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Instructors

Arts on Fire has fun and friendly instructors. Our instructors are passionate about the arts and teach high-interest lessons. Your art skills will grow fast at Arts on Fire!

Barrett Moore

Musical Theatre Instructor

Barrett has been singing long before he could talk! He started writing music at the age of 9 and has been loving the arts ever since. Barrett is currently studying at UBC for Acting after graduating from O’Neill’s C.V.I’s Performing Arts Program. His favourite musical theatre role to date is Tony in West Side Story at Oshawa Little Theatre. Barrett has so much passion for teaching music and acting through song!

Ethan Courtney Snow

Art Instructor

Ethan is a multi-disciplined artist who has a talent for working with kids of all ages. He encourages kids to draw what they love and gives them the techniques to improve their work. Ethan can teach painting and drawing techniques to people of all ages and can improvise too! Ethan takes orders for commissioned art pieces. You can see some of his work at @ethansnow.art.

Holly Young

Art Instructor

Holly is a graduate of OCAD University with a BFA in Drawing & Painting. She delivers high-level art instruction for acrylic, watercolour and drawing techniques. Book Holly for a special event paint party.

Kayleigh Forstner

Art Instructor

Kayleigh loves drawing and painting. She teaches dance classes when she’s not instructing art. Join Kayleigh for Kids Painting classes on Tuesdays, PA Day Camps, March Break Camp, and Summer Camps.

Lida Kamaluddin

Art Instructor

Lida is studying Fine Arts at York University. She is a talented painter and loves to draw too. Kids enjoy her calm and easy teaching style.

Marissa Blagrove

Musical Theatre Instructor

Marissa has a passion for teaching kids in musical theatre and drama. 

Racheal D’Souza

Kids Drama and Drawing Instructor

Racheal studied Art Fundamentals at Senecca College and is currently studying Journalism at Sheridan College. She loves to draw, paint, and play imaginative drama games with kids.

Scott Barnes

Improv Instructor

Scott began improvising in high school and competed in the Canadian Improv Games in the 90s in Vancouver and transitioned to coaching and mentoring shortly thereafter. He has trained recognizable Canadian faces and worked with some of the finest talent in the country. He served as president for Durham Improv for two years before venturing back to BC to teach and lead in a rural community. Having recently returned to Ontario, he is excited to share his improv skills with adult learners who seek to both improve their stage presence and enhance their confidence and spontaneity. Improv is a crucial life skill!

Sheri Prescott

Owner, Acting and Improv Instructor

Sheri is a drama teacher of 26 years with the DDSB and is a graduate of the Universities of Waterloo and Toronto. She loves coaching people in the art of theatre and improvisation. A long-time coach for the Canadian Improv Games, Sheri looks forward to bringing the joy of improv to the rest of Durham. Sheri prescribes an art class for whatever ails you!

Susana Mingram

Art Instructor

Susy is a fourth-year student at OCAD University studying in the program of Drawing and Painting. She is an award-winner artist in the Heartbeat Student Art Exhibition in Ajax and participated in the For Art’s Sake Exhibition at the McLaughlin Gallery. You can build your art portfolio in her Teen Art class on Saturdays.

Tyler Tulk

Drama, Improv, Acting, Character Drawing and Digital Art Instructor

Tyler is a graduate from Niagara College in the Acting for Film and Television program. He is passionate about acting in front of the camera and having fun with scripts. Even though his improv skills are sharp, he is also talented at character drawing and digital art.

Zuna Amir

Art Instructor

Zuna is a graduate of OCAD University with a Bachelor of Design majoring in illustration. Her business as a freelance artist keeps her busy creating colourful murals around Toronto. You can see her work at zunaamir.com and @zunaamir.art on instragram.

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testimonials from

Artists of All Ages

My daughter just did her birthday party here, and they went above and beyond. All the parents messaged me after saying how much fun their children had. My daughter also said it was the best birthday party she ever had!

 

- Laura Hanna

My five year old daughter loves the Arts on Fire Paint classes and Drama classes so much! She has been to the art camp as well and had a blast! I even signed myself up for the adult paint classes and it feels like such an achievement to get to bring my finished work home and hang it on the wall. These are top quality classes with very knowledgeable instructors and a beautiful facility!

 

- Alicia Machnik

The adult art class is an incredible way to spend Thursday nights. The instructors are wonderful and the projects are a lot of fun! I didn't think I had artistic skill, but I have made some wonderful art! The quality of instruction and supplies provided are top notch. Great company and a great time every week! Looking forward to signing my son up for Saturday classes!

- Jill Howard

Ahhhmazing!! A service much needed in Ajax and loved by all participants. I got to do an adult art class and had a blast! They walked me through step by step and made it so easy! The kids musicals are so entertaining! Great stuff, keep up the great work.

- Jace Prohaska

Cora absolutely loves Improv! Not only is it fun and helps build confidence, but it also helps Cora as a growing performer. Improv is a beneficial skill for any stage actor!
 
 
 
 

 

- Stephanie Lee

Maria had the best day and is asking to return every day this week. We love Arts On Fire!
 
 
 

 

- Serena Dorward

Great instructor and school I throughly enjoy my classes
 
 

 

-Mustafa Jaffer

My teen enjoyed this immensely. It is priced right and expertly run.
 
 

 

-Sherri MacIver

Amazing. Lily had a great time at camp today. She can’t wait to go back. Can’t say enough about the friendly staff.

 

-Jennifer Stinson

Amazing programs for all ages. My son had a blast participating in the improv classes. As soon as the program ended he asked to sign up again! 10/10 recommend.

 

-Stephanie Dobbs

This place is amazing for kids to learn and progress in their learning for Artand have fun!! My daughter loves the instructors! Sheri and her team are doing an awesome job.

 

-Siribindu Lakkakula

Wonderful environment. Program was a terrific confidence booster for my granddaughter. She loves the class and thinks very highly of Holly.

 

-Heather Gemon

Thank you Sheri and Barrett for this! What a lovely treat!! Thesekids were super talented and really pulled everything together in 6 weeks!

 

-Yvonne Adamo

Amazing, amazing, amazing!!! Great content, awesome instructors and wonderful art experience! Drama was funfr my seven year old daughter, take home art projects were so well done and the self confidence has improved! Thank you Team Prescott!

 

-Laurrell Mohammed

Nolan loves the camps! He had a great time and especially enjoys dramagames with Tyler.

 

-Stephanie Lee

Signed my daughter up for a last minute day camp here & she had a blast! Made lots of art projects & made a friend! WIll defiitely come back 🙂

 

-Angela Campbell