mentoring not teaching
Mentoring not teaching in the traditional sense. That's the philosphy informing art instruction for kids and adults. It's an open studio-based approach in which guidance is tailored to the skill levels, needs and interests of each aspiring artist.
As required, students receive instruction in artistic technique and suggestions for setting and achieving individual artistic objectives. It's just like having your own personal artist as a mentor. Because that's what it is.
Students age ten and up typically take a two-hour lesson once a week. Children between seven and ten have one-hour classes. For available days, fees and to register please see the registration page.
In addition to lessons and workshops we offer a sitting are and a gallery space. The gallery may be booked for individuals or group exhibitions.
Lessons are booked by appointment and are tailored to each individals needs and skill level. Everyone will receive one-on-one instruction.
portfolios - tips from an insider
As a formally trained artist and a graduate of the fine arts department of OCAD University in Toronto, Catherine brings an insider's understanding of what evaluators are looking for when they consider an artist's work. To generate sustained interest in your potential as an artist, your portfolio needs to be both visually acptivating and easy to review.
if you've got the party...
...we've got the time (and Paint)
Consider a two-hour painting adventure for your next celebration, corporate event, moms' night out, bachelorette party or birthday bash. If you've got the party, we've got the time....and the studio and gallery and the paint brushes and the one-on-one professional art instruction for every party guest. The activity os customized to the interests of the group. Paint in our studio and then snack on munchies as you socialize in our gallery down the hall.
Site specific artwork will be customized for your space, desires and needs. Recent commissions include paintings for home stagers, murals, tattoo designs and more.
gallery and supplies
We have a reception area which features a gallery of artwork. A number of supplies are available including brush sets for oils, acrylics and watercolour. Acrylic paints. Watercolour pencil crayons and crayons. Pencil crayons and sketching pencils. Also available is a variety of stretched canvas and canvas boards.
If you are looking for tutoring or a specific workshop or lesson that you would like to see happen, please feel free to contact Catherine at email@example.com
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