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.