Information and Instructors

Professionals sharing their knowledge

The Allied Arts Council holds a number of art classes for children and adults throughout the year. We provide professional instruction to those who are either beginners holding a paintbrush for the first time or an advanced learner who would like an environment to share creative development.

We are now taking registration for Winter & Spring 2018 classes. There is a limited amount of space and some classes fill up very quickly! * *Pre-registration required for all workshops* *Please bring a bag lunch and refreshments for workshops*


Read on to learn about our KNOWLEDGEABLE Instructors

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Tina Bourassa

Since graduating from the Alberta College of Art in Calgary Tina has been teaching art fundamentals to both children and adults for over 20 years. She is an instructor for the paint company Grumbacher, and she also teaches for the Allied Arts Council in Spruce Grove. After experimenting with many different kinds of mediums she has grown to love acrylic. She loves manipulating this medium to produce many different textures. She continues to pursue her personal practice while fostering the creative growth others.

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Cindy barratt

Cindy has been teaching art classes and workshops for children, teens and adults since 1993. Cindy is very active in the arts community and is a longstanding member of the Allied Arts Council of Spruce Grove and juried member of the Alberta Society of Artists. She currently teaches classes and workshops at Metro Continuing Education in Edmonton, the AAC in Spruce Grove, and various communities in Alberta. She is represented by The Art Gallery of Alberta, Candler Art Gallery, Leighton Art Centre, and The Spruce Grove Art Gallery.


Susan Casault

Susan has been teaching art in Edmonton and the surrounding area for more than 8 years. She is an alberta College of Art and Design graduate and she has been working as a professional artist, creating and showing her work in galleries and exhibitions for over 20 years. Susan teaches drawing classes that include beginner to advanced drawing, beginner to advanced coloured pencil, watercolour pencil and pen and ink. In addition to being a member of the Allied Arts Council, Susan belongs to the St. Albert Painters’ Guild and the Colored Pencil Association of America.

Gail Seemann

The painting process is meditative for me, even as it is creative and stimulating. Working with pigments and varied mediums lets me play with colour and light, capturing moods from peaceful to dramatic. Scenes may be a precious moment in time, an idealized landscape, or an imagined fantasy. Oil paints are my preferred medium, giving me the chance to create the soft blends that show the flow and ebb of intensity when developing paintings such as my Aurora Borealis series. They also allow me to play with texture and varied edges in landscapes, still life’s or portraits. I also enjoy acrylics paints, which allow me immediacy and textural experimentation.

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Al Dixon

Fine art landscape photographer based in Stony Plain, AB.
Contact to purchase prints or license images.
Photography workshops and individual instruction.


Willie Wong

Willie Wong has been teaching pencil, watercolor, acrylic, and oil painting for 20 years to students of all ages and all skill levels, but he excels at inspiring beginner artist with his easy to learn watercolor basics. Providing his students with his tried and true watercolor techniques, he walks each student through a piece of their choosing from start to finish. Most of his students are exceedingly pleased with their results, as they beam over their own little version of Willie’s signature watercolors.


DIanna Hanna

My artistic and creative loves are Acrylic, Batik, Encaustic, Photography and Watercolour. Not necessarily in this order. I work with what is intriguing me at the moment. I love to pick my favorite colour and work with it in the medium that is calling to my creative mind. I work it, play with it and generally “get lost”!


Angeline Lee

I enjoy teaching and encouraging students to try new techniques to learn the many qualities of clay, glazes, firing, etc. to make functional, decorative, interesting pieces of work, and to simply learn new skills and be creative, so they can use those new skills in any way possible in their future.


Refund Policy:
No refunds will be issued for missed or partial attendance.  Refunds will not be issued 4 days prior to the start of class or later if the class is confirmed to go ahead.