Print Making workshops offered

La Manivelle printshop in Churchpoint offers three workshops:
May 4th Puzzle printing with Rolande Comeau from 10h to 14h
May 18th, Linocut with Diane Nadon, from 10am to 2pm.
May 25, Glue gun printing with Denise Comeau from 10am to 2pm.
Sign up, places are limited

All workshops are free and in English. They are held in the basement of the Rendezvous de la Baie building.  It has a steel red awning.
 If you have any questions, they are happy to assist.
They will be happy to see some faces from the Yarmouth area!

Minutes of April Meeting

These are unapproved minutes of April meeting. Any changes will be reflected in future meeting notes.

Yarmouth Art Society

Minutes of April 27, 2019 Meeting

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Yarmouth

The meeting was called to order at 1:00 pm.

Wendy Majestic was invited to join us and speak about the Sara Corning project that is coming up in September. She informed us that Sara Corning was born in Chegoggin in 1872. She studied in the U.S. and was a nurse who became known for her nursing and humanitarian work,  saving thousands of Greek, Armenian and Assyrian orphans and refugees. After assisting during the aftermath of the Halifax explosion,  Sara joined the Near East Relief effort, working mainly with orphans providing housing and emphasizing education.  The Sara Corning Centre for Genocide Education in Toronto was named in her honor in 2011. Sara returned to Chegoggin when she retired and she died in 1969 at the age of 97. On the weekend of September 14-15 a statue of Sara will be unveiled on the Yarmouth County Museum property, a play about her life will be presented  and there will be other activities. Wendy was at our meeting to ask if we’d be interested in having an art exhibit during the month of September with art work inspired by Sara or her life’s work.

Virginia spoke about the summer art camp that is currently being organized as a partnership between the AGNS and YAS. The tentative plan is for 4 days, 3 hours per day for a total of 12 hours for children aged 8 to 12. Virginia will have more details at the May meeting.

Minutes of the March 23, 2019 meeting were approved as read.

Treasurer’s report: Dan was unable to attend. Margriet said nothing had changed since last month, no income and no expenses.

New Business:

Sara Corning project: After Wendy Majestic’s presentation, it was decided that we would participate in an art exhibit during the month of September. This would likely be at the Holy Trinity Church hall.

Old Business:

Shows at the Museum: No changes to shows coming up in the Fall.

Art classes for children: This was cancelled, only 3 children registered.

Artwork in hospital: Margriet hasn’t heard anything new about this. She will contact the committee that is organizing this project at the hospital. The Clare and the Pubnico art groups are interested in participating.

YAS networking: Margaret Jeddry said that Diane Nadon from Conseil des Arts de la Baie, is very interested in participating in the art work project at the hospital and she would like to meet with some members of YAS to discuss this further. The 4 Ateliers show will be in Church Point from May 4 to June 15 with an opening reception on May 11 at 2:00 pm.

Other: Margriet said that there are frames and mats available free in the closet of the room upstairs at the YARC if anyone is interested. Father Maurice’s show opens on May 1. There will be figure drawing classes at Holy Trinity Church on May 1, 8, 22 and 29 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Bill Curry is organizing “Art by the Bay” an activity to display and sell art in Port Maitland. Margaret said there are 3 printshop sessions coming up in May in Church Point on Saturdays May 4, 18 and 25 from 10:00 till 2:00. From July 18 to August 1, Gary Stewart along with 2 friends, will have a show called “Art to the Third Power” at Holy Trinity Church.

Round Table: We had an interesting round table talk.

Next meeting will be May 25 at 1:00 pm at the AGNS.

Respectfully submitted,

Noella DeMille

Painting Workshops with Wayne Boucher




SUNDAY, MARCH 31, and MONDAY, APRIL 1, 2019, 10 AM TO 4 PM

COST- $ 150 (ARCAC members), $175 (non members) – maximum 10


FRIDAY, MAY 24 TO MONDAY, MAY 27, 2019, 10 AM TO 4 PM

COST – $ 350

 Course Description

“Taking It One Step Further” builds on the foundation of the successful workshop “Painting From The Inside Out”. Sometimes, as painters the work we do just doesn’t make it, or just isn’t right. The painting doesn’t have the magic or sparkle we intended. “Taking It One Step Further” is about corrections, responding to the actual, and making it right. This is an intensive and vigorous two day workshop. Wayne Boucher works one on one with each artist and leads a group critique daily to provide a forum for constructive evaluation and progress. 

