Founder and Director
Teacher and textile surface design artist Mary Hay, developed artmania in 2002. Mary is a practicing visual artist, a mother of two, and North Vancouver resident. She believes that daily contact with art keeps life fresh and interesting. She delights in watching her students grow, learn to express themselves, tell stories, and engage with the world through their developing creative skills. Mary earned her BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design / Fashion Institute of Technology NY, Ontario College of Art and Sheridan College. She has taught with the Vancouver and West Vancouver School Board, and has run a professional fabric design studio and an arts-oriented day care. By expanding artmania to incorporate classes for all ages, Mary hopes to share her passion for art with everyone and anyone, as well as create a studio filled with inspiration for people to come and experience everyday.
Teacher and Communications Administrator
In addition to her artistic upbringing, Chloe has obtained a Bachelor of Communication Studies and currently serves as one of artmania’s teachers as well as artmania’s Communications Administrator. She is responsible for developing media content for artmania and managing the social media strategy and content. Having held a paintbrush in her hand since the age of two, Chloe understands the positive impact art has had on her life and the impact it can have on others. Chloe has a passion for the environment and incorporates environmental inspiration into all of the classes she teaches. To learn more about Chloe visit her website.
Gallery Manager & Public Relations Administrator
Katie is our bright shining light here at artmania. With a background in the music industry, taking care of children, and a Bachelor of Communications Studies, she is an amazing asset to our team. With her amazing networking, publicity, and promotional skills, Katie has created her very own web based series called Pie Sessions, where she arranges 30-minute interviews with up and coming and established musicians. The premise of these interviews is based on a homemade pie of choice, baked by Katie for the band, and quirky questions, backed by solid research. To learn more about Katie, check out her YouTube channel:
Teacher and Blogger
With a passion for empowering families to build a solid foundation for creating the life they envision for their children, Domenica is an amazing asset to our artmania team.
Domenica is incredibly creative and kind, and has strong team leading skills. Working with artmania is helping her see her mission of encouraging art, supporting the senses, and leading with the concepts of positive discipline, come to life. She is incredibly artistic with her focus primarily in acrylics, pottery, and photography, but she continues her art career in many different mediums.
Domenica has a degree in Mechanical Engineering fro McGill University, a Master of Science at Queen’s University, and has taught math at the British Columbia Institute of Technology and now, she is working on her passion through her organization Sensational Children.
To learn more about Domenica visit her websites: