MultiMedia Artist/Instructor

Dream Bird, Acrylic,textiles,ribbons on Canvas


  • Afsaneh studied fine art at Ecole des Beaux Arts-Sion, Switerland and continued her visual arts studies at New York Studio School. She further achieved a degree inSurface Design from FIT, New York, and a Master of Woven Design from Ecole Nationale Superieure de Creation Industirelle in Paris.  While studying in New York one of her sculptures was awarded and chosen to be in a photo shoot for Vogue magazine. She also was among top creative students fromFIT to present her textile design to Bill Blass.  Afsaneh has years of experience as a graphic artist producing wallpaper designs. Meanwhile,she has continued mixed media painting adding textiles and ribbons into her art. She is currently an instructor at RCC teaching rendering and digital media for theInterior Design program.


  • My recent paintings are the expressions and results ofbeautiful struggles, the battles among textiles with paints to bring thosebeautiful dreams on canvas and on a path to find harmony and peace together.The work starts in layers of abstract and figurative experiments with these media,towards creating recognizable shapes that are in sync with their surroundings. 

My vision

  • I started my research in contemporary art from the past human art forms. I have found a fascinating energy that connected me to those primitive shapes. That energy could be related to some fundamental human instinct that carries at all time throughout ages. Since thirty years ego I have drawn and painted these forms passionately using different methods of expression believing in transferring this experience into more contemporary concept. Recently, I have become actively interested in collecting information in the area of aboriginal primitive art forms and objects. These are related to the same universal energy that existed in all ancient art forms. In addition I have been experimenting with different media such as fibres and textiles and incorporating them in  my abstract/figurative paintings. My future work will be based on these shapes.

Primitive Art Demo

Primitive Art Demo

Exhibitions and workshops


JAN 14 -  FEB 12


MARCH, 2017

APRIL 27-MAY29  2017        

JUNE 11-12  2017 


Workshops and Classes

Primitive Art 

In this workshop you will be experimenting with various media of your choice to let your inner child, the wild, raw and primitive energy come out from depth of your fundamental human instinct that has been carried at all time throughout ages. This energy that is locked inside us and doesn’t make its way out, is the universal energy that existed in all ancient art forms.

Let’s try to explore and bring it on paper or canvas. You will have the opportunity to unleash and express your inner wild visions the way you wish. I will have pictures and examples for you to use as guides to start this journey.​

 Primitive Art workshops 2017

On Sunday  July 23, October 22,  march 4 and April 29 from 2 to 5 pm
Fee: 70$ supplies included 

Class on Saturday morning from 9:30 am to 12 pm
Fall session 1: September 16 to November 4 
Fall session 2: November 11 to December 23
Fee: $260 for 7 weeks (some supplies included and bring your favourite medium) For more info please email me at afsaneh@afsanehvollmer.com

Fiber art workshops 2017

On Sunday August 26, October 15, February 11 and April 15 from 2 to 5 pm
Fee: 70$ with some fabrics included (bring your own favourite)

Class on Thursday afternoon from 12:30 to 3:00 pm
Fall session 1: September 19 to November 2

Fall session 2: November 9 to December 21
Fee: $240 for 7 weeks (some supplies included and bring your favourite yarns)

In this workshop you will be experimenting with yarns, decorative ribbons and pieces of fabrics to create beautiful woven pieces. I will provide you with supply and show you the techniques of how to weave and interlace these pieces together. This class will open up your creative energy so you can explore different techniques and advance in the world of textile art. You will see many examples of these pieces in the workshop.


LucSculpture School and Studios 
at 663 Greenwood Ave. Toronto.

Textil Fiber Workshop

- One day workshop on Thursday, November 2 from 10.30 to 3.30 pm

Wild and Raw, Expressing Primitive Energy Workshop

-One day workshop on Thursday, November 9 from 10.30 to 3.30 pm

Acrylic with Mixed Media and Fabrics

-2 Day Workshop on Wednesday and Thursday September 27 and 28 from 10.30 to 3.30 pm


Maggiolly Art

158 Broadway, Orangeville, ON L9W 1K3

New Biginnings

I am hosting academic drawing and painting classes from still life using all media.Email me at afsaneh@afsanehvollmer.com