Sarah Jones is teaching a course on Renaissance art this Spring!

HUM 1906

(with formidable and occasional art historian, Professor Sarah, yarr)


A survey of art, sculpture and architecture of the fifteenth and sixteenth century Europe, introducing artists like Botticelli, Leonardo, Michelangelo and Bosch.

This introductory course is open to all students; no prerequisites are required. It is designed to provide students with a fundamental understanding of art history and an opportunity to develop a critical approach to visual culture. 

Tuesday & Thursday evenings, 7-9:20 pm  |  May 1 to June 28

Community members are welcome to audit the course, which means you can soak up all the art history tidbits without having to write the exams. Register by contacting the UNB Saint John Registrar’s Office.


The NB Film Co-op’s annual filmmaking workshop series presents classes in all aspects of filmmaking from screenwriting to editing to how to become a stunt person in film and television. The first workshop, “The Most Awesome Grip Workshop Ever” is a great technical primer and hands on. Learn how to be the best Grip EVER to get the blood pumping. Before you know it, you will be mind-melding with your cinematographer, knowing where to put the lights before they even speak.
Many of the workshops help you learn the production process and where to find the resources to make your first film. The workshops are also filled with personal stories that will help you navigate the New Brunswick film community and your productions as a smart troubleshooter who is ready for anything that gets thrown at you.
Other workshops in the series cover different stages of the filmmaking process and the roles involved in those stages. Learn from professional filmmakers at different levels who are active in their field and connect with fellow workshop participants in this practical hands-on annual series.
All workshops are open to the public. There are discounts for NB Film Co-op members.
The Fredericton workshops for 2018 are launched and open for registration! Check them out online at http://nbfilmcoop.com/workshops
Please email info@nbfilmcoop.com to ensure there are still spaces in any workshops you are interested in taking before you register.
The Moncton and Saint John Workshop Schedules will go up online on the NB Film Co-op workshop link in March.

Basket Weaving Workshop

Basket Weaving Workshop

with Ralph Simpson

Beginner to intermediate level weaving

October 27-29, 2017


Ralph Simpson is a graduate of NB College of Craft and Design, a juried member of NB Crafts Council, NS Design and Crafts Council and a recent artist in residence at Kingsbrae International Residence for the Arts (KIRA 2017). This workshop is designed for beginner and intermediate level basket weavers.

You will have the option to spend the weekend at KIRA House or commute as a day participant, either way all meals are included from dinner on Friday evening and ending with lunch on Sunday and will be prepared by a KIRA resident cook.


Friday – Check-In after 3 pm, dinner at 6 pm

Evening – Overview of workshop and intro to tools, techniques and supplies

Saturday – 8am breakfast – Workshop 9 – 12 – Lunch 12 – 1:30 -Workshop 1:00 – 4:00 – Dinner – 6pm.

Sunday – 8am breakfast – Workshop 9 – 12 – Lunch – 12 – 1:00 – Workshop 1:00 – 4 pm

Check out – by 6pm


Workshop, private room and ensuite –  $350.00 (meals and supplies included)

Workshop – $255.00 (meals and supplies included)

Deposit of $100. due by Oct 20th

Reserve your Spot: kira@kingsbraegarden.com or call 506-529-8281.

Beaverbrook Art Gallery Pavilion Opening

Sunday October 15th

Join us at 1pm for opening festivities and free workshops

Call for times and to register! 458-2028

Choosing Colours: Abstract Painting with Jennifer Lee Wiebe

Create your own painting with Masterworks as examples. Jen will introduce you to the Bauhaus concepts of colour contrasts: hue, saturation, extension, complements and value.

Urban Sketching on Historic Queen Street with Marcus Kingston

Learn how to draw perspective and architectural features on a walking tour.

Feuilletoscope/Flipbooks with Anne Marie Sirois EN FRANCAIS

Un feuilletoscope est un petit livre réunissant une suite d’images destinée à être feuilletée pour donner l’impression de mouvement créant ainsi une séquence animée.

