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10th Annual Student Exhibit with NEW Photo Booth!

10th Annual Student Art Exhiibit - POSTER

10th Annual Student Art Exhiibit - POSTER

For our 10th year we made a BIG effort with our Photo Booth, Wall of Fame and Silent Auction for Heaven Can Wait!

Elks Hall - Photo Booth

Elks Hall - Photo Booth

Three weeks of prop building and prepping for this event were probably the most fun in three weeks I've ever had... who knew I'd be making oversized art supply props for a kids art show.. but what a BLAST we had!

Photo Booth close up-with text

Photo Booth close up-with text

A few borrowed items from the Okotoks Film Society, The Dewdney Players and the Okotoks Public Library-- with the props turned out better than I expected!

Merrilie, Me and Mom

Merrilie, Me and Mom

...So of course, after we finished setting up on Friday night, we had to do some photo booth shots ourselves!

Dianne H and Dianne W

Dianne H and Dianne W

Two Dianne's from my Phoenix Art Club offered to be our animated Photo Booth Greeters! They had a lot of fun with the paintbrush!

Dianne H- painting

Dianne H- painting

Dianne was 'painting' the welcome sign as I was switching her prop to a paint tube...

Family friends- silent auction

Family friends- silent auction

Most of these gals have been in my life honestly since I was only 2. The rest I've grown to love over the past 15 years! AND... three of them won their silent auction pieces too!

Queen Shirley visits!

Queen Shirley visits!

Shirley Paradis is one amazing individual. She is an artist of MANY facets, she has taught art on cruise ships, lived in Turkey and Switzerland, scuba dived in Hawaii and has gone skiing all over the world. She ran the Okotoks Arts Council and art camps (with me) between 2002 - 2011.

Betty Boop Visits!

Betty Boop Visits!

An alter ego of my mom. If she could JUST break out of her conventional shell of grandma and preschool teacher- there's no telling how far she could go!

Jada and Kacey - photo booth

Jada and Kacey - photo booth

These members of the Monday Tweens Art Club had WAY TOO MUCH fun at the photo booth...

Kacey and Jada- Battle Scene!

Kacey and Jada- Battle Scene!

See what I mean?

Brynn vs Astrid

Brynn vs Astrid

Kids Art Club Brynn vs Awesome League Astrid....

Passerby Guests

Passerby Guests

These guys couldn't wait to pop in and do some fun poses with the props!

A Big Paintbrush

A Big Paintbrush

This guy was overjoyed at the fact that the palette LOOKED authentic - and not with perfectly round paint shapes...

Brynn vs Reava

Brynn vs Reava

Brynn took things even higher when she advanced upon her mom!

Silent Art Auction - composite

Silent Art Auction - composite

My Art Kids consistently ask me why my art is not at their big June show. It's because it's a Student show only-- but this year I decided to add in a silent auction to raise funds for a charity close to my heart...

Students' Wall of Fame

Students' Wall of Fame

23 students is a LOT of kids to manage! But they sure have been fun to teach and spend time with. Likeminded creative kids... aaaahhhh...

Theo's table

Theo's table

Theo Ayas has been with me since he was only 9 years old with his brother Alex. He started off at the OAG taking 6 week classes and art camps each summer. THEN.. Covid-19 hit and I opened up the Monday Tweens Art Club. Boom. His mom registered him and his twin as well as their younger siblings Oliver and Emiko.

Jada's table

Jada's table

Jada Swain was new to the Monday Tweens Art Club and what a sweet addition she made. Later her best friend joined us through a magical coincidence!

Emiko and Alex

Emiko and Alex

Alex Ayas with his kid sister Emiko. These twins are starting to show some definite signs of difference in opinion and how they approach their projects.

Kaceys table

Kaceys table

Kacey joined the Monday Tweens Art Club right after Easter break. She was a great addition to the club and Jada had so much fun with her!

Oliver's table

Oliver's table

The younger bro of the twins Oliver. You can spot his super mom in the background. He has also been with me for 3 years!

Rose's table

Rose's table

Here is Rose being dramatic.. this little eight year old packs quite the punch where creativity is concerned.

