LaurelVlieg - Bio


Two of my life long passions are creating with my hands and encouraging others to create. I have had the privilege to combine these two loves in teaching for much of my career. Currently, I am a practicing artist and  teach classes in ceramics or painting at a Middle/High School, at the Surrey Art Gallery and in my home studio to children and adults. I graduated from U of A. with a B.Ed. & a minor in Visual art and began my teaching career in a regular classroom and several years later I became the Art Specialist to Middle School students.  After having two children I returned to school at Emily Carr University of Art & Design with a Ceramic and Painting focus.    I have lived in New Zealand with my family and travelled to 7 countries around the world. These opportunities have opened my eyes to cultural experiences and the beautiful differences in our world.  I now open my home to people from other countries as a homestay parent as a way to bring the world to my family.  My other interests include: working with youth, sewing, reading, walking my dogs, sharing a great cup of coffee or preparing a great meal for family or friends!