Summer Art Scholarships

Students at the Grand Manan Community School will be eligible to receive free tuition for art workshops to be held on Grand Manan in July and August of 2017.

As a high school student, Hamilton artist Barry Coombs had the opportunity to attend art programs during school breaks in March. He was grateful for this rewarding experience, and as a way of giving something back, he is offering free tuition and materials for a Grand Manan Community School student, in Grades nine to 12, to attend his workshop on sketching and watercolour painting to be held on Grand Manan from July 30 to August 4, 2017. Interested students are encouraged to visit his website (

Toronto artists Martha Johnson ( and Jennifer Hinrichs ( who are associated with Island Arts on Grand Manan, will also be offering free tuition to deserving GMCS students for their Grand Manan workshops scheduled for July 9 – 16, and July 16 – 23, 2017 respectively.

Applications for these scholarships may be submitted to the Gallery in care of Sara Griffin ( Students should include samples of their artwork (preferably three or four jpeg files), and a letter describing their interest in art. The deadline for applications is June 1, 2017.