As an artist and an art educator, my goal has always been to build a creative community. After graduating from the Fine Arts department at the University of Victoria, I began a career in teaching art classes, facilitating workshops and hosting retreats. Through years of experience at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, the Victoria school district, our public libraries and many other institutions, I opened Poppet in my home studio. Over the last four years, Poppet has seen huge growth. What started as after school art classes for neighbourhood kids has turned into a well known art program for all ages and employs a variety of teachers as well as hosts two annual creative retreats, one for adults that draws international instructors, and one for teen girls. Again Poppet has grown, now into a storefront studio with an amazing line up of artists/educators, a retail section of local artisan goods, and a community space for creatives to share. We look forward to seeing you there!
Andrea & the Poppet team