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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

Anna Markovic

Anna Markovic (she/her/hers) Hello! My name is Anna and I am so excited to be a part of Camp Creative this summer! A little about me, I am currently a psychology and counseling student at SFU hoping to enter a career field centered around supporting children by...

CARMEN ROSEN

Carmen Rosen Carmen Rosen is a visual artist, singer, and interdisciplinary performer. She has a long history of initiating art projects and creative community integrated projects. In 2010 Carmen received the Vancouver Mayor’s Arts Award, and in 2012 the Queen’s...

Chantal Cardinal

Instructor bio: From wearable art to sound-absorbing wall hangings, exploring the textures and properties of wool and what it can shape into has become Chantal Cardinal’s full time obsession under FELT à la main with LOVE. After a career as a Fashion...

Claire Douglas

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...

Clement Yeh

Instructor in Watercolour

Clement Yeh is a studio artist, instructor, science-fiction nerd, husband, father, and a lousy singer. He has a BFA in Drawing (2002) from the Alberta College of Art and Design and an MFA in Sculpture (2009), and has been teaching at Thompson Rivers University since...

Domenica Mastromatteo

Domenica Mastromatteo is a first generation Italian-Canadian artist born in Montreal, Quebec. She is a graduate of the Vancouver Art Therapy Institute and runs a private practice in North Vancouver, offering individual and group art therapy. Domenica believes everyone...

Harneet Janda

My name is Harneet Janda. I was born and raised in India, but my family and I moved to Canada eight years ago. I recently completed Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Education Assistant program. I’ll be working with kids at Maplewood House’s creative...

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...

Mariana Frochtengarten

I have been teaching textile related courses and workshops since 1995. As an instructor, I have taught mainly batik on paper, batik on fabric, and shibori. After all these years in the field, I have adapted the content of my courses to different lengths of time,...

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...

T’uy’tanat-Cease Wyss

T’uy’tanat-Cease Wyss Skwxwu7mesh, Sto:lo, Irish-Métis, Hawaiian, and Swiss descent Cease is an ethno-botanist, traditionally trained by Indigenous Elders. Her work involves site-specific and culturally focused teaching with storytelling as her means to sharing...

Tom Cryan

Tom Cryan is an actor, clown and multidisciplinary artist who trained and performed in New York City with a focus on psycho-physical interactive theater and clowning.  He has continued to train and work on the unceded ancestral territory of the...

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...