Sunprints with Karen Ruet

Create photographs using the sun on light sensitive paper inspired by the nature infused work of Marlene Creates and Thaddeus Holownia.

Portrait Drawing with Glenn Priestley

Discover the fundamentals necessary for creating a likeness.

Flow Painting with Vicky Lentz

An exciting and colourful painting technique that everyone can do!

The New Kid on the Block – an architectural tour with John Leroux

Discover the new pavilion with this specialized walking tour.

Registration required: 458-2028emailbag@beaverbrookartgallery.org

“Acting for the Camera … From a Director’s Perspective” Class


With award-winning directors, Cayman Grant & NB Film Co-op member Gia Milani


InterAction School of Performing Arts



Delta Fredericton



Be prepared to work fast, and learn a lot in the process! This intensive class is all about Doing, Doing, Doing! No lecturing. No homework. No watching footage. No long feedback sessions. Those things are valuable, but THIS class is Experiential and all about DOING as much material as we can!

In this workshop, you’ll learn the tricks of the trade to “up your game” in the unavoidable world of auditioning and scene study. This class will teach you how to make your auditions come alive. It will address both Film and TV auditions in the cold-read format.

This class will comprise of anecdotal stories and advice based on Cayman and Gia’s years of experience. Both directors will provide scenes from either projects they have cast or will be casting in the future as well as several pop-culture classics in film or TV. The actor will read the scene and begin to breakdown the scene’s objective and emotion, this will be an open discussion. Each actor will be paired up with a classmate to perform several cold reads to focus on instinct & story connection.

Cayman and Gia will also work with each actor to fine-tune their choices; giving direction and making the necessary adjustments to further develop their ability to connect with the story and convey the necessary message. We will be spending time working film and television scripts; while also including an element of improv allowing the actor to explore beyond the words on the page.

Through this scene study, actors will begin to develop a strong sense of confidence in making appropriate choices in their performances. They will develop the skill set of how to listen to direction given and then make “quick” adjustments in auditions. The goal of this class is to help the actor find his/her confidence and inner acting instinct to tackle script/scene work and to understand what makes them unique.


-Developing a strong audition ethic

-Cold Reading (accessing the content of the scene)

-Taking Direction and Redirection (learn how to LISTEN and not be shaken by redirection)

-Learning and Mastering your “Type” (current type; your style and type can change with maturity and opportunity)

-How to Breakdown Material- understanding message, tone, pacing and natural beats, in addition to other scene subtleties.

-Picking the RIGHT Material for Workshops/Showcases Scene Study

*All levels welcome. AGES 13 and up…

*Very Limited Spaces for this class

* Gia and Cayman will provide all scene material.

REGISTRATION FEE:  $99 ($89 If you book prior to July 31st) 

Click here to reserve your spot now: 

Fredericton Masterclass:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/acting-for-the-camerafrom-a-directors-persp…

Saint John Masterclass: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/acting-for-the-camerafrom-a-directors-persp…

Contact: Email masterclass@steeltitan.com or by calling 818-720-0843

FILM 5 Program Call for Applications // Prep Courses


FILM 5 Program Call for Applications 
Nova Scotia’s renowned training opportunity for emerging filmmakers

Deadline for ApplicationsTuesday Oct. 3rd 2017 5pm

The Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative invites emerging Nova Scotia filmmakers to apply to the FILM 5 Program 2017/18. FILM 5 is a professional and creative development program for directors, screenwriters and producers. The program culminates in providing each accepted team with the opportunity to produce a short film.

The deadline for applications is Tuesday Oct. 3rd 2017 at 5pm. The program begins in late October. Applications and program guidelines can be downloaded here

Participants will attend intensive workshops and receive mentorship from professional filmmakers and up to four teams will be awarded cash and services to produce a short film. To be eligible, applicants must be residents of Nova Scotia, have some basic film experience and demonstrate a commitment to pursuing filmmaking at a professional level.

