Hilary Mussell is a visual artist and educator living in Edmonton, and has been with the Art Gallery of Alberta since the fall of 2015. She has a Fine Arts degree from the University of Alberta with a focus on sculpture and painting, and is currently completing an Elementary Education degree as well. Hilary greatly enjoys planning and carrying out classes, and is always amazed by the imagination of her students. She takes an open-ended and discovery-based approach to art education, preferring her students to have the chance to play, make mistakes and grow in a less structured fashion. And while her main areas of study were sculpture and painting, she approaches all media with an open mind, and tries to create a safe and supportive environment for her students.