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Csilla Perenyi is a graduate of the Hungarian University of Applied Arts in Budapest. She is an artist, crafts person, and industrial designer in porcelain and has participated in many exhibitions and shows. Over the past 10 years, Csilla has led numerous classes in ceramics at institutions and organizations such as Academy of Artisans, Pickering Potters Studio, and the City of Toronto Parks and Recreation. In 2003, she joined the Living Arts Centre as a ceramics Instructor and, currently, is conducting school and community workshops for all age groups.
Marisa Picard is professionally trained in Mississauga and has been working with clay since 1995. As a locally recognized artist, her work has been on display across the Western GTA at various art and craft exhibits, as well as in Central Ontario specialty craft shops. An active member of the local crafts community, Marisa instructs pottery classes for children and adults.
Andrew Gaboury’s roots lie in collective creation and playwriting while, in recent years, they have spread to include community engagement in the arts and physical performance (specifically clown and contemporary dance). His work focuses on performer/audience intimacy, durational improvisation, myth and story. Andrew produces work with his company, a field of crowns, as a member of the [elephants] collective, and is one of three co-Artistic Directors of studio and self-sustaining performance incubator hub14 in Toronto. He has taught theatre arts classes out of studios, Toronto District school classrooms, York University, at artist residencies and various day camps. He is an alumni of both the Creative Ensemble (now Devised Theatre) and Playwriting streams at York University and continues his education whenever he can by studying with current industry leaders.
Emily Egleston received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours from Queen’s University and a Bachelor of Education from OISE/University of Toronto. Emily is a practising artist as well as an educator with York Region District School Board. Emily works in a range of media but her primary focus is painting in oils. Her work has been shown in exhibitions throughout North America and is also held in numerous private collections.
Jacqueline Haycraft has a B.A. in Creative Industries from Ryerson University, with a focus on fashion, as well as museum and gallery curation. She has over five years of experience instructing and creating programming for children. Her love of the visual arts began at a young age, and was encouraged by an amazing high school art teacher. Jacqueline is passionate about teaching art, and believes that all kids should learn to create and appreciate beauty in their world.