About the Instructors
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.
Introduction to Pastels, Explorations in Watercolor, Drawing 101, Drawing 102
Terrilynn Barden Dubreuil has more than 20 years of experience teaching all levels of art from basic drawing and color theory, to pastel, watercolor, and other media. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Maine, and has taken several master-level courses in a variety of media at home and abroad. Terrilynn has a passion for traveling the world and creating original art, especially pastel paintings, but also watercolor, oil, photography, and clay. She has exhibited widely, with artwork residing in collections across the United States, as well as in Spain, France, Ecuador and Chile. To date the artist has traveled or lived in fourteen countries. When not traveling, she resides in North Carolina.