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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

Painting - Advanced Individual Studies

An opportunity the advanced painter to grow personally and professionally as you immerse yourself in a deeper investigation of painting.

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  • Sculpture - Wire

    Wire sculpture is an exciting, expressive art form that can be functional, decorative or both. Instruction introduces the aesthetics, materials, tools, and techniques used in the creation of a variety of wire sculptures.

    Sculpture - Wire
  • Puppet Design & Construction

    An aspect of theatre, puppetry is an ancient art form used in the earliest times to animate and communicate the ideas and needs in human societies.

    Puppet Design & Construction
  • Glassblowing

    Discover the art of glassblowing using traditional techniques that date back 2000 years. Glass is first melted in a furnace at 2100 degrees Fahrenheit, at which time you learn how to gather the molten material on the end of a steel blowpipe to form it into vases, bowls, paperweights, goblets and sculpture.

    Glassblowing

Meet our Faculty

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.
Rose Pearson
Rose Pearson

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Rose Pearson earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from York University, majoring in painting and drawing. She went on to receive her education degree and has over 30 years of experience teaching art in both the public school system in Alberta and Ontario, privately from her studio in Haliburton County and for the Haliburton School of Art + Design. Rose is the coordinator of the Visual and Creative Arts diploma at Fleming College. In addition to creating bodies of work for public gallery exhibitions, she is a member of the Haliburton Highlands Studio Tour. www.rosepearson.com
Michael Letki
Michael Letki
Michael Letki has been making jewellery for over 50 years. After graduating from art school in England, he came to Canada where he and partner Paula Letki operated the jewellery studio Letki Designs for over 20 years. Michael has taught at Sheridan and Mohawk Colleges and was involved in the training of many apprentices through his own studio, many of whom went on to be successful artists/jewellers. He has been teaching at the Haliburton School of Art + Design for over 25 years. Michael has received several awards for his work, notably from the Ontario Arts Council and the International Gold Corporation. He has also held the position of studio advisor for Sheridan College and Harbourfront Craft Studios. Currently, he is pursuing his arts interests in image making and jewellery making.
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
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
Ken Murray
Ken Murray
Ken Murray is a novelist, playwright, short story writer, and essayist. In 2015, Globe and Mail called Ken's novel, Eulogy, a "powerful, poignant debut." In 2017, Ken's adaptation of his short story The Exception was performed at the Roy Bonisteel Studio in the Old Church Theatre. His work has appeared in Prairie Fire, Globe and Mail, Mendacity Review, Brooklyn Rail, Ottawa Citizen, Canadian Business, and Maclean's. Since 2009, he has taught creative writing at the University of Toronto, School of Continuing Studies and has taught at Haliburton School of Art & Design since 2014. While earning his MFA at The New School in New York City, Ken also trained as a teaching artist with Community Word Project and taught with the organization Poets House. www.kenmurray.ca www.kenmurray.ca
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
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
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/
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.
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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