Arts Programs

Instructor Profiles

The carefully selected instructors who teach at the Milton Centre for the Arts, are respected, well-known artists with specialized knowledge in their fields.

Lisa Di Natale

 

Lisa Di Natale

Lisa is a multimedia designer, jewelry artist and design educator. She graduated from the Material Arts Program at the Ontario College of Art and Design, and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Guelph, where she specialized in drawing and photography. She teaches design practice and theory in the Visual and Creative Arts Program at Sheridan College Institute. Lisa has been a member of Centre for the Arts teaching team since the facility opened in 2011.

Angela Ferguson

 

Angela Ferguson

Angela holds a double major Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Guelph in Studio Art and Art History where she specialized in sculpture, drawing, installation, video and audio art. Her work has been exhibited at the Zavitz Gallery and The Boarding House Gallery in Guelph. Angie has been teaching at the Centre for the Arts since 2013, and has held roles supervising and teaching the Centre for the Arts summer camps.

Donna Funnel

 

Donna Funnell

A retired elementary school art teacher, Donna has been quilting since 1981. Her quilting evolved into fiber art in the winter of 2004, during a time away from work. Her award winning fibre art has been shown in a variety of juried exhibitions throughout Canada and the U.S. Donna enjoys using mixed media and embellishments in her quilts, creating in her sketchbooks, and teaching art to children. Donna has been sharing her creativity with children and adults at the Centre for the Arts since it opened in 2011.

 Christina Hamid

 

Christina Hamid

Christina graduated from York University with a Bachelor of Arts Honors degree where she studied Theatre and Playwriting. She then went on to complete her Bachelor of Education degree at Western University, where she specialized in English and Drama. Christina has also interned at The Playwright's Guild of Canada. She is currently pursuing a career in teaching and playwriting. Her original unproduced play This Side Up has been short listed for the Wildfire Playwriting Competition in Calgary. Christina has taught dance classes for nine years and is trained in Jazz, Ballet and Tap. She is currently working as a background actor for television shows. She has recently begun teaching at The Milton Centre for the Arts.

Angela Lipscomb

 

Angela Lipscombe

Angela is an award winning visual artist and honours graduate in Graphic Design from George Brown College. A full time artist and instructor, Angela specializes in acrylics, oils, watercolours and oil pastel and has been commissioned as a muralist for schools. Her art has been published, accepted into open juried exhibitions, exhibited in various galleries throughout Ontario and purchased for private and corporate collections worldwide. 

Angela has volunteered countless hours over the years heading up various art executives in the southern Ontario region. She enjoyed a successful term spearheading a 5 year 'Art Matters' program in Oakville, a youth-led painting exhibition and auction.  She has been a member of the Centre for the Arts team since the facility opened in 2011. You can find her website at www.drawntoart.ca

Sherry Morse

 

Sherry Morse

Sherry is a graduate of The Sheridan College School of Craft and Design with a diploma in Textiles (Design and Print).  Upon graduation Sherry worked as an artist and colourist in the wallpaper industry. Her work in textile arts includes embroidery, quilting and crochet as well as costumes, with a particular passion for making hats. Sherry has been involved in children's camp programs in Ontario and Manitoba for over 25 years.  She joined the Centre for the Arts team in January 2015.

 Image of Rabia Shahzad

 

Rabia Shahzad

Rabia holds Bachelor of Fine Arts from National College of Arts (Pakistan), with a specialization in printmaking. Rabia is a professional cartoonist and has had her work featured in a number of publications including The New International. In addition to cartooning, Rabia has taught 3D animation at the undergraduate level. Rabia has enjoyed teaching cartooning and manga classes throughout Peel and Halton and enjoys keeping up with the latest animated TV shows and movies so that she can share tips and tricks with her students. She joined the Centre for the Arts team in June 2016.

Aparna Rangnekar 

 

Aparna Rangnekar

Aparna holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Sir J. J. School of Art in Mumbai, India . Following her undergraduate work where she specialized in mural painting, Aparna pursued postgraduate studies in ceramics and pottery. Aparna has been commissioned by interior design and architectural firms in Dubai as well as private homes in Canada. She was one of seven mural artists commissioned by the Beaux Arts Brampton and Brampton Arts Council to create a mural on the outer façade of The Rose Theatre. Two of her murals, created with the Milton community during Culture Days, are on permanent display in the Centre for the Arts. Aparna joined the Centre for the Arts teaching team in 2014.

 Sandra Spagnuolo

 

Sandra Spagnuolo

Sandra is a mixed media artist with a passion for paper. She is happiest when her days are immersed in art. Everything she sees inspires her to create. The smallest bit of paper fallen to the floor becomes a window on a tiny house or a wing on a bird. A nearly twenty year history with papermaking and collage has developed into a love for acrylics.

Sandra's work has been published in Cloth Paper Scissors, Quilting Arts and Needle Pulling Thread magazines and her work has been displayed at the International Quilt Festival in Chicago. A full time artist and instructor, Sandra has been a member of the Centre for the Arts team since the facility opened in 2011, and was instrumental in the startup of art programs and camps.

 Instructor Kevin Vagg

 

Kevin Vagg

Kevin is a member of the Professional Photographers of Canada where he holds an accreditation in sports photography. In addition to his past role as official photographer for Sports Alliance Ontario, where he provided photography coverage at various Ontario Games and Ontario ParaSport Games, he has worked with clients such as ParaSport Ontario, Alpine Canada, and Cycling Canada. Kevin is also specialized in dance/motion photography; his work includes various performances from Milton Centre for the Arts and with the local dance community, and he continues to work with prestigious and nationally recognized dance company Ballet Jörgen. Being a Milton resident, he has worked and been been published within local media outlets, and regularly volunteers photography coverage at local community events.