Looking for a unique creative + community experience? Discover your artistic voice!
Welcome! I’m Danielle Folkerts. As an artist, art educator and creative mentor I strive to create engaging, educational, and simply enjoyable artistic experiences. I aim to inspire and instill creative confidence through innovative opportunities that allow you to explore and experiment with art. You don’t have to be an artist or have previous experience to create. I am happy to provide you with the support you need at your own level. When attending my classes, I don’t want you to simply go home with a new piece of art, I want you to go home buzzing with inspiration and a sense of creative potential and community. All you need to do is show up with enthusiasm and an open mind, and the rest in taken care of. Through creating a comfortable and upbeat learning environment, supporting local businesses, and sharing my own skills and experience I hope to provide you with a unique and unforgettable experience!
I have organized and created workshops for schools, community centres, small businesses, wellness centres, military groups, home parties, fundraisers and more! I work with all ages and I am happy to adapt each workshop for the appropriate audience and experience level. With my wide range of experience I am able to organize and tailor workshops that fit your specific needs and interests. I work with a variety of mediums including: acrylic, watercolour, collage, printmaking, fibre art, and kid's crafts. I work hard to be a continued creative resource for all of my students and community. Currently, you can find me running my own workshops all around Kingston, Ontario and area. See below for all upcoming events, previous classes, and great "workshops in action" shots!
Let's collaborate! I love bringing communities together through creativity. I am open to working with different mediums, venues, groups and businesses! Are you interested in taking a workshop, arranging a private group party, or in working with me? Send me an email! I am happy to answer your questions, or give you a quote. For all event, workshop, and project inquires please expect to budget for materials and a Professional Artist Fee. Please note, I am a one-woman-show, my availability is limited. Thank you for your ongoing support. Let's make some magic! – Danielle Folkerts
PiCATso WATERCOLOUR WORKSHOP at Southpaw Cat Cafe - SOLD OUT
Painting with cats? Yes please! Join local artist Danielle Folkerts for a very special event at Southpaw Cat Café! Join us March 8th for an unforgettable night of watercolour painting and great cat company. Learn a variety of essential watercolour techniques, enjoy a live painting demonstration, and paint your own cat-work masterpiece to take home!
No experience required. All art supplies, instruction, and an optional key-image are provided for you. Please note the café will be open for you to purchase any coffee, tea or treats! Bonus: Bring a printed-out image of your own cat OR have-a-go at capturing the “essence” of one of your cat classmates!
Please register to reserve your space. Spots are limited! No refunds, so please plan carefully or send a friend instead! 10+
SOUTHPAW CAT CAFE
Southpaw is a cat cafe in Kingston, Ontario that opened its doors in November 2016. The cafe blends the owner's love of cats and coffee with his love of boxing! Hold on, what is a cat cafe, exactly? A cat cafe is a place to enjoy a cup of coffee in the company of playful cats. Yes, you can actually pet them while you sip your mocha. Yes, you can adopt them if you'd like to. We have a small breakfast and lunch menu, as well as a number of interesting and unique dessert options, for both vegans and non-vegans. At a given time, we typically have between 5 to 8 friendly, adoptable cats in the cafe. If you're interested in adopting, visit our partners at Kingston Animal Rescue. www.southpawcatcafe.com
UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE AGNES ETHERINGTON ART CENTRE AT QUEEN'S
THURSDAYS, 3 TO 5 PM
15 FEBRUARY–26 APRIL 2018
Shaped by teens, Crash Studio brings forth a collision of creative minds who find common ground through art making. Responding to the visual culture in the galleries and to social issues faced by teens, Crash Studio is a platform for self-expression across art media. This free, drop-in program is facilitated by local artists, and is made possible by the generosity of our members and donors. Materials included.
"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 great to be introduced to watercolours, but more than that it was wonderful 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