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.

sueamillerart.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.     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. 

   michelleflemingart.com

NONIE FRENCH From the time Nonie can remember, she was aware that creativity had an incredible nourishing power. It is for that reason she is passionate about helping new artists release their fears, and be open enough and brave enough to be a messenger of their experiences. Nonie is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design and subsequently was apart of the Toronto advertising industry. For the past 18 years, Nonie has had the pleasure of teaching art through life drawing sessions to all levels of abilities.

NONIE FRENCH

From the time Nonie can remember, she was aware that creativity had an incredible nourishing power. It is for that reason she is passionate about helping new artists release their fears, and be open enough and brave enough to be a messenger of their experiences. Nonie is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design and subsequently was apart of the Toronto advertising industry. For the past 18 years, Nonie has had the pleasure of teaching art through life drawing sessions to all levels of abilities.

BRENDA BEATTIE Brenda Beattie is a music specialist who has been teaching children in the Georgian Triangle for many years. Her enthusiasm and passion for music transfers to the children she teaches. She has a background in jazz vocals and piano, training at the Dick Grove Music School in Los Angeles. She attained an LLCM in jazz performance from the London College of Music, London England. Brenda is a level two Orff instructor and is training in the Dalcroze method - methods which are holistic in approach and provide opportunities for students to experience and explore the elements of music through playing percussion instruments, singing, moving, and improvising. Brenda is a member of the Dalcroze Society of Canada, the Ontario Orff Association, and the Georgian Triangle Music Teachers Association. www.brendabeattiemusic.ca

BRENDA BEATTIE

Brenda Beattie is a music specialist who has been teaching children in the Georgian Triangle for many years. Her enthusiasm and passion for music transfers to the children she teaches. She has a background in jazz vocals and piano, training at the Dick Grove Music School in Los Angeles. She attained an LLCM in jazz performance from the London College of Music, London England. Brenda is a level two Orff instructor and is training in the Dalcroze method - methods which are holistic in approach and provide opportunities for students to experience and explore the elements of music through playing percussion instruments, singing, moving, and improvising.

Brenda is a member of the Dalcroze Society of Canada, the Ontario Orff Association, and the Georgian Triangle Music Teachers Association.

www.brendabeattiemusic.ca

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.

DARLA ANDERSON Darla has 18 years experience running her own business as a paint finisher including many kinds of faux finishes.  This taught her about colour, mixing colour and textures.  She studied at the Halliburton School of the Art and the Bay School of Art and has regularly attended workshops. Darla also studied encaustic painting and enjoys painting with oils and painting plein air.  This award winning artist, along with other classes, has been teaching at the Bay School of Art for Michelle Fleming and Sue Miller.  “To paint is to see....really see”.

DARLA ANDERSON

Darla has 18 years experience running her own business as a paint finisher including many kinds of faux finishes.  This taught her about colour, mixing colour and textures.  She studied at the Halliburton School of the Art and the Bay School of Art and has regularly attended workshops. Darla also studied encaustic painting and enjoys painting with oils and painting plein air.  This award winning artist, along with other classes, has been teaching at the Bay School of Art for Michelle Fleming and Sue Miller.  “To paint is to see....really see”.

JORDAN EVELAND Jordan Eveland is a Fine Arts graduate from Fanshawe College in London, Ontario. As a mixed media artist Jordan creates “one-of-a-kind” kiln-fired jewellery and tiles, but is not only limited to clay. Painting, found objects and encaustic wax have also been an inspiration for her creative process. Jordan has lived in Creemore for 11 years and has been facilitating art workshops as well as children’s in school and art “camp” programs for the past 9 years. Working with children and helping them to explore their own creative passions has been an on going inspiration. Jordan hopes to continue to help children broaden their artistic exploration and to learn from their amazing creativity as well!

JORDAN EVELAND

Jordan Eveland is a Fine Arts graduate from Fanshawe College in London, Ontario. As a mixed media artist Jordan creates “one-of-a-kind” kiln-fired jewellery and tiles, but is not only limited to clay. Painting, found objects and encaustic wax have also been an inspiration for her creative process. Jordan has lived in Creemore for 11 years and has been facilitating art workshops as well as children’s in school and art “camp” programs for the past 9 years. Working with children and helping them to explore their own creative passions has been an on going inspiration. Jordan hopes to continue to help children broaden their artistic exploration and to learn from their amazing creativity as well!

LIZ EAKINS Liz has 30 years of experience in printmaking & book binding with Japanese papers, teaching through various art groups and exhibiting her work in the Georgian Bay area as well as Toronto. Her sensitivity to design and materials are very unique. She has recently exhibited a large paper installation at the Purple Hills Arts Festival in Creemore and The Quest Gallery in Midland.

LIZ EAKINS

Liz has 30 years of experience in printmaking & book binding with Japanese papers, teaching through various art groups and exhibiting her work in the Georgian Bay area as well as Toronto. Her sensitivity to design and materials are very unique. She has recently exhibited a large paper installation at the Purple Hills Arts Festival in Creemore and The Quest Gallery in Midland.