Emma, Rose and Astrid

Emma, Rose and Astrid

Emma F's Table

Emma F's Table

Emma started off in the Kids Art Club in 2020 and now she's headed to the Monday Tweens Art Club this fall! It's gonna be great!

Emma's Candyland

Emma's Candyland

This gal has a real knack for detail and engineering! She's gonna make some waves in the world - that's for sure!

Emma's turtle

Emma's turtle

And speaking of waves... she did this piece entirely on her own.

Daphne's table

Daphne's table

Another incredible kid artist is Daphne- who also began lessons in 2020 and is headed to the Monday Tweens Art Club this fall.

Emiko's table

Emiko's table

Emiko Ayas has a wild heart and loves animals and abstract art. She's going to quite the little leader in the Fall's Kids Art Club for her 3rd year!

Ethan M's Table

Ethan M's Table

This guy is one I knew as a preschooler. He also has helped with some teen mural projects. His skills are intense. His awareness of politics, history, social norms, oddities and a fascination with drawing sci-fi characters will surely take him far as he enters high school this year.

Ethan M's Table

Ethan M's Table

You can see if you look really close- just how dedicated he is to his character sketches and visual story telling...

Ethan L's Table

Ethan L's Table

Ethan Lawrence is one of my Calgary students and his interests lie in fencing, gaming and drawing with "clean art" materials. Even though he LOVED making his five foot pumpkin canon last October!

Ethan L's Table

Ethan L's Table

Having a Friday Teenz Art Club has been an eye opener into the world of Generation Z... and really how far displaced I am becoming as a teacher...

10th Annual Student Exhibit

10th Annual Student Exhibit

These kids finally got to work together, in person to create a single piece of art as a performance. Yes, it took me weeks to figure out the logistics, create the pieces and squeeze them into regular lessons to be painted ... in time for the show.. but TOTALLY WORTH IT!

Elks Market Christmas Party, Show n' Sale 2021

Jada Christmas 2021

Jada Christmas 2021

Jada flowers Christmas 2021

Jada flowers Christmas 2021

Theo Christmas 2021

Theo Christmas 2021

Briar Christmas art

Briar Christmas art

Rose Christmas 2021

Rose Christmas 2021

Astrid Christmas 2021

Astrid Christmas 2021

Emma D. Christmas

Emma D. Christmas

Luella Christmas

Luella Christmas

Emma F. Christmas 2

Emma F. Christmas 2

Emma -close up Christmas 2021

Emma -close up Christmas 2021

Emma Christmas 2021

Emma Christmas 2021

Daphne -name Christmas 2021

Daphne -name Christmas 2021

Daphne Christmas 2021

Daphne Christmas 2021

Daphne collage challenge

Daphne collage challenge

Abby Christmas 2

Abby Christmas 2

Abby Christmas

Abby Christmas

Emiko weaving

Emiko weaving

Emiko bunny 2021

Emiko bunny 2021

Emiko harvest tree Christmas 2021

Emiko harvest tree Christmas 2021

Ayla Christmas 2021

Ayla Christmas 2021

Ayla Christmas 2

Ayla Christmas 2

Ashley Christmas _at table

Ashley Christmas _at table

ashley christmas 2021

ashley christmas 2021

Remi Christmas 2

Remi Christmas 2

Remi Christmas 2021

Remi Christmas 2021

charlotte christmas 2021

charlotte christmas 2021

Audrey Christmas 2

Audrey Christmas 2

Audrey Christmas 2021

Audrey Christmas 2021

Ethan L close up Christmas

Ethan L close up Christmas

ethan_christmas 2021

ethan_christmas 2021

Elks Market Art Student Take Over Fall 2021

Take Over Sidewalk Board

Take Over Sidewalk Board

On three consecutive Saturdays, the five programs of The Inspiration Studio Academy of Fine Art put on mini exhibits at the local Elks Club!

