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Drip, Splash, SpongeLayer UpStitching and Quilting

Summer School of the Arts: Week 3

Date Time: 
Monday, 16 July 2018 - 8:30am to Friday, 20 July 2018 - 5:00pm


Stitching and Quilting with artist Lux Habrich

Work with an accomplished seamstress to stitch a quilt that is as unique as you are! Take inspiration from the work of artist Laurie Swim to create a quilt that is also a work of art. 

Ages 5 – 7 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Ages 8 – 12 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Layer Up! with artist Agne Kubiliute

Learn about the art of layering in this Mixed-Media art class! Work with acrylic paint, collage, stamping and printing to create unique and interesting works of art! 

Ages 5 – 7 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Ages 8 – 12 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Celebrate Nova Scotia! with artist Rosemary Young

Take an artistic tour around our province.  We will use drawing, painting, sculpture, collage and more to create wonderful projects inspired by beautiful Nova Scotia. 

Ages 5 – 7 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Ages 8 – 12 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Splash, Drip and Sponge with artist Jenny Shi

Explore the world of abstract painting! Learn how artists use techniques such as masking, layering, and dripping to create dynamic works of abstract art.

Ages 5 – 7 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Ages 8 – 12 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

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Important details:

  • Class size is limited to 13 participants.
  • Morning supervision begins at 8:30 am.
  • Extended pickup is available for afternoon classes until 5:00 pm. 
  • Lunchtime supervision is available for students attending full day classes. Students are required to bring their lunch. 
  • Students should bring a snack for mid-morning/mid-afternoon. No nut products please!
  • Some programs will take advantage of the fine weather so a hat and sunscreen are recommended.
  • Art making can be messy so students remember to wear “work” clothes.

Students are to be dropped off and picked up at the studios (accessible via the First Floor Lobby). There is no supervision before 8:30am. It is suggested that students pack a snack for mid-morning and/or mid-afternoon.

Registration & Fees

Purchase camps online or in person at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia’s Information Desk, or by phone with credit card payment (Visa, Mastercard, Amex, Discover) at (902) 424-5280 during regular Gallery hours.  

Our program continues to grow in popularity, so please register early to avoid disappointment. A limited number of sponsorships are available on a needs basis. If there is insufficient registration, a workshop will be cancelled with fees refunded two weeks prior to the start of the workshop. There is a 10% non-refundable registration fee. There are no refunds two weeks prior to the class. 

COST: $130 per a.m. or p.m. class/week + Tax

Gallery members are eligible to receive a 10% discount on class fees. If you have any questions about this discount or require a discount code please contact our Information Desk (902) 424-5280.

Lunch Hour and Extended Pick-up 

NEW THIS YEAR - Our lunch and extended pick-up options are free. Lunch supervision is offered to students attending full day classes and extended pickup is offered for those attending full-day and/or afternoon classes until 5 pm. 

About our Instructors

Lux Habrich has been drawn to texture, pattern and colour from a very young age. Having learned to stitch, embellish and repair clothing from her mother, who learned from her mother before her – Lux repurposes textiles infused with history and meaning and creates wearable works of art to reflect the complexities of her mixed race identity and immigrant heritage.

Agne Kubiliute is a multi-disciplinary artist who is currently working with the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia to design and facilitate art workshops for children and youth with autism. She has also worked with community groups like ISANS, George Dixon Centre, and Bloomfield Centre.

Jenny Yujia Shi is an artist and art educator originally from Beijing, China. She graduated from NSCAD University with a BFA in painting, printmaking and a BA in Art History. Determined to deepen her roots in Nova Scotia, she has devoted herself in teaching art to children, youth and young adults with diverse needs and backgrounds.

Rosemary Clarke Young is a Bedford artist who works primarily in watercolour wax resist or oil, usually featuring interior scenes.  She exhibits her work in galleries and shows, including the Teichert Gallery. Since 2008, she has taught children’s art classes, both privately and in local schools.

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