Marshall Geddes

Geddes studied extensively under veteran Marvel and DC comic artist Ty Templeton, and Disney layout artist Scott Caple at The Toronto Cartoonist Workshop.

Marshall continued figure drawing at Sheridan College and the Toronto School of Art. After which, he pursued private studies with wildlife master Geordie Millar and Disney drawing trainer Glen Vilppu.

In 2013 Marshall studied figure drawing, figure painting and cartooning at the Art Students League of New York with Harlequin book cover illustrator Max Ginsberg and Jack Faragasso. His personal studies include the history of comics and newspaper cartoonists from the early 20th century and the 1950’s Famous Artist Course.

In 2015 Marshall started Drawing House. Aside from working in his studio, he teaches cartooning, life drawing and anatomy at the Maclaren Art Centre and throughout Simcoe County.

Lori Salas is Drawing House's Art Director.


Lori is in charge of the look and feel of Drawing House. She moonlights as a character artist, and she is well-versed in 2D and 3D animated production and gaming pipelines. She loves storytelling and working in visual development for challenging projects, from animated television shows to gaming and comics.

Lori has worn many different hats throughout her career as an animation artist. Her first job in the entertainment industry was as a 2D animator for short films and feature productions, then later delved into storyboard and visual development. After graduating from the post-graduate program in Computer Animation and Digital Character at Sheridan College, she has worked as a visual development and 3D character artist with some of the best animation studios in Toronto.

Aside from working in the studio, she also teaches cartooning, animation and comic creation at Drawing House while overseing all the freelance art projects Drawing House takes on.

Sarah Elizabeth Leonard is Drawing House’s Shopkeeper

Sarah Elizebeth Leonard is a multi media artist with a focus on relief printmaking, she is also the shop keeper and print teacher here at Drawing House. She is an avid gardener and draws much of her inspiration from the natural world and the esoteric. Leonard studied fine art at Georgian College and continues to make, create and educate in and around Barrie. When not tending to her three children, 2 cats and eighteen goldfish, you can find her in her home studio printing or sewing and watching cartoons.



Neil Smith: Instructor

Neil Smith is an Illustrator, Industrial Designer and Craftsman. Recently graduated from Sheridan College’s Industrial Design program, Neil teaches drawing at Drawing House. Delighting in the use of materiality blended with technology, he is always busy with new projects. In his spare time, Neil will be outfitting his workshop or catches up on his comic book collections (he can go on about Hellboy for ages).

Having recently moved back to Barrie after 5 years, He is excited to see how the arts community has grown, and cannot wait to dive in and hear about the projects of the local artists.