"Commuter"  by  Poppy Balser
"Commuter" by Poppy Balser

Welcome to the Chester Art Centre

deck chairsThe Chester Art Centre was founded in April 2007 by artists and art lovers with a desire to bring art to the community. The Centre is located in the picturesque seaside village of Chester, Nova Scotia.

Our vision is to put art at the centre of life in Chester. The Centre offers a varied and experiential range of classes and workshops for children and adults in a classic Chester cottage, which features a main floor exhibition/classroom space and a back yard that is terrific for picnics.

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29th of June 2016 08:11 AM
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28th of June 2016 08:39 PM
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28th of June 2016 08:38 PM
Lonely pieces....
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28th of June 2016 04:56 PM
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27th of June 2016 02:29 PM
A call to kids ages 8-12!
It’s a Junk Mountain Art Hive Art camp July 25th – 29 with Melissa Marr!
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27th of June 2016 11:43 AM
Did you come to our Open House on May 28th and play with some clay? Well your pottery pieces have been fired and are ready for you to pick them up! Stop by the Chester Art Centre, Monday through Thursday from 9am to 5pm, to take your creations home!
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24th of June 2016 01:17 PM
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23rd of June 2016 03:59 PM
Professional Landscape-Seascape Photographer Kas Stone will be here July 18th for a one day workshop. Sign up now!
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23rd of June 2016 01:22 PM
It’s Underwater Landscapes with Bethany Roirden-Butterworth’s Kids Camp, ages 8 -12. Starting July 11 to 15.
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16th of June 2016 08:17 AM
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15th of June 2016 11:07 AM
Complements galore!
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15th of June 2016 11:04 AM
More smiling faces!
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15th of June 2016 10:59 AM
Some more than happy faces at our opening. It was a GREAT day!!!!
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Workshops & Classes

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  • The Way to Your Best Paintings with Heather Sayeau

    09:00 AM, Tuesday, July 5th, 2016 - 04:00 PM, Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

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    In this two day workshop you will learn to set up a drawing for painting, understand the relationships between value, light and shadow and discover how to pull out strong amazing colour in your paintings. You can bring photos of whatever subject mat...

  • Watercolour Still Life Painting

    10:00 AM, Thursday, July 7th, 2016 - 04:00 PM, Friday, July 8th, 2016

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    Susan Paterson will teach a two-day watercolour workshop using still life as subject. Students will be shown how to set up their own still life considering light, colour, rhythm and composition. You will then go on to draw your set up working out ...

  • Kids Art Camp!

    09:00 AM, Monday, July 11th, 2016 - 04:30 PM, Friday, July 15th, 2016

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    Kid’s Summer Camps are back! Bethany Roirdan-Butterworth will be teaching at the centre the week of July 11th to 15th, Melissa Marr will be instructing July 25th to 29th and Marla Benton is back for the week of August 8th to the 12th. The morning cl...

  • Land-And-Seascape Photography with Kas Stone

    09:30 AM, Monday, July 18th, 2016 - 05:00 PM, Monday, July 18th, 2016

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    In this intensive one-day workshop you will learn artistic strategies and shooting techniques for capturing the beautiful scenery along our coast. Led by professional landscape-seascape photographer Kas Stone the morning classroom session will be co...

  • Rug Hooking from the Get Go

    09:30 AM, Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 - 12:30 PM, Thursday, July 21st, 2016

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    This beginners to intermediate rug hooking class with instructor Sheila Barrett is for those who enjoy the primitive method. Students will work up their own design on paper and transfer it onto burlap. They will then hook with wool colours of their...

  • Porcupine Quill Embroidery with Mi'kmaq artisan Sheila Porter

    10:00 AM, Friday, July 22nd, 2016 - 04:30 PM, Friday, July 22nd, 2016

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    Come learn this ancient form of embroidery with Mi'kmaq artisan Sheila Porter. You will get the chance to create a design with hand picked procupine quills onto deerhide. Cost is $75 - all materials supplied. This is a one day only course on Frida...

  • Kids Art Camp!

    09:00 AM, Monday, July 25th, 2016 - 04:30 PM, Friday, July 29th, 2016

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    Kid’s Summer Camps are back! Sign up now for the week of July 25th to 29th which will be headed up by Melissa Marr. We will also be having Marla Benton back for the week of August 8th to the 12th. Morning classes, ages 5 -7 are from 9:00 am - noo...

  • Kids Art Camp!

    09:00 AM, Monday, August 8th, 2016 - 04:30 PM, Friday, August 12th, 2016

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    Kid’s Summer Camps are back! Our last installment of the kids art camps welcomes back Marla Benton for the week of August 8th to the 12th. The morning classes, ages 5 -7 are from 9:00 am - noon and afternoon camps, ages 8-12 are from 1:30 pm to 4:3...

  • Intro to the Art of Lost Wax Casting

    09:30 AM, Monday, August 15th, 2016 - 12:30 PM, Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

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    Goldsmith and metalwork artist Allyson Simmie will introduce you to the basic principals of the lost wax casting technique. Over the course of three classes you will be carving in jewellers wax your own unique creation (ring, pendant, earrings or sm...

  • Draw What You See!

    01:00 PM, Wednesday, August 17th, 2016 - 04:00 PM, Thursday, August 18th, 2016

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    Draw What You See! with instructor Cherie MacLeod. This is a two day drawing class for beginners. You will explore methods of drawings through a series of non-intimidating challengs designed to open you up to observing and drawing what you see. T...

  • Finding the Character Within with Dawn Harwood-Jones

    10:00 AM, Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 - 04:00 PM, Thursday, August 25th, 2016

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    This is a two day class on portrait painting with Dawn Harwood-Jones. This class will cover three basics of portrait painting - understanding skin colour, where the sparkle lies and how to bring your two-dimensional paintings alive. Dawn Harwood-Jo...