Members - Ruth Draper

Raised in the Alliston area and attending Banting Memorial High School, she has lived in Cookstown for 58 years. She taught public school in South Simcoe for 14 years and retired from teaching at Eastview Secondary School for 23 years.

Art Unique Gallery & Gifts has been open for 11 years and has about 25 artists in the gallery. We try to have a good variety of different styles of art to give customers a big selection to choose from. The gallery is open 10 to 5 seven days a week.

Ruth teaches watercolours, oils and acrylics as well as china painting, clay puzzling and making jewellery. Times can be flexible so a group can select what time suits them best. Ruth likes to teach small classes (no more than 4). She has her Art Specialist and enjoys teaching the many different media in which she works.

Ruth combines glass, semi-precious stones, silver, fresh water pearls and crystal to create unusual and elegant jewellery. Glass beads and cabochons are made by cutting glass, layering and firing in the kiln. Dichroic glass is used as one of the layers to give the
bright shimmering colour. Sterling silver or gold-filled wire is usually used to wrap these pieces or they are used in necklaces and bracelets to make one-of-kind jewellery.

Please visit the web site to view the many pictures that Art Unique Gallery & Gifts have on display. Twenty plus artists have a great variety of two-dimensional fine art ondisplay. A list of artists, each with a picture is on the web site. The gallery is located in Ruth's home and open 10 to 5. Please telephone 705-458-4466 if you are making a special trip. The gallery is located 2 km north of the lights in Cookstown at the corner of Hwy 27 and the 2nd line of Innisfil.

Contact Info

4293 2nd Line, RR#1
Cookstown, ON L0L 1L0

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