Artists / Instructors


 
 

Barbara Chapman

Water-Soluble Oil on Canvas


Born on the eastern edge of Canada, Barbara’s paintings and style are influenced by the rocky coasts, the sky and where the water meets the land. She has completed formal and informal studies of fine art as well as university studies in Adult Education.

 

Ania Rutkowski

Instruction in painting Christmas baubles from Poland.


 

Deon Best

Modern Batik Art


Toronto based Artist & Instructor specializing in the unique East African fabric art of Modern Batik. Coming from a Graphic Design background, the journey into Modern Batik allows for bold, colourful and expressive explorations through wax, dyes & ink on fabric. Deon Best has engaged, empowered and inspired numerous students across Ontario through his Modern Batik workshops, come join the adventure!

 

Dave Rheaume is a self taught Toronto based artist of Metis heritage. In addition he is a curator, lecturer and book illustrator. His film making background shows through in his paintings, with their sense of a story, composition and lighting. Many of Dave’s paintings have sold to private collectors in Canada, the U.S. and Europe. In addition to many group and private shows he has exhibited at the McMichaels Autumn Art Show and the Ottawa Art Expo. He is featured as an “Artist to Collect” in the Winter 2014 issue of Arabella
magazine.
www.daverheaume.com

Acrylic on canvas


 

Erna De Vries

Encaustic & Mixed Media


Erna is an artist/art educator depicting the urban industrialized landscape and incorporates wax, reclaimed metal, concrete and photo transfers into her compositions. She has exhibited in Canada, The Netherlands, and the US where her paintings can be found in both corporate and private collections. Erna has won regional awards, been published in the “Encaustic Art Magazine” holds various art degrees and is a certified Enkaustikos instructor.

 

Mark making, collage and printwork

Introducing:
– colour exploration on Jelly Pads!
– carve and printwork
– collage and upcycled creations

Let your inner child explore once again.
Get curious and let the rivers of imagination reawaken with this master teacher guiding and encouraging you.
You’ll fall in love with this genuinely lovely soul who will expertly encourage you and nudge you out of your comfort zones. Jump in!


  • Coming soon
 


 

Pysanky- vibrant Ukrainian Easter eggs.

Halia Gawadzyn-Palaszczuk

Halia began learning the delicate art of writing pysanky at the age of 3. Over 62 years the pastime has become her passion. Intricate patterns are achieved by progressively writing molten beeswax on the egg with small stylus called “kistka” before the egg is dipped into a series of dyes. As a teacher she has shared this art form with many students and adults over many decades. Her work has been exhibited in many schools, churches and museums throughout the world.


  • Workshops available March/April
 

Jenni Morley

General fine arts, specializing in watercolour


Jenni draws inspiration from the beauty and simple forms in the natural world. She shares her passion with all ages with a desire to guide students to rediscover their own imagination.