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Chester Art Centre

60 Queen Street
Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0 Canada
(902) 275-5789 https://www.chesterartcentre.ca/adult-1/

February 2019

DRAWING WITH DIMENSION SERIES

February 26, 2019 @ 9:30 AM - March 5, 2019 @ 3:30 PM
Chester Art Centre, 60 Queen Street
Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0 Canada
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$180.

A PATHWAY TO ENHANCED REALISM WITH MARGARET BEST Drawing with Dimension 11 The upcoming Drawing with Dimension Series will offer artists of all skill levels ways to achieve a more three-dimensional quality in drawings. These unique drawing workshops will provide opportunities to sharpen observation skills and will serve to assist each participant in developing stronger elements of realism regardless of a preferred colour medium.  Each of the three Drawing with Dimension workshops will address a selection of plant subjects designed to focus on the…

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April 2019

Painting In Colour And Light with Malcolm Callaway

April 4, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Chester Art Centre, 60 Queen Street
Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0 Canada
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April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2       1:00 pm – 4:00 pm This painting class will cover style, colour mixing, applications and finding your subject matter. We will also look at composition, design and various artists’ work and how they achieved it. I will help with your own projects with hands on demos. Instruction is appropriate for all skill levels working in oil and/or acrylic. Cost for the 5 lessons: $140. Material list to be supplied.

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Waterscapes and Reflective Surfaces with Lynda Shalagan

April 13, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Chester Art Centre, 60 Queen Street
Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0 Canada
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$140.

Lynda Shalagan began her training in Vancouver, B.C. taking craft and fine art courses at Capilano College in North Vancouver. She subsequently transferred to the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, N.S. (BFA ’82). At present, Lynda lives in Halifax, teaches art part time at the Sacred Heart School of Halifax and continues her work in painting in her studio/Artz Gallery exhibiting locally and nationally. Two days course April 13 & 14   10:00 am – 4:00 pm Painting waterscapes and…

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May 2019

The Art of Repair – SHIBORI AND SASHIKO with Kate Ward

May 25, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Chester Art Centre, 60 Queen Street
Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0 Canada
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$50 – $150

Kate Ward is an interdisciplinary artist and educator whose research driven practice investigates the relationship between art, ritual spaces and cultural meaning. Kate is the recipient of numerous international scholarships, residencies and exchange programs. Her work has been selected for national and international exhibitions and awards and she is represented in national and international collections in the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia and America. Two days workshop May 25 & 26 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Cost: $150 with $50 for…

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June 2019

Natural Green and Painting Leaves with Margaret Best

June 17, 2019 @ 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Chester Art Centre, 60 Queen Street
Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0 Canada
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Margaret Best was raised and educated in South Africa. After some years of teaching in Cape Town, she immigrated to Canada settling with her husband and daughter in Calgary. Inspired by the wildflowers of Alberta, Margaret retuned to her love of painting nature. A serendipitous connection with artists in England launched a passion for botanical art resulting in teaching and exhibiting internationally for almost 20 years. Her work is widely published in books and magazines such as Fine Arts Connoisseur,…

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Explore Your Creativity this Summer at the Chester Art Centre!

June 17, 2019 @ 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Chester Art Centre, 60 Queen Street
Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0 Canada
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$180

Natural Green and Painting Leaves with Margaret Best

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Explore Your Creativity this Summer at the Chester Art Centre!

June 18, 2019 @ 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Chester Art Centre, 60 Queen Street
Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0 Canada
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$180

Natural Green and Painting Leaves with Margaret Best

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July 2019

Explore Your Creativity this Summer at the Chester Art Centre!

July 3, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Chester Art Centre, 60 Queen Street
Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0 Canada
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$80

Telling Your Story with Mary Fowke

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Explore Your Creativity this Summer at the Chester Art Centre!

July 5, 2019 @ 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Chester Art Centre, 60 Queen Street
Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0 Canada
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$180

Painting Petals with Margaret Best

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Explore Your Creativity this Summer at the Chester Art Centre!

July 6, 2019 @ 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Chester Art Centre, 60 Queen Street
Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0 Canada
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$180

Painting Petals with Margaret Best

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Explore Your Creativity this Summer at the Chester Art Centre!

July 16, 2019 @ 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Chester Art Centre, 60 Queen Street
Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0 Canada
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$140

Still Life Painting in Watercolour with Susan Paterson 

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Explore Your Creativity this Summer at the Chester Art Centre!

