Meet Our Instructors

Clay Instructors

Judy Becker

Painter, potter, and metal sculptor. She has dabbled in the arts since childhood. She credits her creativity to great genes and her skills to incredible instruction…

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Martha Grover

Martha Grover is a functional potter, living in Bethel Maine, creating thrown and altered porcelain pieces. READ MORE

Sandy Moore Howe

Sandy Moore Howe is a ceramic artist living and working on Marco Island, Florida. She earned a BFA from the University…READ MORE

Cory McCrory

Rinny Ryan

Rinny Ryan touched clay for the first time in college in 1962.  She received her B.A. from

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Anne Vreeland

Glenn Woods

Glenn creates functional and decorative pottery with strong influences from nature.

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Don & Cristina Williams

DMW Pottery Studio  is run by Don Williams and his wife Cristina.  His graceful wheel thrown…

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Acrylic Instructors

Diane Reed Eiler

Diane Reed Eiler received her BFA in Studio Art at the University of Arizona. She lived in Arizona for ten years as she pursued her education and art career.

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Jo-Ann Sanborn

Jo-Ann Sanborn has joyfully painted the threatened Everglades landscape since falling in love at first sight.  The focus is to bring attention to the fragile landscape…

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Drawing Instructors

Tara O’Neill

Life-long artist Tara O’Neill has been an area resident over 50 years. She holds a BFA through the University of South Florida, Tampa, and Oxford University, England…

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Mixed Media Instructors

Shirley Wilson Blake

Shirley has been a working artist since the early 80’s, is represented in galleries in IA, IL, MN, WI, and FL. She has taught art extensively…

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Oil 

Inez Hudson

Primarily a self-taught artist, Inez began drawing classes at Oakland Community College, studying oils with local artists, learning basket…

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Phyllis Pransky

I made my own way to being a professional working artist with a professional working studio known as My Yellow Sandbox Studio….

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Specialty

Lorelle Bacon

I was born in Hartford, Connecticut in 1941…While being confined to bed for a year after developing Rheumatic Fever at age 11, I discovered drawing and determined that I would be a dress designer when I grew up…READ MORE

Sherry DeGennaro

I describe the style of my paintings as “Representational Abstract”, suggesting organic shapes, colors, and textures in the real world…

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Hannah Ineson

Hannah Ineson works in several art media, from painting in oils, acrylics and watercolor, to clay arts.  As a long time teacher, she offers demonstrations…

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Edythe Newborne

Edythe Newbourne became fascinated with traditional Chinese brush painting at the age of 12.  By the time she became an adult…READ MORE

Marjorie Pesek

Majorie Pesek is one of the foremost mixed media artists of her generation and the creator of her unique art form – Layered Imagery

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Ted Streppa

I grew up in Fairport, New York, a small village outside of Rochester. I received my Bachelor of Arts degree from Colgate University in 1961, and my Doctor…

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Madeline Sugerman

Madeline received her formal art training at the Fine Arts Department of Lehman College, City University of New York. She graduated cum laude…

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Karen Swanker

 Before retiring from a career in advertising and graphic arts, Karen owned and operated a retail craft shop in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania…

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Stone

Jerry Leeman

I was a building contractor for thirty years specializing in restoration and reconstruction of historical buildings and a master of three trades; Stone, Tile, and Plaster. 

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Johanna Petropoulos

Johanna Maria Petropoulos, an American sculptor, was born in the Netherlands where she grew up and resided until the age of 23….

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 Watercolor 

Diane Reed Eiler

Diane Reed Eiler received her BFA in Studio Art at the University of Arizona. She lived in Arizona for ten years as she pursued her education and art career.

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Janet Cedar Kindy

Janet ”Cedar” Kindy has been painting for over 30 years. She is passionate about watercolor and changing its bad rap…

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