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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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Jewellery Essentials

Work with some of Canada’s finest jewellery artists to develop the skills and techniques to showcase your artist vision. Start in January!

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  • Ceramics - Open Studio

    Immerse yourself in independent practice in a studio setting. Hone existing skills and develop new ones through self-directed projects.

    Ceramics - Open Studio
  • Blacksmith - Open Studio

    Opportunity for individuals with blacksmithing experience to explore and expand upon your skills in an independent open studio suitable for any subject matter and style of approach to your creative designs.

    Blacksmith - Open Studio
  • Glassblowing – Open Studio

    Opportunity for individuals with glassblowing experience to have access to the hot shop for independent open studio time.

    Glassblowing – Open Studio

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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/
Paulus Tjiang
Paulus Tjiang
Paulus Tjiang graduated from Ontario College of Art in 1988 and continued his studies both at Pilchuk Glass School and as a resident at the Harbourfront Craft Studio until 1989. Utilizing primarily Venetian techniques with remarkable skill, he brings intense colour, precise detail, and an elegant disposition to his work. Paulus owns and operates Frantic Farms Clay and Glass gallery in Warkworth, ON. www.franticfarms.com.
Gord Jones
Gord Jones

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Gord Jones is a watercolour artist residing in the Algonquin Highlands. The surrounding landscape in Haliburton is a great source of inspiration for most of his paintings. He interprets the essence of his chosen subject rather than producing detailed likenesses of actual places. Watercolour allows Gord to transfer the light and shadow that he photographs in real life to the painting. With a fluidity of colours, Gord combines impressionistic strokes and semi-abstract techniques to elicit memories of place and time in his transparent watercolour landscapes. Gord is an elected member of the CSPWC and the SCA. www.watercoloursbygordjones.com
Nancy Newman
Nancy Newman
Nancy Newman is an artist, teacher and juror. She is a Director of the Toronto Watercolour Society. Nancy has exhibited her work in many solo and juried shows including TWS Aquavision, International Watercolour Society Canada (IWS), Art Aurora, Society of York Region Artists (SOYRA) and Blue Mountain Foundation of the Arts (BMFA). She has received several first place, award of merit, honourable mention and people's choice awards. A guest instructor for many art societies, she has taught at the Aurora Cultural Centre and the Blue Mountain School of Landscape Painting. Nancy is a long-time instructor at Haliburton School of Art and Design. Recently, she has been sharing her expertise and support via Zoom courses and workshops.
Chris Bahry
Chris Bahry
Chris Bahry has carried his sensibilities and experiences from his mentorship under Bruce Mau in the world of print, branding, product, video and architectural design into motion design and filmmaking. Over the course of his creative career, Chris has actively sought out beauty and meaning in the places where the visual arts and sciences converge. In 2009, Chris and his longtime collaborator Alexandre Torres met EP Kate Bate and founded Toronto-based design and animation studio Tendril. Currently Tendril is represented in the US by Blacklist, in Canada by Hesty Reps and in Europe by Passion Pictures. Tendril Design + Animation Inc. is a design and animation studio with roots in Brazil and Canada, where a diverse group of directors, designers, and artists come together to push the boundaries of the visual storytelling experience, employing an always evolving kit of styles and techniques. Our vision is to rediscover the everyday through the filter of our imaginations. To inspire and be inspired.
Jp King
Jp King
Jp King is an artist, designer, and educator with a career crisscrossing artistic, scholarly, and commercial terrains. The founder of Paper Pusher, a Risograph-driven publication laboratory and design studio, King is currently the Creative Director of Papirmass, an innovative subscription service that delivers art prints to subscribers all over the world. He holds an interdisciplinary MFA from OCAD U, where he was 2015 President's Scholar. His documentary film and research concerning discard culture and the world of waste has been supported by SSHRC, and The Banff Centre, and was nominated for a Governor General's Innovation Award. As an illustrator, his client list includes: Fast Company, Oxford University Press, Penguin UK, and Chronicle Books. He currently teaches at the University of Toronto, the Haliburton School of Art + Design and is visiting faculty at Concordia's Centre for Expanded Poetics, in Montreal. He lives and works closely with his wife, Kirsten McCrea, in Toronto.
DeAnn deGruijter
DeAnn deGruijter
DeAnn deGruijter is an award-winning actor, theatre teacher, Arts & Education Consultant and Expressive Arts Facilitator. She holds an MFA in Theatre and Teaching and is a graduate of the Expressive Arts program at Haliburton School of Art + Design. DeAnn has performed at both Stratford and Shaw festivals, as well as on stages large and small across Canada and abroad. She worked in political satire at CBC radio comedy for many years, voiced Paw Patrol's Mayor Goodway for seven seasons, and has taught for the Canadian Opera Company, York University, Young People's Theatre, and various school boards throughout southern Ontario. She brings EXA to the Social Planning Council of Peel and multiple groups and organizations both in person and online. DeAnn is an advocate of Prescribing Arts in Healthcare. Her classes are infused with knowledge, experience, emotional intelligence, and her signature sense of humour.
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
Harriet Boon
Harriet Boon
Harriet Boon is a spinner, dyer, weaver, and retired shepherd. She earned her Master Spinner certification in 1976 and continues as an instructor in Spinning Certificate programs. Her involvement with fibres and natural dyes spans five decades, during which time her education was enriched through travels in Europe and Asia. Harriet teaches workshops in Canada and the US.
Jeremy Laing
Jeremy Laing
Jeremy Laing spent his childhood on an army base in Germany. He learned to sew at age 13 by watching his mother, and has been making clothes ever since. Jeremy's self-taught method, which combines organic and geometric approaches to pattern making and construction, was honed while studying in Toronto, on exchange at Westminster University in London, and through an apprenticeship with Alexander McQueen. Following his apprenticeship, Jeremy worked freelance developing showpieces for five of McQueen's collections, demonstrating his strength in innovative pattern making, garment construction, and the use of textile to create form. In 2011, Jeremy was a finalist for the prestigious ANDAM Fashion Award. In Jeremy's view, garments are a sum of parts, all functioning in relation to one another and, ultimately, to the body. His collections often stem from his elaborations on simple principles of construction and form, drawing simultaneously from couture and tailoring traditions. Jeremy currently lives and works in Toronto, Canada.
Michael Flaherty
Michael Flaherty
Micheal Flaherty was born in St. John's and continues to call Newfoundland his home, while his work, research and studies in ceramics have taken him across Canada and beyond. He earned a diploma in Visual Arts from College of the North Atlantic, a Bachelor of Fine Arts from NSCAD University, and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Regina. Michael has previously taught sculpture and ceramics at NSCAD, University of Regina and Memorial University of Newfoundland, and worked as ceramics technician at Red Deer College. Spanning the past fifteen years, Michael's studio practice has explored diverse themes including politics in art, interdisciplinary craft, and human and natural geography. In 2011 Flaherty's work was recognized when he was a semi-finalist for the prestigious Sobey Art Award. Flaherty was a finalist for the RBC Peoples' Choice award and won the Large Year Award from Visual Artists Newfoundland and Labrador in 2013.

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