 Also, artists will be asked to express an idea through their choice of painting medium. Participants will be asked to explore approaches to painting and presentation, use of materials, tools, critical thinking, manners and methods of expression and signification, editing and processes of application in formulating meaning through paint.

The objective of the workshop, through preliminary explorations and studies is to create a responsive dialogue between the artist and their paintings in bringing essential elements of signification and process into a final work(s). Participants are encouraged to bring a work that didn’t quite make it.


I cannot thank you enough for opening your studio doors and letting us have 4 days of you.   The sharing of your experience and personal painting process; painting tips, techniques and tricks; one-on-one attention and group critiques were so extremely helpful to me.  The workshop was exactly what we were looking for and much more!!!


To register for ARCAC Workshop please call 902-532-7059. Deadline for registration is March 25. Please bring your own materials (some available) bring a lunch, light snacks, tea & coffee provided. The workshop will cover all painting mediums, and will focus on the use of acrylics and oil sticks. Artist participants should use and bring art materials they are familiar with. Also, artists are requested to bring 6 to 10 canvases, and drawing papers to the workshop.

Looking out Looking in Exhibition

Opening reception March 2, 2019 1pm

The theme of windows for this project takes its inspiration from Maud Lewis and the brightly coloured flowers she painted on her window panes. This theme was chosen to align with the goal of this project, connecting seniors to the wider community through arts-related activities. Just as a window both lets someone see out and lets illuminating light into a building, art can serve as both as a way for an individual to look into their own life and experiences as well as, through the presentation to the wider community, be seen by those who view the finished artwork. Maud’s windows brightened her view on the world and let people going by glimpse the work of the artist who lived there. The works on display here are the result of a number of workshops and events that occurred over the last year. These activities often had participants drawing upon their own memories and experiences as the basis for the works that were created.

Come view the results, have some refreshments, and learn about upcoming public workshop opportunities. This project funded in part by the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program.

Life drawing studio


Holy Trinity Hall

6:00 – 8:00 pm

March  6, 13, 27

April 3, 10, 24


& Cooperative Modeling

Call to show interest or more information

Kellianne Land (519) 993-8739

[email protected]

Please join us in an informal and drawing friendly environment

for a evening of exploration.

Family Sunday with Marilyn Francis


Sunday, 24 February 2019 – 1:15pm to 3:00pm

We are pleased to have Mi’kmaq Elder Marilyn Francis from Acadia First Nation in Yarmouth, with us to share her wisdom and to help you explore your animal spirit of creativity. Marilyn will teach you about animal names in the Mi’kmaw language. Experience this introduction to the language while painting your own animal flash cards.

The workshop is inspired by the Terroir exhibition which presents art inspired by the environment. Artist Alan Syliboy’s book, Mi’kmaw Waisisk, will also provide inspiration for the afternoon.

Family Sunday is a time to enjoy working together. All materials are provided. Children 5-12 years of age, with their parents, grandparents or caregivers. Parents must stay with the children.


Members free, general admission applies to non-members.

Thank you to the Friends of the Gallery for their continued support.
Please call to register 902 749 2248 or email [email protected]

Maud Lewis Show and Tell





Monday, 18 February 2019 – 1:00pm to 3:00pm

The Friends of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in Yarmouth are pleased to present a Maud Lewis Story Circle in honour of Maud Lewis as part of Nova Scotia’s Heritage Day. The program will include a Show & Tell circle where a dozen people will share personal stories related to meeting Maud, being inspired by Maud, or having information regarding Maud. The audience will also be asked to bring items of interest related to Maud Lewis, and to share their stories.

This is a free event funded in part by the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program.