ERIN BONIFERRO is the owner, head instructor, buyer, and paint brush cleaner of Collage Collage. ¬†She is a practicing artist with 10 years of teaching experience that started in the back yard with her siblings in Ontario and ended up at several large art organizations in greater Vancouver. She earned a BA from Emily Carr University in 2002.
CLAIRE SCHAGERL is an artist, illustrator and toy maker who holds her BFA from Emily Carr University. Her line of soft toys, Thistletown Studio, stems from her love of textiles, stitching, nature and inspiring play.
LIZ TOOHEY-WIESE has been an artist ever since she can remember. She received her degree in Visual Arts at Emily Carr University in 2011, but has also made work while studying in France and taking part in an artist residency in Iceland. When she isn’t at Collage Collage, Liz can be found teaching swimming lessons, drinking tea, or possibly hiking (or drawing) the North Shore mountains.
FRIEDA RAYE GREEN joined Collage Collage in the Fall of 2012. She’s an artist living and working in Vancouver with a practise that currently focuses on video works, essentially making moving collages – so you can imagine how well she fits in at the shop. Drawing remains an integral part of her practise, which you’ll see her flexing on a regular basis while she teaches a number of Drop In and registered classes for kids 2-12.