Hannah Strand is a Muskoka based visual artist, arts instructor, and Montessori teacher. She is an award-winning graduate of Sir Sandford Fleming College, where she studied Visual and Creative Arts, Fibre Arts, and Expressive Arts. Hannah’s personal art practice centres around fibre and textile pieces that discuss social issues while celebrating traditional techniques used by craftswomen over the centuries. Hannah enjoys facilitating classes and creative experiences for all ages with an emphasis on experimentation, self-expression, and enjoyment. Focusing on the “how” and “why” of art, she leaves the “what” of the finished product up to her students, promoting self-satisfaction and a sense of accomplishment. Hannah’s mission statement is “encourage, empower, inspire”.