Of Visual Arts and Youth Visual Arts
- OUR TEACHERS
- Anne Van Mierlo
- Diane Cardill
- Diane Eggleton
- Diane Forest, sca
- Hicham Absa
- Ian Le Gwen
- Jung Won Lim
- Pascale Fontaine
- Pierre Brault
- Réal Campeau
- Suzanne Godbout
Anne Van Mierlo
115 – Experimental Painting
Anne Van Mierlo is of Dutch origin. She spent 10 years in Paris before settling in Canada. She holds a BFA from Concordia University. Her work is represented in several galleries in Montreal and elsewhere in Canada. She has held solo exhibitions in Montreal and in Istanbul. She teaches acrylic, oil and mixed media. The focus of her teaching is on exploration and experimentation.
Here are a few of her paintings:
102 – Linocut
105 – Sculpture (Initiation and Exploration)
Diane has a BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts) from the University of Ottawa and is a member of the Conseil de la Sculpture du Quebec and a resident of St-Lambert. Diane often creates with non traditional materials and encourages her students to see the extraordinary in the ordinary.
To see Diane’s sculptures visit https://www.facebook.com/dianecardillart/
Here are a few of her sculptures:
AAF 101 – Ikebana
It was in Tokyo, Japan, that I received my training as a teacher of Ikebana.
From 1983 to 1988, I studied Ikebana at the Sogetsu Kaikan School in Tokyo, where I
return regularly to follow new trends.
I have taught in Belgium and Canada, and participated in many expositions in Canada and internationally in Belgium, France, Holland, Japan and the USA. I am an active member of the Ikebana International Association Montreal chapter of which I have been president. I am also an active member of the Sogetsu Foundation Association of Teachers.
Here are a few of them:
Diane Forest, sca
100 – Aquarelle (initiation) and 101 – Aquarelle II
Member of “La Société canadienne de l’aquarelle”, Diane Forest in a well-known watercolourist. She is also an experienced watercolour teacher.
To find out more about Diane, please visit her website : Diane’s website
123 – Comic Strips (over 14 years)
Hicham Absa is a comic book author, caricaturist and illustrator. He has published several comics and has collaborated with newspapers and magazines both in Canada and abroad. For more than 10 years, he has hosted comic book workshops in schools and libraries in Quebec.
Among his publications:
Histoires d’hiver (Glénat Québec)
Le démon du hockey (Glénat Québec)
Barques aux Saintes Maries (Front Froid)
Collabo (Front Froid)
Kandahar P.Q (Front Froid)
Here are a few of his comic book :
Ian Le Gwen
107 – Basic Drawing (over 14 years)
118 – On the Path to Abstraction
J 101 – Studio arts for kids (6 to 12)
Ian Le Gwen has always had a passion for drawing. At an early age he discoved the art of etching. Etching or engraving has allowed him to live off his passion with a lot of freedom. His etchings can be found across Canada, the United-States. 42 of his engravings are on legal deposit at the National Library.
Here are a few of his paintings:
Jung Won Lime
A108 – Ink and watercolor
Born in South Korea, Joanne Lim has been studying Far Eastern painting and calligraphy since her childhood. Joanne LIM lived in Paris for 9 years, where she obtained her “maîtrise” and her master’s degree in visual arts from the University of Paris 1 (Panthéon-Sorbonne). During her stay in the City of Light, Joanne realized 13 personal exhibitions of art (art galleries, museums and town halls), where she crossed the border between Western painting and Oriental painting through her work.
After returning from South Korea, she founded the Paris-Ile-de-France Museum of Fine Arts in 2011 and is entirely dedicated to teaching art to adults and children. She has also published several books on the teaching of visual arts and art history for teenagers.
Today, Joanne lives in Montreal and shares her artistic passion with people who are inspired by Far Eastern painting.
Here are a few of his paintings:
108 – Photography
Pascale Fontaine studied in different fields before landing in journalism. After three years as a digital copy editor at La Presse, she wrote for Radio-Canada, BazzoMag and several weeklies.
She developed a passion for photography in 1999 when holding a father’s Milnota XE-7.
106 – Portrait
Born in St‐Hubert suburb of Montreal, Pierre Brault studied Fine Arts, Art History and Spanish Literature at University of Montreal, before taking up painting and exhibiting his work over the past 25 years in numerous art galleries. Between 1998 and 2012, he has exhibited at the Art and Culture Gallery in Old Montreal. 2013‐2014, he exhibited his work at Trafalg’art Gallery in Bromont.
His journey through literature and art history has been a source of inspiration. The main characteristics of his work are a feeling for intense luminosity, for the pure colors and for the treatment of both controlled and random times in the application of paint on canvas or paper. On the other hand, He works the three dimensions by using ceramic and bronze. His favourite subjects are first human in all their fragility, and second horses demonstrating a full grace of movement. Not only does emphasize on their grace, but he imbues them with a kind of mutual attraction, where remain supple and light despite their power.
Finally, the goal of his art is to convey a visual experience akin to that of poetry
Here are a few of his portraits:
106 – Portrait
113 – Figure Drawing (18 years old and over)
For the past 40 years, Réal has been active as a professional artist. He also worked as a illustrations and graphics design supervisor in many aerospatial industry. Graduate from the University du Quebec à Montreal he has participated in several drawings and sculptures exhibitions in Montreal, Boucherville, St-Lambert, Ottawa, Québec and Trois-Rivières. For the past fourth decades he has passionately partaken in life Model workshops, Portrait Drawing courses and urban sketching ateliers.
Here are a few of his drawings:
121 – Dry pastel
A pastel painter since 1995, Suzanne Godbout combines her own professional career with teaching, demonstrations, conferences, and workshops in order to spread the renaissance of the pastel media, its materials and its techniques. Her work has been shown in many exhibitions here and in Europe. Developing her work through observation, her favorite subjects are still life and landscapes. President of the Pastel Society of Eastern Canada from 2005 to 2011, she has studied with several great Quebec and American masters and is now known as a reference in pastel. During her 40 year teaching career, she has developed successful tools and an enviable reputation for her ability to transmit her knowledge about her art.
Here are a few of her pastels: