Denise Hoag is an Artist, an Art teacher, and a Motivational Speaker who inspires others to be the best they can be. Whether she is encouraging her art students to explore a wild new technique or sharing insights with her audiences as she helps them Tame their Fears or Bounce back from Adversity; Denise comes from a sincere desire to make a difference, to have it matter that she was part of your day.
Her motto: "It's Time to Soar!!!"
Students will use hand sanitizer or wash hands (each with their own towel) upon entry to my home. Disposable gloves are provided to students according to parent choice. Please note: paint supplies will be shared among students.
If students are ill they will inform the Art Instructor as soon as possible and students will be excused from attending Art Class. Students are only charged for Art classes they attend.
Classes have now been changed from 5 student format to 4 students.
Tables have been rearranged and Art studio layout changed so that 6 ft distance is maintained between student sitting areas.
Face masks are optional, and left to the discretion of parents/students. Parents/students will be responsible for providing their own masks.
Table coverings have been changed to allow for easy wiping with disinfectant. High use/touch areas such as door handles etc. will also be wiped with disinfectant.
The love of Art began for Denise as a child; drawing on anything & everything. After 4 years of Fashion Design study, she began creating Wearable Art and teaching fun, rebellious sewing techniques. Denise’s Wearable Art Garments have exhibited worldwide with the Bernina & Fairfield Fashion Shows. Her wearable art has been featured in in Sew News Magazine, Canada Quilts Magazine, The Edmonton Journal and The Edmonton Sun.
Denise recently discovered a new love: painting with acrylics.
She recently won 2nd place in the Intermediate Category for her painting “Waiting Patiently” at The Allied Art Council Open Art Competition.
Her paintings are in private and public collections including a purchase from The City of Spruce Grove.
Denise says: “Being free to paint feels like a bird being let out of a cage.” So she freed her parakeets and they fly free with her in “The Soaring Peacock Studio.” There she shares her love of painting with children and adults teaching them Art and encouraging them to explore their creativity.
Focus in the Art classes is to have each student create original work with subject matter that interests them.
Art and Fashion Combine with Stories to Create Insights, Hope and Courage.
Denise is a dynamic speaker inspiring audiences with her one-of-a kind Fashion Show/Motivational lecture presentations. She is no stranger to adversity, having struggled with sorrow, disappointment and failure. Denise shows us that with a little bit of courage, awareness and some effort you to can overcome the hardships life throws at you and bounce right back.