STRIPED BOOKMARK FOUNDER, Lori Whillier
I'm a growing artist, among other things. I've been teaching children in grades K-6 for over 20 years in the public school system. I taught various grades and worked as a Visual Arts specialist at Virginia Park School for 14 years. Working my entire career in arts based schools has helped me develop a deeper passion for the arts, specifically how they transform people and transcend time.
I am currently working with the Edmonton Public School Division as a Visual Arts Consultant. I create supports and professional development for K-6 teachers in the area of Visual Arts.
I'm married, my twin boys are in grade 11 and we own a black purring machine named Crackie. Bernese Mountain dogs have always been a part of our family life. We should have a new member of the family again soon as we just said farewell to our last dog, Fergus. He was a special guy and was known to keep the studio floor warm from time to time. 🖤
For me, this past year at the studio has allowed me to meet some amazing little artists, get to know some great families and continue to bring my passion for the arts to others.
I hope your children will come and create with us!
INSTRUCTOR & ASSISTANT, Anna
Hardworking, creative, dedicated, kind, and a true leader. Anna can be found in the studio assisting during classes, leading with her own inspirational work during artist trading card workshops, and tending to other random business related duties at the studio. Not to mention, being an all out phenomenal young human.
METALSMITH & SHOP OWNER, Carrie
Our collaborative, friendly, neighborhood studio space is the brainchild and result of the immense hard work of this human. Carrie is the owner of Two Carrots Studio & Co. where she creates, day in and out, as a metalsmith artist. A year ago she took a leap to begin her next adventure by anchoring her creativity in the heart of the French Quarter. Including, a little room of surprises called, The Tiny Shop Upstairs, a unique boutique which features the work of over 30 local artisans, for sale, ready for you! (shop local... hint hint, poke poke, nudge nudge) The Striped Bookmark is happy to be partnered up with this creative, innovative, strong, woman and artist.