Founder and Director
Serene Porter is an experienced art facilitator who is passionate about art, nature, teaching and healing.
Creative and empathetic, she weaves her First Nations cultural healing and great sense of humor into her teaching of art, creativity and leadership to a wide audience, from preschool children to elders.
Serene holds a BFA from York University, as well as a Graphic Design & Illustration Diploma (Mohawk University), and an Art Therapy Diploma (VATI). She has experience in teaching drawing, painting, photography, mixed media collage-making, and 3D art forms, as well as creating arts-based curricula for self-care and healing.
You can also catch Serene working as a Fine Arts Instructor at the Burnaby Art Gallery. A little-known fact about Serene is that she played ice hockey for York University.
We love having Serene as part of our artmania team!
Serene’s personal art-making practice focuses on beautiful water-colour and encaustic art. Check out examples of Serene’s latest artwork at www.behance.net/sereneporter.
Teacher and Blogger
As an artist, writer and parenting educator, 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, but she continues her art career in many different mediums.
To learn more about Domenica visit her websites: