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Our mission is to create meaningful connections between artists, their materials, and the creative process.
As practicing artists, we understand the care and energy that goes into your work, and the difference it makes to have a knowledgeable community to support and celebrate that. The ARTiculations team aspires to be both helpful and accessible. Our approach to service means asking questions, listening, and learning about you, your work and your current materials. We can personally vouch for our unique selection of high-quality art materials and tools; hand-selected for value, and influenced by our discussions with you.
We want to help you find the best fit, not the most expensive product.We are proud of the lasting relationships we build with artists - in Toronto and beyond - and are honoured to be trusted as their choice for materials.
We believe in the power of creativity and the joy of making art.
So, please, tell us all about your project – we want to hear about it.
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Meet the Team
Heather Phillips (she/her) Owner & Creative Navigator
Heather is an ambitious entrepreneur, artist, curator and instructor. She graduated with a BFA in Studio Art from York University in 2008, specializing in sculpture and painting. She co-founded creative hub ARTiculations in 2011 out of a desire to create meaningful connections between artists, their materials and the creative process. In the 10+ years since opening, Heather has coordinated over 500 art classes and workshops, curated over 70 exhibitions and coordinated close to 50 community events.
Heather sits on the board of directors for the Junction BIA, and is very hands-on in community programming. In addition to maintaining ARTiculations and her own artistic practice, Heather is a freelance instructor, delivering workshops which can be adapted for a variety of groups. She also develops custom trainings, workshops, and sessions for groups. Please get in touch if you think she would be a good fit to work with you on something.
Marie Boal (she/her) Creative Navigator
Marie started with ARTiculations in 2014. She brings over 25 years of experience in operations and project management within the arts and museums sectors to the shop. As a painter and assembler of puppets and curio boxes she loves helping people find their dream supplies. Marie chose to join the ARTiculations Team after leaving museums as she was attracted to the creative energy and multiple facets of this west end artists' hub. She stays for the community and joy.
Megan Bray (she/her) Creative Navigator
Megan joined the ARTiculations Team in 2015. She is an artist and educator with a focus in drawing and painting.
Rowan Goodfellow (they/them) Creative Navigator
Rowan started with ARTiculations as a volunteer for our camp and community programs and officially joined as a staff member in 2017. They are an Artist and Maker with a focus in Printmaking and currently attending OCADU.