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.
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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10:00 AM, Saturday, May 28th, 2016 - 02:00 PM, Saturday, May 28th, 2016
We are having a celebration of our newly renovated building at 60 Queen St. in Cheater and you're invited! There will be art, fun, colour and cake!...
The Way to Your Best Paintings with Heather Sayeau
09:00 AM, Tuesday, July 5th, 2016 - 04:00 PM, Wednesday, July 6th, 2016
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...