Artists On Site

Artists On Site

Welcome Chalkwalk

Welcome Chalkwalk

R. Aguzibuik

R. Aguzibuik

R. Aguzibuik 2

R. Aguzibuik 2

B.MacPhail "Zodi-Arts" 1

B.MacPhail "Zodi-Arts" 1

B. MacPhail SOLD! and more

B. MacPhail SOLD! and more

A. Reimers

A. Reimers

D. Harris 1

D. Harris 1

D. Harris 2

D. Harris 2

E.MacQueen Miniatures

E.MacQueen Miniatures

E.MacQueen Impressionism

E.MacQueen Impressionism

E.MacQueen sketchbook

E.MacQueen sketchbook

E.Short - Graphic Design prints

E.Short - Graphic Design prints

E.Short drawings and paintings

E.Short drawings and paintings

E.Short - melted wax and weird art

E.Short - melted wax and weird art

E.Short Mixed Ideas!

E.Short Mixed Ideas!

A.Jordan - studies in fantasy

A.Jordan - studies in fantasy

A.Jordan - Ethereal work

A.Jordan - Ethereal work

A. Jordan - Mandala and more

A. Jordan - Mandala and more

A. Scott mixed media

A. Scott mixed media

Audrey - Marketing poster and watercolour

Audrey - Marketing poster and watercolour

C. Long watercolour bookmarks and MORE

C. Long watercolour bookmarks and MORE

E.Lawrence miniatures

E.Lawrence miniatures

E.Lawrence portraiture & Illusions

E.Lawrence portraiture & Illusions

A.Jordan's Chalkwalk Dragon

A.Jordan's Chalkwalk Dragon

E. MacQueen chalkwalk comic

E. MacQueen chalkwalk comic

League of Artists Ninth Annual Summer Exhibit

2021 Summer League of Artists and Art Club Show

2021 Summer League of Artists and Art Club Show

At the local venue knowns as The Park all of us got to enjoy their indoor playground as well as their brand new outdoor astro-turf for our ninth annual exhibit!

Exhibit  ART Trivia Sheets

Exhibit ART Trivia Sheets

Test your art, film and pop culture knowledge!

Parent gifts

Parent gifts

Without these amazing kids' parents investing in their children, tweens and teens art education, The Inspiration Studio Academy of Fine Art would cease to exist! So I created some creative thank you gifts to show my appreciation and gratitude:)

D. Deans -representing The Wednesdays' Kids Art Club

D. Deans -representing The Wednesdays' Kids Art Club

D. Deans testing out the Trivia

D. Deans testing out the Trivia

E.Day's work -representing the Awesome League

E.Day's work -representing the Awesome League

More of E.Day's work

More of E.Day's work

ISAFA Art Club flag

ISAFA Art Club flag

Epic League Flag

Epic League Flag

E. Lawrence's work

E. Lawrence's work

Representing the Fridayz Teenz Art Club and hailing from Calgary, he loved to learn about tie dye, watercolour, pastels and miniatures

E. McQeens's work

E. McQeens's work

Representing the Fridayz Teenz Art Club - he enjoyed drawing illusions, miniature as well as sci-fi artwork

C. Long's work

C. Long's work

Representing the Fridayz Teenz Art Club, she enjoyed recreating Impressionists work and adding a current twist to it as well as watercolour and artist trading cards

C. Long's work

C. Long's work

Introducing her epic tie dye debut!

Fridayz Teenz Exhibit1

Fridayz Teenz Exhibit1

We kept our event family and friends only and it was a great success!

Fridayz Teenz Exhibit2

Fridayz Teenz Exhibit2

More art supporters on the cushy 'grass'!!

Fridayz Teenz Exhibit

Fridayz Teenz Exhibit

A.Scott wearing her handmade tie dye shirt to the exhibit!

