"Beata O'Connell is not only a talented and skilled artist, but is a great teacher for children and adults alike. My daughter has taken a few classes with Beata and I have been fortunate enough to have been able to be at most of the classes with her. Just sitting in the background, even I, as a university graduate with a fine art degree, have learned more about art. She starts out by giving lessons on the foundations of art and design and then gives her students projects to explore those concepts and ideas such as line, color, texture and pattern. She also teaches some art history, introducing students to art masters who have relevant work that highlights the concepts she is teaching them. The projects are fun and sometimes challenging, but fit well with each age range. Beata doesn't just encourage students, but also redirects them if they are getting off track and continues to work with them on their techniques if they are having trouble mastering some of the skills. In the end, the students end up with projects worthy of framing or displaying in a gallery or in a home. She has made connections with local gallery owners so that her students can have their own gallery opening and show their artwork in a professional setting. One more thing Beata does is not only critique the students' work, but help them learn to critique their own work and their classmates' work. It is a safe space and each can find something strong in the others' work while also giving suggestions on what can be worked on in the future. All in all, I think Beata is a brilliant and nurturing teacher, bringing out the best in all of her students and showing them all that they can also be artists." - Prisca L.
"Beata is an incredible and professional art teacher. Her adult workshops are unique and fun, and you walk away with beautiful artwork you can hang on your wall. My kids have been in her classes for a year and LOVE them. They learn in an age appropriate manner, my daughter is 6 and learned about line and colour this year, and walked away with stunning projects that are original and beautiful. I would HIGHLY recommend Beata's classes for children as well as her adult workshops. Its also worth having a drive to her studio to see (and purchase) her artwork! " - A. Tempelaars
ArtVeritas Art School
ART PROGRAMS & WORKSHOPS for Adults & Children
Space Still Available in the following:
Monday: “Way of Seeing Landscape” – Acrylic & Artistic Styles (Group of Seven, Impressionists, Post-Impressionism, etc). ADULTS (ages 18+) 6:00pm-9:00pm
Tuesday: “Advanced Art Fundamentals” Ages 11-14 years 5:30pm-7:30pm
Wednesday: “Art Adventures” Ages 5-6 years 4:30pm-6:00pm
Thursday: “Art Fundamentals” Ages 7-10 years 4:30pm-6:30pm
ART WORKSHOPS FOR ADULTS: “Unexpected with Acrylic Pouring” (great for birthday parties, bachelorette parties, friend & family get togethers, work team building or just for fun). Workshops run 2 hrs. Other workshop themes available on request. Group size 5-12.
MARCH BREAK CAMP FOR CHILDREN AGES 6+: “Coral Reef inside of a Vintage Suitcase” 9:00am-12noon daily
SUMMER ART CAMP AGES 6+: June – August will run daily with a different theme each week. Please email to get week by week schedule.
CHILDRENS BIRTHDAY PARTIES AGES 6+: 2hr time slots available, includes instruction & artistic activity.
**ALL skill levels welcome **High quality materials included **Programs run with a break for snack. **Allergy Free Environment
Instructor is professional art teacher and artist Beata O’Connell who has years of experience developing and implementing art programs in International Schools and through ArtVeritas. Programs held at Art Veritas Art Studio & Art School:
1665 Four Mile Creek Rd. Virgil, ON.
REGISTER or FOR MORE INFO: phone 905.484.1027