From the Venus de Milo to Guernica, this course explores significant art objects and examines the work of artists who influenced the course of Western art history. Course lectures consider major art historical periods and styles, beginning with ancient Greece and Rome and concluding with the myriad of art movements that emerged in the early twentieth century.
Sarah Jones leads an interactive full-day course on painting in oil with palette knives, scrapers, and other things with hard edges. You will learn about preparing a surface and work area for knife painting, techniques and approaches, how to use oil paint and painting mediums, and caring for your tools.
This course explore ways of understanding and interpreting art objects and exhibitions, equipping participants with ways of seeing and finding meaning in works of art and encouraging a confident and curious approach to the art world. Course sessions examine broad art historical movements and themes as well as contemporary art considerations, how the art market functions, ways to visit museums and galleries without being overwhelmed, and how to begin or grow your own art collection.
This course is designed to be accessible to non-artists and people who may be new to visiting galleries or museums, or for those who want to develop approaches to looking at art or have questions about participating in art events. In other words, no previous art-knowledge necessary! This course is offered in a small-group setting, and questions from participants are warmly encouraged!
All Fall 2021 education programming will take place at our new gallery location, 122 Prince William Street (read more about the move on our homepage.)
All classes will follow Covid-19 health guidelines at the time of offering. We will also conduct enhanced cleaning and sanitation before and after each session. Mask wearing while moving about the gallery or while closely interacting with others will be encouraged. We will work to provide ample physical spacing between participants or participant groups.
Jones Gallery, 1 Charlotte Street, Saint John, NB, E2L 2H3, Canada