Meet Our Founders

Olga Bakhtinova

Founder & Artistic Director

From the young age Olga loved to draw and paint. She was born and raised in Moscow, Russia and attended an art school. She has participated in art shows and exhibitions and was always passionate about visual art. She completed a Master of Science degree and later got her Interior Design degree.

After moving to Canada she started teaching art to children in a home based studio and when her hard work, desire and dedication attracted numerous students she partnered with Tatyana Trunov to start a new innovative art school Art One Academy. Working with a great team of professional art educators, they created a unique art program, which has been successfully used for more than 10 years.

Besides Art One Olga enjoys creating her own artworks in oils and acrylics as her primary media, as well as fabric painting.

Tanya Trunov

Founder & Administrative Director

Since 2009, Tanya, the President and a Director of Art One Academy Inc. effectively combines her passion for education, art, and business. She holds a Master’s Degree in Education and Bachelors Degree in Business.

Tanya sees herself in the service of teaching and helping others on their quest towards knowledge and self-betterment. Tanya thrives on creating unique processes that bring value to customers and profits to Art One Academy.

Apart from Art One Academy, Tanya teaches yoga classes, including yoga classes for kids at Art One Academy, and sees how continued yoga practice can help both adults and children with awareness, self-regulation, focus, and freedom of expression.