2020 Faculty

Meet the team. Below you will find the amazing faculty who teach the classes at Southampton Arts this year.

Marion Anderson

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Marion Anderson
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Marion Anderson is a multidisciplinary artist whose work combines natural influences in a wide spectrum of studio art. She enjoys exploring the universal idea of  creating from lived experience through texture and colour. Marion is that rare combination of a practicing artist who can actually teach.
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Southampton Arts

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Southampton Arts
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Courses noted as being led by Southampton Arts are special programs that not only provide fine arts based learning to students, but create opportunities for professional development for those interested in teaching or studio arts as a career. Southampton Arts programming is designed by Director Allison Billings, who has extensive experience as an arts instructor and professional artist. Projects respond to our Gallery Artists and focus on observation, process and problem solving and will be co-taught by our summer staff to provide experience to support a career in the arts.

Sharon Barfoot

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Sharon Barfoot
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Sharon Barfoot has worked in the arts for 40 years as an instructor, curator, textile artist and painter. Her studies include Fine Arts at University of Western Ontario and Textile Arts at Sheridan College.  Sharon's work has been shown nationally and internationally, and most recently in Islamabad Pakistan, Mexico and Kyoto Japan, Canada and USA.   Sharon is also a past recipient of both a Canada Council grant and an Ontario Arts Council grant.

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Karen Brioux

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Karen Brioux
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Karen Brioux has spent the last 35 years teaching her love of art to all ages from 2-102. She had studied Fine Arts at Sheridan College  & has worked with many leading artists. She has spent the last 6 years teaching art at long term care  homes & seniors residences . As well as teaching children at her home studio.she is a very encouraging teacher  who is greatly inspired by nature & children . Living her dream working as a full time artist.
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Chelsea Campbell

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Chelsea Campbell
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Chelsea Campbell is an artist and arts educator who had been instructing youth art classes for more than 10 years. Preferring an 'undisciplined', multi media, cross disciplinary exploration fo the visual arts, she has had the opportunity to work with a number of professional artists and gain skills in various mediums. During her years working at the Elora Centre for the Arts, along with art instruction, Chelsea assisted in leading the Youth Arts and Entertainment Council, the Rural Youth Artists Project, and the Tutu in You program for young sewers. Chelsea studied at Algonquin College and has received an Online Certificate in Youth Engagement from MoMa (Museum of Modern Art - NYC).

Kate Civiero

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Kate Civiero
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Kate Civiero is a full time artist from Eugenia, Ontario. She exhibits work in galleries in Canada and the USA, and is involved in several art collectives. An enthusiastic and informative teacher, Kate runs classes in both glassblowing and metalsmithing.
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Bill Colley

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Bill Colley
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Bill Colley has a BFA from the University of Guelph and a Specialized Honours Certificate in Fine Art Instruction from York University. He has been painting with Acrylics and oils for over forty years and as learned a few things to pass on to other artists!
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John David Anderson

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John David Anderson
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“ Painting and breathing are on a par with me. Its been that way for a very long time. In art making there is so much to learn, so much to try to understand and so much to share and I am fully engaged in all three. Professionally, I have been very active on the art scene in Ontario for 25 years but have been pursuing it since I was 14. "
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Marianne Gibson

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Marianne Gibson
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Marianne Gibson earned her Honours B.A. in Fine Art from University of Guelph and has worked in various mediums, with a focus in encaustic since 2009. Her work displays a spontaneity and energy, be it the sensual curves of a life drawing or textural brushstrokes of encaustic.
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Jennifer Hayden

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Jennifer Hayden
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Jennifer Hayden currently teaches kindergarten for the Toronto District School Board. She is an animal and nature lover with a green thumb. She is a nurturing teacher who creates a positive learning environment for students of all ages.

