JAYNE CANGEMI - Jayne started out with drawing classes at the Oakville Art Society in 1999, quickly moving into watercolour. She is fascinated by the watercolour ‘negative painting’ style. The shapes and colour in the underpainting often tell her how to proceed to bring out the subject matter. She has exhibited in many Oakville and Mississauga venues.
LESLIE COCHRANE – Leslie was educated at OCAD & York University (graduated Fine Arts Honours). The recipient of many awards, her work is in numerous private & corporate collections. She has shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions, and her paintings have been published by Posters International. Throughout almost twenty years with the OAS, Leslie has gained a reputation for her highly effective teaching methods.
LUCY ERSKINE – has been an internationally renowned jewellery artisan for more than thirty years. Her unique creations have been displayed in many prominent juried shows and gallery exhibitions. Students appreciate her enthusiasm and enjoy learning her distinctive, refined wire art techniques.
CHERYL HAILSTONE – Graduate of OCAD’S Fine Arts program. Cheryl is an experienced artist and teacher. She believes that good drawing skills are the basis of a good painting. Her own specialty is commissioned portraiture.
THERESA JARDIN-OTTONI - Theresa has been an avid painter for over twenty years. Through her association with the art society's pottery classes she has developed an enthusiasm for creating with the three dimensional medium of clay. Theresa loves working with children and encourages them to develop their own vision while learning the technical fundamentals of handbuilding with clay.
JUTTA (JUDY) MAYER-GRIEVE - is an Honours Graduate of The Ontario College of Art and Design University. Judy has worked as an Illustrator and Award Winning Graphic Designer before teaching Digital Art and Fine Art.Her work is represented by the Art Gallery of Ontario, Hamilton Art Gallery and Burlington Art Centre.
THERESA JARDIN-OTTONI – Theresa has been an avid painter for over twenty years. Through her association with the art society's pottery classes she has developed an enthusiasm for creating with the three dimensional medium of clay. Theresa loves working with children and encourages them to develop their own vision while learning the technical fundamentals of handbuilding with clay.
SHELLEY PRIOR– Shelley's passion for nature is evident in much of her work, but she also enjoys painting portraits, landscapes and still life. A graduate of Sheridan College in Oakville and Dundas Valley School of Art, Shelley has taught watercolour and acrylic painting throughout Ontario for more than 20 years. Her work has been seen in several local juried shows and has won local and international awards.
SILVIA DAMAR RADVANSKY – Silvia was born and educated in Popayan, Colombia. She has a degree in Visual Arts, from the University of Cauca, Popayan Colombia. Silvia’s artistic work is a study in methods and concept. She explores different technique with oils, acrylic, inks and watercolours to obtain textures and colours that harmonize. Concepts which move from figurative to abstract.
WALTER SAWKA – For Walter photography is much more than a hobby – it is a passion. He strives to channel his love for the outdoors into images that speak about the environment. Walter has studied under contemporary masters and lecturers, including John Sexton, Howard Bond, Dan Anderson, Ray McSavaney, Fred Picker, and Bruce Barnbaum.
RHONDA THIBODEAU – is a graduate of Sheridan College’s School of Crafts and Design. She is currently a full time potter in the Burlington area. Her work experience includes teaching adults and children to produce glaze ready wares while educating them on the process of making ceramics.
GWEN TOOTH – Gwen has been studying painting for over forty years, as well as printmaking, drawing, fibre arts and sculpture. Her decision to focus on abstract water media painting was greatly influenced by a week spent with Robert Burridge about “Loosening up with Acrylics” at the Hudson River Valley Art School in New York State. Gwen graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design in 2005 with her BFA. She continues to produce new series of work, to exhibit her paintings and to teach courses in abstraction, contemporary drawing, collage, water media including watercolour.
BAOXING ZHANG– Began his training at 6 years of age with his well-known artist father and with various private teachers. Later studied at art universities & colleges in Bejing during which he and some friends organized and ran the Student Art Association of Peking University. He is a member of Sumi-é Artists of Canada.