun, May 26
    Captain's House Gallery
    May 26, 2024, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Captain's House Gallery, 33 Central St, Chester, NS B0J 1J0, Canada
    Participants will be introduced to the basics of working with clay. As you hand-build your creations, you will learn about the process of clay, different techniques and surface design. A week later, you will come back and decorate/glaze what you have made! May 26 & June 2, 10am to Noon.
  • Sailboats on the Bay Paint Night with Ed Coleman
    Sailboats on the Bay Paint Night with Ed Coleman
    Fri, May 24
    Captain's House Gallery
    May 24, 2024, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    Captain's House Gallery, 33 Central St, Chester, NS B0J 1J0, Canada
    Join us for a relaxed evening of painting and creativity with Ed Coleman! Ed will guide you through the process of creating your own Sailboats on the Bay painting, which will be finished and ready to take home at the end of the evening! All materials included and no prior experience needed.
  • Create Your Own Affirmation Card Deck with Liz McCurdy
    Create Your Own Affirmation Card Deck with Liz McCurdy
    Thu, May 16
    Captain's House Gallery
    May 16, 2024, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    Captain's House Gallery, 33 Central St, Chester, NS B0J 1J0, Canada
    Spark energy and happiness into your daily routine by creating your own unique affirmation cards that inspire you to be your best self. Participants will use a variety of art materials as they create backgrounds and choose from a variety of strength-based messages (or choose their own).
  • Piping Buttercream Flowers with Vienie McShane
    Piping Buttercream Flowers with Vienie McShane
    Sat, May 11
    Captain's House Gallery
    May 11, 2024, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Captain's House Gallery, 33 Central St, Chester, NS B0J 1J0, Canada
    Join us for this unique experience as Vienie shares her piping tricks with us. She will teach you how to pipe a two tone rose with leaves then end the workshop off by sharing her beautiful Russian piping tips with participants to try out piping some pretty flowers.
  • Garden Bones with Candy Venning
    Garden Bones with Candy Venning
    Sat, Apr 20
    Chester Art Centre Gallery
    Apr 20, 2024, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Chester Art Centre Gallery, 60 Queen St, Chester, NS B0J 1J0, Canada
    Work with a professional landscape designer to overcome design issues. Learn to work with existing 'Garden Bones' and add new ones to create an enjoyable space with cohesive style.
  • Constructing a Watercolour Painting with Audrey Nicoll
    Constructing a Watercolour Painting with Audrey Nicoll
    Wed, Apr 24
    Captain's House Gallery
    Apr 24, 2024, 1:00 p.m. – May 29, 2024, 4:00 p.m.
    Captain's House Gallery, 33 Central St, Chester, NS B0J 1J0, Canada
    Learn how to chose and mix your colour palette, edit and define your subject’s composition, capture the forms of land, sky, tree, and sea, and then how to put all the pieces together to create a finished painting.
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