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. Poppet Creative is the accumulation of years of insight into the artistic needs of our community. Our philosophy is strongly based on process - driven art making for all ages. In this, we strive to emphasize the doing of art, rather than the outcome. Process driven art will allow you to open yourself to the possibilities of creative intuition and release you of the insecurities around making "perfect" art. We have classes that are more technical and geared towards beginners, as well as classes and workshops for those experienced who would like to further their practice.
As Poppet has evolved, we have gratefully become a collective of creatives as our studio hosts wonderful artists from the community and beyond working on their own art practices. To learn more about Sharon Montgomery, an artist/educator working on Wednesdays in the studio, visit her site. Sharon also teaches after school classes for kids. On Fridays our studio evolves into a weaving sanctuary with the presence of Saori Saltspring. Find their schedule and register for weaving workshops, drop ins as well as Mom & Me classes on their website.
We can't wait to get messy with you all!
Andrea & the Poppet team