Seven Pillars of Painting with Claudia Munro Kerr

Course Description
While keeping an eye on the various disciplines within the theory of plein air painting: value, colour, light, composition, anatomy, perspective and gesture, we will strive to apply paint loosely with speed and vitality, while taking in the ever-changing natural surroundings of St. Andrews.

Experience level preferred

Artist Biography
Claudia Munro Kerr grew up in Scotland and Spain and trained at the City and Guilds of London, the Art Students League of New York, the National Academy of Arts and the Grand Central Academy. Claudia holds a B.A. Honours Degree in the History of Art from the University of Bristol, England, and lives in New York with her husband and two young children.

Art Kitchen

Art Kitchen is a radically transparent and participatory approach to arts funding. Connexion ARC invites patrons to gather over a communal meal – a delicious soup prepared by a guest chef and beer from Picaroons Traditional Ales – and hear local artists present their work. Each patron is given a ballot to vote for one of four art projects they would like to see happen in Fredericton. A popular vote determines the grant recipient. The selected artist will receive a grant from the evening’s profits, providing a local artist or curator with un-bureaucratic funding for artistic creation, research, and experimentation.

Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased for $20 online on Eventbrite or in person at Connexion ARC’s offices (Charlotte Street Arts Centre room 130, office hours Mon-Thurs 12-6pm). Please consider purchasing your tickets well in advance. A limited number of tickets will also be available for $25 at the door. For more information, see

Oil and Cold Wax Workshop

Exploring the Surface: painting with Cold Wax & oil

Ancient and intriguing, this luscious and tactile medium fosters versatility. Its translucent qualities allow light to penetrate into the surface, emphasizing rich and vibrant colour, depth and tone. Cold wax medium can be used to collage found natural materials (leaves, bark, wildflowers) as well as photos and paper.

Texture, mark-making, relief and stencilling will be explored by utilising cold wax medium, oil pigment, drawing materials and tools including brayers, brushes, knives, scrapers and squeegees. No previous art-making experience needed-just an open mind

Seeing Beyond Vision Loss Art Show

Kickstarting on September 13th Government house in Fredericton will be host to The Seeing Beyond vision loss Art show. The Exhibit features artistic talents from among the NB CNIB clients and is a stunning example of perseverance and hours of dedication. It features artists from around the province and spans many different mediums and experience levels. The exhibit is open to the public throughout the months of September and October.