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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

Linda Rutenberg
Linda Rutenberg

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Linda Rutenberg has worked as a fine art photographer for over 30 years. She has a BFA in film and music and an MFA in Photography from Concordia University in Montreal Quebec. She teaches, lectures and creates photographic series, which evolve into books and exhibitions and has published over 15 publications. In addition to her artistic work, she has owned and run a darkroom rental facility and a photography gallery. Currently Linda teaches and lectures young artists, mentoring them to bridge the gap between art and business. Her fine art work has been exhibited internationally. Her series Urban Visions, One Island - Many Cities, Mont Royal, The Spiritual Landscape and The Garden at Night, After Midnight and The English Garden at Night, as well as her latest work, The Gaspe Peninsula, are all explorations of the relationship between the environment and its people. Her current work explores the Negev desert and is called The Land Whispers.
Susan Rankin
Susan Rankin
Susan Rankin lives and works from her home in Apsley Ontario. She graduated with honors from Sheridan College, Oakville Ontario, in 1989 and received a three year artist in residency at the Harbourfront Centre glass studio, in Toronto from '89-'91 and a short term residency in '06. She has studied glass at the Pilchuck Glass School, Haystack School of Craft and Penland School of Craft in the U.S. Susan currently teaches glassblowing at the Haliburton School of the Arts, Haliburton Ontario. Her towering columns and lively voluptuous vessels wrapped in vines, leaves and flowers have been shown in 34 solo exhibitions and numerous invitational and group exhibitions across North America in many of the most prestigious venues for contemporary glass. Rankin has work included in public collections at the Corning Museum, Claridge Collection, Michel-Pierre Grenier Collection, Saskatchewan Arts Board, Winnipeg Art Gallery, USB Bank (Canada), Department of Foreign Affairs, Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Glazen Huis, Flemish Centre for Contemporary Glass Art, Lommel, Belgium, well as in many fine private collections. www.susanrankin.com
Margot Snow
Margot Snow
Margot Snow is a Canadian artist with works exhibited in both private and corporate collections. Educated in fine arts at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the University of Guelph, she has concentrated on watercolour painting since 1979 and has been teaching it since 1988. She brings life to common objects with her intense use of colour. Margot is featured in the 2013 Artists of Muskoka book. She is constantly exploring new and interesting variations of surfaces and textures to use with watercolours. Hence you will see her work on paper, canvas, birch board, and as watercolour egg tempera, collage, and mono printing. "Colour is the essence of my work - it is uppermost in my mind when I choose a subject and is what challenges and interests me most. Colour can change a viewer's mood, it can stimulate a feeling of peacefulness and well-being and, it can awaken a soul. www.facebook.com/margotsnowfineart
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.
Pam Carnochan
Pam Carnochan
Pam Carnochan is an artist, a farmer, and an outdoor enthusiast. This combination makes her art refreshing and her methods appealing. She shears the wool from her sheep, washes and dyes it, and then felts it into landscape paintings. The process she has titled Watercolour with Wool, and the method is felting using both wet and dry (needle) felting techniques to create the images. She has taught at the Algonquin Art Centre, the McMichael Art Gallery in Kleinburg, and in numerous schools, service clubs and art organizations over the past 14 years. Pam is currently a member of the Muskoka Autumn Studio Tour (Canada's original studio tour), The Artists of the Limberlost Tour, co-chair of the Huntsville Art Society, and founding member of the Landed Art show. www.MorganHousewoolWorks.ca
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.
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
John Shaw Rimmington
John Shaw Rimmington
John Shaw Rimmington spent many years specializing in restoring historic stone and brick buildings and eventually extended his focus to using stone in landscaping and building traditional dry stone walls. His expertise has developed from masonry practice and comprehensive research into traditional stonework in Britain, where he has worked with professionals associated with the Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain. He is the president of Dry Stone Walling Across Canada, (www.dswa.ca), an organization that offers instructional workshops for homeowners and landscape students on every aspect of dry stone construction. In 2004 he and members of the DSWA built Springdale Bridge, a permanent 6 foot arched stone bridge in downtown Port Hope and in 2005 he collaborated with international dry stone artist Dan Snow to build a permanent stone ruin on the same site. In 2006 he initiated a unique project based on a book by Farley Mowat, where dry stone wallers from all over the world collaborated to build a permanent stone structure in the shape of a pre-Viking dwelling in Canada. He also designed and built the 12 foot high dry stone `Cheese Wedge' at the Niagara Botanical Gardens. In 2012 he designed, organized and oversaw the building of the first double arched dry stone bridge in Canada at a private estate near Montreal, QC. http://thinking-stoneman.blogspot.ca/"
Mathieu Grodet
Mathieu Grodet
Mathieu Grodet is a glassblower, flame worker and illustrator born in Orleans, France. Current work brings the past of glass together with themes of the present, using traditional techniques with a modern twist. Ideas around contradiction, power, duality and the absurdity of life are explored as he marries and reconstructs form, function and design with a unique style to provoke discussion. Recent workshops, lectures and classes delivered have included cities in China, Japan, Turkey, France, Canada and the US. His work is in private collections across Europe and North America and can be seen at the Corning Museum of Glass, the Art Institute of Chicago, and various galleries in Canada. www.mathieugrodet.com @mathieu_grodet_glass
Jason Fowler
Jason Fowler
Jason Fowler, a Toronto guitarist/singer/songwriter/producer, holds an Honours Degree from McGill University in Classical Guitar Performance and is a two-time winner at the prestigious Walnut Valley National Guitar Championships, in the fingerstyle and flatpicking categories. He has released six independent solo albums and has played on over 100 albums, various television and radio spots, and numerous film soundtracks. Among his performance and recording credits is working with innumerable Canadian and international artists including Loreena McKennit, Michelle Wright, Valdy, Pavlo, Nana Mouskouri, The Irish Tenors, Susan Aglukark, Bruce Cockburn, Murray McLauchlan, Amy Sky & Marc Jordan, Heather Rankin, Quartette, Anne Lindsay, Suzie Vinnick, Justin Rutledge, and Madison Violet. In 2019 Jason played in the bands for the Toronto productions of The Lion King and The Girl From The North Country. His composition, Midwestern Lament, was the inaugural winner of the Instrumental category in the OCFF Songs From The Heart Awards. Jason has also received a Porcupine Award, the CEC McEachern Award, for Outstanding Musical Accompanist. www.jasonfowler.ca
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.

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