At Dundas Valley School of Art, we believe art plays a vital role in changing how we think about the world. By creating art, we connect with our senses through investigation, conversation and exploration. Dundas Valley School of Art is a thriving hub for artists and art instruction. Our courses, lectures and workshops bring together artists of all ages and from all walks of life. Our studios provide an exciting environment in which to learn from the masters and from each other.

History of DVSA

Over the decades, DVSA has never wavered from its mission to provide high quality, accessible and affordable visual arts education that encourages excellence and personal fulfillment for children, adults and those pursuing a career in the visual arts.

Our History


  • Claire Loughheed
  • Executive Director
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  • Heather Vaugeois
  • Director of Advancement
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  • Keir Overton
  • Marketing and Communications Director
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  • DeAnn Malyik
  • Administrative Assistant
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  • Kathron Hann
  • Business Manager
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  • Bonnie Wheeler
  • Registrar
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  • John Wilkinson
  • Director of The Advanced Studio
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Board Members

  • Pam Lakin, Chair
  • Pam Lushington, Treasurer
  • Gise Trauttmansdorff, Past Chair
  • John Bainbridge
  • Tom Bontje
  • Dina Farnan
  • Paul Ferguson
  • Steve Hudak
  • Frances Neufeld
  • Samantha O'Connell
  • Briana Palmer
  • Jim Poling
  • Marcela Prikryl
  • Allyson Wenzowski
  • Barry Yellin

Honourary Members

  • Dr. J. Bienenstock
  • John Evans
  • Dr. Alvin Lee
  • Harley Murphy
  • Christopher Pratt

The best school I ever attended! I highly recommend to any aspiring artists!

Fiona O'Reilly Student

Great teachers. Good facilities. Wonderful fellow students.

Aleksandra Steinbergs Student

My son loved Art Camp. The staff are excellent and the programs provide an amazing experience for the children.

Corrine Massey Student

It’s a wonderful setting with very adept instructors and students.

Margaret Johnson Student

Register now for the Spring term. Classes available in Painting, Sculpture, Pottery, Drawing, Photography, Printmaking and much more.