The Children's Art Studio takes place in the working studio of Lynn Jackson at the Artscape Wychwood Artbarns. Lynn has been making and exhibiting her work for over twenty years and has more than 15 years experience teaching art to both children and adults in her studio as well as for the TDSB and in private schools.
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Born in Vancouver, Amber moved to Toronto for the first time in 2001 to study Art History at The University of Toronto. After completing her degree in 2005, she promptly moved to South Korea to teach English and Art at various public and private schools, most notably The Busan Foreign School.
While teaching in Korea, Amber maintained her own creative practice, exhibiting her work, as well as her students', in numerous galleries and community centres in South Korea. In 2010, Amber auctioned several paintings, along with members of the “Seoul Art Collective”, to raise money for children’s villages in Thailand and Laos.
While living abroad, she volunteered with children in a variety of different settings, from visiting orphanages in South Korea and India, to teaching street kids in Vietnam, and recruiting out-of-school children and youth in the Philippines into school programs run by non-profit organizations.
Since her return to Canada in 2011, Amber has created the Azalea Art Space at the YWCA Elm Centre, a residential community for low-income women and their families, women living with mental health and addiction issues and families of Aboriginal ancestry, where she facilitates creative workshops weekly for the tenants.
Janice Liu is an artist and illustrator who grew up in Hong Kong. Her illustrations have been published in The Varsity magazine, The Beacon, and Solidarity magazine, and her work has been exhibited in Guangdong, China. Having taken classes at Emily Carr University of Art and Design, and the Maryland Institute College of Art, she has a strong background in drawing.
Her main interest is in the human form, and she participates in life drawing sessions regularly to continue her exploration on this subject. Janice is also familiar with creating artwork digitally, and has advanced experience in Photoshop, OpenCanvas and other graphics programs, which she has been using for the past 8 years. Janice moved to Toronto in 2011, and has fallen in love with this vastly multicultural and creative city.
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