AS A WORKING ARTIST, ART INSTRUCTOR and NATURAL TEACHER, Kato has helped HUNDREDS of adults find their creative voice for the past 10 years. She taught painting classes in Toronto and Prince Edward County, and also conducted holiday painting workshops in Olhão, Portugal. For 3 years Kato taught graphic design and design fundamentals at the Academy of Art & Design in Toronto, and has taught several workshops in colour theory, abstraction, composition and markmaking. In 2021 Kato launched an online painting course Get Creative with Kato! which is based on play, personal expression and understanding art fundamentals. CLICK HERE to learn about GET CREATIVE WITH KATO! online painting course.

Thank you for creatively and knowledgeably inspiring me to expand my horizons. I am absolutely LOVING the online modules, the wealth of information, the way you have so thoughtfully set it all up: to contemplate, listen and watch as often as I want and do exercises that reinforces the learning. 


Incredibly helpful information! I need to watch this many times. You have put together such a comprehensive collage of information on painting techniques, creative knowledge, examples and inspiration. I am happy and grateful to reconnect with my playful spirit and joyfully remove my overthinking cap!

I like how it inspires creativity and reminds me that there are no barriers. It doesn’t have to be difficult. You have encouraged me to get started and try out different things!


Kato’s Art Course is packed with information. Everything from the most important, and less extravagant supplies, to inspiration for painting and freedom of expression. Her videos are very clear and interesting, and the technology is user friendly. I have been inspired to go further with my artistic endeavours and try different techniques.


I really like the idea of creating a painting as a process of problem-solving. Watching you go through the process from beginning to end and explaining each step (i.e. identifying the problem and then implementing the solution) was extremely interesting and useful. I could watch this for hours!!