July 17, 2019 @ 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Chester Art Centre, 60 Queen Street
Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0 Canada
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$140

Still Life Painting in Watercolour with Susan Paterson 

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Explore Your Creativity this Summer at the Chester Art Centre!

July 18, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Chester Art Centre, 60 Queen Street
Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0 Canada
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$140

Drawing a Line in the Paint with Heather Sayeau

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Explore Your Creativity this Summer at the Chester Art Centre!

July 19, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Chester Art Centre, 60 Queen Street
Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0 Canada
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$140

Drawing a Line in the Paint with Heather Sayeau

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Explore Your Creativity this Summer at the Chester Art Centre!

July 26, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Chester Art Centre, 60 Queen Street
Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0 Canada
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$140

Drawing a Line in the Paint with Heather Sayeau

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Explore Your Creativity this Summer at the Chester Art Centre!

July 27, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Chester Art Centre, 60 Queen Street
Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0 Canada
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$140

Drawing a Line in the Paint with Heather Sayeau

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August 2019

Explore Your Creativity this Summer at the Chester Art Centre!

August 7, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Chester Art Centre, 60 Queen Street
Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0 Canada
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$150

Smartphone Photography with Alexa Cude

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Explore Your Creativity this Summer at the Chester Art Centre!

August 8, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Chester Art Centre, 60 Queen Street
Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0 Canada
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$150

Smartphone Photography with Alexa Cude

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DRAWING A LINE IN THE PAINT

August 26, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - August 27, 2019 @ 4:00 PM
Chester Art Centre, 60 Queen Street
Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0 Canada
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Instructor: Heather Sayeau

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September 2019

5 Day Workshop With Margaret Best

September 9, 2019 @ 12:00 AM - September 16, 2019 @ 11:59 PM
Chester Art Centre, 60 Queen Street
Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0 Canada
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$425

Announcing a first for Chester Art Centre! Heirloom Abundanceis a uniqueopportunity to participate in a 5-day botanical art workshop with Margaret Best, internationally renowned instructor and artist.   Join Margaret in Chester, a charming coastal village located on Nova Scotia’s spectacular south shore simply picture perfect for quality art study, perusing galleries and connecting with nature. Less than an hour from Halifax airport, Chester is situated close to Mahone Bay and the Unesco World Heritage site of Lunenburg for further quaint…

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October 2019

Geometric Tringles – Chester Art Centre

October 12, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Chester Art Centre, 60 Queen Street
Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0 Canada
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Collage Mural Workshop with Marley Johnson at Chester Art Centre

October 12, 2019 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Chester Art Centre, 60 Queen Street
Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0 Canada
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Painting with Malcom Callaway

October 19, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - October 20, 2019 @ 4:00 PM
Chester Art Centre, 60 Queen Street
Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0 Canada
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Cost $ 140.00

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Fall Botanical Workshops with MARGARET BEST

October 25, 2019 @ 9:30 AM - October 26, 2019 @ 3:30 PM
Chester Art Centre, 60 Queen Street
Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0 Canada
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Cost: $180

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November 2019

Fall Botanical Workshops with MARGARET BEST

November 29, 2019 @ 9:30 AM - November 30, 2019 @ 3:30 PM
Chester Art Centre, 60 Queen Street
Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0 Canada
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Cost: $180

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February 2020

DOODLES TO DRAWINGS: Sunday February 9 & 23 Instructor: Margaret Best

February 9 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Chester Art Centre, 60 Queen Street
Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0 Canada
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$45

Margaret Best was raised and educated in South Africa. After some years of teaching in Cape Town, she immigrated to Canada settling with her husband and daughter in Calgary. Inspired by the wildflowers of Alberta, Margaret returned to her love of painting nature. A serendipitous connection with artists in England launched a passion for botanical art resulting in teaching and exhibiting internationally for almost 20 years. Her work is widely published in books and magazines such as Fine Arts Connoisseur,…

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DOODLES TO DRAWINGS: Sunday February 9 & 23 Instructor: Margaret Best

February 23 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Chester Art Centre, 60 Queen Street
Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0 Canada
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$45

Margaret Best was raised and educated in South Africa. After some years of teaching in Cape Town, she immigrated to Canada settling with her husband and daughter in Calgary. Inspired by the wildflowers of Alberta, Margaret returned to her love of painting nature. A serendipitous connection with artists in England launched a passion for botanical art resulting in teaching and exhibiting internationally for almost 20 years. Her work is widely published in books and magazines such as Fine Arts Connoisseur,…

