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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

Music – Beginner Guitar

Learn the fundamentals of acoustic guitar playing including posture, tuning, chord shapes, rhythm and strumming and chord progressions.

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  • Earring Workshop

    This workshop will provide a brief history of design and enough practical skill to create your own works of art.

    Earring Workshop
  • Painting – Art as Activism

    Explore the impact of message and meaning in the contemporary art world. Understand and work towards methods, research and the creation of a major work.

    Painting – Art as Activism
  • Kids' Art Camp - Artistic Fusion

    Dive into the world of colours, textures, and imagination, using a variety of exciting art materials like acrylics, oil pastels, paper, and more.

    Kids' Art Camp - Artistic Fusion

Meet our Faculty

Mary Pal
Mary Pal
Mary Pal is a Toronto fibre artist best known for her cheesecloth portraiture, artworks that are made with sculpted cheesecloth that is stitched to a textile backing, using a technique she pioneered over a decade ago. The resulting portraits are meticulously detailed and exquisitely textural. Her work has been exhibited and collected throughout the world and published in numerous books and magazines. With over 40 years of teaching experience, she is a sought-after and popular instructor who enjoys sharing her knowledge and skills with her students around the globe. A past director on the board of the international organization, Studio Art Quilt Associates, Mary is an enthusiastic promoter of the burgeoning fibre art movement. www.marypaldesigns.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
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.
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.
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
Barr Gilmore
Barr Gilmore
Barr Gilmore is an Algonquin Highlands/Toronto-based designer and artist. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Art in sculpture and printmaking from UBC, Vancouver (1987/Head of the Graduating Class in Fine Arts); was the Studio Assistant to the renowned Canadian art collective General Idea (1991-95) and a Senior Design Associate at Bruce Mau Design (1996-2005). Barr completed his Master of Design in the IAMD graduate program at OCADU in 2011 for which he won the prestigious Governor General's Academic Gold Medal. His book and exhibition designs for an international client base, including Gagosian Gallery, Toronto International Film Festival, and the Scotiabank Photography Awards, amongst others have won numerous awards; and in 2009 he was inducted into the Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts (RCA) for graphic design. Barr Gilmore is the Creative Director of Barr Gilmore Art + Design (2005-present) and the Professor of Integrated Design at the Haliburton School of Art + Design, an unique diploma program that he conceived, to better prepare students of design for the 21st century.
Clelia Scala
Clelia Scala

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Clelia Scala has been animating the intimate since she can remember. She is a visual artist whose work includes mask and puppet design, installations, collage and illustration. Her explorations into the fantastic and uncanny stem from a lifelong engagement with tales and myths and her interest in the theme of human interaction with the natural world. Clelia has studied puppet design and performance at the Humber Puppetry Intensive with CLUNK and the Puppet mongers, at the New England Puppet Intensive with David Lane, and at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Centre with Alice Gottschalk and Jim Napoletano. As a designer and fabricator for theatre, Clelia has worked with a variety of theatre companies and organizations, such as Carousel Players, the Calliope Collective, Guilty by Association, Lemon Bucket Orkestra, Odyssey Theatre, Suitcase in Point, University of Missouri-St Louis Opera Theatre, Yale University, and Zacadia Circus. Sometimes, she puppeteers. Clelia teaches theatre, mask, puppet, and prop design in the Dan School of Drama and Music at Queen's University. You can read more about her work at www.clelia.ca.
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
Gunnel Hag
Gunnel Hag

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Gunnel Hag studied Textiles in Stockholm, Sweden and London, England. Her clothing, interior fabrics and wall art have been represented at International Art and Design exhibitions. She has received many grants and awards for her work, including Ontario Arts Council grants and a Ministry of Industry and Trade Award. In her studio in Toronto she prints and dyes all the fabrics for her art work. Over the years she has printed and dyed fabrics for film and theatre companies in Canada and the United States, as well as producing a line of hand printed fashion. Gunnel was a professor in the Textile Studio at Sheridan College, School of Crafts and Design in Oakville, Ontario for twelve years, and has been a visiting lecturer at the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad, India. She is an enthusiastic, innovative and creative teacher, who teaches workshops and gives presentations and lectures internationally. Gunnel has published two books: Creating Texture and Creating Texture: Soft Texture. Her concern with health and safety, both in her studio and in the classroom, has led Gunnel to actively promote her water based Colour Vie Pigment System. www.colourvie.com www.gunnelhagstudio.com
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
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

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