Danielle Folkerts is a contemporary visual artist and art educator living and working in Kingston, Ontario. Her formal education includes a Visual Arts Diploma from Red Deer College, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts, with Distinction, from the Alberta College of Art + Design, majoring in Painting. She has attended artist residencies and workshops across the globe and is known for her colourful and textural paintings and textiles, her vibrant large-scale murals, and her upbeat and inspiring workshops around Canada. She's the face behind The Travelling Artisan - a resource, business, and brand focusing on art, travel and education.

When she's not in her studio painting or buried under a pile of wool, you can find her coordinating and instructing modern and innovative workshops and programs in a wide range of mediums including: acrylic painting, watercolour painting, printmaking, collage, mixed media, weaving, felting, drawing and more. She caters to all ages, abilities and skill levels, and has diverse experience working with developing artists, schools, community centres, private groups, military families, special celebrations, and arts-focused educational platforms. She has a zest for art education and creative programming, and loves providing others with valuable opportunities and experiences to explore, connect, and develop their own creativity. 

Capturing moments on camera while scuba diving, kayaking, and travelling, her photographs find their way into the studio, and are incorporated in unique ways - translated through line, colour, texture, pattern and memory. Danielle’s current multi-media body of work: ART FOR THE OCEAN, has developed into a passion research project. It is an artistic initiative, aiming to learn more about the critical role coral reefs play in the world, understanding the threats they face, while documenting their stages of health, devastation, and recovery. The intention behind the developing series is to share the intricate beauty of the ocean, educate communities on ocean conservation, and bring awareness to the organizations and opportunities to support our changing oceans. 



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Danielle Folkerts | Kingston, Ontario



2011-2013       Bachelor of Fine Arts with Distinction, Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary, AB

2009-2011      Visual Arts Diploma, Red Deer College, Red Deer, AB



2019 Creative Works, Work in Culture & Humber College, Toronto, ON

2019 Citizens at the Centre: A Community Engagement Thought-Leader Series, Tamarack Institute, Ottawa, ON

2018 The Arts and Equity Project Series, Kingston Art Council, Kingston, ON

2017               PLATFORM: Audience Development Workshop, Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning, Kingston, ON

2016               Artist-Educator Professional Development SeriesThe Arts and Social Justice, Tett Centre for Creativity + Learning, Kingston, ON

2016               Self-directed Art Residency, 1-month, Small Pond Arts, Prince Edward County, Ontario

2015               Self-directed Air Program, Artist Residency, 1-month, Caetani Cultural Centre, Vernon, BC

2013               Artist in Italy , Painting + Drawing Workshop & Mentoring, Tuscany, Italy



2016                 Lacombe Arts Endowment Grant, City of Lacombe

2011/2012        Jason Lang Scholarship, Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund

2011                 Affairs of the Arts Travel Scholarship, Affairs of the Arts, Red Deer College

2010                Louise McKinney Scholarship, Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund

2010                Ian and Hope Cook Sr. Art Study Travel Scholarship, Red Deer College

2009               Alexander Rutherford Scholarship, Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund



2019 Art for the Ocean, Unit 115, Kingston Art Council, Kingston, ON

2017               Breathe It All In - Installation, Lululemon, Kingston, ON

2017-18           The Travelling Artisan X Crave, Crave Coffeehouse, Kingston, ON

2016               Here & There: an Exhibition, Greater Goods, Calgary, AB

2016               The Travelling Artisan, Blindman Brewery, Lacombe, AB

2015                Wake the Dreams into Realities, To the Stars OT, Lacombe, AB

2015                Summer Exhibition, Copper Lane Hair Studios, Lacombe, AB

2014               Timely Textures, Elevate Activewear, Art Walk St Albert, St Albert, AB

2013                Art Walk 2013, Timeworn Charm, Lacombe Culture + Harvest Festival, Lacombe,

2012                The Longest Walk Home: An Installation, Show and Show, Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary, AB