A. Scott's work

A. Scott's work

She enjoyed the miniatures, her cats, her Artist Trading Cards and her pastel work

A.Scott's work

A.Scott's work

Seen here are her watercolour bookmarks, her funny ad design using watercolour, her dinosaur and her impressionist work with the pop culture twist

Artists Are Cultural Heroes canvases

Artists Are Cultural Heroes canvases

Here is our 22 canvas-long motto all spelled out for you (minus a few from students who couldn't attend) Each student was given a canvas with a letter, or a partial letter as well as a theme with which to create their mosaic group painting project

Castle of the Arts Camps
Kids Got to Paint the Castle!
Making crests and masks
E.Ayas tapestry in progress
A.Harris  flag in progress
D.Harris portrait
D.Harris tie dye
D.Harris necklace
Gauntlets_up
Gauntlet_lacing
E.Day Portrait
E.Day stained glass windows
E.Day Tie Dye Tunic
E.Day beaded jewerly
E.Day - Medieval Village
A. Jennings  portrait
A.Jennings Tie Dye Tunic
A.Harris portrait
A. Harris horse painitng
A.Harris tie dye
A.Harris tapestry in progress
3D filament spool --Chandelier
E.Ayas portrait
tunic belt 1
tunic belt 2
tunic belt 3
tunic belt 4
Kids Castle Clay pets
A. Harris - Baby dragon
Clothespin Knight
KIDS Food stop
KIDS Art Show_with guests
E.Short - keyboard membrane curtain
A. Jordan - Photo Op Design
T. Ayas - tie-dye tunic
T.Ayas - calligraphy monogram
T. Ayas - Knight Shield
A.Ayas - tie dye tunic
A. Ayas -Medieval City
A.Ayas - Mythical Creature: Zburator
A. Ayas - Knight Shield
O.Ayas - Tie Die Tunic
O. Ayas - Knight Shield
O.Ayas Mythical Creature:Kilin
O.Ayas Japanese Temple
E. Short - tie dye tunic
E.Short - Mythical Creature:Unknown
E.Short - Knight Shield
E.Short - Two-Tiered Medieval Castle
A.Reimers Mythical Creature: Faery
A. Reimers Greek Temple and Concrete pottery

Castle of the Arts Camps Exhibit 2021

Christmas Party Show & Sale 2021

Christmas Party Show & Sale 2021

Blue Shark Ski Resort WINNER

Blue Shark Ski Resort WINNER

Ginger Cloud Village

Ginger Cloud Village

Jinglebell Town

Jinglebell Town

Breads of Worship

Breads of Worship

NuTech Towne

NuTech Towne

christmas wish_2021

christmas wish_2021

Food Bank Tree 2021

Food Bank Tree 2021

charlotte christmas 2021

charlotte christmas 2021

Ethan L close up Christmas

Ethan L close up Christmas

ethan_christmas 2021

ethan_christmas 2021

Audrey Christmas 2

Audrey Christmas 2

Audrey Christmas 2021

Audrey Christmas 2021

Remi Christmas 2021

Remi Christmas 2021

Ashley Christmas _at table

Ashley Christmas _at table

ashley christmas 2021

ashley christmas 2021

Remi Christmas 2

Remi Christmas 2

Abby Christmas 2

Abby Christmas 2

Abby Christmas

Abby Christmas

Daphne -name Christmas 2021

Daphne -name Christmas 2021

Daphne collage challenge

Daphne collage challenge

Daphne Christmas 2021

Daphne Christmas 2021

Emma F. Christmas 2

Emma F. Christmas 2

Emma Christmas 2021

Emma Christmas 2021

Emma -close up Christmas 2021

Emma -close up Christmas 2021

Emma F Art

Emma F Art

Ayla Christmas 2021

Ayla Christmas 2021

Ayla Christmas 2

Ayla Christmas 2

Emiko bunny 2021

Emiko bunny 2021

Emiko weaving

Emiko weaving

Emiko harvest tree Christmas 2021

Emiko harvest tree Christmas 2021

Luella Christmas

Luella Christmas

Astrid Christmas 2021

Astrid Christmas 2021

Emma D. Christmas

Emma D. Christmas

Astrid watercolour

Astrid watercolour

Luella's tree and name

Luella's tree and name

Rose Christmas 2021

Rose Christmas 2021

Briar Christmas art

Briar Christmas art

Briar ornaments

Briar ornaments

Jada flowers Christmas 2021

Jada flowers Christmas 2021

Jada Christmas 2021

Jada Christmas 2021

Oliver art

Oliver art