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.
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...
Kids Art Camp!
09:00 AM, Monday, August 8th, 2016 - 04:30 PM, Friday, August 12th, 2016
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
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
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
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...