Rodman Hall Behind the Scenes: Our Instructors
As the Art Educator at Rodman Hall, MICHELLE NICHOLLS coordinates and organizes public programming, outreach, art education classes and camps as well as School Tours. She is an Educator and Artist and is a graduate of the Graphic Design Program at Niagara College as well as the Bachelor of Visual Arts Honours Program at Brock University. She enjoys teaching all ages and holds a bachelors degree in Education, also from Brock. She works with many art forms including painting, drawing, printmaking and animation.
KIRSTEN WILLIAMSON has recently completed her 4th year of Concurrent Education at Brock University. She has specialized in the intermediate/senior division, but enjoys working with children of all ages! She is currently enrolled in Teachers College, also at Brock University.
Kirsten has a passion for painting and drawing, as well as an interest in collage, assemblage, and printmaking.
This spring Kirsten will be instructing Youth Art Camps and studios for ages 3-5, 5-8, 9-12 and Teen
This summer Kirsten will be instructing Youth Art Camps for Ages 6-8.
This Spring Alison will be assisting with Gallery Outreach and School Programs.
This Summer Alison will be instructing the Youth Summer Art Camp for ages 9-12.
JANA SIMMS-BERGSMA is a local artist who specializes in scenic painting. Besides teaching for Rodman Hall she also paints scenery for the Shaw Festival and other local theatre companies. She received her BA in studio art from McMaster University and is currently focusing on a series of large paintings based on St. Catharines. In her personal work she enjoys integrating forms of drawing and printmaking.
This Spring Jana will instruct the Adult Watercolour Painting Program.
This Summer Jana will instruct the Adult Artful Garden Studio Course.
KATIE PERCIVAL loves all forms of art and has participated in many herself. Dancing, painting, drawing, sculpting, mix media, and photography are only a few mediums Katie has worked with, but her favourite is mixing everything together.
She is currenlty enrolled in her fourth year of studies at Brock in Concurrent Education (Intermediate/Senior) for Visual Arts.
This winter and spring Katie will be helping out with gallery outreach.
This Summer Katie will be working in the Summer Art Camp Programs.
SEAN BENTON is a multi-disiplinary artist interested in both music and fine art. Sean has a passion for playing guitar, songwriting, drawing, and painting. He has completed a 2 year diploma in Visual Art from Sheridan College and is currently working towards his BA in Fine Art at Brock University. Sean hopes to one day teach drawing and painting at the post-secondary level and is very excited to work with all staff and students at Rodman Hall.
Sean will be working this school year as the Art Education Assistant, made possible by partial funding by the Experience Works Program. Rodman Hall would like to thank Career Service/Brock University for their generous support
DAPHNI DREMETSIKAS enjoys many forms of art and Photography but is currently exploring alternatives to traditional art media including: creating Assemblage and Appropriation. Daphni is a graduate of the Brock University Teacher Education Concurrent Bachelor of Education Program, specializing in Visual Arts and has obtained her Master's Degree in Education, also from Brock University. Besides teaching for Rodman Hall, Daphni also teaches for the Hamilton District School Board.
DANIELLE WOLTZ is enthusiastic and passionate about both art and education. Danielle is a graduate of the University of Windsor’s Fine Art Program, specializing in printmaking; she also earned her Bachelors of Education from Brock University. In her spare time she enjoys exploring digital photography. Danielle also teaches for the District School Board of Niagara.
This Winter Danielle will instruct Adult Printmaking & Modern Collage.
EMILY ANDERSON will be attending Brock University this fall to pursue a degree in Concurrent Education. Emily is a long-time volunteer in the Rodman Hall Education programs and looks forward to being involved again this summer.
T.J. CHARLTON is enrolled in the Visual Arts program at Brock University, where he focuses much of his studio time creating intermedia/video artworks. He has recently completed an internship and as part of his studies, TJ worked to increasing the galleries public profile through social media and developed artist video interviews.
TJ works as a docent and develops on-line podcasts and artist interviews for the gallery website.
Kami Fevery has recently moved to England to teach art and geography.
We would like to congratulate her and wish her the best of luck. We hope to welcome her back someday soon!