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Art + Design Education Leaders

We're known for providing unique and flexible programs taught by professionals who have shaped art, craft, design, media and heritage studies in Canada. No other college offers students this breadth of creative programming.

Learn at campuses in Haliburton and Peterborough that provide a one-of-a kind, hands-on studio experience. Our certificate, diploma and post-graduate programs will help you build a solid portfolio to take you to the next step - whether that's continuing education, embarking on a career, or starting your own practice.

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Featured Programs

Fibre Arts – Natural Dyeing – Madder, Marigold, Indigo & More.

Learn the basic techniques of dyeing fibre using pigments from flowers, bark, roots and more.

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  • Photography - Finding Your Voice

    If you love photography but find yourself in need of a boost to get out of the photo rut, this course is for you.

    Photography - Finding Your Voice
  • Mosaic Coffee Tables

    Learn about different substrates and materials, and create a beautiful, tiled mosaic coffee table suitable for indoor and outdoor use.

    Mosaic Coffee Tables
  • Design for the Future

    Explore some of the modern tools and techniques used by artists, designers and businesses to produce innovative new products and artifacts in the world.

    Design for the Future

Meet our Faculty

Albert Cote
Albert Cote

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Albert Cote graduated from Brock University with BA degrees in Visual Arts and Education. His natural artistic abilities, imagination, visual arts background, and his experience in operating a quilt store for many years has served as a starting point for a very successful longarm and fibre arts career. He has many commissioned pieces in the Niagara area as well as throughout Canada and the US. His innovative classes and trunk shows are an attraction for many people in the quilting world. www.imaginationtextile.com
Toni Caldarone
Toni Caldarone

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Toni Caldarone has been a 'maker' throughout her life, inspired by natural found and recycled objects. Having had a career in the corporate world, she stayed in touch with art through classes at Toronto School of Art, AGO, HSAD and Learn4Life. Downsizing brought Toni back to the creative world where she describes herself as a self-taught, mixed-media expressive artist. Her life's journey, her enthusiasm and her artistic vision have provided the opportunity to translate her skills into hands-on experiences with her students for nearly twenty years. Toni has shown work through exhibitions as well as private and event sales. She loves to encourage creativity through positive experiences in a supportive atmosphere.
Ramune Luminaire
Ramune Luminaire
Ramune Luminaire is a visual artist and writer, creating drawings, sculptures and instillations. Her work is process driven, with lots of energy and trust put into finding connections and ways of accessing creativity. Ramune's work has been shown in galleries and museums in Southern Ontario, Toronto, Montreal, England and Norway. In addition to being an artist and educator, Ramune is a walker, dancer, meditator, listener and traveler. Born in Montreal, Ramune lived in England for thirty years. Currently, she lives in Peterborough, Ontario, with her husband and their four-legged companion. www.ramuneluminaire.com
Mary Intven Wallace
Mary Intven Wallace

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Mary Intven Wallace, award winning artist, educator, and author, shares her love of the land, sea, and sky in her contemporary paintings of the Canadian landscape. In her artwork, she shares her view of this wonderful world as a place of vibrant colour. Mary's landscapes brighten the walls of galleries across Canada, many private collections, and are also featured in her published books which have won awards such as the International White Raven Award and the National Outdoor Book Award. www.maryintvenwallaceartist.com/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/maryintvenwallaceartist/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/maryintven/
Ken Hussey
Ken Hussey
Ken Hussey, Ward World Champion in the Contemporary Antique Decoy category, has been carving duck decoys since 1982. Armed with a Mechanical Engineering diploma and further studies in graphic design, he enjoyed a varied career that culminated in many years as a graphic design instructor. He began carving decoys when, as an avid hunter, he noticed how much better wooden decoys performed than plastic ones. His efforts started with working decoys, progressed to decorative, and evolved into what would become the contemporary antique category of decoys. Ken has firmly established a reputation for excellence and is a sought-after instructor.
Susan Watson Ellis
Susan Watson Ellis

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Susan Watson Ellis followed graduation from the University of Toronto with an apprenticeship to a German Goldsmith. In 1981, she opened Paradigm Designs, creating handcrafted jewellery that sold across Canada. Her work won recognition in 2000 as part of the Craft Ontario's "Looking Forward" exhibition, which was curated by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, England and represented contemporary Canadian craft. She was also chosen to be part of their "Craft in the Making II" exhibition in 2003, their juried exhibition "Ontario Craft '07", and to be one of eight jewellers chosen to be part of their "8 X 10 Jewellery" exhibition series in 2012. Her work is part of the permanent contemporary Canadian silver collection at the Macdonald Stewart Art Centre in Guelph, Ontario and is available from her studio in Haliburton, at the Toronto One of a Kind Shows, the Craft Ontario Shop, and online at www.paradigmjewellery.com.
Todd Jeffrey Ellis
Todd Jeffrey Ellis

