Welcome to the Chester Art Centre

The 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.

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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Next course up is Watercolour Right From the Start

with Diane Wile Brumm on May 3rd

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  • Watercolour Right From the Start with Diane Wile Brumm May 3, 10, 17 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm This course is designed for people who are new to this challenging but fascinating medium. Whether you have never painted before or are used to another medium, this will be an opportunity to try something new. Basic techniques will be introduced and as you use them to create small paintings and the emphasis will be on exploration, not judgment! Cost $85.00

    April 25

  • Check out this years Long list!

    The Sobey Art Foundation and the National Gallery of Canada today announced the long list of nominees for Canada’s prestigious contemporary art prize, the 2017 Sobey Art Award.

    April 19

  • Check out this years Long list!

    The Sobey Art Foundation and the National Gallery of Canada today announced the long list of nominees for Canada’s prestigious contemporary art prize, the 2017 Sobey Art Award.

    April 19

  • Check out this years Long list!

    The Sobey Art Foundation and the National Gallery of Canada today announced the long list of nominees for Canada’s prestigious contemporary art prize, the 2017 Sobey Art Award.

    April 19

  • Check out this years Long list!

    The Sobey Art Foundation and the National Gallery of Canada today announced the long list of nominees for Canada’s prestigious contemporary art prize, the 2017 Sobey Art Award.

    April 19

  • Fabulous...... https://www.facebook.com/boredpanda/videos/10155118818214252/?hc_ref=NEWSFEED

    Chalk-drawn adventures by David Zinn: goo.gl/dGrAEd

    March 12

  • Step into the minds and hearts of some of Nova Scotia’s most accomplished creators and cultural connectors. Alan Syliboy, Laurie Swim, Denise Comeau, Fiona Diamond and Elizabeth Cromwell bring passion and leadership to the development and preservation of our culture and heritage. To read Nova Scotia’s Culture Action Plan, visit www.novascotia.ca/culture .

    February 26

  • Some great ideas here...https://www.facebook.com/officialsomeinterestingfacts/videos/1817751785175696/?hc_ref=NEWSFEED

    Amazing DIY Ideas

    February 26

  • On February 26th Jayne Wark and Peter Dykhuis will explore two movements which have marked art in Nova Scotia. Peter co-curated Capture 2014: Nova Scotian Realism, an exhibition which travelled the province for three years. The exhibition explored the realist tradition as a vital part of Nova Scotian cultural identity. Jayne will examine another Nova Scotia phenomenon – the link between Conceptual Art and the back-to-the-land movement of the 1970s. Refreshments provided. Tickets $ 15 at door or $ 50 for entire series of four lectures. http://www.dykhuis.ca/ http://nscad.ca/en/home/academicprograms/arthistoryandcriticalstudies/faculty/jaynewark.aspx

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    February 23

  • February 22

  • Look at THIS! https://www.facebook.com/1899429576943833/videos/1947170482169742/?hc_ref=NEWSFEED

    Most Amazing Sculptures In The World

    February 15

  • Have some time to spare and a passion for the arts? See below.

    Our friends over the Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council (CNSLC) are looking for new members! This volunteer council serves as an advisory body to the Nova Scotia government on matters of cultural policy and cultural sector development and is comprised of members with backgrounds in creative industries, the heritage sector, cultural institutions and community cultural development. Deadline March 3rd.

    February 10