Dawn gained recognition early in her career. She has been honored as the first place winner of painting & 2 years of scholarship when she was only 16. Dawn presents her artworks and her students’ chosen art pieces by arranging both private and public exhibitions.She has donated numbers of her valued works to MSC Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada , IWOO & Pahlavi Hospital and has been involved closely with her community at the time.
Dawn has been honored the Richmond Hill Mayor’s choice award and recognition and her art piece has been purchased thru Mill Pond Gallery and has placed at the town hall of Richmond Hill city.
Dawn’s childhood interest in art matured into a love of painting and photography and teaching art subjects by her early twenties. Exposure to the French Impression painters such as Claude Monet had a great influence on the young artist, and directed the course of her career early on.
Since 2007 Dawn has turned her attention on Art Portfolio for students who apply for art universities/colleges & art high schools. Largely a self-taught Artist, Dawn has a passion and joy for discovering answers to the complexities found in the works of art therapy. In recent years she has successfully started working with students under special learning programs.It is the knowledge & experience and her strong understanding of her students that creates a strong bond which leads to the greatest results.
- Bachelor of Industrial design, University of Art
- Diploma of Graphic Design, Motamed Art Institute
- Certification of Auto Cad Drafting from Academy of Drafting and Design
- Digital Painting, Brush Strokes Co.
- Painting on canvas from beginning , Private institute of Art 1989-1994
- Photography in Black and White, Private institute of Art 1989-1994
- Design and Decorating, Private institute of Art 1995-1996
- IIAEM (International Institute for Adult Education Methods) 1996-1998
- Freelance Artist & Art Teacher, Ziba Gallery 2002-Present
- Visual Art Teacher , Royal Crest Academy 2011-2013
- Senior Art Director , DZIGN 2014 – Present
- Art Portfolio Instructor,Schwartz/Reisman Centre Since September 2016
- 1987 MTD Art Gallery
- 1988 MTD Art Gallery
- 1989 MTD Art Gallery
- 1990 MTD Art Gallery
- 2005 XC Art restoration / Toronto
- 2007 York Dale /Toronto
- 2008 Mill Pond Gallery/ Richmond Hill
- 2011 Boynton house /Richmond Green /Richmond Hill
What Students say?
“Once I came across Ziba Gallery’s website, I knew this is the right place. I was caught by the description of holistic and peaceful learning environment. And indeed, at my art lessons with Dawn, I explored different art methods and techniques in a very warm and encouraging environment. Working with Dawn, there is no art task that is too challenging. Dawn is encouraging and at the same time setting high standards, which result with feeling successful, gaining art skills as well as producing impressive art work. I recommend taking art classes with Dawn to everyone who wanted to explore art even if they aren’t sure about their artistic skills. Dawn will make you create art you might never thought you can. “
I became interested in art pretty late in my childhood in my teen years.It came time for me to make the important education choices and I choose to follow the path of art.This art class exceeded my expectations and opened a whole new world of possibilities. It made me realize the significance art can play in you everyday life. From beginning to end there was so much i learned and the progress i made surprised me and everyone else.The one person I am truly grateful to have been taught by is Dawn. She is amazing, not just a teacher but so much more.A true artist an inspiration and a true friend. This class was a trail into a world that I would not have imagined myself to ever be in. All thanks to this class and the creator,Dawn. Thank you ever so much.
Dawn’s method gives you confidence as well as enough knowledge to become an artist. …Being a first time art student seemed dauting but I was surprised with the result after the first coupl of classes at Ziba Gallery. Dawn’s method gives you confidence as well as enough knowledge to become an artist. Her classes are fun, relaxing and certainly professional.Now I am abale to make beautiful master pieces not only to decorate my house with my own art, but also to proudly give them to my friends and family for their birthday or any other important occasion. I definitely recommend Ziba Gallery!
I’m Christina and studying art at Ziba Gallery semi private lessons. I love drawing, I love painting, I love sketching, and these are all things I do. Paintings can be so beautiful and sometimes you think, did I really do that? Of course sometimes the teacher helps you out, but after a while, you get the hang of it and start doing things yourself. In each class with Dawn I learn something new and interesting. I’m learning hoe to take my steps to do beautiful works on my own . It’s so much fun putting paint on a palette and dipping the brush in the colour and be able to express my feelings through my paintings. It’s always great to see the proud faces of my parents when I bring my paintings home and it’s very nice to stare at them in my house . I’m very thankful to my teacher. One day I’m going to be one famous artist, just you wait!
Visual arts are the very strong tools of communication and learning how to use this skill has an impact in our life.
ART PORTFOLIO PREPRATION
Are you planning to apply or an Art college or University?Then you definitely need a good presentable Art Portfolio.
PAINT & RELAX
Using visual art is one of the greatest ways to decrease the daily stress because it is essentially therapeutic.