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Todd Jeffrey Ellis received an arts diploma from Niagara College in 1970 and completed his degree at OCADU, attaining his Bachelor of Design. He has worked extensively in various areas of the arts: teaching, directing, and set, prop, and furniture designing. His love of metalwork took hold when he discovered chasing, repousse, and the moving of metal in 1995. Since that time he has studied at OCAD U, George Brown College, the Haliburton School of Art + Design and through extensive studies with such renowned masters as Lois Etherington Betteridge, Brian Clarke, Charles Lewton Brain, and Don Stuart. In 2000 Jeffrey was awarded 'Best Holloware Award' in the Metal Arts Guild's 'Under Glass' Exhibition. In 2003 he participated in a group exhibition at Metalurge in Toronto, which showcased his expertise in the decorative form. He has taught at Niagara College, York University, Toronto Teacher's College, and the Haliburton School of Art + Design, and served on the executive of the Metal Arts Guild of Canada for seven years. In 2008 he was published in 500 Metal Vessels. In 2010 he had an exhibition with Susan Watson Ellis at the Ontario Craft Council Gallery, and Jeffrey and Susan created the window display for the Guild Show during the 2010 Film Festival. www.silversmith.ca/
Jessica Steinhauser
Jessica Steinhauser
Jessica Steinhauser is a Master potter on the wheel and continues to share her talents to students at the Haliburton School of Art + Design. Jessica's passion for the Kachelofen (wood-burning ceramic stoves) has had her travelling to clients worldwide installing over forty custom designs for the past ten years. She has won a major award at the Masonry Heater Association of North America's annual design/build contest for 8 consecutive years. Recent honours include: solo exhibition at the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery (2014); Women of Distinction Lifetime Achievement Award (2016); winner of the 40th Anniversary Ontario Crafts Council Award (2016). Jessica is a graduate of the State school for Art and Design and the State School for Ceramics in Germany and resides in Guelph, Ontario. http://www.facebook.com/KachelofenArt
Brenna MacCrimmon
Brenna MacCrimmon

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Brenna MacCrimmon took up the ukulele in 2009 and now rarely leaves home without it. Her musical adventures began over 30 years ago when she set out to study the music of Turkey and the Balkans. Since that time she has performed in Turkey and abroad with Selim Sesler (trad Turkish Gypsy), Muammer Ketencoglu (trad Balkan) and psychedelic Turkish rock group Baba Zula, as well as numerous ensembles in the US and Canada. She has also toured Europe with Balkan beat DJ Shantel and the Bucovina Club Orkestra. Brenna has recorded with the above musicians and has appeared as a guest on many albums and film soundtracks in Canada, the US, and Europe. In 2010, she found herself in Moscow as a member of the cast of Bobble with Bobby McFerrin. More recently in Toronto, she performs with Juno and CFMA nominated Turkwaz, sings with ragtime pianist Bill Westcott and runs regular ukulele sessions in her downtown studio. During the pandemic, she has been a frequent guest artist with Mabellearts, delivering community arts programs online for newcomers, and has been learning the practical aspects of Turkish shadow puppetry. www.greengoatmusic.ca
Rosemary Vander Breggen
Rosemary Vander Breggen

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Rosemary Vander Breggen is an Honours graduate of Studio Process Advancement at Fleming College and was the first Reclaim Resident Artist at HSAD in 2015. She spent seven years at Dundas Valley School of Art in Advanced Studio in Fine Art and also attended Sheridan College School of Design. Rosemary exhibits widely and is a published artist with work in international, corporate and private collections. She works primarily in the mediums of collage and paint, to which she has recently added sculpture and photography. @rosemarysart
Jan Anderson
Jan Anderson

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Jan Anderson became a committed fabric artist-quilter after taking her first course at the Haliburton School of Art + Design. After experimenting and creating with glass, wood, stone, paper and wire, she is addicted to the texture, diversity and colour of textiles. Jan manipulates wax, wool rovings, rust, paint, dye, pigment, canvas, cotton, origami, embellishments, and more to produce unique wall hangings. She has over seventeen years of teaching experience at colleges and universities in Ontario and is recognized for her passion, creativity and innovation, touched by humour and motivation. www.bytheriverstudio.ca

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