Brian Henry

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Brian Henry
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Workshop leader Brian Henry has been a book editor and creative writing instructor for more than 25 years. He publishes Quick Brown Fox, Canada’s most popular blog for writers, teaches creative writing at Ryerson University, and has led workshops everywhere from Boston to Buffalo and from Sarnia to Charlottetown. But his proudest boast is that he has helped many of his students get published.
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Jane Jacobs

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Jane Jacobs
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Jane Jacobs is a fashion designer and textile artist living in Newmarket, just north of Toronto, Canada. Her practice focuses on creating one-of-a-kind textiles with silk, wool, and handmade felt. Using plant matter, minerals, metals and food waste, her various dye techniques give each garment a unique story.
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Emily Kewageshig

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Emily Kewageshig
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Emily Kewageshig is an Anishinaabe contemporary Woodland painter. Her work focuses on making connections between all life forms on Turtle Island. She focuses on the importance of community in her work, by sharing her knowledge with others through various nature and culture based workshops. This year Emily will be having her first ever solo exhibition titled “Full Circle”. It will be opening on June, 12th at the Tom Thomson Art Gallery in Owen Sound, ON.

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Dagmar Kovar

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Dagmar Kovar
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Dagmar has been working in arts for over 20 years. She divides her passion between fibers and drawing. She employs ancient techniques of felting, shibori and stitch, combined with natural dyeing to create contemplative works of various sizes and forms. Through ‘drawing with intuition’, Dagmar explores our sources of creativity. She is passionate about teaching this method to students of all levels. Dagmar has exhibited across Canada, the U.S.A., Europe and China. She lives and works in London, Ontario.
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Amelia Kraemer

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Amelia Kraemer
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Amelia Kraemer is a mixed media and encaustic artist from Owen Sound, ON. She has been pursuing her passion of creating since she was a little girl. Life circumstances created the perfect opportunity to make Fine Art her full time pursuit. She has had a solo show at the Durham Art Gallery and has been in numerous group and juried shows across southwestern Ontario.
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Jacintha Krish

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Jacintha Krish
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Art has been an ever present part of my life. My formal education in fine art began in art school in my younger years years and continued at Algonquin University and at the Ottawa  School Of Art. While working full time in office management and accounting, I maintained  in parallel a career as an artist and art instructor. Painting makes me whole, and is an intrinsic part of who I am.

My paintings capture the world around me in vivid splashes of colour. I let my spirit soar with my paints as I paint what I see, whatever stirs my soul. After a career in business spanning many decades (yes, both sides of the coin!) living and working in Ottawa, Calgary, China and Europe I am currently back home in Toronto immersed in teaching and painting full time. My travels and experiences in different countries greatly influence my artwork.

I try to keep abreast with art and its ever-burgeoning world. I am an active participant throughout the year in many art shows and exhibitions as well as teaching art courses and workshops in art organizations. On invitation, I hold drawing and painting demonstrations in various  cultural and art groups in Toronto. I participate in juried as well as solo shows both here in Toronto and in Ottawa, where my husband and I lived for several years while raising our family. Back home in Toronto now,  I belong to a few select art groups in and around the GTA and find it enormously stimulating and deeply satisfying to be a part of the cultural art mosaic of this vibrant city.

As a member of Saatchi Art International and Artfinder, I currently sell my work in Canada, USA., UK and Asia.

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Andrea Matrosovs

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Andrea Matrosovs
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Andrea is a basketmaker with a willow smallholding in the rural Blue Mountains. She teaches workshops at her retail studio in Clarksburg & co-owns Blue Mountain Makers featuring over 40 local makers.  She learns basketmaking in Ontario and England. Andrea is also on the Town of the Blue Mountains Council.
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Bev Morgan

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Bev Morgan
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Bev Morgan’s artwork can be seen in Southampton Art Gallery
and  the Hanover area and active member of Saugeen Artists Guild.  Besides
teaching workshops on-line (Udemy.com) and on Cruise ships, her Hanover art
studio provides a great location for beginners and other artists exploring new techniques.
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John Novak

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John Novak
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John Novak is an Artist living in Brantford, Ontario, Canada. His art includes photographic prints of nature, wildlife, and textures along with sculptures of songbirds, waterfowl, santas and whimsical cottages. John's preferred choice of medium for his art includes digital imaging for his fine art and canvas prints along with wood, soapstone, cottonwood bark and wire for his sculptures. John has a passionate interest in the beauty of nature and the hidden beauty of everyday images. John's artistic life, which started in sculpting songbirds and waterfowl in wood and now soapstone, has expanded to include the mediums of cottonwood bark and digital imaging where he can further his avid observation of nature and the hidden beauty of everyday images. John's work captures nature in several forms; woodcarving, bark carving, soapstone carving wire sculpture and photographic art.
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Jennifer O'Reilly

