Meet Our Art Teachers
Diane is an Artist/Teacher and Workshop Facilitator.
She herself works in Pencil, Pen & Ink, Water Colour, Water Miscible Oils, and Acrylic.
Diane has seen and has directly experienced with her students how the art process allows creative growth,
develops and strengthens problem solving skills and more significantly, brings about a subtle holistic healing on all levels.
Her goal is to continue to bring awareness of the arts first and foremost as a way of seeing and of expressing, to broaden the boundaries that define ‘artist’, to help dissolve the fears that prevent people from experiencing an art form by making the process easy, friendly, and available to everyone.
Background and Experience:
Upon completing studies as an early childhood educator at the University of Manitoba (B.Ed), Diane spent several years teaching the primary level in Winnipeg, Manitoba and in Montreal, Quebec. She has an extensive background working with children, teaching in all inclusive schools where special needs children were integrated in regular curriculum. She also brings the experience of management and marketing from a wide range of industries.
Since 2001 Diane has facilitated art workshops in various communities for children, teens and adults. She has worked with Community Centres, various District School Boards, and as well, with the Toronto Conservatory of Music Learning Through the Arts Program.
In 2009, Diane relocated to the Muskoka area and quickly became involved with the Huntsville Art Society, the Almaguin Highlands Arts Council and with Muskoka Arts & Crafts. Diane is dedicated to promoting and developing visual arts programs for children, youth/teens, adults and seniors and she specializes in teaching Drawing & Perspective, Pen & Ink, Water Colour and incorporates technique in acrylic painting for children and youth
Diane’s teaching and facilitating experiences with children, educators, adults and seniors alike, have without a doubt changed her ‘vision’. More importantly is to make available to all who have an interest, the inherent and subtle healing benefits this art form has to offer.