My name is Melissa Star Charles, and I also go by Charlie Star. I am a visual artist and arts educator. Since graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from OCAD University, I have had the pleasure and privilege of travelling internationally to Europe, the Caribbean and South Africa to participate in art studies and residencies. With the addition of being formally trained, I have cultivated an experience and knowledge-based practice that is fueled by a tolerant and expansive worldview. This greatly influences my work and instruction style.
In my classes we explore a variety of techniques and styles for an opportunity to discover new materials and forms of expression. My aim is to encourage students every step of the way, supporting their development in skill, creative thinking and visual expression!