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Jennifer O'Reilly
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It was Jen’s intrepid travelling that sparked her love of photography.  Establishing her photography business Jen soon discovered she loved to share her craft with others and began teaching at Mohawk and Georgian Colleges, Bluewater School Board, the Bruce County Museum and Unifor Education Centre eventually opening her own school. The Arts Warehouse offers beginner to advanced photography workshops.
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Laurie Skantzos

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Laurie Skantzos
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Laurie studied fine art at the University of Waterloo and her work is
displayed in galleries throughout Ontario. She regularly participates in
shows such as the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition and International
Affordable Art Fairs with Spence Gallery.
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Gayle Slinger

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Gayle Slinger
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Gayle is a painter in both watercolour and acrylic mediums. Originally from Toronto, she began her art journey in in the early 90’s when she moved to London, Ontario where she took lessons from many artists learning and developing her own style. She has been teaching classes and workshops since 2001 in London and Southwestern Ontario and for the past few years at the Southampton Art School. She has been a member of the SAC Board since 2017, a member of the Shoreline Artists since 2016 and in 2018, a Gallery Artist.
In 2015 she and her husband moved to their Sauble Beach cottage that is situated on land owned since 1904 by her husband’s great grandparents.
There, Gayle enjoys an inspiring view of the beach from her lake-view studio.
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Michael Spillane

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Michael Spillane has an eclectic background in the arts. He teaches art courses at his studio in Mississauga and workshops throughout Ontario. Recently Michael has finished writing a book on botanical art titled, Botanical Drawing & Painting – A Step-By-Step Tutorial in Graphite, Colored Pencils and Watercolour – available in early 2020.
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Debra Tate - Sears

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Debra Tate-Sears
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Debra Tate-Sears is a painter who has exhibited and presented her artwork to the public for over thirty years.  For most of those years, her work has focused primarily on the development of a unique detailed "dry-on-dry" transparent layering technique. This stylistic approach can be applied to egg tempera and to watercolour.  Debra uses the heritage landscape of Southern Ontario, and the Romanticism of 19th Century British landscape artists for inspiration.  Her informal but professional approach, along with her background in art history is educational and fun.
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Suzette Terry

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Suzette Terry
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Suzette Terry is a prolific painter, exhibiting spiritual, energetic and colourful large scale acrylic paintings at Matilda Swanson Gallery. She teaches children and adult classes at the Grand Bend Art Centre, Southampton School of Art and Paint Jam sessions across Ontario.
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Cheryl Vance

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Cheryl is a seamstress whose love of embellishment has led her into the
wonderful world of fabric art. Working from her home studio in London
Ontario, Cheryl combines classic embroidery, beading, ribbon work and
found objects with a variety of fabric backgrounds such as silks, vintage linens
and felt.

Kim Vanderburght

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Kim Vanderburght
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Kim is a prolific mixed media artist that has been leading student, youth and adult art workshops for 20 years in schools, libraries, galleries and festivals. She spent 2 years in the Illustration Program at Sheridan College.  Currently obsessed with textiles and needle felting!
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Annette Vanderheide

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Annette Vanderheide
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Annette lives in the small rural town of Smithville, approximately 20kms west of Hamilton, Ontario. She has painted and taught for 20 years beginning with acrylics before moving on to traditional oils but enjoys painting in both mediums.  Her favourite subjects to paint are those found in nature,  namely flowers and landscapes.  Annette gives each of her students the individual attention they need during the learning process in order for them to succeed.
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Anita Wood

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Anita Wood
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Anita Wood has been extremely fortunate to have had two wonderful careers. My second career being a
working artist which began in the year 2000 teaching Watercolour weekly classes
and Workshops, which I continue to do throughout the year.  She has been rewarded by being able to receive a Signature membership this year in the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, CSPWC. Her recent awards include:  Curry’s M. Graham Award, CSPWC, Red Rider, Splash 19, Red Rider, published by North Light Books, Down at the Docks published in Southwest Art Magazine.
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