Over the past 22 years FILM 5 has helped launch the careers of the region’s most prolific and successful filmmakers including: Thom Fitzgerald (CloudburstThe Hanging Garden), Andrea Dorfman (Heartbeat, Love That Boy), Andrew Bush (RollertownPicnic Face), Ashley McKenzie (Werewolf), Deanne Foley (Relative Happiness), Marc Almon (Blackbird, Weirdos) and Jason Eisener (Hobo with a Shotgun) to name only a few.

“The FILM 5 program is a true gem. The support, mentorship, and resources I received were incredible – they allowed me to realize my concept beyond what I could have possibly imagined, and actually took it to a whole new level. As an aspiring filmmaker looking to make the next leap, I can’t recommend FILM 5 enough.” – Andrew Coll, writer/director 2016/17

This year AFCOOP is holding a series of FREE preparatory workshops to help filmmakers develop their ideas and get their applications ready. Don’t miss this opportunity to jumpstart your application and give yourself a leg up on the competition!

For each workshop you attend you will be able to receive $10 off your application fee to FILM 5. Attend all three and your application is FREE (a savings of $30!) Registration is required. 

“I am so honoured to be a part of this program. So many great filmmakers went through it before me, and especially with the uncertainty of the industry right now it’s a huge blessing to be counted among them. I’ve gained so much knowledge and insight through my FILM 5 peers and the instructors.” – Nicole Holland, writer/director 2015/16

FILM 5 Prep Courses 

FILM 5 Prep: Script Clinic
August 8th 6pm – FREE
Do you have an idea for a FILM 5 script? Join us for this basic introduction to screenwriting, followed by an opportunity to receive valuable feedback on your idea from two experienced screenwriters. Feel free to attend with or without an idea for a short film. All are welcome.
Instructors: Bretten Hannam & Heather Young

FILM 5 Prep: Producing is Fun!
August 15th 6pm – FREE
Three active and experienced producers will join us to discuss being a creative producer on a short film. Whether you have a budding interest in filmmaking, are a director looking to expand your skill set, or are an emerging producer, all are welcome to attend. Come find out why these three busy producers love their jobs!
Producer Panel: Marc Almon, Melani Wood, Marc Tetreault

FILM 5 Prep: Creating Your Dream Team
August 22nd 6pm – FREE
Are you looking for someone to apply to FILM 5 with? Come to this informal, welcoming meet-and-greet to connect with other applicants!

The FILM 5 Guidelines and Application form are available on our website. If you have any questions please contact FILM 5 Coordinator Heather Young: film5@afcoop.ca

In addition to these prep-workshops AFCOOP will be hosting two info sessions and a screening of work made through FILM 5 in previous years.

FILM 5 Info Sessions

FILM 5 Screening + Info Session
Aug. 2nd 6pm – FREE
Join us for a screening of a few short films made through the FILM 5 program over the years and stick around following the screening for an info session about the program. 

FILM 5 Info Session
Sept. 26th, 6pm – FREE
Get your last minute FILM 5 application questions answered at this info session.

The 2017 Deadline for FILM 5 applications is October 3rd at 5pm.

For more information about FILM 5 visit our website.

FILM 5 is presented by the Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative with the assistance of the Province of Nova Scotia and Telefilm Canada. Training is made possible through the generous support of DHX Media Ltd. FILM 5 sponsors include: William F. Whites International, SIM Digital, Current Studios, 902 Post, The Hideout Studio, Trew Audio, CBC, IATSE 849, IATSE 667, the Directors Guild of Canada, the Atlantic Film Festival Association and The Coast.

ABOUT AFCOOP: Established in 1974 the Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative (AFCOOP) is a non-profit, member-run centre for the production and presentation of creative films in a collaborative, learning environment.

AFCOOP operates with generous support from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Province of Nova Scotia and The City of Halifax.