2012                Muse, the Coven Gallery, Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary, AB



2019 Waterway 144 ft, Invista Centre, City of Kingston, Kingston, ON

2019 It’s a Jungle, Oxford Learning, Kingston, ON

2017               Breathe it All in, Lululemon, Kingston, ON

2018               All Kinds of Love, Lululemon, Kingston, ON

2018 Coral Reef, Private Commission, Kingston, ON

2018               Crash Studio - Collaborative Mural, Agnes Etherington Arts Centre, Queen's University, Kingston, ON

2018               Lemons, Private Commission, Kingston, ON

2018               Chase a Dream - Neuro Race Weekend, Norman Rogers Airport, Kingston, ON

2018               Catch up, Keep Up, Get Ahead, Oxford Learning Centre, Kingston, ON



2019 Small Works Kingston, Tett Gallery, Kingston, ON

2019 Tett Tuesday Spring Exhibition, Tett Gallery, Kingston, ON

2018 Tett Tuesday Winter Exhibition, Tett Gallery, Kingston, ON

2017                Modern Yule, Modern Fuel, Tett Centre for Creativity + Learning, Kingston, ON

2015/2016       Encore Annual Art Sale + Celebration of Creative Expression, Memorial Centre Lacombe, AB

2014                Calgary Art Walk, Stephen Avenue, Calgary, AB

2013                Artists in Italy, Julian Hyzler, Tuscany, Italy

2013                Grad Show 2013, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, AB

2013                An Opening of Art, Calgary Creative Arts + Culinary Foundation, F2 Furnishings, Calgary, AB

2013                Marginalia: Negotiating the Margin of Understanding, Luke Lindoe Library,  Calgary, AB

2012                Again, What Do You Paint? A Fourth Year Painting Show, Main Mall, Alberta  College of Art + Design, Calgary, AB

2012                Fiber Department Open House, Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary , AB

2012                Ellis Bird Farm 30th Anniversary Nestboxes, Ellis Bird Farm Museum, Lacombe, AB

2012                Bodyworks – a Figurative Paintings Show, the Wall Gallery, Alberta College of Art  + Design, Calgary, AB

2012                Third and Fourth Year Painting Show + Silent Auction, Student/Faculty Show,  Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary, AB

2012                Silkscreen: Archeology of the Object, Print Media, 3rd Floor, Alberta College of Art  + Design, Calgary, AB

2012                Silkscreen: Mapping, Print Media, 3rd Floor, Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary, AB

2012                You Paint What? A Third Year Painting Show, Main Mall, Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary, AB

2011                Coven Gallery Opening Show, the Coven Gallery, Calgary, AB

2011/2012        Artist Proof Gallery’s Annual Exhibition and Exchange, Alberta Printmakers Gallery, Calgary, AB

2011                Painting Year 2, J.B Quinn Centre for Corporate Training, Red Deer College, AB

2011                Variations Student Show, Juried, Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery, Red Deer, AB

2010                Portrait of an Artist: Painting, Juried, Red Deer College, AB

2010                Student Drawing Show, Juried, Red Deer College Library, AB

2010                Student Works, Affairs of the Arts Fundraiser Event, Juried, Red Deer, AB



2018-19                 Marketing + Programming Coordinator, Tett Centre for Creativity + Learning, Kingston, ON www.tettcentre.org

2011-19                 Visual Artist, Art Educator, Program Coordinator, Freelancer, The Travelling Artisan www.daniellefolkerts.com

2018-19                 Arts Coordinator, Consulting, (freelance), Kingston Accommodation Partners, Tourism Kingston, Kingston, ON

2018-19                Travel Trade Committee, Tourism Kingston, Kingston ON

2017-18                 Arts Educator, Program Development, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen's University, Kingston, ON

2018-19                 Arts Facilitator, Crisis Line (volunteer), Sexual Assault Centre Kingston, Kingston,

2017-18                 Arts Administration, Rentals Assistant, Communications, Tett Centre for Creativity + Learning, Kingston, ON

2017-19                 Muralist & Installations, Sales, Lululemon, Kingston, ON

2016-17                 Manager, Curator, Art Instructor, Program Coordinator, The Kingston Collective, Kingston, ON

2016                      Art Educator, Curriculum Development, The Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning, Kingston, ON

2011-16                 Art Instructor, Programming, Curriculum Development, Lacombe Christian School, Lacombe, AB

