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About Arts Education

North Van Arts offers arts education in the form of courses, workshops, and camps programming for all ages, interests and abilities.

Art Instructors

Anastasia Barabanova

Painter

Anastasia Barabanova is a professional artist painter with a strong artistic background. She holds a Masters degree in Arts, within specialization in oil painting from Academy of Fine Arts in Saint-Petersburg, Russia and a Bachelor of Education 2nd degree from Simon...

Anna du Bois

Multi-Media Artist

 Largely self-taught multi-media artist with interest in life drawing, as well as what is generally considered craft rather than art: creating items from yarn and repurposed or upcycled fabric; refinishing or repurposing furniture and other objects, and...

Claire Douglas

Interdisciplinary Artist

Claire is an interdisciplinary artist currently residing in Vancouver. They fell in love with art while growing up in Toronto and finger painting alongside their grandfather in the sunroom. Claire attended an arts elementary school and participated in the Claude...

Eleanor Hannan

Fiber Artist and Embroidery

Eleanor Hannan received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg and has exhibited her artwork in group and solo shows across Canada, UK, and Europe for over thirty years. Her visual art practice has included drawing (as an end in itself),...

Isabelle Kirouac

Interdisciplinary Choreographer, Performer, Movement Educator

Isabelle Kirouac is an interdisciplinary choreographer, movement artist, and educator born in Quebec, on the traditional lands of the Abenaki, and currently living in Vancouver, on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh...

Justin Langille

Photographer

  My name is Justin Langille (they/them), I am a photo-based artist who recently relocated to the traditional territory of the Semiahmoo, Katzie, Kwikwetlem, Kwantlen, Qayqayt and Tsawwassen (in the place known today as Surrey, B.C.) from London, ON near the...

Kamila Bashir

Industrial Designer

Kamila Bashir is a nature enthusiast pursuing industrial design from Emily Carr University. She moved to Vancouver last year from India. Her work is mostly driven by nature and she continues to embrace, come closer to, be inclusive of, and mindful of the natural...

Kim O’Brien

Felting

Kim O’Brien is a self-taught textile artist who has worked with wool since 2005. She sees the world through a joyful, quirky lens and uses her art practice to explore both amusing observations and complicated experiences. Since 2016 Kim has worked with wool...

Kyla Gilbert

Kyla Gilbert is a visual artist based out of Vancouver BC on the unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. She graduated with a BFA in performance from Concordia University...

Maryan Cerina

Maryan Cerina has been teaching elementary school aged children in BC public schools, Australia and Bangkok for over 28 years, as well as teaching after school art and summer art programs in Tofino, Qualicum Beach, Vancouver, the North Vancouver Outdoor School and for...

MJ Holec

Multidisciplinary

MJ Holec is a lesbian writer, painter, and explorer across mediums. As an artist and educator, she believes in creating a space for students to explore, play, and discover their own unique modes of expression. One of her primary interests is in multi-media responses...

Nilufar Moayeri

Nilufar Moayeri was born in Tehran in 1970. At a very young age she took up Arts and Art History lessons which got her deeply interested in Fine Arts. She was accepted into the Fine Arts Department of Mimar Sinan University, Istanbul in 1993 where she attended and...

Riley Oneill

Filmmaker

While battling off the urge to immerse myself in consumer culture, I like to generate my own semi-consumable culture by scribbling on paper and pointing my camera at people and other animals when I get the chance. I’ve been drawing critters since 2nd grade...

Sandrine Pelissier

Acrylic, Mixed Media, Watercolour

Originally from France, Sandrine Pelissier is a North Vancouver based Artist. Working from her studio, part of Welch street studios, she explores creating art in a variety of media : acrylics, watercolor, drawing and printmaking.  Her work has been collected and...

Stephanie Blundell

Multi-disciplinary

Stephie, a versatile artist from East Vancouver, Canada, brings a diverse range of creative expressions to her work, including sculpture, short film, writing, photography, and illustration. With a First-Class Honours BA Degree in Interaction Design Arts from the...

Surnoor Singh

Painter

Surnoor is an Indian born artist now living in Vancouver. He draws inspiration from the very life surrounding him. City, land, and people are reoccurring themes in his paintings. He is most passionate about painting ‘en plein air’ (painting outside from life) which...

Susan Purney Mark

Artist - Designer - Teacher

As a textile artist, Susan has embarked on a life transforming journey into the world of colour, design and pattern. Working with textiles has become her method of self expression and the focus of her methods of communication. She has studied Design, Patchwork and...

Sydney Tough

Bassist, vocalist, composer and educator Sydney Tough graduated from Capilano University in 2019 with a Bachelor Degree in Jazz and Education. Sydney sings and plays bass in a variety of musical projects ranging in style from jazz, R&B and folk. Her visual art...

Willoughby Arevalo

Mycologist, Artist, Educator

Willoughby Arevalo  is a interdisciplinary artist, mycologist and educator working on community-engaged projects that build relationships between humans, fungi and other members of our interspecies community. Willoughby’s goals as a community-engaged artist...