carla Lorence - owner/ instructor
Studio owner, Carla Lorence, has a Bachelor’s degree in Visual Art Education from the University of Regina, with a major in Visual Art and over 18 years’ experience teaching art to children and adults. Carla has been a professional artist for over 17 years selling her original and commissioned works to clients across North America. Her main focus is on functional and decorative, wheel thrown ceramics, as well as a variety of hand built pieces. Carla opened the studio as a business start up in 2013 and continues to work on day to day operations of the studio. Carla also teaches our Adult Pottery wheel classes as well as the Adult Art Sampler and the Mindful Creativity for adults.
Debbie Wozniak-bonk - instructor
Debbie Wozniak-Bonk is a prairie girl at heart, having been raised on a farm near Corning in southeast Saskatchewan. She graduated from the University of Regina with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, majoring in painting. Since graduation, Debbie has had a successful painting career with many solo and group exhibitions. Debbie has been an instructor with Cathedral Art School since September 2015. At the studio Debbie teaches adult acrylic landscape painting, acrylic painting workshops as well as several kids mixed media classes.
Karlie king - instructor
Karlie King was born and raised in Saskatchewan. But she has spent much time in other parts of Canada and has travelled overseas. In her youth Karlie lived in Regina as well as a town called Turtleford, which is located in the northwest part of the province. She attended the University of Regina and obtained a B.A. with a double major in Religious Studies and Fine Arts. Her academic pursuits took her to Newfoundland in 2003, where she obtained a Master’s in Religious Studies, with a focus on spirituality and alternative medicine, and completed three years of a Ph.D. program in Folklore, with a focus on the traveling traditions of the Innu of Labrador. While in Newfoundland, Karlie continued to develop her artistic practice. She carried on her work in ceramics, her primary medium while taking Fine Arts. Also, she developed a keen interest in textiles, knitting and rug hooking particularly. Her ceramic work has been exhibited at The Newfoundland Labrador Craft Council’s Gallery, Memorial University’s Second Space Gallery, as well as the artist run centre A1C, in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Further, she was an Artist-in-Resident at Terra Nova National Park in 2005. Karlie also enjoys being part of an Art Mentorship Program run by Chapel Gallery in North Battleford since it affords her the opportunity to learn about Digital Art/Video as well as network with other artists in the area. Karlie has been teaching at our studio since November 2016, teaching adult pottery, ceramic hand building, kids pottery, and kids mixed media classes.
Maureen Bachmann - instructor
Maureen Bachmann is a self-taught mixed-media artist. She has no formal art training but she has been surrounded by and involved in the creative process for most of her life. One of her earliest memories involves building a diorama with furniture cut out of the Sears catalogue. She recently retired from an 18-year career at Globe Theatre, six and half of those years spent as Head of Props. (Ask her about Joe Fafard and papier mache sometime.)
Maureen began art journaling in 2015, quickly falling in love with both the process and the medium. She creates art daily, either as a healing process for herself, in preparation for classes, or to sell at craft sales around the province. She is continually trying out new materials and techniques in her quest to experience everything mixed-media. She has been a teacher at Cathedral Art School since March 2017.
michelle wilkinson - instructor
Michelle has been teaching in Regina for the past 7 years. She graduated from the University of Regina with a B.Ed. in Early Elementary Education and has worked primarily in pre-kindergarten and kindergarten programs. After starting her own family, Michelle returned to the classroom as a substitute teacher to devote the majority of her time to raising her girls. Her educational philosophy is rooted in open-ended materials and play-based learning which is why she is such a great fit to lead our Preschool Workshop Program. In her downtime, she enjoys creating and working with a variety of materials. Her favourite crafts include knitting and cross-stitch.
jenna faris - instructor
Jenna received her Bachelor of Arts Honours from the University of Regina in 2015, majoring in Visual Arts with a strong focus on painting. Her work has always been influenced by her favourite genre, pop art, with themes of feminism and in particular the role of women in society. Since convocation, Jenna has continued her art practice out of her home studio, solely dedicating her time to commissions.
Jenna will be teaching on Saturdays at the studio and her classes will include the KIDS Mix It Up Classes and well as a Kids Painting Class!!
lindsay polowich - instructor