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Classes & Workshops

Art at Hooper Studios 

encompasses working studios, art school as well as a Gallery and is located in the Kennebecasis Valley in Hampton, New Brunswick. From April to December, Hooper Studios offers classes and workshops in visual arts and crafts, for adults, teens and children. Children’s programs are designed to provide young people, ages 5 through 14, with an opportunity for creative exploration and experience in a non-competitive, friendly atmosphere. The school offers intensive studio-based workshops in a variety of fine art and craft media including clay, paint, metals, paper, printmaking, woodworking and more. Programs range from evening classes, one day workshops to one-week sessions and anyone may participate, from beginners to advanced professionals.

Hooper Studios is hosting a free session of an intro to Eden Energy Medicine at the KV Public Library, Saturday morning,   April 18, 9:30 am to 12, Information sharing of Donna Eden’s work. All welcome with  Sue and Tandi Hooper. Energy Medicine shows you how to understand and work with your body’s reservoir of electromagnetic and more subtle energies to increase your vitality, identify and correct energy imbalances that keep you from being your best, and enhance your health and your state of mind. For more than three decades Donna Eden has been teaching people how to work with these energies to reclaim their natural healing capabilities.

Hooper Studios is located in a stunning natural setting and provides a community of support for focused creative energy and work. We are surrounded by forty acres of beautiful woodlands, fields and gardens and just below us the amazingly beautiful Kennebecasis river winds through islands and marshland, a paradise of birds and wildlife.

Workshops and classes take place in a large, sunny studio with good working areas, a small library of art books, and homemade cookies and tea to enjoy. The emphasis of all the instruction is on the process rather then the finished product, and students learn to explore the important connections between art and nature.

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Our Gallery

New work by Kathy inspired by her time in Cuba.

These new paintings are about my love and admiration of flowers, not just as pretty things good for weddings and romance but as symbols of beauty and strangeness. I have surrounded these flowers with borders and put them in vases to try to separate them from the usual way we deal with them.

Fabulous, Funky, Furniture Show is moving to the big city!!

Last summer we had a very exciting group show at our gallery in Hampton, entitled Fabulous Funky Furniture, which showed the work of a group of artists who wanted to look outside the box and use their imagination to create furniture, paintings, pottery weaving & sculpture. Art pieces which used their considerable skills in different directions, the result was a great show. Please join us at the Saint John Art Center, Friday,  May 8th for Opening of the Fabulous, Funky, Furniture Show.

hockey scorpion by Peter Manchester

2015 Hooper Studios and Gallery

We are still in the planning stages for the year ahead but we wanted to share with you what will be happening at Hooper Studios this upcoming season. Although Sue plans to focus on her study of Energy Medicine and painting while Kathy would like to devote much needed time working in her studio, Hooper Studios will be offering classes and workshops in painting, drawing and energy wellness again this year.

Need Art in your home or place of business? Feeling like you can’t afford to have good art but would like to support local artists? Not sure whether the piece will work for you? Would you like to try out different mediums of art?

We are excited to tell you that Tandi Hooper-Clark is joining Hooper Studios this year and will be introducing a new art program through the Hooper Studios Gallery. Tandi is the youngest daughter of Kathy and John Hooper and sister to Sue and founder of Handworks Gallery in Saint John in 1992. Tandi ran the gallery, with business partner Kate Kerr, until 2002. Tandi’s new business venture, I Live with Art, is an on-line art rental and sales gallery featuring the work of local artists. Renting art allows you to have beautiful, New Brunswick art on your walls for as little as $15 a month!

Hooper-Studios will be host to a collective of artists featured with I live with Art throughout the 2015 season (May through October) featuring the work of varied artists representing a number of mediums including painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and more.  Selected pieces in the rotating show will be for rent or sale.

Hooper Studios will continue to have for sale original art, fabulous prints and note-cards by Sue and Kathy Hooper, beautiful pottery by Helen Stanley, jewelry by Terra Bijou and more!

Opening for the 2015 season, Saturday May 16th, Hooper Studios will be open Saturdays 10- 4 and by chance or by appointment.

We will keep you informed as plans unfold!



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Updates & Events


Love Crow mandala


love crow moon

The Love series continues with new paintings by Sue.

Mar. 30

The two paintings above are for the week of march 30th are both  8” by 8” and the medium for love crow moon, is acrylic, collage and graphite and for love crow mandala, acrylic, gold leaf and graphite on canvas.

love crow moon

I never tire of painting the Pickwauket mountain….not really a mountain compared to many. We live very near it and the crows and ravens seem to be excited about spring! On both these paintings I have excerpts written from a favorite book of mine…”Animal speak” by Ted Andrews. My grandson Markus really wanted me to put in a small moon.

love crow mandela

I had a dream recently about raven and so he has been with me and in my thoughts. This painting takes inspiration from the medicine wheel, mandelas and the sacredness of both

.  All the Love series are $75. and your purchase is greatly appreciated! All funds raised go to support my study and travel. My Eden Energy Medicine class 5 in Arizona starts in April! Very exciting!

If you are interested in learning more or to purchase please contact Sue at 506 650-3333. You can view all the painting in the love-series gallery

The images of these works and the painting  Everyday Magnificence will be on Facebook. as well

Thank-you very much for your support,


  • May 16th/17th. Gallery opening

  • June 13th/14th, Kings County Studio Tour

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