Creative and Experienced Instructors
Let our skilled and imaginative instructors inspire you and your children and offer you the opportunity to benefit from the joys of art making!
Sinthia Cousineau, B.F.A., M.A.
Sinthia is a fully bilingual artist, art educator and art therapist with a BFA, Specialization in Art Education, and an MA in Art Therapy from Concordia University. Having taught children art for the last two years at Art Neuf, a community centre in the Plateau Mont-Royal, she has also worked with special needs students at John Grant School. As well, she has worked as an art hive facilitator for several years and has participated actively in the enGAGE Living Lab project at Concordia. In her work with children, Sinthia loves to transmit her passion for art to the next generation and encourages all her students to develop their creativity. Fostering an inclusive class atmosphere where empathy and kindness are core values, she teaches drawing and painting techniques to children with the goal of enhancing their skills to express creativity in an authentic way. To discover more about Sinthia, please visit her website at https://www.sinthiacousineau.com
Louise Drouin, B.F.A., M.A.
Graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Master’s degree in Art Education from Concordia, Louise is an artist /art educator and has been teaching fine arts, painting, drawing and printmaking at Vanier College in Montreal for 25 years. She has also given self-exploration and creativity workshops to all levels and has a comprehensive background working in painting, drawing and mixing different media. For the past 15 years, her passion has been painting in watercolour and organizing art vacations in Jamaica. Louise teaches Watercolour and Mixed Media
Tricia Enns, B ASc, M Des.
Tricia holds a Masters of Design from Concordia University (2023) and an undergraduate degree in Applied Sciences from University of Waterloo (2010). She is a material and relational artist and educator that uses paper based approaches (creation of handmade paper, zines, and alternative maps) to explore themes of place, connection, and storytelling. Tricia teaches using found, recycled, and up-cycled materials in Montreal, Detroit, Toronto, Brooklyn, and England. Tricia is enthusiastic about using creative processes as a catalyst for coming together to play and share stories. Visit their virtual presence triciaenns.com and on Instagram @triciaenns.
Eberhard Froehlich, B.A., M.F.A
Graduating from the New York Academy of Art in 1999, Eberhard taught drawing and painting at colleges in the Baltimore area for six years, spent several years as a practicing artist in Leipzig and Berlin, and in 2012 moved to Montreal, where he has been working and exhibiting as a plein-air, landscape, and figure painter. His paintings are generally oil paint, applied fairly thinly and directly. The result is an understated realism based on clear tonal relationships. Working from observation whenever possible, Eberhard Froehlich also paints from memory and imagination, often including movement and implying narrative in his figure compositions. The works of Eberhard Froehlich are in public and private collections in Canada, the US, and Germany. Eberhard teaches Painting Techniques and his website is art-3000.com/artist/Eberhard_Froehlich/
Tina is a visual artist with a background in printmaking and mixed media. Book arts and collage have also been part of her artistic practice for the past 20 years. She received her diploma from the Ottawa School of Art in 2003 and is currently pursuing a BFA in art education at Concordia University. Her approach to art is process oriented and exploratory, focusing on the creative journey rather than the end result. Each step of the process informs the next. Experimentation with materials and techniques is at the heart of her practice and she is particularly interested in the relationship and reactions between the medium and the surface. Her work, which is often surreal and nonsensical, examines our connections and interactions with nature and our surroundings.
Dave LeRue, B.F.A., M.F.A
Currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Art Education from Concordia University, Dave holds a B.F.A from The Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Fine Arts and an M.F.A. from Concordia University in Painting and Drawing. For the past five years, Dave has taught writing and painting at the university level, and maintains a painting practice, exhibiting in many Canadian galleries and institutions. Dave’s painting practice focuses on landscape and the city, connecting social and aesthetic questions to how cities become aestheticized, imagined and represented. His SSHRC funded doctoral project will use oral history, archive research and landscape painting to study Montreal’s Peel Basin’s past, present and future as it stands at a point of change. Dave teaches Painting Methods and Practice and Landscaping the City and his website is davelerue.com/
Barry MacPherson, B.F.A.
Graduating from The Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 1973, Barry pursued his career as an artist and has also taught photography, painting, film making and animation to children and adults. Although having formally studied within a Conceptual Environment at NSCAD, Barry presently works mostly in oils and acrylics and strives to achieve a visual statement in his work resulting from a selected theme or word definition that seems relevant at a given moment. Much of his work reaches from influences from the past and placed into the now. Barry currently resides in Montreal and works out of his studio at The EK Voland Art Center. He was a participating artist in The Exhibition “Traffic” Conceptual Art in Canada 1965-1980, that ended a two year tour across Canada in 2013. Barry’s website is barrymacpherson.wordpress.com
Claire is a graduate student intern in her second (and final) year of study in Art Therapy at Concordia University. Claire holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film Studies (Concordia University 2011), which fostered her love for storytelling, and the Documentary medium. Later, her Professional DEC in Illustration and Design (Dawson College 2017) allowed her to explore and become fluent in a plethora of art media, from traditional to digital forms. Claire interned at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in her first year of study in the Creative Art Therapies, where she co-led art therapy groups with diverse populations. Claire is passionate about the power of artmaking for self-expression, self-connection, for understanding complex life events, and for tuning into the present moment.
Jaclyn is a graduate of the architecture department of Kansas State University. Specializing in 3d environments and architectural visualization, she has worked for architecture firms across the continent for projects all around the world. In 2019, she shifted gears to theatre design, designing the set for Encore and projections for Blackout and Winter’s Daughter, all for Tableau D’Hôte Theatre. Also with Tableau D’Hôte, she is currently adapting their En Pointe bilingual street theatre series into webcomics, soon to be published as a graphic novel. Jaclyn teaches Introduction to Drawing and Young People Draw!
Kristina Urquhart, B.A.
Kristina holds a Honours BA in Sociology from the University of Waterloo, Ontario. She is a multi-disciplinary artist who has trained broadly in photography, ceramics, printmaking, sculpture, textiles, installation, and painting. She attended the Langara College Professional Photography program and the Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver, BC, as well as the Grennan Mill Craft School and Kilkenny College of Art and Design in Ireland. Kristina is an experienced and enthusisatic arts educator who believes that creating art in the company of others is one of life’s great pleasures, and that accessible art programs have far reaching benefits for all ages. Kristina teaches Relief Printing.
Catherine Wells, B.F.A., M.A.
Catherine is an artist, art teacher and art therapist, and director of the Pointe-Saint-Charles art school. She has worked in artistic, medical, educational, community and corporate settings with individuals and groups of all ages. Now retired as an art therapist at Chez Doris and the art school, she continues to paint and draw, teach and has a small private art therapy practice. Catherine teaches Drawing: Techniques, Expression and Style! Her website is artandmind.ca