SkyBlue Art Studio is an independent organization dedicated to providing art classes, camps and events in both English and French.
SkyBlue Studio was established to meet the needs of a growing bilingual community. Our programs offer children who may not have the opportunity to speak French outside of the classroom a creative environment to exercise their language skills. It also provides our youngest participants with a strong foundational knowledge of the French language that will give them a head start in the classroom.
We strongly believe that art education is a key component to learning, and our small class sizes mean that each student receives one-on-one attention and support from the instructor. We emphasize the importance of discovery based learning, which allows participants to engage with the French language all while acquiring new skills and having fun!
À PROPOS DE NOUS
SkyBlue Art Studio est un organisme indépendant dédié a offrir des cours d’art et des camps aux jeunes. Notre programme amusant et interactif permet aux participants d'apprendre les principes de base d'art en appuyant leurs compétences dans la langue française.
Le studio a été établi pour répondre aux besoins d'une communauté bilingue croissante. Nos programmes offrent aux jeunes dont le français est leur première ou deuxième langue un environnement créatif pour appuyer leurs compétences.
Nous croyons fortement que l'enseignement des arts est un composant clé au processus d'apprentissage et nos classes de petite taille signifient que chaque étudiant reçoit l’attention et l’appui de l'instructeur. Nous soulignons l'importance de l'apprentissage basé sur la découverte, qui permet aux participants d'engager avec la langue française tout en acquérant de nouvelles compétences en s’amusant!
MEET THE STAFF
Kerry O'Meara - Owner and Instructor
Kerry O’Meara is a Toronto based artist, art instructor and child care specialist. She graduated from Ryerson University with a Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care and is currently completing her Masters in Counselling Psychology. Kerry has studied a wide range of visual arts throughout her academic and professional career. She has over ten years of experience as an art instructor for both children and adults.
Mirka Loiselle - Instructor
Mirka is an illustrator who also loves theatre, performance, and arts & crafts of all kinds! Having recently earned her BA from the University of Toronto, Mirka now works in the city as an artist and educator. With over six years experience working with children under her belt, she is delighted to be teaching as a program instructor with ExploreIT!, and as an emerging Arts Educator with VIBE Arts, and now as an instructor with SkyBlue Studio!
Sasha Pinney - Instructor
Sasha Pinney trained at the Art Institute of Boston for three years prior to moving to Toronto to pursue a career in the arts. She is a recent graduate of OCAD University, who specializes in drawing and painting with a minor in criticism and curatorial practice. Sasha is now the owner of Mangled Studios, and works in association with SkyBlue Studio.
Meryl Calaguas - Instructor
Meryl is a certified art therapist passionate about art making and making it available to all levels. She has a Bachelor's degree in Family Life and Child Development and enjoys working with children. Her favourite form of art expression is abstract painting and is a big fan of shapes.
Tiphaine Leonard - Instructor
Tiphaine Leonard is a Toronto based artist and art instructor. She graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design and is currently working as a teacher for the French School Board as well as an Art Instructor. Tiphaine specializes in multi-media painting and sculpture and her work has been displayed in a variety of art galleries throughout the city.
Megan Meisner - Preschool Instructor
Megan is a bilingual early childhood professional. She spent four years working at Better Beginnings Kindergarten and Nursery School, and one year at ABC Academy Beaches. Between both schools, Megan worked as a preschool teacher, before and after school care teacher, and summer camp counselor. Megan has tutored privately in French, English and Math for over 6 years, and has a strong affinity to visual arts.