There are still spots left for this great Outdoor Art class!

There are still spots left for this great Outdoor Art class!
Click here to register: sunburyshores.org/kids-courses or call 506.529.3386
Outdoor Art
with Chantal Vincent
July 24-289:30-11:30am
During this week of fun exploration, your child will make art out of the different natural locations they visit. Leaves, stones, grass, seaweed, feathers and more will be used to create a temporary piece of art which will be photographed as a keepsake.

Free Workshops in Fundy Park: Sacred Copper Bowls

Free Workshops in Fundy Park
As a part of our week-long Artist Residency at Fundy National Park, Aidan and Erica will be teaching a Sacred Copper Bowls workshop, and a Copper Earrings workshop in the Park. Workshops are in conjunction with the Rising Tide Festival! There’s a small material fee, and registration is free!

Register through the Park


ArtsLink’s free Artwork Documentation Session! Next week!

ArtsLink NB Presents: A FREE Artwork Documentation Open House

“Next to the original physical work itself, good documentation is the best investment you can make in your art practice.” – gyst-ink.com

Does the archive of your work leave something to be desired

Have a truckload of undocumented work?

Thankfully, we’ve got you covered! ArtsLink NB has all the equipment you need to document your work, and the time is now to catch up with any documentation you may have been putting off!

Join us for our first ever documentation open house where we’ll help you update, or begin to build, an archive of your work.

There only being four slots may be daunting – but don’t worry – if we get lots of sign-ups we will just have to have a second session! 

For more information or to sign up please contact intern@artslinknb.com

See you there!



Mountain and Wilderness Writing Program


From climbing Himalayan peaks to scaling the big walls of Yosemite, program participants have canoed across Canada, surfed down the coast of the Baja, cycled the Silk Road, almost perished on Mt. McKinley, and kayaked around Greenland. Their stories share themes of both isolation and comradeship, close encounters with death, and the joy of experiencing rare, remote, and often threatened landscapes. In many projects the focus is as much on the transformative inner journey as it is on the physical accomplishment involved.

Since the program began in 2005, participating writers have won several international book awards, notably the Grand Prize at the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival, the Boardman Tasker Prize in the UK, and the Kekoo Naoroji Award in India.

What does the program offer?

Writers will develop their projects with the help of two faculty editors: Marni Jackson, the award-winning journalist, author, and editor; and Tony Whittome, for many years an Editorial Director of Random House UK. The program provides writers with space in Banff Centre’s Leighton Artists’ Studios, set in a wooded area adjacent to the campus. Twice weekly workshop sessions provide useful discussion and encouragement, while writers enjoy the beauty, peace, and inspiration of the spectacular Banff National Park surroundings. Plus, you’ll have access to the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival, the premier event for mountain and wilderness writers and enthusiasts!

Who should apply?

Mountain and Wilderness Writing is designed for emerging and established writers seeking a period of dedicated time to work on a project in any genre that explores mountain narratives, wilderness adventures, and environmental writing. All genres—fiction, nonfiction, poetry, essay, history, biography, or memoir—are encouraged to apply.

This program has welcomed participants from all over the world. Authors who have taken part in the Mountain and Wilderness Writing program have included award-winning UK climber Andy Kirkpatrick, Himalayan climber and author Freddie Wilkinson, Alpinist editor and writer Katie Ives, National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Jon Turk, Piolet d’Or winner Steve Swenson, British poet Helen Mort, author, guide and adventurer Maria Coffey, multiple book-award winner Bernadette McDonald, and Canadian climbing icon Barry Blanchard.

Summer arts Leisure Learning at UNB

Whether you are looking for the challenge of learning a new language, the satisfaction of creating art, or the sense of accomplishment from making something from scratch, you’ll find a wide range of interesting non-credit courses offered in the evenings and on weekends.

