Monday, 28 April 2014


Interested in more art classes for children?
Check the new one coming up at:

Students working on the ladybug project

Sunday, 27 April 2014

NEW LATE SPRING art classes for children

Art Classes starting the week of May 26, 2014
for children age 6 and up

Bilingual program

Monday from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

PROGRAM theme: "Alexander Calder’s wire sculptures”

Learning about Alexander Calder
Background and influence, technique and style, design and subjects

Wire sculpture projects:
· Hand
· Self-portrait
· Dancer or mobile (if time allows)

 Please bring a picture of yourself,  front view portrait minimum 5” x 7”

Where: Véronique’s studio; 2376 Church Street in North Gower.
Monday from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm:  May 26, June  2, 9 and 16

Payment by cheque
$ 90.40per child (HST and art supplies are included in the price)
Mail your registration and fee within 2 weeks from the date of registration or your space may be given away
Unfortunately, my program is not suitable for children who need behavioural support. The program is designed for students who are interested in the art experience and who can manage in a structured learning environment. We focus for 1 1/2 hours  in a calm and respectful environment.
If your child is disruptive to this process, you will be notified within the first day of class. Your child will not be able to continue in the class and I will not be able to refund your money as I will not be able to replace your child's space at that time.

How to register
Call me at (613) 489-3795 or e-mail to register. Payment is required to hold your space. No refund.

Registration Form :
Name:                                                         Address:

Postal Code                                                Telephone at work:
Telephone at home:
y or condition:
Contact person and telephone in case of emergency :

E-mail address:
Mail to : Véronique Stéfanica, P.O. Box 616, North Gower, On. K0A 2T0

Saturday, 26 April 2014

Embossing metal

New project on the way for grades 7 and 8 at Kanata Montessori School.
It has been a long, long time since I worked on embossing metal (Last time was when I was a teenager growing up in France!). So it is a pleasure to work on it again…

Nouveau projet en cours pour mes élèves de 7ième et 8ième années à Kanata Montessori School.
C’est un plaisir de retravailler le métal repoussé. La dernière fois que je l’ai fait, c’était lorsque j’étais adolescente en France!

Friday, 25 April 2014

Sheep #1

Sheep # 1 is now for sale in my Etsy shop:

Mouton # 1 est maintenant dans mon magasin Etsy:

Seascape workshop

Mixed-media seascape workshop is coming soon
Saturday May 3, 2014

Deadline registration for this workshop is Monday April 28th

Program includes design research, glazing painting techniques and paper collage. Light carving for the fish is optional.

Info at:

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Les girafes

Giraffes by grades 4, 5 and 6.
After shaping the giraffe with newspaper, cardboard, masking tape and wire, students covered it with a thin layer of clay. Students drew the front view, side view and top view of the giraffe in order to plan their design. They then painted the giraffe with acrylic paint.

Girafes par les élèves de 4 ième, 5ième et 6ième années.

Equivalent français : CM 1, CM 2 et 6ième.

La base de la girafe a été construite avec du papier journal, du carton, du fil de fer et du ruban adhésif. La girafe a été ensuite recouverte d’une couche mince d’argile. Puis elle a été décorée à la peinture acrylique. 

Kanata Montessori School

Monday, 21 April 2014

In the studio

Happy, happy in the studio...
Heureuse, heureuse dans mon atelier...

Friday, 18 April 2014

New painting on the way for the market

Finishing up a painting for the North Gower Easter Farmers' Market tomorrow.
From 9:00am to 2:00pm on 19 April 2014, at the North Gower (Alfred Taylor) RA Center
2300 community Way, North Gower

Thursday, 17 April 2014

North Gower Easter Farmers' Market 2014

The North Gower Easter Farmers' Market is this Saturday April 19th
9 am to 2 pm.

I will be showing my artwork as well as Charles' birdhouses and answering your questions about the adult workshops and summer art camps I am offering, should you have any.
Je serai au marché fermier de North Gower le samedi 19 avril.

