Our Visual Arts Instructors
Get to know our visual arts instructors. We are all passionate about making a difference in the lives of the youth who step through our doors by providing a well-rounded arts education.
Visual Arts Instructor
Teresa is one of our full-time arts teachers. She is originally from Ecuador and moved to Canada seven years ago. She obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Emily Carr University of Arts and Design. In University, she developed her artistic practice in painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed media. She had developed a lot of interest in art history, anthropology, and teaching and since then, has taught creative classes to young students in multiple art studios and online.
Art is a language that can flourish from an early age for Teresa. Her goal is to nourish the students’ confidence to investigate materials and contribute to their abilities to create independently. In her classes, the students improve their fine motor skills, observational and critical thinking skills. Their artworks explore materials, techniques, and the legacy of inspiring artists. Teresa’s teaching style goes hand in hand with friendly communication, evocative art, and supportive teaching. Captivating conversations about the process of creating and art history are part of every lesson! As a teacher Teresa is motivated by giving students the tools to be able to expand their creativity and to express it.
Visual Arts Instructor
Carolina is an Art Educator and Multi-disciplinary Artist based in Vancouver. She has a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts with a Major in Art Education from Concordia University. Her work focuses on portraiture and abstract art. Having a thirst to create, she continues to develop her own style and to find new projects in portraiture to enrich her art skills. As a Community Art Educator, she is inspired by the constructivism learning approach and gives great value to the experience she provides in each lesson. Her objective is to create a learning environment where participants are encouraged to relate to an artist’s work by viewing it through their own lens in order to create art and make real connections.
Renaissance Kids Visual Arts Instructor
Tatjana has been with us since 2017, and has been one of our pillars for our Mini Art Club classes. Born and raised in Macedonia, Europe, Tatjana has acquired a Bachelor in Fine Arts there. Upon her arrival to Canada, she has obtained a certificate in Web Technologies from the British Columbia Institute of Technology. She has many years of experience teaching visual arts to children, youth and adults and had many solo and group exhibitions in Europe as well. “Once my children were born, I deepened my belief in the importance of art education from a young age especially because of the huge impact it has on healthy growth and development of the young mind. Making art has a huge benefit in one’s well being, improving memory and promoting empathy and it is of great importance to engage in making art activities from a very young age.”