OUR INSTRUCTORS

Current Instructors

We wouldn’t be who were were without our incredible instructors.
Our teachers honour Homer Watson by teaching the next generation of Canadian Artists.

Instructor Scott McNichol

Scott McNichol

Specialties: Subject matter: Figurative, Landscape, Animal, Abstract &  Mediums: drawing (pencil, charcoal, soft pastel), painting (acrylic and oil), sculpture (foil art, clay, plaster, stone and wood carving, cements, resin and bronze casting) and photography (digital and analog black and white) also watercolour, fiber arts and printmaking
Social Media: @Arthur_17674
What do you love most about art? What I love most about art is teaching it. Working to help others understand and pursue their passions in visual language.

Instructor Ralf Wall

Ralf Wall (Raflar)

Specialties: watercolour, pen & ink, and acrylic with palette knife
Website: www.raflar.com 
Social Media: Instagram: @raflar_the_artist
What do you love most about art?: The ability to tell a visual story that can be reinterpreted by the perspective of the viewer.
What is the biggest highlight of your career as an artist? Leading a 10 day art safari in Kenya where we painted the animals and landscape from the Land Rovers.

Instructor Ana Vatres

Ana Vatres

Art has been a large component of my life since childhood. At the age of 11, I was selected to participate in an exhibition in a national gallery: this gave me a goal, a purpose, and since then I never wanted to be anything other than an artist. I was enrolled in an art-specific highschool in Sarajevo, Bosnia, and later completed my BFA in the Academy for fine Arts in Serbia. For last 20 years I have been creating and teaching art in Kitchener. My art currently focuses on stylised landscapes and abstract.

Andrea Lorentz

Specialties: Mixed Media, Acrylics, Children’s Illustrations, and Graphic Design
Website: andrealorentz.com
Instagram: @alorentzart 
Explain your artistic style in one sentence: My style is cheerful and colourful with plenty of whimsy, combining paint and collage techniques to create playful children’s illustrations. 
My hidden talents: I’m a black belt in Karate, I play the bagpipes, I can juggle and I’m really good at balancing things on my head!

Instructor Candice Leyland

Candice Leyland

Specialties: Watercolour, Drawing, Art History, Kids Art
Website: www.candiceleylandart.ca
Social Media: @CandiceLeylandArt/Candice Leyland
Best Piece of Advice: Create art for the sake of it and be kind to yourself.  
Secret Talent: I can write forward and backwards at the same time (mirror image).

Janus

Specialty: Ceramacist 
Social Media:FB Janus Dances with ghosts Sculpture/ @Janus_Sculpture 
What is the biggest highlight of your career as an artist? 911 sculptural installation in New York

Katherine Olenic

Specialties: Comics, Animation, Drawing Cartoons
Website: https://www.katherine-olenic.com/
Social Media: https://www.instagram.com/artby_katherineolenic/
What do you love most about art? Creating your own worlds
If you could have one superpower what would it be? Magic powers like Dr.Strange

Logan Soeder

Specialty: Watercolour (forests and illustration)
Website:  www.logansoeder.com
Social Media: FB: Logan Soeder, Instagram: @acorncabin
What’s your best piece of advice as an artist? Don’t take advice, allow yourself to flow into who you are.
What fictional character would you most like to meet? Gandalf from the Hobbit/ Lord of the Rings

Moumita Roychowdhury

Specialties: Teaching landscapes in Watercolour as well as Acrylics. On one hand, I enjoy the sublime transparency of watercolours and the fluidity that it offers while on the other hand, I am fascinated by the vibrant boldness of acrylics which renders a richness to my landscapes. 
Website: https://moumitaroychowdhury.weebly.com/
Social Media: Instagram: @moumita.dg Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/moumita.roychowdhury.3
What do you love most about art? What I love most about art is its ability to show things in a new light. I feel every artist has the unique ability to present a fresh perspective to even a mundane every-day scene from life and helps one see the unseen, hear the untold and discover the joy of exploring something unknown. For me, art is something that brings people closer to their inner self and express their deepest feelings through their brush strokes, almost like connecting one to nature and God.
If you had to eat your weight in one food, what would it be? It would probably be Sushi. I am a big fan of this Japanese dish and can eat it anytime of the day, seven days of the week!

Trevor Waurechen

Specialties: Block print, Acrylics, Cartooning, New Media/Electronic art/Interactive
Website: www.waurechen.com 
Social Media: Instagram: @waurechen 
Best piece of advice as an artist: Experiment, screw up, make mistakes. There’s no better teacher. 
If I had to eat my weight in food: It would obviously be pizza. Isn’t eating your weight’s worth the goal at any pizza meal?

Past Instructors

Abeer al Harir
Atena Ganea
Ayesha Shafiq
Barb Di Renzo
Brenda Alexander
Brett Holmes
Carrie Lam
Catherine Herzog
Dottie Locks

Elvan Suzer
Erienne Rennick
Joe Fansher
Katie Jetter
Kristine May
Lauren Perrin
Marion Anderson
Meg Leslie
Melika Hashemi

Michael Wiens
Patricia Beader
Pearl Van Geest
Rachel Tanner
Ruza (Rose) Vatres
Singithi Kandage
Soheila Esfahani
Supria Karmaker
Todd Durnan

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