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UNB Art Centre Newsletter - August 2022

Author: UNB Art Centre

Posted on Jul 27, 2022

Category: Design Works Camps , UNB Art Centre , Leisure Learning

 "The first week of August hangs at the very top of the highest seat of a Ferris wheel when it pauses in its turning." - Natalie Babbitt

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Ah, August! A month to be savoured. Enjoy ice tea on porches, strolls along beach, and drives through the lush and verdant countryside.

Although we know that those lazy country drives impact both our wallets and the environment, there are things we can do to limit these costs.

Your choices matter:

  • The environmental impact of vehicles depends on how quickly we move to electrified, hybrid, and more fuel-efficient vehicles.
  • Can't afford an electric vehicle? Even gas fuelled cars can be less harmful with regular tune-ups, proper tire pressure, careful route planning, and reducing your trips.
  • And where feasible, walking, riding our bikes or taking public transit are great alternatives.

Or stay at home, relax in your yard or a nearby park, and watch the clouds roll by!

Leisure Learning

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In addition to watching the clouds go by, treat yourself to a short, relaxing one-day online meditation class from the privacy of your home or garden. Each workshop is unique and designed to introduce you to a variety of meditation techniques, so you can discover what works for you. Choose from three independent two-hour classes: Meditation: Breaking the Habits of the Mind (Saturday, Aug. 6); Meditation: Deep Still-Point Work (Saturday, Aug. 13); and Meditation: Breaking Up Subconscious Patterns and Blocks (Saturday, Aug. 20). Relax and breathe easier!

Learn more & register!

Coming this Fall

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This fall, turn over a new leaf and discover a new talent or interest. With over 70 courses, there's something for everyone: from watercolour painting and Italian cooking classes to a rich variety of language and cultural courses to photography, pottery, and woodworking classes.

Brand-new this season — Relaxation & Meditation Through Art — with Instructor Tina Sharapova. Art meditation sessions (online) are a wonderful opportunity to have a break from your routine, unwind and calm your busy mind. Take some time for yourself and switch into a creative mode. Join us for easy art activities in a safe environment. No drawing experience required.

Other new courses include:

  • Muslim Culture
  • Screenwriting for Film & TV
  • How to Write a Best Seller
  • How to Edit Your Own Novel
  • Portrait Drawing
  • Functional Pottery Basics
  • A Taste of Italy
  • Italian Beginners Level 3

Easy as 1,2,3! Leisure Learning courses are designed for you: available in the evenings or on weekends, online or in-person (on and off-campus), and range from one-day workshops to multi-week, enjoy a 15% discount by registering two weeks early! See you this fall.

Learn more & register!

Design Works Summer Camps - Spots Still Available!

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Lights! Camera! Action!

Calling all Jr. Photographers, future videographers and amazing movie-makers! Join us at this summer's amazing Design Works Photography, Video and Movie camps, such as Pro Photography, Stop-motion Animation and Let's Make Movies.

Here's a chance to produce your own amazing creations, have fun and make friends. There is still space available for kids, ages 8-12.

Camps are offered by talented professionals in their fields. Plus, security and safety are paramount. All camp staff receive first aid and security training, as well as criminal record checks.

There's still spaces available in most camps starting in August!

Register today!


UNB Art Centre


Exciting new exhibitions planned for this coming fall and winter!

Kicking off the season is Damien Worth's exhibition (dis)location, Sept. 9 - Oct. 21. The works in this exhibition include painting as well as multi-media installations that focus on the idea of place and our relationship with natural and manufactured landscapes. It explores the tensions that exist in the spaces that we inhabit. Drawn from crowd sourced images, Worth creates virtual communities that investigate the relationship between identity and location. Damien Worth is a graduate of NSCAD and currently lives in PEI.

Other scheduled exhibitions include:

  • Gerry Yaum: The Families of the Dump/ People Who Live Under the Freeway (Oct. 28 - Dec. 15)
  • Fathom the Depths of the St. Lawrence Estuary: Art & Science/À des brasses de profondeur dans l'estuaire du St.-Laurent: Art et Science (Jan. 13 - Feb. 10)
  • Daily Life in New Brunswick’s Black Community: 1870-1930, Black History Month (Feb. 17 - March 17)
  • Reflections, World Water Day (March 22) (March 24 - April 28)
  • Art of Creation (May 5 - June 16)

The UNB Art Centre is located at Memorial Hall, 9 Bailey Drive, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton. The galleries are open 9 am - 4 pm weekdays and during special events. Admission is free to members of the public.

"Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time." - John Lubbock

Enjoy the rest of your summer!

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