Robert Barrett

Robert Barrett is the founder of the Neighbourhood Art School, Bob studied at the Art School of The Society of Arts & Crafts in Detroit Michigan. He opened his first studio in Windsor Ontario, in 1963. His love of art followed him west to Vancouver British Columbia, where he opened the Danielle Gallery in 1967 to instruct in Portraiture and life Drawing. .


Candice Perry Moen

Candice Moen  lives and breathes art.  She has a dedication to teaching children and is highly qualified  to instruct in   classical drawing and print making. Her workshops in print making & etchings are always in demand. Children are her choice of subjects in most of her art work.





Megan Fisher-Fleming

We would like to welcome our newest instructor to the school. Megan has achieved her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Concordia University, and her Bachelor of Education & Professional Development as well as her BC Teachers Certificate from Simon Fraser University. Megan’s love for art extends to drawing and painting in all mediums. She has successfully completed courses in web designing and computer animation. The students at our school will benefit greatly from Megan’s guidance.


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Olga Smirnova


I have been a professional artist for many years. I made Canada my home in 2001; a place where I can inhale inspiration from every sight. I studied academic painting and drawing in Russia, and earned my Master’s degree in Fine Arts. My passion for art has been the constant in my life, no matter where my journey has led me. I like to create and make art because it allows me to express myself and show what I find beautiful. My projects consist of multiple works, often using different media, grouped around specific themes and meanings. During research and production, new areas of interest arise and lead to the next body of work. To live is to be inspired. I look at my surroundings, finding inspiration and muse in the everyday. Whether it is in nature surrounding me, in my family, my friendships, or in every moment that I have the privilege of experiencing.

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Jordyn Selby


Jordyn signed up for art lessons at our studios in 2011 and became a fabulous student.  Her drawing skills and painting ability showed signs of a budding instructor. The studio decided to train her to instruct our Art Angels in drawing and primary painting in acrylics.She is now our Junior Art Instructor and is doing a great job. Well done Jordyn!

Leanne Labadie

Leanne Labadie is an established artist and published author of her children’s book ” Angels angels everywhere” Her paintings are created with mixed mediums of acrylic base and oil finish giving her paintings an ethereal glow. Leanne has over 25 years experience working with children in our community, as a support worker with children of all ages and abilities. We are proud to have her on the NAS team and encourage the parents to come in and meet her.