Luc Bihan, clay sculptor (Fr)
Teaches: Clay Sculpture A to Z (Tues. 6-9 pm), Kids Clay Sculpture & Pottery (Tues. 4-5:30 pm), Kids Art Camps and JP and PA Day
Luc has studies at San Francisco Art Institute and has 35 years of experience in clay sculpture. He focuses guiding you to connect to your own creativity, and become free of any judgement.
Dianne Lee, ceramic artist
Teaches: Adult Pottery Class (Mon. 6-9pm or Sun. 6:30-9:30pm) and Kids Pottery (Mon. 4:00-5:30pm or Sat. 10-11:30am)
Dianne studied ceramics at the OCAD and in England. Her pottery embodies elements of playful exploration, functionality and surprise.
Christine Pensa, visual artist
Teaches: Being Creatively Fit (Mon. 10:00 am – noon and 6:30 to 8:30)
Christine took an art course and remembered her true passion was creating. Christine says, “I hadn’t realized I was creatively starving. Now creating is so fundamental to my well being – I can’t imagine a day without it.”
Gary Smith, painter and portrait artist
Teaches: Open Painting Class for All (Mon. 12:30 – 3:30pm), Portrait Curriculum (Tues. 6:30-9:30pm) and Soft Pastel Workshop (Sun. Jan. 8 & 12, 2017)
Gary holds BA in Fine Art, Teacher Degree and Art Supervisor Certificate. He inspires all level of artists with a new learning materials in his classes.
Christine Tatilon, illustrator and graphic designer (Fr)
Teaches: Kids Painting & Mixed Media (Mon. & Wed. 4:00-5:30pm )
Christine studied both in France and Toronto. She has done illustration for educational publishing and children’s books both in France and Canada.
Roberto Rosenman, painter and musician
Teaches: Classic Realism (Mon. 6:30-9:30pm )
Roberto studied drawing and painting at OCAD and York University. He focuses both on realistic still life and classical portraiture, always incorporating strong symbolism and narrative in his work. Roberto teaches drawing at George Brown College and exhibits regularly around Toronto.
Kathryn Chelin, painter and sculptor
Teaches: Drawing for Terrified Beginners (Tues. 10-12pm or Thurs. 6:30-9pm), Kids Illustration & Cartooning (Thurs. 4-5:30pm), and Art Portfolio Review (Fri. 4-5:30pm)
Kathryn has taught enriched classes at Unionville High School, the designated School for the Arts in York Region for the past 25 years. With a wealth of experience in teaching, she encourage you to regain the freedom in drawing.
Stefan Galvanec, painter
Teaches: Landscape & Cityscape Painting (Tues. 1-4pm) and Independent Painting (Sun. 1-4pm)
Stefan has trained in Europe and Canada, and has been teaches for the past 30 years at George Brown College. Stefan will help you mastering the painting techniques and mediums and you will gain confidence in your work.
Lauren McKinley Renzetti, Mixed Media Artist
Teaches: Abstract Painting (Wed.9:30am-12pm), Drawing Exploration (Wed. 12:30-3:00pm), and Colour Theory Workshop (Sat. Nov. 5th, 9:30am-4:30pm)
Lauren studied McMaster University and teaches at the AGO and Art For Cancer. Lauren shows her work widely and takes part in many group and solo shows in Southern Ontario, Brooklyn and Bulgaria.
Aurora Filipescu, ceramic/painter artist
Teaches: Kids Pottery (Wed. 4:00-5:30pm or Sat. 12-1:30pm) and Clay Meet Up Group (Sat or Sun, 2-4pm)
Aurora is a passionate ceramic artist. She feels the process of creation fills her heart with peace and gratitude. Creating dishes and cups to use at home is an eternal appreciation for each day.
Teaches: Figure Sculpture: Gesture (Wed. 6:30-9:30pm)
Andrew is a graduate of OCAD and has been a successful full time sculptor and painter for over 25 years. He has taught sculpture at Haliburton School of Art and the Mississauga Sculpture Studio.
Andrew Sookrah, painter
Teaches: Learn to Draw and Paint Figures (Wed. 6:30-9:30pm)
Andrew is a Toronto based multi-discipline, multi-media artist with a second life in advertising and design. He is an active member of the Ontario Society of Artists, Society of Canadian Artists, Portrait Society of Canada, Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour.
Martine Simard, painter (Fr)
Teaches: Aquarelle/Watercolour (Thr. 9am-noon) and Kids dessins et aquarelle (Tue. 3:30-5:30pm)
Martine studied in music, and had an active, passionate musical life. Drawing was always present, but spontaneous and innocent. The discovery of Watercolour was the inception of a new artistic passion.
Lisa Young Chow, ceramic artist
Teaches: Kids Pottery (Thurs. 4:00-5:30pm) and Drop-In Clay Class for Seniors (Wed. 10:30-noon)
Lisa studied and graduated from OCAD, specializing in printmaking and ceramics. She then opened one of the first ceramic arts studios on Danforth’s east end. Here she taught clay classes, both hand building and wheel throwing to adults and children.
Valerie Severino, illustrator and visual artist
Teaches: Kids Art & Craft (Thr. 4-5:30pm )
Valerie is an illustrator and visual artist who has studies at OCAD. She is actively participating as artist in projects such as TIFF, Bell Box Mural Project, and Eureka Art Festival.
Florian Jacot, sculptor (Fr)
Teaches: Realistic Figure Sculpture and Realistic portraiture (Thur. 6:30-9:30pm)
Florian is a sculptor and visual artist who works in traditional and digital media. Florian has worked on various commissions in Fine Arts and freelance projects in the Animation industry. Next to instructing at LucSculpture, he also teaches at Toronto School of Art, Centennial College and Sheridan College.
Hiroshi Yamamoto, painter
Teaches: Sumi-E (Japanese Ink Painting) (Fri. 10:00-noon) and Kids Sumi-E (Fri. 4:00-5:30pm)
Hiroshi studied Japanese Traditional Art and Art History at the Kyoto Industrial Design Institute Japan and the Kyoto Japanese Art School. Hiroshi has held more than 20 exhibition in Canada, USA as well as in Japan.
Victoria Wallace, painter
Teaches: Encaustic Painting (Sat. sept. 17th. 10am-4pm) & New Acrylic Mediums Fri. Sept.16th 6:30-9:30pm, Monthly Workshops
Victoria Wallace is a multi-media artist working, exhibiting and conducting workshops in acrylic, encaustic, watercolour and sculptural media. Her extensive commissions include work for television, film, theatre, restaurants, businesses and private collections across Canada and internationally.
Jerry Silverberg, printmaker and storyteller
Teaches: Print Making Workshop: Linocut (Tues. Oct. 4th, 6-9pm or Sat. Oct. 15th, 1-4pm)
Jerry has been producing art works for over 30 years. His illustrative work has appeared in The Globe and Mail, Walrus Magazine, the Toronto Star and New York Times. As a teacher, his approach is hands on, thorough, inclusive, and fun with a strong emphasis on the sense of discovery and play.
Julie Ourceau, Architecture designer and musician (Fr)
Teaches: Sketching Architecture and Architecture portfolio workshops
Julie Ourceau received a Graduate Level National Diploma from l’Ecole d’Architecture Paris Val-de-Seine in France after having worked in Toronto with the architectural Robbie Young & Wright and graduating from Ryerson with Bachelor of Technology in Architectural Science.