2016                     Art Instructor, Lacombe Art Guild, Lacombe, AB

2015-16                 Art Instructor, To the Stars Occupation Therapy + Wellness Centre, Lacombe, AB

2007-16                Marketing, Sales, Timeworn Charm, Lacombe, AB

2013-14                 Sales, Merchandising, Instructor, Kensington Art Supply + Instruction, Calgary, AB

2011                       Visual Arts Department Hiring Committee, Red Deer College, Red Deer, AB

2011                       Assistant Printmaking Technician, Printmaking Studio, Red Deer College, Red Deer, AB


2018-19 Travel Trade Committee, Tourism Kingston, Kingston ON

2018                Kingston Handloom Weavers + Spinners, Kingston, ON

2017                 Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre Member, Kingston, ON

2016-18            Kingston Arts Council, Kingston, ON

2015-16            Alberta Craft Council, Edmonton, AB

2013                 Lacombe Culture + Harvest Festival, Lacombe, AB

2013                 Calgary Creative Arts and Culinary Foundation, Calgary, AB

2010-11            Visual Arts Society, Red Deer College, Red Deer, AB


| PUBLICATIONS & PRESS             

Insider Itineraries - Danielle Folkerts, Visit Kingston, By Kingston Accommodation Partners, March 2019


Women in the Workplace, Sumer Keffer, Ryerson University, March 2018

Local Leads: Artist Studios + Collectives, The Maker's guide to Kingston, by Taylor Norris, Visit Kingston, Page 13, Published August 2017

The Morning Show, Global News: CKWS TV, 10 minute live segment, August 18, 2017, Kingston, ON

Featured Artist of the Week: Danielle Folkerts, Expression K-Town, Published on July 24, 2017


The Kingston Collective, ReFINEd Kingston - Spring 2017, Published on Apr 19, 2017, Page 14-17 https://issuu.com/refinedkingstonmagazine/docs/refined_kingston_-_spring_2017/15

11 ways to spend valentine’s day in the ygk, Visit Kingston, Tianna Edwards, February 2017 11-ways-to-spend-valentines-day-in-the-ygk

Discovering New Hobbies for 2017, CKWS TV, LIVE watercolour demo/Tett workshops, January 5, 2017

Hoot Hoot! PA Day at the Tett with The Travelling Artisan, Snapd Kingston, print, November 2017 Issue

Young artists and performers honored with Arts Endowment awards, Lacombe Globe, May 11, 2016 http://www.lacombeglobe.com/2016/05/11/young-artists-and-performers-honoured-with-arts-endowment-awards

Canvas & Cabernet: Supporting the Arts in Lacombe, City of Lacombe News, April 8, 2016 http://thelacombecityhallblog.blogspot.ca/2016/04/canvas-and-cabernet-in-support-for-art.html

Arts & Leisure: Lacombe-based artist excited to share her works with the community, Lacombe Express + Red Deer Express (full page), December 31, 2015, Lacombe + Red Deer, AB  http://www.lacombeexpress.com

Encore Annual Art Sale + Celebration of Creative Expression, Lacombe ExpressApril 23, 2015, Lacombe, AB                  

Marginalia, Luke Lindoe Library, Alberta College of Art + Design http://library.acad.ca/downloads/Marginalia.pdf

Makers to Know: Danielle Folkerts | The Travelling Artisan, Wildhumm.com, April 24, 2015 http://wildhumm.com/blog/2015/4/23/makers-to-know-danielle-folkerts-the-traveling-artisan



