We are rethinking everything.
New Art Classes
Moving to a primarily online learning experience, we are able to offer classes that bring things to a smaller level. We can approach concepts more indepth and with more time to process than in-person sessions.
We plan to have interviews and artists talks via instagram live. Stay tuned for when to join in! Follow us @artschoolgreenz on instagram!
Online and In Person
We are moving towards a model that will make more available online and then use in person time for events versus traditional studio classes.
“I have just completed the Intro Into oil painting class and have moved on to stencil making.
The classes have been filled with students of all abilities and interests, but everyone has benefited from the great instruction and sharp observations of Asher Mains. I’ve learnt some new skills and had many laughs.
I highly recommend Art School Greenz!”
Asher Mains started Art School Greenz in 2015 with a 6 week drawing class in a classroom at his alma mater, Berean Christian Academy in St. George’s. While completing a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Practice, Mains saw the need for art education in Grenada beyond secondary school. Not only were there people that wanted to hone their skills but there was also a need for a core that a creative community could build around. Art School Greenz has since seen over 100 students engage in creative processes, making art but also attending art events/exhibits and collecting art as well!
Mains, an internationally exhibited artist, offers students not just technical skills but a trajectory for where they can take their art beyond the classroom. Currently giving classes at Art House 473 in Calliste, Art School Greenz continues to grow and find creative methods for offering relevant art education in Grenada (Greenz).
Mains has a B.A. in Intercultural Studies from Calvin College and has an MFA in Creative Practice from Transart Institute, accredited by Plymouth University, UK.
LaVanda Mireles is a visual artist from Colorado, USA, who lives and creates art in Grenada. LaVanda’s art education began at a young age where some of her earliest memories are of drawing at the kitchen table with her mother. In elementary school and in high school, her art teachers taught invaluable lessons in observation. While at Regis University, LaVanda studied painting and drawing. There, she improved in her mark making skills during drawing and pastel classes and began expressing herself through mixed media collages.
Throughout her education, her mentors encouraged and challenged LaVanda to take risks and push her creative boundaries. Today, her primary focus is in creating cyanotypes. Her painterly application of the light sensitive chemicals and use of found objects is unique to her unconventional use of a traditional photographic medium. Since 2016, LaVanda has been guiding students through the creative process and sharing her knowledge as a volunteer art instructor at Art School Greenz.
A self-taught artist, Susan Mains is a Grenadian. She grew up in Grenada, and her family is 4 generations grafted in—since 1950. For more than 30 years Susan Mains has been pursuing the mystery of the Caribbean in her painting, writing, and now mixed media works. Her work has been exhibited in the Caribbean, Canada, USA, Germany, Australia, Italy, Colombia, Brazil, and China The paintings are much sought after,and are collected internationally.