Allied Arts Council

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 2019 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.


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 favourite 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”!


Daphne Côté

Born in Camrose, Alberta. She received her BFA degree from the University of Alberta where she majored in painting and minored in drawing. While her work is primarily focused on figurative subject matter she also ventures into landscape, cityscapes, and still life. She currently works out of her home based studio in Stony Plain, Alberta with her loving and supportive family. Daphne continues to educate herself through traveling to art galleries and participating in major art conferences. She has been instructing art since 2004. She has won awards from the Portrait Society of Canada and the Portrait Society of America. Her work is carried by the Art Gallery of Alberta. As well as gallery pieces, she also creates commissioned and public art works.


Dolly Bolen

Award winning artist and award winning photographer Dolly Bolen was looking for a new art form in the summer of 2013 when she came across Zentangle on the Internet and right away thought she wanted to take a class.  Her official introduction to Zentangle came when she took a class in October 2013.  Immediately she thought she wanted to teach Zentangle!  In June of 2014 Dolly traveled to Providence, Rhode Island and took the Certified Zentangle Teacher seminar.  After Dolly returned home she received e-mails from people wanting to take Zentangle classes so she started teaching right away.  

Dolly enjoys opening the door to creativity for others, helping them discover the artist within. Drawing, painting, and taking photographs are her passion.  Dolly is a member of the Alberta Community Art Clubs Association, Allied Arts Council of Spruce Grove, Vice President and Publicity Coordinator of the St. Albert Painters’ Guild and a member of the Visual Arts Studio Association of St. Albert (VASA).

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Canadian artist Jani Galarneau has painted on anything she could; her work includes everything from wood to walls. She continues to learn on many other formats. This passion for painting has inspired Jani to forge a career with her artwork. Jani’s work is known for its whimsical texture and vivid colours. Acrylic remains her medium of choice.

Jani currently resides in Edmonton, Alberta. She is happily married with 3 beautiful children.

Multi Media Artist Jani Galarneau's style is eclectic. Her medium of choice is Acrylic but her pieces can contain; found objects, paper, molding paste, or what ever new medium she is currently working with. 


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.