Square Canvas Canal Winchester Ohio
Square Canvas Art Studio: Creating Art and Community
Square Canvas Art Studio is committed to fostering community through art by providing education and opportunities for creative expression. Get your paint on at Square Canvas!
Our Team Supports Your Creative Potential
Square Canvas Art Studio was founded in 2014 by owner, Kristin Harlander. Initially, it was a mobile art studio that offered paint-and-sip events at locations, such as California Pizza Kitchen, On the Border, Claddagh Irish Pub, as well as other restaurants and bars, and private in-home events. In 2022, Square Canvas Art Studio established a studio and special events space at 10 E Waterloo St in downtown Canal Winchester, OH.
The studio’s offerings have expanded to include splatter paint and pour paint classes, as well as drawing, crafts, and events for kids and adults. You can join a public art event or host your own private party, which has seating for 36 students and a splatter paint and pour paint studio.
The team of artist-educators at Square Canvas Art Studio is passionate about providing a unique and welcoming atmosphere for students of all ages and skill levels to explore their creative potential.
Meet Our Team
Owner & Creativity Director
Kristin Harlander, founder/owner of Square Canvas Art Studio, has extensive experience teaching art to individuals of all ages. Her grandmother inspired her artistic talents, which developed further through her education. Kristin holds a bachelor’s degree in art education from the University of Toledo, two master’s degrees in education, and has been an art educator for 18 years. She continually seeks fresh ideas to enhance Square Canvas’s creative offerings and welcomes new ideas.
Back Stage Studio Director
Jason Harlander works at Square Canvas helping with all of the events and the behind the scenes needs of the studio. He has a bachelor’s degree in business from Western Governors University. He teaches the Lego events with the kids and you may find him in the splatter and pour paint studio from time to time as well.
Hannah Mullins runs all things music at the studio. She has been working at Square Canvas for five years now creating music crafts, games, and songs for our summer camps. Hannah also helps out with our splatter and pour paint events. She has a bachelor’s degree in Pre-K-12 music education from Wittenberg University and has been teaching elementary music for 8 years.
Molly Foster is a licensed art teacher and has been teaching art camps at Square Canvas for three years. She teaches kids’ art classes after school and homeschool classes, and you may even find her hosting a birthday party, paint and sip events, or hanging out in the splatter and pour paint room with all of her creative ideas. Molly has a bachelor’s degree from Ohio Dominican University in visual communications and a minor in art. She received her K-12 visual art certification from The Ohio State University and is an elementary art teacher.
Mara Katz can be found teaching splatter and pour paint classes in the Square Canvas Studio. She is an elementary school teacher and has a bachelor’s degree in child development and early childhood education from Michigan State University. She has a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction focusing on gifted and talented learners from Cleveland State University.
Tara is a jack of all trades when it comes to art and you can find her teaching any of the classes at Square Canvas. She has a bachelor’s degree from Bowling Green State University in communications and design and has also taken classes at the Columbus College of Art and Design in interior design. She also works as an educational aide at a local elementary school.
Jessica Roberts teaches events throughout the studio. She teachers toddler classes, paint and sip events, and is extremely artistic. She even custom paints shoes! Jessica has a bachelor’s degree in special education from Kent State University and a master’s degree in literacy from Ashland University. She is a former special education teacher and owns her own children’s clothing boutique!
Carin Gates formerly taught art in Las Vegas, Nevada and Frankfort, Kentucky before settling closer to home. She holds two bachelor’s degrees from Ohio University: one in Art History and one in Art Education. Carin teaches the homeschool art classes at Square Canvas and substitute teaches at a local school district. In her spare time, Carin loves to create animal inspired art.