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Learn more about ArtVentures and my
Mission, Vision, and Values.
Founder & Lead Educator
Emma Wales is the creative mind behind ArtVentures. She holds a Bachelor of Arts with Combined Honours in English and the History of Art, Design, and Visual Culture from the University of Alberta. Emma is passionate about sharing her love of art and language with others. Her creative drive has taken her all over the world, culminating in a one-year residency in Paris, where she spent her days in museums, and her nights eating French pastries.
Before founding ArtVentures Emma was a member of the education team at the Art Gallery of Alberta, where she honed her skills as an art educator. Her years of experience at the AGA have provided her with countless opportunities to work with thousands of students in both gallery and studio settings.
To provide top quality art education.
My goal is to provide the best possible art education to people of all ages. Lessons are thoughtfully developed to explore a theme, genre, medium, or art historical reference. By facilitating skill- and process- based projects, I put you in the driver's seat of your creative journey.
To educate, empower, and inspire creative thinkers.
I view myself as your partner in creating, and am here equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to take risks and find your own creative voice.
Be creative. Be curious. Be intentional. Be sustainable. Be Bold.
I believe every person has a creative bone in their body, and that creativity looks different for everyone. ArtVentures is all about helping you unleash that creativity, rather than defining it for you. I believe we need to be passionately curious, intentional in our practice, and bold enough to be unapologetically true to our core.
Environmental Sustainability is at the heart of ArtVentures. I make every effort to ensure materials are sustainably sourced, to create as little waste as possible, and opt for reusable materials over their single use alternatives whenever possible.
Fun Fact: Emma is also the School Programs Manager for Waste Free Edmonton!