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Artists, Conversation, École D'art Pointe-Saint-Charles Art School
Artists, Conversation, École D'art Pointe-Saint-Charles Art School
First steps at Lily & Oli's
Meeting Artists, École D'art Pointe-Saint-Charles Art School
Next steps in Louise's studio
École D'art Pointe-Saint-Charles Art School
Building, École D'art Pointe-Saint-Charles Art School
Let's go take a look...
Schoo, New Space, École D'art Pointe-Saint-Charles Art School
It's gorgeous
Teachers, Instructors, Team, Artists, École D'art Pointe-Saint-Charles Art School
Taking the plunge and signing the lease.
Team, Artists, École D'art Pointe-Saint-Charles Art School
Our new sign
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An open door ...
Board Members, Meeting, École D'art Pointe-Saint-Charles Art School
Early meeting with new board members Lara James and Patrick Hébert
Board Of Directors Meeting, École D'art Pointe-Saint-Charles Art School
First official Board of Directors meeting
Classes, École D'art Pointe-Saint-Charles Art School
Planning classes with volunteers Cecilia Torres and Dominque Tran
Barry Macpherson, School, Opening, École D'art Pointe-Saint-Charles Art School
Student, Drawing, Class, École D'art Pointe-Saint-Charles Art School
and another...
Students, Class, École D'art Pointe-Saint-Charles Art School
One of our first students
Barry MacPherson, École D'art Pointe-Saint-Charles Art School
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Beginnings

How it All Started – An Album

This is a short visual story of how the Pointe-St-Charles Art School was  founded by artists Barry MacPherson, Louise Drouin and Catherine Wells.

It was a dark and stormy night… well no, actually, it was a sunny day in June…  Although we had been talking about the school all last winter, it was in late Spring when Barry, Louise and I  began earnest to make plans to open a new art school in the Pointe. We met mostly at Lily and Oli’s, a little café on Notre Dame, and they didn’t mind if we stayed all day on their terrace. Many plans were made over coffee there, I can tell you. We moved on to Louise’s house as we started needing a bit more space – the paperwork was starting to accumulate and we had to be able to spread out.

In early July, Barry was cycling around, looking for places to rent for the school and they saw a sign posted at 805 Hibernia. As far as an art school goes, the place was to die for, as they say – spacious and bright with natural light coming in from skylights, and a garden!

We made arrangements to move our easels and tables in by September, and started offering classes.

The rest is history – which you can see from this album of photos taken over the last six or seven months. I’ll post more stories as we go along and more pictures. We plan on being around for many years…

by Catherine Wells
Director

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