"It's so much fun! We get to try new things all the time. I like drawing the best" Simon (8)
"I like to take my time with my paintings. I don't like to rush. At Philippa's studio she doesn't make me hurry" Tina (16)
About Philippa Glossop
"I don't know my favorite piece. I like them all" Ben (5)
"I like the type of watercolours Philippa has, they are very bright and we get to paint on fabric with them. My favorite project was batik because I like using the bees wax"
Philippa Glossop is the owner of Philippa’s Young @ Art, a visual arts school for children in Maple Ridge. She has taught in Kamloops for over twenty years where she is well known for her commitment to art education throughout school district, the City of Kamloops, the Kamloops Art Gallery and St. Ann’s Academy. She has chaired a number of informal fundraising committees raising money for art programs for elementary school children and has collaborated with high school students to exhibit their work in public venues. Since her move to Maple Ridge, Philippa now dedicates her time teaching her students through her own art studio and through the ACT. She also volunteers her time with special needs groups teaching art to students with severe autism. When she is not working with students she is creating her own work in her studio. Philippa has a BFA from Queen’s University and her Masters of Education from Thompson Rivers University focusing on creativity. She lives in Maple Ridge with her husband, two sons and her dog.
"I made one of my favorite paintings at Philippa's studio. It's quite a big stretched canvas and its a picture of a pear and leaves. I used modelling paste to get extra texture and I layered on acrylic paints with a brush and rag. My parents have it hanging in the living room where we can all see it"