The Cavan Art Academy The Cavan Art Academy grew out of Valerie Kent’s desire to offer an art educational experience that is more than its parts: Not only does it offer classes and workshops, it's a place to celebrate social events and milestones. It's a team building facility at all levels of expertise. It's where artists of all ages can build confidence in their creative abilities.
Cavan Art Academy is on 7 acres, along the Cavan Creek, where outdoor classes and indoor studio art classes and programs are held. Artists of all ages are welcomed, nurtured and encouraged.
Instruction is friendly, courteous, patient and knowledgeable. Participants benefit from the holiday art camps, the portfolio preparation group, art birthday parties, Friday Paint Night, at private painting parties and in the professional-level art classes and workshops. It is a venue where Corporate Team Building is a very important concept and the needs of the Corporation and its staff can be tailored and accommodated as required.
All of these activities are built around interaction and an exchange of ideas, which rests on a central concept - the creative, artistic spirit in each person.
It is a unique educational art facility delivering professional services. It has limited class sizes in a rural setting close to the four corners of Cavan, Ontario. It's a little over one-hour east of Toronto, 20 kilometers southwest of Peterborough and close to Highways 401, 115, 7, and 7a.
Cavan Art Academy is a stress-free environment, which encourages a relaxed approach to art education. It's a place where self-expression is important and the needs of the individuals are taken int consideration. The Academy encourages participants to find their “Artistic Voices” and to express their passion for art. ----- Valerie Kent Valerie Kent, BFA, BEd, MFA, OCT is the director and principal artist at Cavan Art Academy. She paints both en plein air and in her studio. Valerie is experienced in watercolours, acrylics, oils and mixed media. In the Spring of 2016, she opened the Cavan Art Academy where she teaches classes and workshops, in the studio and outdoors en plein air.
Valerie regularly offers workshops and courses to school boards, art societies, art schools and colleges.
This spring, Valerie is going to paint in France and she would like you to join her for a painting adventure. The first trip is May 14th. For more information, click here. Thanks.
Her work is collected worldwide. She has written articles for: The Watercolour Gazette, On Richmondhill.com, Articlesbase.com plus she is a Canadian Regional Editor of Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine. Contributing Writer for Arabella, Architecture, Art and Design. She has frequently appeared on television presenting art demonstrations. Since 2013, Valerie has been a Certified Golden Educator. And she serves as a juror to many organizations.
Her work has been exhibited at many prestigious art events:
Seoul Korea International Art Fair 2013.
The IAOCA(International Association of contemporary Artists, Kokusai-Bijutsu-Sozo, where she won an award in 2013.
The Kyoto Art Museum Annex 2014
The 2014 Gukchang Exhibition, 2015
The Insadong 31 exhibit, 2016 & 2017
Prosecutor's Gallery, Seoul, Korea 2017
She was featured in the Asian Artists Association Exhibition, Shenzhen, China in 2014.
Her work is displayed in the Art Museum in Nanking and in Shenzhen at the Asian Artists Association Gallery.
In 2014, she had a solo show of her Marketplace Series at the Ella Arps Gallery in Amsterdam.
Her solo show of The Marketplace Series was presented in 2016 at the J.M. Parrott Gallery in Belleville, ON
Valerie has also been accepted into the annual 29th IFAEA Exhibitions in Seoul, Korea. The first show will be from September 27th to October 3, 2017 at the Insadong 3 Gallery.
The second show will be from October 10th to October 31st, 2017 at The Seoul District Prosecutor Gallery. She will be showing a painting called "Busy Street Market."
Valerie's painting "Sunny Market" has been accepted into the Art Exhibition at Pyeong Chang, Korea (where the 2018 Winter Olympics will be held). The purpose of the exhibition is the International Symposium on Painting for the success of the Pyeong Chang Winter Olympics 2018. There will be many artists and sculptors from around the world.