Louise Peterson has been teaching clay programs to students for over 25 years. 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 seven “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.

Dorine - AGSA instructorDorine has for more than 25 years of experience working in a variety of art mediums with 18 years of experience teaching art. She received a Bachelor of Education degree with a major in art from the University of Alberta. Over the years, this study has been supplemented with numerous courses including pottery, glazes, printmaking, drawing, graduate level art education courses and a variety of other professional development experiences in both education and art. She is passionate about the value of art education and the need for students to have high quality art experiences. She has a particular interest in working with clay and has a studio where her current focus is on mask making. She is a member of various art organizations, including the N.A.E.A, S.N.A.P. and the Alberta Craft Council.

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!

Fall Art Class Registration Now Open

Offering art classes throughout the year, AGSA provides opportunities for children, youth, and adults to get creative in professional art studios. With many returning favourites and a few exciting new programs – don’t forget to secure your spot early.

Register online, by phone 780-460-4310, or in person at 19 Perron Street

Rental and Sales Gallery

Artwork enriches how people experience the world. Add inspiration to your home, office or business with Art Gallery of St. Albert’s Rental & Sales program! Visit the Rental and Sales Gallery section of our website or call 780-460-4310 for more information.

Preschool Picasso

Do you know a pint-sized artist who loves to paint, draw, stamp, cut & paste? PRESCHOOL PICASSO offers creative art-making experiences for children aged 3-5!