Welcome to the Chester Art Centre



make ART a PART of YOUR  2017

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.


Latest News

Donald Curley Series lecture this Sunday

February 26 ,  2 pm at the Chester Art Centre 60 Queen Street

Jane Wark  &  Peter Dykhuis

See the poster for this year’s speakers in the drop down menu under Calendar.

Spring  Courses… Same Place!

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  • Body Work - Underpinning & Overdress with Sally Warren

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    If you like to use figures in your work, an understanding of structure and mechanics of the body is vital and so too is a knowledge of how clothing covers the body. Working with both nude and clothed models and a variety of materials we will first l...

  • Image Transfer & Collage with Beverly McInnes

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    Discover the many ways to transfer images and learn a number of collage techniques in this multi media class, to add interest and texture to your work. Demos and ‘hands-on’ will appeal to artists of any discipline and will consist of photo and text ...

  • Donald Curley Lecture Series - Contemporary NS Realism

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    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 t...

  • Writers' Workshop with Pat Thomas and Geraldine Tuck

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    Planning to write a novel or perhaps stalled in the middle of one? Editor and publisher Pat Thomas, along with fiction writer Geraldine Tuck, will lead writers – novice or pro – through a variety of exercises that build craft and confidence. Pat and...