Choose from a variety of courses in:
• Arts and Fine Arts
• Health and Wellness
• Languages
• Lifestyle and Leisure
• Photography
…. and more!


See full details, courses, and schedule here


“Seeking Approval” – Successful Grant Proposal Writing Steps and Strategies

Grants from institutional sources – government agencies, foundations, service clubs, associations and the like – are a major revenue source for charities and non-profit groups striving to jumpstart new programs or strengthen existing services.  Yet the process of researching granting sources and developing compelling proposals can be a mysterious and frustrating quest for many charities.  All too frequently applicant organizations become discouraged by complex and voluminous procedures, heightened competition for the same pool of funds and the excruciating wait for what they hope is a positive response from the decision-makers. (more…)

Take a LEAP this FALL with NBCCD


Have you ever wanted to break free from your everyday life? Do you dream of engaging with creative and likeminded individuals in an open and friendly environment? Well, here at NBCCD, we take your ‘free’ time extremely seriously. Each and every day we inspire, motivate, challenge and teach our students everything they need to know about the art of Fine Craft and Design. We pride ourselves on our small class sizes, knowledgeable instructors and the close-knit community we’ve been fostering here for over 75 years! This Fall, take a ‘Leap’ with NBCCD and try one of our 7 week courses or our weekend courses, offered from October 10th through November 24th.


More info here

The 2017 NB Film Co-op Film Workshop Series in Fredericton, Moncton and Saint John, NB

Through this annual provincial training programme, you can learn from qualified, specialized instructors.

By participating, you acquire new, incredibly interesting skills, and enjoy the camaraderie of the film community in New Brunswick.

To register for workshops, contact membership services director Cat LeBlanc, by emailing her at info@nbfilmcoop.com

See below workshops coming up for Fredericton, Saint John and Moncton!
Paypal links for each specific workshop are at the bottom of each workshop page.
Film Co-op Workshop Link: http://nbfilmcoop.com/workshops

Artist Training at Theatre New Brunswick

Monologues – Performance & Audition
February 11-12, 2017 with instructor Thomas Morgan Jones
55 Whiting Rd, Fredericton

Join Theatre New Brunswick’s Artistic Director Thomas Morgan Jones for this two day intensive workshop in solo performance. Text work and physical work will be used to empower the actor to perform monologues in either a performance or audition setting. (more…)

The 2017 NB Film Co-op Film Workshop Series

Through this annual provincial training programme, you can learn from qualified, specialized instructors. By participating, you acquire new, incredibly interesting skills, and enjoy the camaraderie of the film community in New Brunswick. To register for workshops, contact membership services director Cat LeBlanc, by emailing her at info@nbfilmcoop.com See below workshops coming up for Fredericton. Saint John and Moncton workshops will launch in late March. Paypal links for each specific workshop are at the bottom of each workshop page. Workshop Link: http://nbfilmcoop.com/workshops


NBCCD Leap Winter 2017 Course Offerings

Intermediate Ceramics

Tuesdays, 6-9pm (Starting Tuesday, February 7) Chris Colwell (8 seats) Do you have prior ceramics experience? This class enables you to expand your knowledge in pottery and practice new ceramic techniques. Focus will be placed on increasing wheel throwing and trimming methods and may also include decorating skills. You will learn to attach and build by hand in a way that is enjoyable and fun. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to work with local artist Chris Colwell and nurture your inner potter. Material cost is $40. (more…)

edVentures Workshops during FROSTival

Knit Boot Cuffs Workshop

Date: January 22, 1-4pm Registration closes January 13 Location: Yarns on York (72 York Street) Cost: $50 per person Boot cuffs are a great looking, stylish addition to your wardrobe. They knit up quickly, making them perfect for gift giving. This advanced beginner class will introduce you to knitting small projects in the round, as well as cabling. If you are not new to cables, instructor Trish Campbell will teach you a nifty little trick to knit your cables without a cable needle. Participants must be proficient with knit and purl stitches. (more…)