We Find, Encourage &

Develop Artistic Talent

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Neighborhood Art Studios

Our goal is to find, encourage and develop artistic talent hidden in every person. We work individually with our students and DO NOT follow a lecture model. We pledge ourselves and our facilities, towards your goal of satisfying the need to create and we do this with the utmost of confidence.

Our Art Programs

For Every Artist

Neighborhood Art Studios have the most complete program list for every artist out there. Including our Private Classes, Art Parties, etc.

Preeti Dhillon

Owner/Manager

My name is Preeti Dhillon and I am the instructor/ manager at the Neighborhood Art Studios for past 15 years. I have more than 15 years of experience in teaching art to all ages. I have my Bachelors in Fine Arts and a Diploma in Digital Arts from the Emily Carr institute of Art and Design. I teach and work in different mediums like watercolour, Acrylic, pencil shading and oil pastels .
I believe that art has many benefits from promoting creativity to developing problem solving skills. My goal is to encourage and develop artistic talent hidden in every person. In addition to teaching at the studio, I offer hands-on art workshops to Elementary Schools in the Lower Mainland and art parties for all occasions. Sharing my passion in the community in every way possible!

Chris Lagalisse

Instructor

Chris is a Fine Art Graduate from Dawsen College and Honors Graduate with Bachelors in Art Education from Concordia University, Monteal. His background includes working as a preschool teacher, elementary School Supervisor and a Physical Education Instructor. Chris has been teaching at the Neighborhood Art Studios for the past thirteen years. His style is a mix between classical art and contemporary multimedia application. He also specializes in teaching sculpture and 3D media. Chris Also runs workshops in various elementary school in the lower mainland. In addition to that, he oversees the preparation Of the Portfolio Program for teens.

Ashley Jackson

Instructor

Ashley is a very inspired and passionate artist who has been involved with the Neighborhood art studio since 2006. She started as a Portfolio student that led into volunteering and now teaching for the art studio. She sees teaching students as an opportunity to leave a fingerprinton their minds that will inspire them to nurture the artistic side of who they are. Ashley’s ownwork uses unique applications of acrylics, mediums and vibrant colors to create Soul Art. Shecurrently has works in Japan, Australia, South Africa and Canada. If you wish to know moreabout Artist Ashley Jackson or for commission inquiries please visit her website at:www.ashleyoriginals.com
Testimonials

What Parents & Our Students Say

“Our daughters have been students at Neighbourhood Art Studios for eight years. Chris and his staff continue to inspire them while teaching the technical and creative skills necessary to express themselves through a variety of art forms including sketching, painting, and sculpting. The studio's nurturing environment filled with budding artists from all ages and backgrounds is developing a natural confidence in our daughters, along with an appreciation of others' unique works. ”

Natasha DaviesThe Davies, parents of Sasha (almost 14) and Eva (almost 12)

“My daughter started her art classes at Neighbourhood Art Studio when she was five years old, that was almost seven years ago. Although she’s experienced other studios and teaching styles, she always asks to take more classes at Neighbourhood Art Studio with Chris.

Main reason? Because she has the opportunity to develop her passion and skill in a direction that interest her and the style that appeals to her with the bonus of personal attention from the instructors.

Under the Chris’s and Preeti's guidance, she’s developing her love for drawing and sketching to a level that is even surprising to her.

The instruction at Neighbourhood Art Studio is not a template, rather it is art student based. The students learn the foundations of shapes, scale and build their skills to become art experts. The classes are just the right size for personal approach .”

Anna Hewsten Parent

“Our son has been going Neighborhood Art for two years now and he loves it! Chris is an amazing instructor and they do everything from pencil sketches to clay sculpting. His artistic skills and his appreciation for art has grown dramatically since he started. It's one of those activities that our son looks forward to going to.”

Ped NaimiParent

“I love the teaching that I get here...I've made so many friends since I came here and I love it so much!”

ErinNeighborhood Art Studios Student

“I've learned to draw portraits and draw realistic...Now I can draw and animate properly using portions, hair, and make it look realistic.”

EllenArt Student
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Our Programs

Programs
By Age

Camps
Ages 6 to 12

Art Parties
Fun + Art

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