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Art’s Haven is a 30+ Year Dream Coming True.

Supported and hosted by Norgard Designs we deliver online lessons and lectures as well as on-site rendez-vous in St. Bernard and Belliveau Cove, Nova Scotia where you will meet the local artists and culture. We value supporting artists coming together to explore their passions through exhibitions, workshops and retreats. Our goal is to create space for gatherings, workshops, exhibitions, and retreats in a positive and supportive environment where your dream to learn and grow as an artist come true. Come grow with us!

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GLOBAL PROJECTS

Global Project: 👁️❤️

CLICK BELOW to find free lessons from the 2023 Global Project, “👁️❤️". Norgard Designs provides these for free. Happy Beading!

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Big Blue Gallery

Nadine Belliveau "Summer Reverie: Reveries d’ete”
Opening Reception: July 5th, 6:00PM
Exhibition Dates: July 1st - July 25th
Big Blue Gallery:  3491 Highway 1, Belliveau Cove, Nova Scotia.
Gallery is open Tuesday – Saturday 11:00am – 4:00pm, by chance or appointment.
To make an appointment call and leave a message for our Director, Tracy, at:  902-308-5618

Immerse yourself in the warmth and beauty of the season at "Summer's Reverie," featuring the vibrant works of five talented artists. Discover the intricate tapestries and weavings of three fabric artists alongside the evocative paintings of two skilled painters. Together, their pieces celebrate the light, color, and serene moments of summer, creating a rich tapestry of textures and hues that capture the essence of this cherished season. Join us for an inspiring journey through art that evokes the nostalgic and ephemeral beauty of summer.

Plongez dans la chaleur et la beauté de la saison à "Rêverie  d’été", mettant en vedette les œuvres vibrantes de cinq artistes talentueux. Découvrez les tapisseries et les tissages complexes de trois artistes du tissu ainsi que les peintures évocatrices de deux peintres talentueux. Ensemble, leurs pièces célèbrent la lumière, la couleur et les moments sereins de l'été, créant une riche tapisserie de textures et de teintes qui capturent l'essence de cette saison chérie. Rejoignez-nous pour un voyage inspirant à travers l'art qui évoque la beauté nostalgique et éphémère de l'été.

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The creative examination of ideas
The creative examination of ideas
The creative examination of ideas

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Tradition

Passion

Technique

Design

Interpretation

EXPLORATION AT Norgard Designs

The Creative Examination of Ideas.

Norgard Designs is dedicated to the creative examination of ideas. Ideas are examined through the creative process culminating in large and small scale works. The sharing of these ideas is manifested through the physical works themselves, educational workshops and global project work. Norgard Designs aspires to support itself by selling work, by ushering new beaders forward, and by developing creative paths by which they can sustain themselves. The creation of this website is a way for Sam to share her work and her love of teaching with you. We hope you will come in, explore, enjoy, download a workshop, find that special piece of jewelry for that special someone. Or maybe you would like to be part of Sam’s next Global Project?

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PRESERVATION AT NORGARD DESIGNS

A Lifelong Adventure in Art & Design.

Sam weaves a rich mix of techniques learned from Contemporary Geometric Beadwork, African, Indigenous, French, and Victorian techniques. The dynamic process of combining techniques with artistic formats from jewelry scale works to immersive installation reveal new ideas.  Her most recent focus results in global projects where she explores education, community, and largescale beaded works.

Sam is dedicated to preserving the tradition of handmade beaded art and conveys her passion to workshop participants and her students at The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in Savannah, GA, where she and her husband, David Golden (a painter), live. She currently is a Professor at the Savannah location, served as an artist in residence at SCAD-Lacoste, France and helped open SCAD-Hong Kong. Prior to her teaching career she worked in a number of design-related industries. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Printmaking, and a Master of Fine Arts in Ceramic Sculpture.

Sam weaves a rich mix of techniques learned from Contemporary Geometric Beadwork, African, Indigenous, French, and Victorian techniques. The dynamic process of combining techniques with artistic formats from jewelry scale works to immersive installation reveal new ideas.  Her most recent focus results in global projects where she explores education, community, and largescale beaded works.

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Sam weaves a rich mix of techniques learned from Contemporary Geometric Beadwork, African, Indigenous, French, and Victorian techniques. The dynamic process of combining techniques with artistic formats from jewelry scale works to immersive installation reveal new ideas.  Her most recent focus results in global projects where she explores education, community, and largescale beaded works.

Sam is dedicated to preserving the tradition of handmade beaded art and conveys her passion to workshop participants and her students at The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in Savannah, GA, where she and her husband, David Golden (a painter), live. She currently is a Professor at the Savannah location, served as an artist in residence at SCAD-Lacoste, France and helped open SCAD-Hong Kong. Prior to her teaching career she worked in a number of design-related industries. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Printmaking, and a Master of Fine Arts in Ceramic Sculpture.

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LEARNING AT NORGARD DESIGNS

In Learning You Will Teach. In Teaching You Will Learn.

Sam recognizes and is grateful for the brilliant work and workshops provided by members of the global bead community. Norgard designs is dedicated to preserving the tradition of handmade beaded art. We are pleased to offer free lessons and lectures as well as workshops to help improve your beading and knowledge. Learn technique through project focused work. Become informed about design basics and/or historical and contemporary bead knowledge. Enrichment through focused sessions on creativity and an exchange of ideas.

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