Dedicated to creating unique artistic experiences for all ages
ArtWill Studio is located at
Schools across Quebec and Ontario.
Your location for:
- Corporate events
- Community Centres
- Institutions (Hospitals, Retirement Homes, Day Centres)
- Parties & Events
My objective as an art educator is;
- to awaken passion in my participants
- to show them new ways to see
- to exchange ideas and communicate
- to open up avenues for self-discovery and collaboration
Who Is Deirdre Potash?
Career Summary & Accomplishments
Over 30 years’ experience as an art educator with a diverse practice including a speciality in cultural mediation. My education practice has initiated projects from introducing and establishing art programs, setting up and running art shows with-in school and community groups. I have worked on different types of projects with different clientele, from children to seniors in a variety of settings. This has included sectors in education, community groups, business environments, health and mental health institutions, and at school and university locations.
Deirdre Potash – Artist
As an artist I work on many levels, through words but more often through visual imagery. A tactile exploration on a personal level yet I want to evoke your
I have no media of choice. It’s an ongoing journey which has included drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and design, into which I incorporate gesture, line, form, tone, texture, and sometimes colour. I often highlight perspective and composition through observation and imaginative endeavors based on still life, the human form, and landscapes. From this foundation I set out on a voyage of discovery and I ask you to come along and join me for the ride.
Art is not a passive process. Although it commences with the artist, it concludes with a transaction between multiple parties. The exhibition hall is my stage, my podium, a place to exchange viewpoints. I regret that I don’t always get to hear what you, the viewer, have to say. It must be shared. The viewer is asked to look at, think about, and analyze art as an aesthetic object. I draw on historical, cultural, and personal events past and present; through my travels, conversations, and on quiet introspective times.
There is more to be learned by doing than by watching. It is through discovery in manipulating materials and techniques that I truly learn. Finally, my finished works need to be displayed, shared, and celebrated.
In the final analysis, I approach art the same way I approach life: I always begin with a plan. I am passionate about what I do, and I am prepared at any moment to be inspired by the unexpected.
Constantly assessing and evaluating my art through self-examination and peer feedback, I will continue to challenge myself and to reinvent my art, implementing new strategies of learning and creation.
Creating in all its forms is one of the things that make us human.