Info at:
and on Facebook

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Wire portrait

Tomorrow I am continuing to teach wire sculpture to grades 7 and 8 at Kanata Montessori School. Students are going to create a self-portrait inspired by the work of Alexander Calder. They will also add two words en français representing them. Words are made of a continuous wire length.

Demain je continue à enseigner la sculpture en fil de fer aux 7ièmes et 8ièmes années à l’école Montessori de Kanata. Les élèves vont créer un autoportrait inspiré par les sculptures d’Alexander Calder. Ils ajouteront également deux mots qui les représentent. Chaque mot sera constitué d'une seule longueur de fil de fer. 

Monday, 14 April 2014


Seascape mixed-media workshop coming soon.

Registration is open. I will be able to answer your questions should you have any about the upcoming workshops at the North Gower Farmer's market this Saturday April 19th.

Info on workshops at:

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Good sense of humour...

Good sense of humour...from one of my grade 5 student
Bon sens de l'humour d'un de mes élèves de 5ième année ...

Giraffe drying

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Main de fer

I had such a great time teaching wire sculpture to grades 7 and 8 at Kanata Montessori school yesterday! This project was perfect for boys (and girls). Students enjoyed manipulating the wire with their hands and a pair of pliers.

Ce projet était parfait pour les garçons (et les filles). Les élèves ont aimé manipuler le fil avec leurs mains et une paire de pinces.

" Main de fer" by grades 7 and 8

Idea from Marie-Claire Idées magazine. See previous post.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Wire sculpture

Today I’m starting to teach grades 7 and 8 at Kanata Montessori School. First project we will do as a warm-up exercise for wire sculpture is “Main de Fer” (French expression meaning a firm authority). This is an idea from Marie-Claire Idées magazine.
Photo 1: Drilling the holes in the wooden base in Charles’ workshop.
Photo 2: First prototype without a wooden base and cutting the wire for the students
Photo 3: “Main de Fer”, finale version

Aujourd'hui je commence à donner mes cours aux 7ièmes et 8ièmes années à l’école Montessori de Kanata. Le premier projet que nous allons faire est "Main de Fer". C'est une idée tirée du magazine Marie-Claire Idées.
Photo 1: Les trous sont percés dans la base en bois dans l'atelier de Charles.
Photo 2: Le premier prototype sans une base en bois et la préparation des fils de fer pour les élèves
Photo 3: "Main de Fer", la version finale

Monday, 7 April 2014


Some of the step by step for a lesson on portrait I prepared for grades 7 and 8 at Kanata Montessori School.
(Final step is not showing)

Une partie des étapes pour une leçon sur le portrait que j'ai préparée pour les 7ièmes et 8ièmes années à Kanata Montessori School.
(L'étape finale n'est pas sur la photo)

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Sure signs that spring is coming.

Sure signs that spring is coming....

Petit moment de bonheur du printemps #1

It’s + 6 Celsius, I mean+++6...Wow... the BBQ is on for the first time of the year (the warmth from it is delightful!) Look at the beautiful light this evening…!

North Gower Easter Market

Framing in preparation of the North Gower Easter Farmers Market, April 19, 2014
Info at:

and on Facebook

Travaux d'encadrement pour le marché fermier de Pâques de North Gower, le 19 avril 2014.

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Fusion dye technique

A close-up on the fusion dye technique
Technique from Cloth Paper Scissors magazine
The dyed paper towels

Pieces of paper are fused

The light coming through

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Alexander Calder

One of the sides I enjoy very much about teaching is the research for a subject and then the experimentation. Alexander Calder's artwork always fascinated me. Preparing a class inspired by his work for grades 7- 8 at Kanata Montessori was really fun!
Portrait, wire sculpture
 Pour la préparation d’un de mes cours pour les 7ième et 8ième années à l’école Montessori de Kanata, j’ai choisi le travail d’Alexander Calder. 

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Book illustration

Illustration # 7 is completed.
L'illustration numéro 7 pour le livre est finie.