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Art Supply

Art Classes

At Cornerstone, we are dedicated to fostering creativity in a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere. Our art classes are guided by skilled professionals from the art world, offering a comprehensive curriculum that sharpens your skills and fuels your passion for creativity. Through hands-on experiences with a range of mediums including drawing, painting, pysanky, sculpture and more. Students are encouraged to explore their artistic abilities and bring their ideas to life. Join us for an inspiring journey where creativity knows no bounds, and talent flourishes with each session

 

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Erin Gartner - Artist, Art Instructor & Art Therapist

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Erin Gartner is an experienced art educator, artist, and professional art therapist with over 12 years of teaching expertise. Passionate about the transformative power of art, she believes art can inspire, heal, and connect individuals on a deeper level. In her classes, she creates a supportive and inclusive environment where students feel comfortable exploring their creativity and pushing their boundaries.

Drawing from her background as an artist, Erin brings a unique perspective to her teaching, guiding students through their artistic journeys with understanding and care. Whether introducing the fundamentals of drawing or encouraging experimentation with painting techniques, she is dedicated to fostering a love for art and helping students develop their own artistic voice.

As an art therapist, Erin incorporates elements of art therapy into her teaching, encouraging students to explore emotions and experiences through their artwork. Witnessing the power of art firsthand, she believes in its ability to promote self-discovery, healing, and personal growth. By providing a safe space for self-expression, she empowers her students to use art as a tool for reflection and self-discovery.

Committed to art education, Erin tailors her teaching approach to meet each student's unique needs and goals, supporting them in developing artistic skills, gaining confidence, and finding joy in the creative process. With a passion for inspiring and empowering individuals of all ages and backgrounds through art, Erin strives to make a positive impact in the lives of her students.

Dee Murray - Artist and Art Instructor

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Dee Murray is a seasoned artist and art instructor with a passion for creativity and a commitment to nurturing artistic talent in others. With several years of formal art education and extensive experience in the art supply industry, Dee has developed a deep understanding of various artistic mediums and techniques.

 

Throughout Dee's career, they've built a strong network of local makers and artists, thanks to their active involvement in community markets and volunteering at an artist-run gallery. This exposure to different art forms and artists has enriched their teaching approach, allowing them to offer unique perspectives to students.

 

Dee is skilled in a variety of art forms, including pencil drawing, pen and ink pointillism, acrylic painting, and book folding. However, their current passion lies in pysanky, the traditional Ukrainian art of egg decorating. Dee’s enthusiasm for this intricate craft is palpable, and they enjoy sharing it with others.

 

In their art classes, Dee guides students through a wide range of techniques and art styles, providing hands-on experiences that inspire creativity and personal expression. From pen and ink to acrylic painting, collage, pysanky, and book folding, Dee ensures that students have the opportunity to explore and discover their own artistic paths. Through their supportive and encouraging teaching style, Dee aims to help students find joy in creating art while developing their skills along the way.

Creative Makers (55+) - Nature-Inspired Art Class for Seniors

Experience the beauty of nature through the lens of art in our 55+ art class, which celebrates the wonders of landscape and nature as a source of inspiration. Whether you're a novice or an experienced artist, our classes are tailored to your individual skill level, providing a nurturing environment for growth and exploration.

Delve into a world of creativity as you explore various artistic techniques and mediums, including painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, and mixed media. Our art instructor will lead you on a journey of artistic discovery, offering guidance on composition, colour theory, and various creative styles.

 

Through this immersive experience, you will hone your artistic skills and uncover your unique creative voice. Embrace the opportunity to express yourself authentically and create artwork that reflects your personal vision and connection to the natural world.

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Mondays 2:00 – 3:00 PM

Tuesdays 2:00 – 3:00 PM

Cost: $37 per hour

Creative Makers (6-10) – Children’s Art Class

Ignite your child's passion for art in our engaging and inclusive art class designed for young creative minds. Perfect for children of all skill levels who have a love for art, this class offers a fun and nurturing environment where artistic exploration knows no bounds.

 

Through hands-on experiences with various mediums, including drawing, painting, and sculpture, children will unleash their creativity and develop their artistic skills week by week.

You will see your child’s artistic journey unfold as they proudly showcase their creations each week. Witness the growth and improvement in their artistic style as they experiment, create, and express themselves in a supportive and encouraging setting.

Painting Class

Mondays 4:30 - 5:30 PM
Mondays 5:30 - 6:30 PM

Tuesdays 4:30 - 5:30 PM

Tuesdays 5:30 - 6:30 PM

Wednesday 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Wednesday 5:30 - 6:30 PM

Cost: $37 per hour

Creative Makers (Pre-teen) Art Class

This art class is tailored for pre-teens and is designed to foster skill development and creativity. This class is ideal for young creators who are eager to explore their talents in a safe and supportive environment.

Join us as we guide pre-teens through diverse artistic mediums to cultivate their skills and expand their creative possibilities, including drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture. Each week, participants will engage in hands-on activities that challenge and inspire, encouraging them to refine their artistic techniques and discover their unique style.

This class is a safe space for pre-teens to explore their creativity and grow their self-confidence. 

 

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Mondays 7:00 - 8:00 PM

Tuesdays 7:00 - 8:00 PM

Cost: $37 per hour

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