The Dream Team
Who We Are
Operations Lead + Teacher
Julie is a Registered Early Childhood Educator who has worked with infants, toddlers, preschool, and school-age children predominantly in early learning settings and home-based care. Julie truly loves exploring and learning with young children and discovering new ways of thinking both in and out of the classroom. She is an advocate for outdoor learning, loose parts, and of course, the wonders of art and sensory playwork for children of all ages. Julie's other passions include being active, baking, travelling, and spending time with her family and kitty!
Julie also maintains a social media account dedicated to supporting and talking about educators mental health and well-being.
Graphics Designer + Teacher
Korin is an aspiring Child Life Specialist who currently assists children and families through challenges they face during hospitalization and their medical journeys. She is an active advocate for pediatric psychosocial care and remains passionate about serving sick children to provide a sense of normalcy to patients and families.
Korin has a passion for using her child development knowledge to create meaningful programming to help children build necessary skills to flourish. She loves working with children as their curious minds, energetic souls, innocent spirits, and resilience truly inspire her. Korin is passionate about using foundations of play and Process Art to provide children with the opportunity to explore, engage, and express themselves.
Korin values the uniqueness and creative mind of every child and looks forward to connecting with children through art as part of the Thankful
Family Art House.
My name is Vanessa Troubitsin and I am a Registered Kids Yoga Teacher with a passion for the arts! I love any form of self-expression whether it be through my yoga practice, painting, baking, or my curated playlists.
I am an adventurous soul who loves to explore and try new things even if it makes me feel uncomfortable because I have learned that trying new things helps us grow!
I’m currently studying Psychology at York University with hopes to become an Art Therapist. I’m a strong believer that kids are naturally expressive and creative beings and feel that the visual arts is a great tool to help kids navigate their inner and outer world.
Follow @mysolalchemy if you’d like to follow along my self-love and growth journey!
Our Community Partners
My name is Brandon Baghaee. I currently attend OCAD University in the Drawing and Painting program. I enjoy working with children creatively through imagination and teaching artistic skills.
In my work, I showcase people of colour in everyday events and fantasies, influenced by my bi-racial experiences growing up Persian and Black. My artistic experiences involve participating in numerous exhibitions, participating in last year's Toronto Outdoor Art Fair and being commissioned by the City of Toronto to paint five portraits for Black History Month. Also, painting a pole on Mount Pleasant Village in collaboration with STEPS Public Art, being in the STEPS Public Art 2022 forum and organizing an artist walkway at Richmond Green for Black History Month.