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 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 teaches for Art Gallery of St. Albert when she is not travelling the globe.

Alison Prsa is an art instructor and Visual Arts Programmer at the Art Gallery of St. Albert. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Alberta along with a certificate in Arts and Cultural Management from MacEwan University. Alison is passionate about art as an experience of play and discoveryShe teaches Art Gallery of St. Albert classes for people of all ages, including school and community groups, at the Gallery, the Visual Arts Studios and out in the community. 

Elene Hartman’s creative inspiration has always come from nature and kids and she learns so much from both. Elene took her first clay class at 6 years old and the experience opened up a world of endless possibilities for her. She was hooked on clay from that moment and is excited to share her knowledge with the next generation of students. Elene is a member of the St. Albert Potters Guild and has been teaching clay programs to kids, youth and adults for over 10 years.




Tessa Stewart is a Métis Artist born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She studied Fine Arts at the University of Manitoba and has been living and working in Edmonton for the last two years. She is the Visitor Services Coordinator and Indigenous Visual Art Instructor for Art Gallery of St. Albert. Tessa is inspired by nature, utilizing digital images, collage, charcoal and paints. Much of her artwork is focused on animals, plants, and organic materials.




Long-time St. Albert resident Julie Anne Hage has worked as a Potter, Raku Artist and Woodworker since the late 70s. Over many years as a clay instructor with the City of St. Albert and the Art Gallery of St. Albert, Julie has mentored hundreds of students from novice through to accomplished potters. While Julie specializes in corporate gifting, she remains an active member of the St. Albert Potters Guild. Her artistic focus centers on unique and original items created in a variety of mediums. Julie currently instructs Art Gallery of St. Albert pottery wheel-throwing and hand-building classes.



Heather Shepherd is a potter and pottery class instructor from St. Albert, AB. She holds a Diploma in Ceramics from Kootenay Studio Arts, Selkirk College (Nelson, BC), and has spent much of her early adulthood exploring craft mediums. She has been a member of the St. Albert Potters Guild since 2014 and is a passionate pottery instructor with the Art Gallery of St. Albert and Edmonton’s Studio72! Keep in the loop with her current work, pottery classes and studio process by following along on Instagram at @hsceramics.  

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!