From January 9 - June 20, 2024, join us on Tuesdays (12-4 PM), Wednesdays (10 AM-4:30 PM) and Thursdays (3-9 PM) for use of our Open Studio.
The Open Studio is an inclusive space for artists and art lovers of all ages. Located in the Beaverbrook Art Gallery Art Education Centre, the Open Studio provides art-making space and materials to everyone visiting the gallery. The Open Studio provides activities for creative exploration and reflection, such as drawing, painting, lino block printing, collage making and more. Admission to the Open Studio is included with purchase of gallery admission or a Beaverbrook Art Gallery Membership.
The Open Studio is available three days a week, with a different focus each day:
Tuesdays 12-4 PM: Open to adults (age 16+) who want to explore various art-making mediums and work in a creative space. A facilitator will be present to welcome participants and offer guidance, advice, and materials.
Wednesdays 10 AM-4:30 PM: Wednesdays are open to all ages, with ready-to-create workstations for kids, and art materials and instructions on how to create your own artwork for adults. This is a drop-in activity space and children under 16 must be accompanied by a guardian. For groups of 10 or more please book in advance by emailing our Education Coordinator.
Thursdays 3-9 PM: Thursdays are open to adults (16+) who are emerging artists, experienced artists, or who are new to art-making and are interested in developing an art practice in a shared creative space. Thursdays are for those looking for opportunities for collaboration, skill sharing, or want a fresh look at their artwork in a group setting. A facilitator will be present to offer artistic support, guidance, advice, and materials. Thursday participants are encouraged to bring in their own art materials and artworks in progress. Admission to the Beaverbrook Art Gallery and Open Studio is by donation on Thursdays.
As the Open Studio launches, visitors will be able to take in additional artist talks, creative sessions and workshops in the coming months. Visitors are encouraged to check our website to stay up to date on the Open Studio.
What to expect at Open Studio
You can find the Open Studio at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery Art Education Centre, which is located in the lower level of the gallery.
Tuesdays and Wednesdays: Please enter the gallery through the main entrance. The front desk can direct you to the Open Studio in the Art Education Centre.
Thursdays: Please enter the gallery through the courtyard entrance to come directly into the Open Studio. On Thursdays, you are welcome to bring your own art-making materials and artwork*
*Please note that outside art materials cannot be brought into the main gallery spaces. Any outside art materials or artwork brought to Open Studio may be left in available closets in the Open Studio space at your discretion while visiting the main gallery, however the Beaverbrook Art Gallery is not responsible for lost, forgotten or stolen items. All outside material must be picked up before you leave the gallery.
Materials and tools available
- Drawing materials including charcoal, graphite, chalk pastels, and various sizes and weights of drawing paper
- Painting materials including acrylic paints, watercolour paints, brushes, canvas paper and watercolour paper
- Lino printing materials, including block carving tools, brayers, lino blocks, printing ink and printing paper
- Collage materials including magazines, colour paper, scissors and glue
- Button making machine (to be used with on-site facilitator)
- And more materials to come!
Thank you to the Fredericton Community Foundation and the Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation for making this program possible.
Entry included with purchase of gallery admission.