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March 2020

Discovering South Africa – Robin Carling at Chester Art Centre

March 1 @ 3:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Chester Art Centre, 60 Queen Street
Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0 Canada
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Join us for a presentation covering a 10-day intimate tour adventure in conjunction with National Geographic, experiencing South Africa from the bottom up! A country of untamed wilderness, captivating human history, urban sophistication and I-can’t-believe-I-just-did-that moments! Ticket $10.00 per person per talk-coffee and treats included. All presentations begin at at 2:00pm. To register call us at 902-275-5789 or email info@chesterartcentre.ca Robin has been a resident of Chester for 32 years, and a keen supporter of all things Chester. She has…

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All classes at the Chester Art Centre are suspended for the month of March! WANTING TO WATERCOLOUR? A FOCUS ON MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES

March 20 @ 9:30 AM - March 21 @ 3:30 PM
Chester Art Centre, 60 Queen Street
Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0 Canada
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$180
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All classes at Chester Art Centre are suspended for the month of March! TANGLED GARDEN with Instructor Lynda Shalagan @Chester Art Centre

March 28 @ 10:00 AM - March 29 @ 4:00 PM
Chester Art Centre, 60 Queen Street
Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0 Canada
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$140

Lynda Shalagan began her training in Vancouver, B.C. taking craft and fine art courses at Capilano College in North Vancouver.  She subsequently transferred to the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. (BFA ’82).  At present, Lynda lives in Halifax, teaches art part time at the Sacred Heart School of Halifax and continues her work in painting in her studio/Artz Gallery exhibiting locally and nationally.

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April 2020

SASHIKO EMBROIDERY CLASS @Chester Art Centre

April 4 @ 10:00 AM - April 5 @ 4:00 PM
Chester Art Centre, 60 Queen Street
Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0 Canada
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$150

Instructor: Kate Ward Kate Ward is an interdisciplinary artist and educator whose research driven practice investigates the relationship between art, ritual spaces and cultural meaning. Kate is the recipient of numerous international scholarships, residencies and exchange programs. Her work has been selected for national and international exhibitions and awards and she is represented in national and international collections in the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia and America.

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July 2020

Door Wide Open – Chester Art Centre

July 9 @ 1:00 PM - July 23 @ 3:00 PM
Chester Art Centre, 60 Queen Street
Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0 Canada
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August 2020

Art Hike to Labrador Lake

August 8 @ 6:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Chester Art Centre, 60 Queen Street
Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0 Canada
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$75.00
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September 2020

Dive Right In Featuring Acrylic Paintings by Carol Hansen

September 23 - October 8
Chester Art Centre, 60 Queen Street
Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0 Canada
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Opening Reception for Carol Hansen’s Solo Exhibit – Dive Right In

September 24 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Chester Art Centre, 60 Queen Street
Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0 Canada
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We are excited to host Carol Hansen's solo exhibit Dive Right In. Please join us for an opening reception between 4-6 pm Thursday, September 24th. We invite you to RSVP so that we can do a great job welcoming you and following current COVID 19 guidelines.

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Marine Painting with Malcolm Callaway

September 25 - September 27
Chester Art Centre, 60 Queen Street
Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0 Canada
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There are a few spaces remaining in our last painting workshop before we shift into Fibre Fall featuring local fibre artists in an exhibit and many workshops - all details can be found on our website.

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October 2020

A Big Little Nut – Felted Wool Workshop at Art Centre

October 5 - October 6
Chester Art Centre, 60 Queen Street
Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0 Canada
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Fibre Fall Exhibition at the Chester Art Centre

October 14 - October 28
Chester Art Centre, 60 Queen Street
Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0 Canada
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Felted Wool Mitten Workshop with Erin Gore

October 15 - October 16
Chester Art Centre, 60 Queen Street
Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0 Canada
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Tapestry Weaving with Mary Anne Donovan

October 19 - October 20
Chester Art Centre, 60 Queen Street
Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0 Canada
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Rug Hooking with Sheila Barrett

October 21 - October 23
Chester Art Centre, 60 Queen Street
Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0 Canada
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Knitting Workshop

October 23 - October 24
Chester Art Centre, 60 Queen Street
Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0 Canada
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Knitting Workshop with LUCY NEATBY

October 24 @ 1:00 AM - 1:30 AM
Chester Art Centre, 60 Queen Street
Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0 Canada
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