instructors

SUE MILLER - DIRECTOR  Sue has been teaching for a number of years. Sue's artwork is inspired mainly by the Atlantic coast lines and expansive landscapes around the Georgian Bay Region and Creemore where my studio is located. The work is not held to specific places or scenes, rather they are an intuitive & energetic response to a collective imprint of water & landscape. I feed off the immediate energy & emotion of a piece with no predetermined plan, only a vague idea of mood, imagery & colour palette. With warm under-staining & layers of viscous oil paint applied with a palette knife, the painting evolves as a dialogue and becomes it's own entity.   sueamillerart.com

SUE MILLER - DIRECTOR

Sue has been teaching for a number of years. Sue's artwork is inspired mainly by the Atlantic coast lines and expansive landscapes around the Georgian Bay Region and Creemore where my studio is located. The work is not held to specific places or scenes, rather they are an intuitive & energetic response to a collective imprint of water & landscape. I feed off the immediate energy & emotion of a piece with no predetermined plan, only a vague idea of mood, imagery & colour palette. With warm under-staining & layers of viscous oil paint applied with a palette knife, the painting evolves as a dialogue and becomes it's own entity.

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MICHELLE FLEMING  Michelle graduated with honours from the Ontario College of Art and Design and received an Honours BFA from Guelph University and has taught art for over 25 years. Michelle has taught students from Upper Canada College, the Metropolitan Preparatory Academy in Toronto, Appleby College in Oakville, the Bluewater District Board of Education and in the Town of the Blue Mountains. For eight years she was the head of the art department at Pretty River Academy in Collingwood. In addition, she is the co-founder of the BSA Art and Music Summer Camp. Since starting the school she has also given private art instruction as well as art classes and workshops in high schools, elementary schools and Montessori schools in both Simcoe County and the Town of the Blue Mountains. Michelle founded The Bay School of Art in 2006 and is thrilled to be able to provide art instruction to all ages and all levels of ability.   michelleflemingart.com

MICHELLE FLEMING

Michelle graduated with honours from the Ontario College of Art and Design and received an Honours BFA from Guelph University and has taught art for over 25 years. Michelle has taught students from Upper Canada College, the Metropolitan Preparatory Academy in Toronto, Appleby College in Oakville, the Bluewater District Board of Education and in the Town of the Blue Mountains. For eight years she was the head of the art department at Pretty River Academy in Collingwood. In addition, she is the co-founder of the BSA Art and Music Summer Camp. Since starting the school she has also given private art instruction as well as art classes and workshops in high schools, elementary schools and Montessori schools in both Simcoe County and the Town of the Blue Mountains. Michelle founded The Bay School of Art in 2006 and is thrilled to be able to provide art instruction to all ages and all levels of ability.

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MARTHA BULL  Martha Bull studied Fine Art at OCA and has been enjoying painting in watercolour for many years…mostly from an “en plein air “ practice that sustains her through the winter months in her studio. Her teaching approach is simple…use only the best possible materials and learn by having fun with watercolour first and all else will follow. She is a determined and inventive teacher and has opened the world of watercolour to many new and established painters who shied away from watercolour because they considered it too difficult. You too can enjoy the vibrancy and immediacy of this amazing medium.

MARTHA BULL

Martha Bull studied Fine Art at OCA and has been enjoying painting in watercolour for many years…mostly from an “en plein air “ practice that sustains her through the winter months in her studio. Her teaching approach is simple…use only the best possible materials and learn by having fun with watercolour first and all else will follow. She is a determined and inventive teacher and has opened the world of watercolour to many new and established painters who shied away from watercolour because they considered it too difficult. You too can enjoy the vibrancy and immediacy of this amazing medium.

JENNIFER JOHNSON  Jennifer studied Fine Arts at Georgian College, the Haliburton School of the Arts, and the Toronto School of Art. She now paints and teaches oil painting at the Mill Street Art Studio in Creemore. Jennifer’s work is inspired by the unique landscapes of the Georgian Bay area, particularly those places where land and water come together. As a teacher, Jennifer is focused on providing students with a solid grounding in oil painting techniques, composition, and colour theory, while paying attention to each student’s individual learning style. “ Art making is how our curious spirit interacts with the world around us.”  –  Jennifer Johnson

JENNIFER JOHNSON

Jennifer studied Fine Arts at Georgian College, the Haliburton School of the Arts, and the Toronto School of Art. She now paints and teaches oil painting at the Mill Street Art Studio in Creemore. Jennifer’s work is inspired by the unique landscapes of the Georgian Bay area, particularly those places where land and water come together. As a teacher, Jennifer is focused on providing students with a solid grounding in oil painting techniques, composition, and colour theory, while paying attention to each student’s individual learning style. “Art making is how our curious spirit interacts with the world around us.” Jennifer Johnson