Instructor and Artist
Emily Grav graduated from UVIC with an Honours BFA in Visual Arts in 2005. She gained extensive experience teaching Art and ESL while living in Taiwan from 2007 to 2008 and also directing children’s Art Camps here in Victoria. In September 2008, Emily was inspired by the children she’d been teaching at a local art camp and decided to open The Paint Box School of Art so she could teach art to kids, teens and adults, all year long! Emily enjoys teaching all styles of art, especially drawing and painting.
Through an open and engaging teaching style, she encourages students to express themselves creatively through many mediums.
Since opening The Paint Box, Emily has exhibited her paintings in numerous art shows around Victoria. Having explored watercolour, acrylic and mixed media for many years she's now engrossed herself "En Plein Air" Paining (the art of painting out doors) using oil paints. She's now also taking the occasional mural commission.
Along with painting, Emily enjoys other hobbies, such as, photography, swimming, tennis, gingerbread house baking, telephone pole painting, apple cider brewing, and playing with her sons Jasper, born in 2013. and Quinn born in 2017.
About Artist & Instructor
Kathryn has loved making art for as long as she can remember. She grew up in Vancouver but moved to Eastern Canada to study Psychology at Dalhousie University. After graduating, she turned back to her creative instincts and enrolled in art school in Toronto. Kathryn is now about to finish her degree in Drawing and Painting, and is currently a practicing artist working mainly in the mediums of oil paint, acrylic paint, and collage.
She is also a novice ceramicist and hopes to explore installation-based art. Her other hobbies include exploring the coast of BC, camping and cycling. Throughout her education she has worked with children in various creative settings and loves inspiring creativity and passion for art.
Having recently moved to Victoria, Kathryn is excited about joining the community in Fernwood and connecting through making art.
About Artist & Instructor
Kianna is a third-year student in the Elementary Education program at the University of Victoria. She loves children and finds it an honour and pleasure to be able to work with them and to be a catalyst for their growth. Kianna is passionate about art, and a huge advocate for creative expression.
She has a background as a nanny for 3 young children and experience working in classrooms as part of her practicum.
Kianna has engaged in visual and performing arts all of her life and when she's not writing lesson plans for school she's creating drawings, paintings, sculptures, and anything that can channel her creative energy.
She has been part of our Paint Box Team since 2018 and always brings positive energy to the classroom. Kianna loves to create art with her students while providing a safe environment for them to explore their
creativity and ingenuity.
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