Programs - Instructors

David Antscherl
David Antscherl

David Antscherl is an artist, instructor and former physiotherapist living in Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON...

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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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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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Mike Gagnon
Mike Gagnon

Mike Gagnon is a professional author and illustrator whose work has been produced by major companies worldwide, including Marvel Comics. Mike's work has appeared in numerous films, comics and novels...

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Philip Gebhardt
Philip Gebhardt

Philip Gebhardt has been involved with photography for over 50 years. He has worked with black & white as well as colour film...

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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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Susan Holly
Susan  Holly

Art has been a passion all my life, from childhood painting to Art College onto a career in Advertising and Retail merchandising to retirement ...

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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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Hether Irene Klesh
Hether Irene Klesh

Hether Irene Klesh has always had a passion for nature, science & animals, fostered by close proximity to the Red Hill Valley, and later the Karst Cavern system. A more spiritual approach to life, combined with this love for all animals has led to portraits people have come to describe as "capturing the very spirit of the subject” in all areas: animals, people, house or sports...

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Raymond Martin
Raymond Martin

It is with deep sadness and a sense of loss that we inform you of Raymond Martin’s death in the early hours of February 28th, 2015.

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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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Lisa McBay
Lisa McBay

Lisa’s art studio takes place in her kitchen where she creates recipes that are healthy for both inside and outside of the body. She has been practicing the art of the bath and making vegetable based soap using traditional methods for over 15 years...

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Monique Mulder-Wallace
Monique  Mulder-Wallace

Monique began her artistic pursuits as a young child attending classes at the Oakville Art Society in Ontario. Her talent and interests continued to develop leading her to the University of Guelph where she specialized in Fine Art. It was there where her creativity and passion for art found form in clay...

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Ruth Pallek
Ruth Pallek

Ruth Pallek is the owner of Metal Mud Studio, a private art studio located in Fenwick, Ontario. Ruth is a self-taught metalsmith and artist with over 20 years of teaching experience.

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Patricia Paquin
Patricia Paquin

Patricia’s Bold and Whimsical Images have delighted and charmed an Avid Clientele across much of North America and beyond...

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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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Anne Reimer
Anne Reimer

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

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Susan Sparrow-Mace
Susan Sparrow-Mace

Susan discovered Zentangle and developed an immediate passion for its art form and social benefits in addition to its uniqueness...

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Joe Speck
Joe  Speck

A lifelong native of Niagara, Joe now works from his studio in Jordan. He took an introductory course in stained glass at Niagara College and has completed courses at Sheridan College in glass casting, fusing and flame-working, as well as workshops with well-known North American glass artists.

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Diane Vogel
Diane Vogel

Diane received formal training at the Dundas Valley School of Art. She works in both watercolours and acrylics and as a visual artist, she has learned much & has shared this knowledge and expertise in her informative and friendly classes and workshops.

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Lenore Walker
Lenore Walker

Since childhood, Lenore Walker has been creating and making art. Layers of texture and colour applied with inspiration and intention characterize the vibrancy and tranquility in her art. With a Master’s degree in Religious Education, previous employment in church ministry, as well as certification and employment as a Decorative Artisan her artworks are experiential meditations that allow her to explore diverse visual and soulful terrain. Her influences include many 20th century artists and contemporary illustrators.

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Susan Wintrop
Susan Wintrop

Susan Wintrop has taught at the Pumphouse since 1996 and brings to her classes her long expertise as a graphic designer, calligrapher, painter and potter. Her interest in Medieval and Japanese studies is reflected in her raku pottery which has been shown in three solo exhibitions at the Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, Toronto. Susan has had a book of illustrated calligraphy published and has had several articles published about the nature of the creative process.

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