2016               Little Free Library, public commission, City of Lacombe, Terrace Ridge School, Lacombe, AB

2013               Osum Oil Sands, private, Trigger Communications & Design Ltd,  Calgary, AB

2013               Luke Lindoe Library Collection, public, Alberta College of Art + Design, AB

2011                RDC Permanent Collection, public, Red Deer College, AB



2018              CFB Kingston Spring Fair, CFB Kingston, Kingston, ON 

2017               Fat Goose Craft Fair, Grant Hall, Queens University, Kingston, ON

2017               Kingston Women's Art Festival, City Park, Kingston, ON

2017               Cheerfully Made: Spring, Almonte, ON

2017               Meet the Makers Mixer + Pop Up Market, The Kingston Collective, Kingston, ON

2016               Fat Goose Holiday Craft Fair, Grant Hall, Queens University, Kingston, ON

2016               Cheerfully Made Holiday Market, Almonte Old Town Hall, Almonte, ON

2016               Etsy: Made in Canada with Fat Goose Craft Collective, Grant Hall, Queens University, Kingston, ON

2016               Vixens of Vintage Spring Fling Market, Bowness Community Connection, Calgary, AB

2016               Vixens of Vintage Spring Fling Market, Prince of Wales Armouries, Edmonton, AB

2015                Lacombe Community Market: Christmas Market, Lacombe Memorial Centre, AB

2015                Little Deer Market: Holiday Artisan Showcase, Eastgate Centre, Innisfail, AB

2015               The Vixens of Vintage, Prince of Wales Armouries, Edmonton, AB

2015                Last Stop Before Christmas, Lacombe Memorial Centre, Lacombe, AB

2015                All Things Pretty, Festival Hall, Red Deer, AB

2015               Encore Annual Art Sale + Celebration of Creative Expression, Memorial Centre, AB

2013-2015      Bentley Art Bazaar, Bentley Rodeo, Bentley Community Hall, Bentley, AB

2014               Calgary Art Walk, Stephen Ave, Calgary, AB



“5-stars! Easy to find, lots of parking, clean bright environment, energetic, fun and engaging instructor!" Sandi Zellick, 2019

"I'm so thankful you put this list together for us. It is really nice to have guidance on buying good supplies that won't break the bank to get started. I really enjoyed the workshop last night. It was nice to be introduced to watercolours but more than that it was nice to be in a room of lovely people and... painting is so relaxing! It totally took my mind of work. Thanks for offering your continued help. I'll be sure to share a photo of a future painting!" - Sandra, April 2017

“One of my favourite boss babes is @thetravellingartisan. Not only is her artwork amazing, but her business acumen is unbelievable and her heart is so kind.” – Brittany Brander, Bourbon & Honey, 2016

“Danielle Folkerts is a mixed media artist with a true passion for her craft and travel. Her artwork is crafted beautifully and thoughtfully, and I’m happy to have her on the blog this week! Read on to find all about her inspirations, goals, and advice for folks just starting out.” – Makers to Know, WildHumm.com, 2015

“I’d like to introduce the art, lifestyle and radiant personality of Danielle Folkerts Studio! This person…is an art juggernaut. Currently on a residency in BC she is always on move in the art world. Whether it’s her brilliant watercolours of gems, mountains, or nature, or her extremely popular Little Hoots, or teaching workshops around Central Alberta or hiking or canoeing or travelling or making videos or tabling at art fairs or making the best care packages for her clients, family and friends….I may have already broke my “too wordy goal.”

Suffice to say, there are so many phenomenal things about the Danielle Folkerts Studio. It’s clear as glass she’s doing what she loves and it shines through in all her ventures…But you know what I think is the best thing about Danielle? She’s honest. Her blogs show you exactly what’s going on in her career and how much hard work she puts into this. If you ever feel lost in your practice, read her blog. It’ll remind you of why you’re doing what you love and to always push through.” – Amber Solberg, 2015

“…I have had the pleasure of having a professional working relationship with Miss. Folkerts for the past six years during our studies at Red Deer College and the Alberta College of Art & Design.  Specifically, Danielle and I worked together curating the student exhibition, Marginalia, (2013) and exhibited together in the Illingswork Kerr Gallery for our graduating farewell exhibition, (2013). Danielle is an extremely talented emerging artist, who is respectful, hardworking, professional, and a joy to work with.  Her energy and passion are effusive and anyone who comes in contact with her can only be affected by her zest for the arts. Danielle is a young artist but one who’s body of work shows a depth of maturity and conceptual rich context…” – Brenda Danbrook, 2015

“I absolutely love this painting! It’s wild, colorful, & hints of adventure. The artist is a beautiful soul as well. I highly recommend purchasing from Danielle, simply because so much love & insight is captured within her work. Her work will brighten up your soul & home! ” – Michelle Russo, Etsy, March 2015