Svetlana is a Russian-born visual artist living and creating in Vernon.
Svetlana loves sharing her passion for art through teaching. She is convinced that art skills are as important as reading and writing, and can be acquired by anyone, just like reading and writing.
Trained as a philologist and an English teacher, Svetlana has always been passionate about art and art history, and learnt to draw and paint through books and self-instruction. After moving to Canada, she took workshops and courses in photography and filmmaking in Halifax, drawing in Quebec, and painting, pottery and illustration in Vernon. Photography being her principal way of self-expression, she enjoys the experimental and educational process of blurring the line between different forms of visual art.
Svetlana currently teaches a variety of youth art classes here at the Vernon Community Arts Centre and is an active member of Vernon Photography Club, often contributing to their educational programming.
Svetlana’s photographic work has been exhibited in local galleries as well as at the Okanagan Artisan Guild Show and Lake Country ArtWalk. To see more of Svetlana’s photographic work, follow her on Facebook and Instagram!
Monday to Thursday
9:30am to 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday
9:30am to 4:30pm
Sundays & Stat Holidays
* Closed for Sanitization between
12:30-1:30pm and 4:30-5:00pm
Vernon Community Arts Centre
2704A Hwy 6, Vernon, BC V1T 5G5