Her mission is to help people of all ages to gain confidence. From her home studio, Kim provides small group lessons in a peaceful atmosphere, fine tuning traditional skills and techniques (drawing and painting), while exploring choice and individual style.
Kim Garside is a qualified Teacher, and mother of two fast growing boys. She immigrated to New Zealand from Canada 20 years ago, to begin primary school teaching, and began All Smilez after the birth of her first child. The business has developed over the years from artwork for children, to an art academy for children, and even evening workshops for women.
She also enjoys being regularly involved in local schools as a guest teacher, where she keeps up with modern teaching pedagogy, and nurtures connections with the community.
Kim enjoys spending time with her teenage sons, and their dog Joy. She also enjoys photography and nature.