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Welcome to the Chester Art Centre

Chester Art Centre Building

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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26th of May 2016 11:16 AM
Two day count down! We are super excited for everyone to see our new space. Stop by from 10-2pm this Saturday, May 28th and join in our Opening Celebration.
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20th of May 2016 09:09 AM
Got a craving for cake? You do now! Stop by the art centre May 28 from 10-2pm and pick up a slice. It’s our Opening Celebration so we can show off the new space in style.
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18th of May 2016 12:08 PM
Just 11 days away to the Opening Celebration. Fun for kids and kidults alike - from 10-2pm on Saturday May 28th. Watch Lynn Cochrane show us how to make fascinating mosaics with sea glass or pinch a pot with Teresa Bergen
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17th of May 2016 05:57 PM
Be sure to stop in on Saturday, May 28th! There will cake!
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13th of May 2016 03:40 PM
Who needs sun and sand when we are ready to celebrate the re-opening of our center. Join us for a day of fun, Saturday May 28th. There will be upside down drawing, sea glass mosaics and much more. Everyone is invited!
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12th of May 2016 09:14 AM
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10th of May 2016 09:27 AM
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9th of May 2016 07:40 PM
Never mind the yard work on Saturday May 28th, celebrate the opening of the bigger, better Chester Art Centre instead. We're having an Open House at 60 Queen St. from 10 am to 2 pm, and the whole family is invited.

Pinch a pot, play with clay, try a little rug hooking or have a go at custom colouring books designed for kids and kidults alike. Upside-down drawing, sea-glass mosaics, funky watercolours and fabric collages, too - try your hand at any or all of them. We'll have instructors and facilitators on hand to help out.

Or just help yourself to coffee, cake or cookies and check out the improvements - more studio space, soft north light pouring through new skylights, more wall space for exhibitions and tracks and tracks of studio lighting for night classes. The Chester Art Centre is also now fully accessible with ramps to the front and side doors and a wheelchair-friendly washroom - complete with a mural inspired by Henri Matisse.

While you're visiting, sign up for a course or two. We've got kids' camps in July and August, and adult classes throughout the spring, summer and fall. We'd love to share our new space with everyone in the region.

Questions? More info? Check us out on Facebook, Instagram and on the website, chesterartcentre@ns.aliantzinc.ca. Or call 902-275-5789.
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7th of May 2016 02:46 PM
Having all sorts of fun learning about colour and form with Leya Evelyn! And the magic of cropping.
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7th of May 2016 02:39 PM
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24th of April 2016 07:41 PM
Come join the fun!
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12th of April 2016 10:42 AM
Painting is fun for everyone! Check out our roster of spring classes and come out and join the fun!
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11th of April 2016 10:50 AM
Next course starts Wednesday...

Workshops & Classes

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  • Open House

    10:00 AM, Saturday, May 28th, 2016 - 02:00 PM, Saturday, May 28th, 2016

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    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

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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...