Robin J Mitchell
Robin paints daily life, things that inspire and excite. All the paintings are small, making it easier for people to buy and collect them. “Creating these small treasures brings great joy to my life.” Robin has won a Gemini Award for his work on the movie Nuremberg and has served on a Program Advisory Board at Sheridan College with the Dean of the Arts Program as well as the Dean of the College. His daily paintings on his blog have been viewed by almost fifty thousand visitors.
My art is inspired by everyday life and has found home in private collections. It brings me joy and thats what I endeavour to share by teaching art.
Shelley's passion for nature is evident in much of her work, but she also enjoys painting portraits, landscapes and still life. A graduate of Sheridan College in Oakville and Dundas Valley School of Art, Shelley has taught watercolour and acrylic painting throughout Ontario for more than 20 years. Her work has been seen in several local juried shows and has won local and international awards.
I've been painting since the early 90's. Since then I've been lucky enough to travel the world, doing 'how to' seminars - places like Japan, Australia, Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia, USA. My greatest joy has been to watch artists develop their skills before my eyes - to witness them as they realize just what they have accomplished! I've written several books, hundreds of instructional packets, presented at trades shows all over North America, and worked with a variety of art material manufacturers. I love landscapes and have more recently enjoyed painting seascapes. I work mostly in oils but many of the floral pieces are done with acrylic. I would love it if you would come and paint with me, I promise to share as much as possible with you and assist you on your road to your potential.
Heidi Rohde, a fine artist and instructor, paints expressive and vivid landscapes that evoke a mood or a feeling. She works in Acrylic, Watercolour and Pastel. She was an educator for many years teaching Visual Arts at the Secondary School level. She received her BA at McMaster and her B Ed from the University of Toronto. She continues to enjoy teaching and encouraging students to fulfill their potential.
Ron Van Zutphen
Ron is an Oakville based professional photographer. He is an Ontario certified teacher with over 30 years of experience in the classroom and a passion for sharing his knowledge. His goals are simple: to nurture the artist in everyone and to make it fun!
A certified art instructor for Art Innovators, Julie also holds a City and Guilds Adult Teaching Certificate as well as various Vocational Teaching Certificates from the UK. She has a particular interest in art therapy for children and adults with learning difficulties and has found art can be an invaluable tool to overcome barriers in communication and improve confidence.
I have a passion for nature and wildlife and creating art. I have been drawing as long as I can remember and spent many hours as a teenager capturing my favourite pictures in pencil. Art has always been a part of my family. My grandmother, Jean Monkhouse was an oil painter and art teacher. She was my first art teacher, and I will always remember painting with her in her cottage in Atikokan.
Karlene is dedicated to providing a warm, caring and inspiring environment for seniors and those with struggling with disabilities. Her genuine love of teaching and her bubbly, friendly personality has made a lasting impression on all those she meets.
The class was very well received! The participants enjoyed Karlene. She engaged very well with the group. I would say it was a big success.
The class was fantastic. I sent her an email to thank her. She was wonderful and the kids loved her. She was kind, gentle and so helpful to those kids who struggled. We loved having her.