Kristine McGuinty is a full-time professional artist from St. Albert. She studied fine arts at Grande Prairie Regional College and has taught numerous workshops to adults and children. She is currently a member of Federation of Canadian Artists, Artist in Canada, VASA and VAAA. Kristine’s landscape paintings are represented by Lando Gallery in Edmonton and Gallery 421 in Kelowna.
Louise Peterson has over 25 years teaching clay programs to students. She is a long-standing member of the St. Albert Potter’s Guild and has her own home pottery studio. Louise loves to share her passion and knowledge of clay with others. Louise teaches the Art Gallery of St. Albert studio clay and multimedia programs on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Shannon Vance is an art instructor and Program Manager for Art Gallery of St. Albert. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with the University of Alberta and currently holds eight “Foundations of Teaching for Learning: certificates through Commonwealth Education Trust. Shannon teaches outreach and studio art programs to school groups of all ages and strongly believes in the importance of art education and lifelong learning. “Art Gallery of St. Albert art programs are designed to expand on a students current curriculum knowledge of a subject through creative hands-on art making. As professional artist facilitators, we have the ability to support teachers and students by exploring different learning objectives through art, thereby inspiring a new generation of creative thinkers.”
Shannon teaches the Art Gallery of St. Albert outreach, studio clay and multimedia programs whenever the opportunity presents itself!
Stella Kaufman, B.A. (Hons) Fine Art; P.G.C.E., was born and educated in England and has lived and worked in four countries – England, Cyprus, Canada and Uruguay. Her artwork is included in numerous collections and has been shown in many exhibitions. She has been teaching for the AGSA for fifteen years and is now just subbing in order to devote her time to developing her work as an artist. She and her husband live in Edmonton but winter at their house and studio in La Paloma, Uruguay, a beautiful biosphere on the Atlantic Ocean. Stella’s artwork is available through the AGSA Rental and Sales Gallery.
Stella substitute teaches for the Art Gallery of St. Albert Outreach, studio clay and multimedia programs from September to October and again from May to June.
Tessa Stanley graduated from the University of Alberta and worked for over 10 years with adults and children in special needs populations. When she took time off to raise her kids, she discovered a passion for the arts and completed classes in the Fine Arts Certificate Program at U of A and found numerous workshops, apprenticeships and training to further her artistic skills. She started volunteering and teaching art classes to children, which led to eventually developing and opening her own business running an art studio for children. She is currently a member of the Federation of Canadian Artists and an active participant in a Clay studio. Tessa is experienced in watercolour, oils, acrylics, sketching, multi-media collage and in hand building, throwing and glazing pottery.
Marke Henteleff has a long-standing passion for teaching pottery and art, whether to kids, seniors, or special needs clients. She learned the art and craft of pottery by apprenticing with a Winnipeg pottery and hasn’t stopped since. She ran her own pottery studio (Black Duck Pottery) for a number of years in northern Ontario, teaching studio classes, doing community outreach, as well as production pottery. Since moving to Edmonton in 2011, she has been teaching in local schools, at a community pottery studio in Sherwood Park, and frequently has people in her home studio. Marke is looking forward to delivering outreach art classes and studio clay classes in the coming year!
Heather Shillinglaw is a guest speaker, presenter, educator, curator, world traveller and an advocate for women and the challenges they face. Heather’s artwork has been part of private and corporate collections across Canada for the past two decades. She is an award-winning Metis artist whose unique multi-media creations have won numerous awards and found their way into private and corporate collections across the country. Heather graduated from the Alberta College of Art and Design’s drawing program in 1996 and she has taught art to all ages, both in her community and globally. Her artwork has been exhibited in numerous art galleries around the country and she’s taken her work and her wisdom beyond Canada’s borders to places that include Paraguay, Argentina, and Budapest among others. Heather is the new Indigenous Visual Art Programmer for Art Gallery of St. Albert and teaches on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.