‘Painting People and Places’ is a 10-week course designed to explore some of the techniques, practices, formal ideas, and conceptual concerns of representational painting. Using mostly acrylic paint (with forays into oil paint), the course will equip students with the skills, ideas, and confidence to make painting a serious, enjoyable, and thoughtful practice of self-expression. This course is open to adults of all levels and abilities. Course fee is $195, and materials are extra (approximately $25-$50). Register soon: info@charlottestreetarts.ca or call 506-454-6952

Instructor Jared Peters has many years experience teaching drawing and painting to students across the country. He holds a BFA from NSCAD University, an MFA in Studio Arts from the University of Western Ontario, and was a semifinalist in the 2011 RBC Canadian Painting Competition. Jared has exhibited widely, and his work can be found in collections across Canada, including in the New Brunswick Art Bank. Find out more on his website jaredpetersart.com.