Joel Edwards, founder and Co-Director of CANVAS ArtSpace earned his bachelor’s degree in painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD and also studied painting at the AICA Studio Program in New York and at the Sante Fe Master’s program with American figurative painter Eric Fischl.
After graduating in 1991, Joel had the unique opportunity to work under American artist Helen Frankenthaler as her studio and teaching assistant, and feeling at home in a teaching role, went on to earn his teaching certification with a concentration in visual art from the Parsons School of Design, New York, NY. Since then, Joel has taught art in public schools and private studio settings, on subjects ranging from cartooning to traditional painting.
When he’s not teaching, Joel continues to develop his art practice, working on his paintings, as well as commissioned art for clients across the United States. He has exhibited for over 20 years in the New York metro area, including solo exhibitions at the Susan Berke Gallery, “RSVP24,” at the Society of Illustrators, and “Greater Brooklyn” at CRG Gallery.
In 2016, Joel moved with his wife, Jennifer, and two children from the Catskill region of New York State to Hendersonville, NC, where he and his family now reside.
We understand life can throw unexpected things your way. As a small, family-owned business, we strive to work with you to resolve any changes you need to make in a way that works for both of us.
Make-up classes: We do not provide refunds if you miss a class due to illness, emergencies or other events beyond our control, but we will provide you with an opportunity to make-up the class at a later, mutually agreed upon date and time. Unfortunately we are unable to offer make-up sessions for one-day workshops.
Cancellation: If you would like to cancel your enrollment in a class or workshop, CANVAS ArtSpace will provide you with a full refund minus a $20 registration fee up to two weeks prior to the start of class. Within two weeks of the start of the class, CANVAS ArtSpace will provide you with a full refund minus the $20 registration fee ONLY if CANVAS ArtSpace is able to fill your place in the class. If CANVAS ArtSpace is unable to fill the place in the class, the class will be non-refundable.
Changes: Class dates, times and prices are subject to change. If you are unable to attend a class due to a change made by CANVAS ArtSpace, we will issue you a full refund.
CANVAS ArtSpace 212 S. Church Street Hendersonville, NC 28792 828-577-4590
Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm Sunday by appointment