Creativity Studio Artists

CREATIVITY STUDIOS

MEET OUR RESIDENT ARTISTS

 

The Creativity Studios are located in Suite 214 on the 2nd Floor (middle floor) of the building. You will see a mural at the end of the hall to direct you to the studios. 

 

Studio A- Alice Melo - Paintin

Alice Melo is a Visual Artist and Art Educator, specializing in realism. She primarily works in acrylics, yet has a strong interest in other mediums such as oils, charcoal, gouache, pastels, and watercolours. Alice's work is often born out of memories and inspired by nature and the beauty that surrounds us. She emphasizes themes of nostalgia in her work, using soft backgrounds to create warmth and depth in her paintings. Alice is an experienced instructor and enjoys teaching art workshops to help motivate and cultivate creativity and confidence in her students. http://www.alicemelofineart.com/

Instagram @alicemelofineart

 

Studio B- Floriana Ehninger-Cuervo - Hand-lettering, Illustration & Drawing

Floriana Ehninger-Cuervo is a graphic artist, screen printer and handwriting revivalist. She believes in the union of art and words, the small ways art can enhance everyday life, and finding the humour of the situation.

Instagram @colourful.crow

 

Studio C- Peng Wang - Calligraphy & Painting 

Peng Wang is a Chinese Canadian visual artist who works in oils, watercolour and calligraphy. He believes that art making is a way of finding stilllness and peace within the mind. Peng offers classes in calligraphy and Chinese watercolour painting. 

Instagram @pengyuan529

 

Studio D- Bethany Garner - Textile Artist

Bethany Garner is a textile and weaving focused arts professional, focused on sharing her 23 years of teaching experience as the newly retired Textile Arts Program Instructor at St. Lawrence College within our Community. She is keen to support those who have an interest in using Fibre and Stitch as their medium. Beth is a weaver and art quilt designer who has work traveling in Canada, and the US, as well as around the world with Studio Art Quilt Associates. Take a workshop today: https://www.bethanygarner.com/

Instagram @lisegarner
Bethany is a local authorized dealer for Ashford Wheels and Looms https://www.ashford.co.nz/products/weaving
 
 
Studio E- Natalie Bohnen-Twiddy - Oil Painting
 
Natalie Bohnen-Twiddy is a retired educator who loves to experiment with paints from around the world. Lately, she has been importing her paints from France, because she likes the way they coat the canvas. Her paintings are dramatic, colourful and often large in scale. Natalie comes from a very artistic family, both her grandfather and sister are accomplished artists. She is a keen collector of the impressionistic style and has studied for decades with various artists including, Lucy Manley and Joanne Purdy. https://www.art-by-natalie.com/
 
 
 

Studio F- Adele Webster - Painting

As a Resident Artist at the Tett Centre, Adele paints in a contemporary abstracted style focusing on gesture and colour. Her work is inspired by nature's landscapes, using a minimlist style she brings balance in an attempt to decipher the everyday chaos towards calm. She intends to create a mood or evoke a dream-like memory that one can escape into while enjoying the playfulness of the abstracted peaceful vista. 

Adele's work builds many layers of acrylic washes over birch panels allowing the wood grain to show through. Then finishing with a high gloss resin that adds richness, depth, and makes the colours pop. https://adelewebster.com/ 

Instagram @adelewebster_art

 

Studio G- Michelle Reid - Oil Painting

Although born in Québec, Michelle was raised in Kingston Ontario.  Her pride in the downtown core – as well as the beautiful areas that surround this town.

Michelle seeks balance of light and shadow in her artwork. Whether her subject be deep forest or urban landscape, her goal is the same. How the sunset wraps around the trunk of a tree or lights up the windows of a building can transform shapes into magic. Light and shadow symbolize the balance of society and solitude. Michelle finds energy in the city to fuel her inspiration and is drawn to the woods to decompress and reflect. https://michellereidart.com/

Instagram @michellereid_art

 

Studio H - Sasha French - Visual art & Movement

Sasha French was born and raised in the Florida keys, to a family who left much behind in Cuba, but was rich with musicians and artists. Spending her formative years performing in local and regional theatre programs and studying classical piano laid the groundwork for her diverse creative life. While pursuing a BFA in dance at the University of Florida, she worked in arts in medicine and founded a touring company, Hemisphere DANCE.

French toured with Moving Current Dance Collective, performed with professional theatre companies, worked as faculty at local colleges, and as a guest artist in museums and schools. Continuing to create and perform work, French went to work for the American Dance Festival at Duke University and finally returned to the University of Florida as an Artist-in-Residence. 
An international move brought her to Ontario in 2014, where she worked as a teaching artist and in dance therapy for long term care. French has spent the last 12 years creating physically demanding work layered with cultural, historical, and personal narratives. She is inspired by her young daughters, and focuses her daily practice on creating accessible art spaces for everyone.

Instagram @birdgirlarts

Contact
Brianne Franklin, Interim Director
Location
Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning