for registered adult students and AAD members:
from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
in Art Studio 1
April 13
to June 15
Please note that the Art Hive will run concurrently with the Open Studio on April 27, May 25 and June 15

Senoir discounts

Seniors art course discount for residents of D.D.O. and non-residents
(65 yrs. +)


About our teachers

Claudine Ascher

Claudine Ascher has been a professional artist for more than 20 years. She has a Bachelor of Arts, a Diploma in Education from McGill University, a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Master of Art Education from Concordia University. She has taught art technique and practiced at Arts Centers around Montreal and Banff.


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Megan Bradley

Megan Bradley

Megan Bradley is a graduate of the John Abbott College Professional Theatre Program and has been working at the Dollard Centre for the Arts for over five years, teaching Theatre during the school year and working at the Summer Camp. This is her fifth year as the co-supervisor of the Summer Fine Arts Camp. Outside of DDO, Megan is an actor and works with the Montreal Shakespeare Theatre Company doing their ‘Shakespeare for Kids’ School Tour.


Bernard Caron

Bernard CaronBernard Caron has been teaching since 2002 and became co-founder and co-director of the Tango Rico school in Chambly from 2003 to 2013. He is an associate professor at Air de Tango in Montreal and is the founder of, an event directory for the tango in North America.

Diane Collet

Diane Collet is a professional artist with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Master of Arts in Art Education from Concordia University. Her work has been exhibited across Canada and abroad, and she has taught in the Montreal area for over 30 years.

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Jelani Corbie

jelaniJelani Corbie studied Popular Music at Vanier College and Integrative Music Studies at Concordia University. He is a song and music composer who has performed with various groups and has taught in community music schools.

Rosi Maria Di Meglio

Rosi Maria Di Meglio

Rosi Maria Di Meglio was born in Vancouver, BC, April 3, 1971. She moved to Montreal, Quebec when she was five years old. She was educated at Concordia University, completed a Double Bachelors of Fine Arts degree; Major in Art Education and Painting & Drawing. Rosi’s artist practice reflects real life experiences, the exploration of space and time. She considers herself a poetic painter.Her philosophy is founded on the idea that art has the power to move you whether you are observing or creating. She has exhibited in several group exhibitions in Montreal and Vancouver. Her painting titled “Collide II” was published in an online magazine, InArteJournal and her painting “Solitude” won third prize in the Western Scenes competition, in Vancouver at the Canadian Federation Gallery.

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Caroline Di Nunzio


Caroline Di Nunzio has a DEC in Creative Arts and Culture from Dawson College and is completing her degree in Art Education at Concordia University. She has taught art in elementary schools and art centres in the area including our own Summer Fine Arts Camp.

Arianna Garcia-Fialdini


Arianna Garcia-Fialdini has a Masters in Fine Arts, Painting and Drawing from Burren College of Art in Ireland and a Bachelors Degree in Art Education from Concordia University. She has experience teaching elementary and high school levels and has exhibited her work in Montreal, Ireland and New York.

Janette Haggar

Janette Haggar

Janette Haggar has a DEC in ceramic technology from John Abbott College, a Bachelor and a Masters Degree in Art Education from Concordia University. She has experience teaching at the preschool through to university level.

Karen Ho


Karen Ho has a BCA in Music (Jazz) and a Master of Musicology from Université de Montréal. She has taught at various music, elementary and preschools on the West Island.

Jacinta Ionno

Jacinta Ionno has a BA from McGill University, a degree in Commercial Art from the Art Academy and is completing a BFA at Concordia University. She has experience teaching both children and adults and has exhibited her artwork around the Montreal area.

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Corinne Krikorian

Corinne Krikorian has studied dance from a young age and tango since 2003. After learning from experienced teachers in Montreal she moved to Buenos Aires to study with renowned tango Masters. She teaches in Montreal, Quebec City and internationally and operates a popular milonga (tango dance evening) at the Rialto Theatre.

Sherrie Marginean


Sherrie Marginean is a professional musician with over 20 years performing and teaching experience. Her classical training was at Vanier College with Jocelyne Fleury-Coutu. She has travelled extensively with her musical group, co-written and recorded two albums, performed on other’s CDs and was the voice of several radio jingles.

Jason Nocie

Jason Nocie

Jason Nocie is a recent addition to Canada after moving to DDO from Vermont. In university, he majored in drawing, painting, printmaking with a minor in art history. His master’s degree was in sculpture, working with both alabaster and marble. He also spent time in Carrara, Italy where he was taught by a master sculptor. For the past several years, Jason has focused on wood burning, primarily in recreations of historical maps.

Nancy Norena

Nancy Norena

Nancy Norena has a Bachelors Degree in Art Education from Concordia University and has experience teaching workshops in various Elementary and Pre-schools.

Mariola Nykiel

Mariola NykielMariola Nykiel has a diploma in Fashion Design and computer assisted design from Lasalle College and has worked in the fashion industry since 1987

Carl Ragonese

Carl RagoneseCarl Ragonese has a Masters in music from Université de Montréal and a Bachelor of Arts (Music Theory /Composition) from Concordia University. Carl has been teaching piano and music theory in various public and private schools since 2001. He also has many years experience in preparing students for piano exams including McGill conservatory, RCM and Vincent d’Indy. Carl is also very active as a composer/pianist performing with his ensemble throughout the city and abroad.

Nicola Richards

Nicola Richards is a Bachelor of Commerce graduate with MBA studies from McGill University. Her musical experience began early in childhood with formal music training in both piano and singing in Montreal and London, England. Nicola holds piano accreditation from the Royal Conservatory of Music and has over 25 years’ experience as an educator with many years participating in choirs, musical theatre, and community service events.


Charlie Rossen


Charlie Rossen has a DEP in Professional Theatre at John Abbott College. He is teaching at the Dollard Centre for the Arts’ Saturday theatre classes and has been working at the Fine Arts Camp. This is his sixth year as the co-supervisor of the Summer Fine Arts Camp. Charlie has appeared in local theatrical and radio productions and international films.

Mike Rud (M.Mus.)

Juno award –winner Mike Rud has been a musician and educator since 1986. He has taught at McGill, Western Washington and Carleton Universities, as well as teaching many clinics and music camp. Selected performance credits include Herb Ellis, Kenny Wheeler, Joey DeFrancesco and Rand Brecker. Mike’s specialties are knowledge of the guitar neck, music improvisation, theory & ear training, particularly how to connect all these topics together, moving them efficiently toward a strong command of the music his students love.e.


Linda Beck Sidel

Linda Beck Sidel has a DEC in Creative Arts from Vanier College and is a graduate of the Interior Design Programme at Dawson College. She has experience teaching workshops in Acrylic Mediums privately and at various locations throughout Montreal.

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Geneviève Sideleau

Geneviève Sideleau

Geneviève Sideleau lives and works in Montreal, where she earned her MFA from Concordia University.  She has exhibited in Montreal, Ottawa, Northwest Territories, Boston, South Korea, and Serbia with an interdisciplinary practice involving painting, drawing, object-based work and installation.  Sideleau is an art instructor working in several art centers in Montreal and also volunteers her time to give creative classes to the elderly in the West Island.  You can find her work in private and public collections across Canada, United States and abroad as well as at Seven Below Gallery in Ottawa.

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Bev Wight


Bev Wight is a professional artist who has studied painting, visual design, and art theory in university and with many notable professional artists. She has taught both adults and children and participated in shows in New York, Winnipeg, and Montreal. Her paintings are in private and corporate collections in Europe and Canada including the Colart Collection in Montreal.

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