Ashley Heppner will be teaching the Children’s Art Classes. She has happily participated at Peterson’s Community Workshop for over 10 years. She began as a Teacher’s Assistant alongside Angela Heppner, the Principal Teacher in the children’s and teen art classes. Ashley has taught the children and teen classes for 2 years. She has volunteered for all events and happenings that take place at Peterson’s and has represented Peterson Community Workshop on several occasions.
Ashley is very creative with a passion for art and horticulture. She has volunteered extensively in the community with special events and fundraising. At age 17 Ashley was the recipient of the first ever Student Volunteer of the Year for the City of Niagara Falls. She is an Ontario Secondary School Scholar, winning many awards in art and horticulture. She has spent the last four summers working at The Niagara Parks Commission. She is currently studying horticulture full time at Niagara College.
Ashley belongs to the Niagara Bonsai Society, and the RBG Bonsai Society. She has just started taking Japanese Ikebana Lessons. She will use her passion for art in a horticultural application.
Ashley has experience working with children with a variety of learning disabilities. Our Children’s Art classes focus on:
  • Increasing fine motor skills
  • Development of their own creativity within a class assignment
  • Projects are both crafty and artsy
  • Students are introduced to a wide selection of art and craft supplies
  • Safety and proper handling of equipment and supplies are taught in class
  • Responsibility and respect are of utmost importance and each student learns this through the class and their interactions with other students
  • Confidence and individuality are encouraged in class at all times
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