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Meet Your Instructors

Chloe Findlay-Harder

I began teaching sewing classes to kids in 2001 and now teach art, crafts, sewing and more to kids and adults. I first picked up a piece of my mother's embroidery when I was three years old and proudly exclaimed "Mummy, I 'broider now!". Ever since then I've been passionate about creating and have taken part in several group and solo art exhibitions with my fibre and encaustic art. I apprenticed and performed as a puppeteer for several years as well as training in visual arts with a master artist from New York.

Chloe teaches Family Fun, Stories & Art, and School Programs at the gallery. You can also find her teaching craft programs for children at Smeltzer House.

Chloe Findlay-Harder's Portfolio

Alex Labarda

Painting since 2003. In addition to creating art at Raj Mahal Studios, I teach children's visual art programs at City Arts Centre and Gallery@501.

You can find Alex teaching adult and youth programs at gallery@501, Smeltzer House, and Festival Place year round.

Alex Labarda's Portfolio

Alissa Roy

Alissa Roy received a diploma in Fine Arts at Grant Macewan in 2006. She completed a BA with a major in Art and Design in 2009 and a BEd in Art Education in 2012. She has been teaching art for Strathcona County for 6 years and currently teaches art at Fultonvale School. She believes that good art takes practice and everyone has the potential to be an artist if they find the right inspiration.

Lyndsay Kallal

Lyndsay began teaching in 1999, starting out as a music instructor before becoming a school teacher.  She studied Interior Design Technology at NAIT and holds a B.Ed from the University of Alberta, where she studied Fine Arts, Choral Music, and French.  Lyndsay currently teaches a variety of art classes for children and adults at Gallery@501 and Smeltzer House, as well as pottery classes for children at the Clay Hut. 

Last updated: Wednesday, August 23, 2017
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