Art Explorers Academy has officially opened its doors in Market Square. Dedicated to elevating the creative education of children and adults, owner Michelle Doran is thrilled to begin offering her programs to the community. Michelle grew up in Orono and attended university at the esteemed Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto. Amidst her tenure, she moved to Florence, Italy as part of a study abroad program and ended up staying almost a decade. While working as a freelance illustrator and textile artist overseas, Michelle met her husband, and they had their first child. “After having our first baby we decided to move back to Canada for the greater opportunities here,” said Michelle. Once their second child started kindergarten, Michelle was ready for a fresh career change which sparked her idea to start Art Explorers Academy.
Combining their love of art and working with children, the instructors at Art Explorers Academy empower their students through the cultivation of their creativity. In addition to workshops for all ages, Art Explorers Academy offers after-school and weekend classes. By teaching both traditional and experimental techniques, students are offered a way to progress in their skills while staying inspired and challenged. The Art Explorers Academy also organizes paint nights for adults and children’s birthday parties. Private lessons for children and adults are available on request.
In addition to the program schedule, the studio at Art Explorers Academy is open Tuesday-Friday 11:00am-4:00pm, where visitors can view and purchase art. They are located at 54 Market Square, Trenton, and can be reached by phone at (343) 367-3599 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Their programs can be viewed online at www.artexplorersacademy.com, and be sure to follow along on social media on Instagram (@art.explorers.academy) and Facebook (Art Explorers Academy).