Join the Team

Hello!

Thanks for taking a peek into our little studio.
We teach art to children in our beautiful studio, focusing on technique, art history & culture
We want to bring joy to our community & encourage a love of learning in children.


Our studio

Have you heard of hygge? This is how we want to live. Hygge is the Danish word for feeling cozy, happy, relaxed & peaceful, alone or with friends. It’s a way of looking at & feeling about life, an appreciation of the lovely little things in life, both human & inanimate. It’s about sharing those things with others, creating spaces where people can get together & be confident that they won’t be lonely. It’s enjoying the simple things, & loving life, simply.


Our program

Our program follows 4Cats pedagogy founded on building a world that encourages a love of art, beauty & learning, an environment of kindness & happiness, a studio where we all work together in a beautiful, professional & artistic space.

Throughout the program, students can explore a variety of mediums, which encourages a love of learning, independence, creativity & artistic flow.

Students create NEW projects each session, they are guided by our talented instructors, using professional art supplies & are encouraged to engage in talks about inspirational artists.

Our program is structured, organized & extremely well prepared. We use the analogy of a piano lesson. After piano lessons, a child has learned techniques, how to play a piece & is excited for a recital to show what they have learned.

For us, a child creates while learning techniques, art history & culture & is excited to share what they have learned & created with their family. In a child, this encourages confidence and a love of learning while developing their artistic ability.

Hours of researching & planning go into each & every project & curriculum.


We take care of the studio & look after every single thing & detail inside.

We only want what we can look after & make beautiful. We are artists. We are minimalists. We are perfectionists. We are organizers.

We want to work in a clean, safe & healthy environment.

Our motto: “I’m going to make everything around me beautiful – that will be my life.” – Elsie de Wolfe


Holidays & celebrating

We close our doors Dec 24 to Jan 2, as this is often a time when families get together.

Occasionally we close the studios for long weekends, however more often, we believe in celebrating with our community & hold events to share in the joy of celebrating traditions.


Schedule

Summers at the studio are Monday to Friday (either 8:30 – 5 or 10:00 – 6:30 for the Lead curator) & we are busy bees. Lunch is 30 minutes & the studio is bustling. There is lots to do: welcoming our students, building community, making great art, firing the kiln, cleaning, cleaning, cleaning, organizing, communicating with parents, cleaning, cleaning, cleaning & lots of preparation.

September to June (or regular season) the studio is still bustling but in a different way. Our students attend once a week for 1.5 hours. This is lovely as our students become our friends & we become part of the community it takes to raise a child. 🙂

We work Wednesday to Sunday. Our day starts at 11:00 am & ends at 8:30 pm during the week & 8:30 – 6 on Saturdays & Sundays. We take an hour & a half for lunch on weekdays & 1 hour on weekends. Sometimes we sit down together & share a meal as a team or you are welcome to leave the studio & go for a walk, relax, whatever you please. The studio closes during this time.

Between 3:30 pm & 7:30 pm the students are creating their art. From 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm, we are cleaning, cleaning, cleaning, photographing art, organizing & tying up loose ends.

In November & December, the schedule does change a little to accommodate the evening family workshops we offer to our community.


Our Team

A group of friends & artists working together for the love of art. We are partners, as the studio grows, our team grows. Please only apply if this sounds like a dream job. We are looking for people who want to watch the students grow and who want to grow old with us. 🙂


Please apply to join our team:

Please email us at hr@4cats.com include PORTFOLIO OR WEBSITE LINK and resume.

Please include a cover letter outlining:

  1. interests and about you – what you can do and what you want to do.
  2. Whether you are looking for a long term position.
  3. Whether you can commit to working in and maintaining a clean and organized studio.
  4. Whether you can commit to a one year contract.
  5. Are you allergic to cats?

PS: Please note: evening and weekend availability is a must. Being open to travel is an asset. 🙂 *

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