Luc Bihan, owner, guide and clay sculptor (Fr)
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.
Yuri Murakami, naturopath, life and business partner
Dianne Lee, ceramic artist
Teaches: Adult Pottery Class (Mon.& Sun. 6-9pm)
Dianne studied ceramics at the OCAD and in England. Her pottery embodies elements of playful exploration, functionality and surprise.
Christine Pensa, visual artist
Teaches: Explore the visual language of your Soul (Thurs. 9:30-11:30am)
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: Portrait Curriculum (Tues. 6:30-9:30pm) and Soft Pastel Workshop (in Jan.)
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)
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 Canad
Roberto Rosenman, painter and musician
Teaches: Colour mixing & brush handling WS (Dec), Classic Realism (TBA ),
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)
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 (Nov., Feb. & May)
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
Andrew Benyei, Sculptor
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), Passion of the figure WS (Fri, & Sat. in Dec.)
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 (Private class)
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: Adults pottery (Tues. 12-3pm), 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.
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) & Open Painting Studio Sun. 12:30-3:30pm)
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 WS (Oct. & May)
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.