Programs - Instructors

John Anderson
John  Anderson

John Anderson is a Canadian Contemporary Impressionist. As a working artist, John has exhibited, painted and taught across Ontario and Europe. "My work evolved from an oil painter's perspective of brush on canvas. I use paint tonally applied with rich colour and an impressionist character. The subject does not drive the composition for me but the light does."

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David Antscherl
David Antscherl

David Antscherl is an artist, instructor and theatrical designer living in Niagara-on-the-Lake...

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Kayla Benner
Kayla Benner

Kayla Benner is a potter working out of her home studio in Port Colborne, ON. She studied ceramics at Sheridan College as part of the Craft and Design program, and graduated in 2011...

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Wayne Corlis
Wayne Corlis

Wayne is a Niagara artist with a diploma in Graphic Design, degree in Visual Arts, and a Masters degree in Comparative Literature and the Arts...

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Hannah Dobbie
Hannah Dobbie

Hannah Dobbie is an Art History student at Brock University. She is passionate about the arts, visual culture, and design and is pursuing a career at the intersection of these fields. As the Pumphouse’s Summer Student Art Instructor, Hannah taught the 2018 Summer Art Camps and the Winter and Spring children’s class sessions. She will be returning to teach this year’s summer children’s programs.

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Susan Dobson
Susan Dobson

Susan is a certified teacher and graduate of Guelph University with a degree in fine art. She has taught both studio art and art history at Niagara College, Ridley College & Appleby College spanning 34 years. Susan works in multi media drawing and painting.

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Paul Eppler
Paul Eppler

Niagara-on-the-Lake is my home. It’s hard to believe I live here. Every time I think about it, I stand back and take in the wonder around me. I was born here, I grew up here. I live here. I remember riding my bicycle to get downtown for free samples from Maple Leaf fudge store, which you still can do. Even my schooling was Niagara based.

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Patricia Haftar
Patricia Haftar

I have been producing art as long as I can remember; when I was a toddler I’d sit by my grandma’s side while she made beautiful oil paintings. Her name was Beatrice Sophia Armstrong Coleman. She would talk to me about the colours and textures in trees, water, flowers etc. I would, as I got older, draw as she painted. She encouraged me to become an artist.

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Linda Hankin
Linda  Hankin

After I graduated with an Honors B.A. in Visual Arts I worked for ten years in my studio. My career developed quickly because of my enthusiasm and energy. Large paintings became the norm, showing at American and Canadian galleries both solo and group. A local art gallery then asked me to instruct adult art lessons. Later, I accepted several teaching contracts from Mississauga to Niagara Falls, Ontario, European painting trips were offered after I came back from my own plein air painting trip to Spain...

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Win Henstock
Win Henstock

Win Hesntock is noted for her "Plein Air" style: the art of painting from nature or painting in-situ, outside of the artist studio and within the environment...

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Sandra Iafrate
Sandra Iafrate

Sandra was born in the Niagara Peninsula, and has lived and trained in Canada, USA and Australia...

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Ashley Keller
Ashley Keller

Ashley Keller is a returning Studio Arts major at Brock University after traveling over seas. In her travels she has had the opportunity to experience different art galleries and shows that have shown her an entire new perspective in the arts.

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Pete Malaguti
Pete Malaguti

Pete has been an Illustrator for over 35 years and worked in the Aerospace industry as a Technical Illustrator and in the Advertising business as an Illustrator, Layout Artist, Graphic Designer, Art Director and Creative Director.

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Valerie Martin
Valerie Martin

Local Niagara Artist Valerie Rachel Martin dedicated her life to fine arts and teaching. Her educational achievements come from Ontario College of Art and Design, George Brown College for Graphic Arts...

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Sam Paonessa AOCA, OSA
Sam Paonessa AOCA, OSA

Sam Paonessa is professional artist who has enjoyed a creative career spanning over 35 years. He graduated from the Ontario College of Art in Toronto and was then hired by one of Canada’s largest commercial art studios, TDF Artists, where he worked as an illustrator...

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James E. Pay SCA, UA
James E. Pay SCA, UA

Mentored by the late A. J. Casson, the last living member of Canada’s famous Group of Seven, and studying under colourist Marjorie Smith, M.F.A., the artist developed his own style of painting in watercolour and acrylic...

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Daniel Pigeon
Daniel Pigeon

Landscape inspired painter, Daniel Pigeon is driven to create by the unashamed pleasure taken in the act of painting and profound personal experiences produced within the land.

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Tamara Plugers
Tamara Plugers

Tamara is a practicing artist and certified Paverpol instructor. She has always had a fascination for creating things from fabric and loves texture and flow. As a young woman she was an accomplished seamstress and worked in a fabric store. Now she incorporates fabric into sculptures using Paverpol.

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Julie Ponesse
Julie  Ponesse

Julie Ponesse is a full-time Philosophy Professor and a part-time artist living and working in London, Ontario. She is especially intrigued by the play of light and shadow on the same colour and object, and hopes to explore this dynamic further as she continues to paint...

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Peter John Reid
Peter John Reid

Peter John Reid is a practicing artist, instructor and author, originally from England, but currently residing in rural Grey County in the heart of Niagara Escarpment. After graduating from OCAD, Peter worked in the commercial art field while raising a family and developing and exploring his craft and focusing mostly on acrylics. Peter has published two books on acrylic painting.

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Anne Reimer
Anne Reimer

Anne Reimer’s paintings show a remarkable sense of colour, love, and understanding of nature...

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Paul Schibli

From a very young age I gravitated to art. Copying the characters from the colour comics proved to be an early indicator of a life-long passion for art.

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Joe Speck
Joe  Speck

“I find working with glass to be both meditative and therapeutic. Building with layers of colour brings out a certain serenity, climaxing in a finished piece that all can enjoy."

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Eugene Zhilinsky
Eugene Zhilinsky

Eugene Zhilinsky is a Toronto-based, Russian-born architect, artist, and architectural illustrator. In 1986 he graduated with a Masters degree in Art and Architecture from the State Academy Institute of Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg).

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