Our Educators

We are so grateful for the talented, creative people who have put in the time and energy to make our classes and workshops what they are today.

Meet the team below to learn more about their backgrounds and what sets them apart.

Keely Williams

Artist, Educator

Keely Rae Williams is a ceramic artist living in Treaty 4 Territory in Rural Southwest Saskatchewan. She grew up and remains on a mixed farm where she spends time gardening, tending a heritage orchard, and working in the fibre arts along with ceramics. Williams’ ceramic art practice focuses on handbuilt pieces, mainly pinch-formed serving bowls. She has a BFA from the University of Regina, takes inspiration from the native prairie landscape, and has a passion for all things clay.

Marsha Schuld

Artist, Educator

Marsha Schuld is a multi-media artist who works out of her studio in rural Saskatchewan.  She is self-taught as well as having trained at the University of Saskatchewan, Red Deer College and the Royal School of Needlework. The media in which she works include but aren’t limited to: painting, drawing, stained glass, sculpture, printmaking and intricate hand embroidery. Marsha has taught art for over 30 years, inviting everyone to share the joy of creativity. She teaches for Art Gallery of Swift Current, in local schools, and out of her studio. She is a firm believer that art is for everyone.

Becca Klein

Artist, educator

I grew up on an acreage north of Swift Current which led me to appreciate the beauty of this landscape we live in. I attended the University of Lethbridge and obtained my combined Fine Arts and Education degrees in the fall of 2020. My areas of knowledge are painting, sculpting, and installation. My current focus in my artwork is landscape and time in rural Saskatchewan. I am excited to be working with the Swift Current Art Gallery, sharing my passion for art as an instructor.

Morghie Flaterud

Artist, Educator

I hold a BFA in Visual Arts with a major in oil painting from the University of Regina. I’ve been teaching art classes and workshops for the last 5 years, from kid’s programs to Art Camps, and even workshops with the residents at the Meadows. Although my degree is focused on painting, I’ve been focusing on illustration, graphic novel and webcomic work lately in my artistic practice.

 

I love to create stories with my artwork, and I even run a webcomic with my friend titled “Stars in Roses”. Everyone has a unique story to tell, and I believe that artwork is a wonderful way to share your stories with the world.

Laureen Marchand

Artist, Educator

Laureen Marchand lives in Val Marie, Saskatchewan, in one of Canada’s most remote and beautiful regions. Inspired by both the beauty and the remoteness, she makes oil paintings that reflect on our ideas and perception of beauty. These artworks invite us to see not just the painted object, but ourselves in it.

Laureen Marchand has exhibited regionally, nationally, and internationally in more than two dozen solo and two-person exhibitions as well as over 40 group shows. Her paintings have been recognized by the Saskatchewan Arts Board and the Canada Council, are held in many public and private collections, and have been represented in exhibition catalogues and reviewed in newspapers and magazines. Laureen has been artist in residence at the Leighton Colony/Banff Centre for the Arts, the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Ireland, and the Ragdale Foundation in Illinois, among others.

Laureen Marchand has contributed widely to Canada’s artistic community as teacher, mentor, writer, curator, and cultural facilitator. She holds the Canadian Artists Representation “Tony” Award for service to the visual arts in Saskatchewan and the Centennial Leadership Award for Service to the Province of Saskatchewan.

Maria Enns

Artist, Educator

A graduate of the University of Regina’s Arts Education program, I taught art to middle years students for two years before starting my own business of creating things. New Leaf Handmade Goods has been in business since March 2010.

While I love to create notebooks and my own art, I am very much a teacher too!  I am passionate about setting up beautiful and accessible art spaces for people, giving them a chance to connect with others and their own basic creativity.  I teach local classes periodically and facilitate Art Nights out of my local church.

I love to create practical and beautiful notebooks, and also enjoy creating artwork using fabric, paper and mixed media. The things I make reflect the unexpected and often subtle beauty of the prairies surrounding my home. I currently live on a farm near Herbert amidst wild rolling hills and find inspiration for my works in this windy prairie land. I am continually amazed at the inconspicuous beauty that hides in the pastures and along the gravel roads.

Victoria Brown

Artist, Educator

My background is in Fine Arts and Art History, which includes drawing and painting, photography, graphic design, ceramics, and some conservation work.  I’ve been teaching art classes for 13 years and look forward to sharing my knowledge with a new generation of young artists.