Fill your fall with art
August 17, 2011

For most of us, September is as natural a time to make resolutions as New Year’s. So why not pick up a paintbrush, sit at a potter’s wheel or figure out how to use that fancy camera? Now’s the time to do what you’ve always wanted to do by taking a class through NSCAD University’s School of Extended Studies.

The school has more than 75 classes on offer, from fashion to sculpture, jewelry making to ceramics. There are classes specially tailored for adults, teens and children, arts professionals and high school students preparing a portfolio for university entrance.

“We’ll help nurture your artistic muse as you explore your creative potential,” says Sharon Blanchard, Director of the School of Extended Studies. “Whether you’re drawn to art for the first time, preparing a portfolio for university admission or bent on mastering your craft, our programs will offer you the right environment in which to flourish.”

Plus, there are a number of new classes being offered this fall. Learn how to make a pop-up book, weave a basket using traditional Mi’kmaw techniques, or shoot an experimental film by developing a story, shot list and storyboard.  You can get your mind working in new ways by “upcycling” old sweaters or by discovering how art therapy is used to facilitate self expression and healing.

Most classes are taught by NSCAD faculty members. Some classes take place over several weeks, some over a weekend.

Admission for the fall term begins Wednesday, August 17—and the School of Extended Studies makes it easy to register. You can register in person by coming by the new location at 1892 Hollis Street, picking up the phone and dialing 494-8185, faxing  494-8311, sending the form in the mail or going online at

For more information, call 494-8185 or visit the School of Extended Studies online.

LINK:Fall 2011 Course Calendar (PDF)