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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

Elise Muller
Elise Muller

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Elise Muller has been sculpting stone since 2001 and her large public sculptures can be found in Dorset, Fergus, and Kingsbrae Garden. Elise's granite sculpture 'Attunement' won the 2018/9 Canadian Sculpture Competition at Kingsbrae Garden in St. Andrews, NB. Elise has been teaching stone carving to both adults and children for 19 years, and enjoys nurturing her students' individual creativity. Elise lives and works at Stone Tree Studio in Muskoka with her partner, furniture maker Cirvan Hamilton. www.stonetreestudio.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
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.
Andrzej Maciejewski
Andrzej Maciejewski
Andrzej Maciejewski has worked as a professional artist for more than 30 years, including experience in commercial photography and art education. He has published four books Bread, Toronto Parks, After Notman and Garden of Eden. Andrzej's work has also appeared in numerous magazines and can be found in several public and private collections including National Gallery of Canada, McCord Museum of Canadian History, Museum fur Kunst und Kulturgeschichte (Dortmund, Germany) or Preus Museum (Horten, Norway). He has exhibited his photographs in Canada, USA, UK, Germany, Finland, Norway, Latvia, Poland and Uganda and is the recipient of numerous awards, including Canada Council and Ontario Arts Council grants.
Lisa Barry
Lisa Barry

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Lisa Barry is a graduate of Sheridan College's Ceramics Program and has also achieved a BFA from the Alberta College of Art and Design. Lisa has a broad range of experience with various pottery techniques as well as kiln firing processes. An artist of note, she has exhibited nationally and continues to develop herself as an artist through workshops and learning opportunities. Lisa brings a passion and energy to her teaching that ensures a lively and creative atmosphere for her students.
Jane Lewis
Jane Lewis

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Jane Lewis has been leading vocal groups since 2008, from "finding your voice" and "how to sing harmony by ear" workshops to various choirs, Circle Singing, and community singing events. She has been studying improvisational singing with Rhiannon, and during the pandemic, attending Musica do Circulo music improv training workshops online. As a singer-songwriter, she is often compared to Carole King, playing piano-based music that draws on her strength as a lyricist and singer. She performs most often with the folk duo Gathering Sparks (with Eve Goldberg), nominated for a 2014 Canadian Folk Music Award for Vocal Group of the Year. Jane has released two solo recordings, and Gathering Sparks released their newest album on Borealis Records in September 2019. www.janelewis.ca
Nicholas Russell
Nicholas Russell

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Nicholas Russell holds an Honours Degree in Music and also studied the art of guitar-making with Master Luthier Sergei De Jonge, designing and constructing a concert classical guitar under his tutelage. As a professional guitarist and music educator, Nick's musical style and knowledge spans genres, but his current exploration as a guitarist lies at the intersection of acoustic music, classic and contemporary jazz, and progressive rock. In recent years he has expanded his freelancing to include work as a composer (Dusk Dances Dance Festival, Arts Bournemouth University) and as a studio musician (Metalworks Studios, Escarpment Sound, Deschamps Studio). Numerous studio projects he has worked on have aired on national radio (CBC, Jazz FM, CFRU) and international television. Nick is officially endorsed by Godin Guitars (CAD) and Keeley Electronics (US). His most recent music release, ARCHTOP, was recorded on a 1949 Gibson L-7 Archtop guitar in 2021 and can be heard on all major streaming platforms as well as on his official website www.nicholasrussell.ca
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
Tanya Lyons
Tanya Lyons
Tanya Lyons graduated with honours from the Sheridan College glass program. She also studied at the University of Art and Design Helsinki, Finland, The Atlin Art Centre in BC, and the Toyama Institute of Glass Art in Japan. She taught glass at Sheridan College for four years, was a resident at the Harbourfront Centre as well as volunteering on the Board of Directors for the Glass Art Association of Canada. After 14 years in Quebec, Tanya has moved back to her hometown community to raise her daughter and continue her sculptural work with glass. Reflecting her passion for helping people find their way, she continues to teach in the glass program at the Haliburton School of Art + Design. She is the Co-Coordinator of the Madawaska Valley Studio Tour and a collaborating artist with the Ottawa Valley Community Arts organization. Tanya has always been a gatherer, collecting and taking in, objects, moments and memories. She uses glass in combination with natural and found objects to express and reflect her experiences, thoughts and questions about the world we live in and who we are. Her work has been exhibited throughout North America, Europe and Japan and is in many private and public collections including the Musee National des Beau-arts du Quebec. www.tanyalyons.ca
Kelly Gauthier
Kelly Gauthier
Kelly Gauthier is a Registered Art Therapist, RP (qualifying), PhotoTherapy Specialist, professional photographer and mental health radio show host. She has been in practice for over 13 years, working with individuals and groups in support of overcoming concerns such as anxiety, depression, trauma, abuse, addictions, and self-identify. Kelly has a passion for photography and has successfully incorporated photographs and projected imagery into her practice and her work with clients. For the past five years Kelly has dedicated a great deal of her time and her practice to supporting children and youth working through intergenerational traumas in remote communities and on First Nation reserves. www.pictureyourselfwell.com
Stephen Tulk
Stephen Tulk

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Stephen Tulk, MD, FCFP, B.Sc. (AAM), CMI is a family physician and medical illustrator who taught Anatomy for Artists and Life Drawing for over 20 years at the AGO and OCAD University. Both life drawing and practicing medicine has taught him how to observe. He believes that observing the figure is essential to understanding who we are as humans.

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