top of page

cultivating skilled creativity

In-Person and Online offerings with Lorenda Harder, BFA BEd 

LH parties.png

Art Party Events

Full Art Workshops

Suitable for ALL ages and skill levels for Birthday Parties, Bachelorettes, Date Nights, Sip and Paint with a Ladies' Night Out, Wineries, and more. 

"I am not creative at I was nervous and didn't think it would be fun. But I had a great time and I even show off my painting at home now! "

Gail Bentley

"Everyone loved it - you truly have a great thing"

Pam Sterling, Sterling Events

art bursts.png

1.5 Hour Workshops

or nine 1-hour lessons

Create unique works of art while exploring various materials and themes. A therapeutic emphasis is available upon request. Ages 3 through Adult.

"I never thought I could produce the high caliber of art that I have learned so quickly how to make "

Adult Student 2023

"I asked my girl  what she was most proud of...'My artwork, especially the artwork I do at Mrs H's house'"

A Niagara Mom 2020

faith arts lessons.png

Art with a Spiritual Twist

Will design to suit

Upon request, a Christian faith-based emphasis is available for private or group lessons, church groups, schools, and Home Educators. 

"I didn't notice how much I was learning" 

Middle School Student

"My art course with Niagara Arts Academy was immediately accepted for high school university-level credit by George Brown College in Toronto" 

High School Student 2023 



NAA final logo.png

Home Teaching Studi

9 Jubilee Drive, St. Catharines ON

Ample, free street parking


Mobile: 289-783-1545

(Text or leave a message)


Lorenda Harder


Educational background:


Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

Bachelor of Education (BEd)

How My Teaching Stands Out

  • both a professional artist and teacher

  • guaranteed success

  • individualized tutoring  for maximum skill-building and personal expression 

  • experience with exceptionalities

  • therapeutic and spiritual emphasis offered

Happy Parent, ​May 2023 

"Lorenda is an accomplished artist and an enthusiastic, kind, and encouraging teacher - she was able to draw out the very best in my child." 

Adult Student, June 2023

 "I learned a lot and look at things differently now!" 

Google Review excerpts:

"My reluctant artist is now exuberantly artistic because of Mrs. H's contagious love of art." 

"My boys were very uninterested in creating art before beginning classes with Mrs. H."

"We've all discovered a love for visual arts together."


While drawing this very bird with berries at the age of seven, I decided that I wanted to one day be an artist and teacher. 

My natural passion and eventual professional training led to decades of creating in the arts and guiding students of all ages, skill levels, and various exceptionalities in the arts. After a few years in private and public education and as a self-employed artist, I home-educated my own children through high school and, in 2010, established Niagara Arts Academy (NAA) where I offer my studio space and guidance in various ways - with in-person and online private tutoring, group art lessons, art parties, and full courses. 


Seeing the spark of joy in someone's eyes when they are pleased with their creation remains one of the most satisfying experiences in my life. Like Bob Ross, I encourage joy in my students too. He'd say "You can do anything here - the only prerequisite is that it makes you happy."

bottom of page