MEET THE TEAM
Marlene Schaly is a mixed media artist and instructor as well as the founder of the TreeHouse Art Studio. She studied the visual arts in Toronto and Michigan. After teaching from her Burnstown home since 2012, In January 2018 Marlene created the Treehouse Art Studio and Gallery at Calabogie Lodge Resort. Her aim is to bring accessible art classes to her Community and convay to her students that not only is everyone creative but that it is loads of fun! Marlene continues to offer classes in painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed media, and sewing for children, teens, and adults.
Angela Struik - Huyer
Angela is an artist and teacher who has lived in the Ottawa Valley for more than twenty years. She is the mother of four adult children and lives with her husband on an acreage where they raise chickens, and grow produce. She is also a high school teacher and is currently teaching senior arts and English. Her favorite forms of art include pen and ink sketching, printmaking, photography, mixed media, fiber arts, watercolor painting and neurographic art therapy. In her spare time she enjoys traveling so she can practice urban sketching and explore beautiful artwork and architecture.
Christine Johnson is a fibre artist who loves to experiment with all types of fiber in a variety of mediums. For over 30 years, she has been a quilter, sewer, knitter, felter, and more recently, a punch needle rug hooker. During that time, she also developed an interest in art journalling and multi-media, including drawing, painting and the paper arts. Christine is happy to lead classes in art journalling, quilting, sewing, felting and punch needle rug hooking.
Kim Dalrymple (Kimi Dee) grew up in the Ottawa area and has been a full time artist/teacher since 2009. Formally trained as a Graphic Designer Kimi’s journey started in high tech/management but she knew her true calling was something creative, so after her kids were grown she went back to college and got her degree and has never looked back. Loving all things creative from Watercolour, mixed media, collage and everything in between, she decided one way to channel her creativity was to help others on their creative journey and believes that art is like yoga, it meets you where you’re at and everyone is creative. You can find her artwork displayed in private collections and in the City of Ottawa’s archives.