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

It took years for me to find my place in ceramics. I hand built at an early age. Like most…

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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

Ann Vreeland is a professional potter from Ohio operating Sisters Pottery Studio.  She has a BFA in ceramic art…

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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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Nancy Norman

Starting with a first grade portrait of a snowman, Nancy has always followed the arts.  She studied art at …

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Ginny Mueller

“I began my love affair with clay about 15 years ago after taking clay classes at Marco Center for the Arts. Traveling to wheel and hand building workshops with pottery friends …

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Virginia Palma

I come from an artist family few generations back. My father is a sculptor and my mother is a fabric artist. I…

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Jennifer C. McCurdy

Jen has been selling her porcelain in art shows and galleries for the last thirty-five years, and her work is included in the collections of several institutions…

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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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Pastel Instructors

Douglas David

Douglas David has painted his way across the country, capturing the beauty and spirit of the things he loves – tranquil country landscapes, sunrises and sunsets on his favorite beaches…

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Maureen Gerrity

I have been working in the medium of Pastel and Oil since I was a teen.

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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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Tara Funk Grim

Color and I have been on a long journey together, beginning when I was a child and filling in coloring books with bright rainbow hues…

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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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Elio Camacho

My workshops are very hands-on, with an emphasis on easel-side critiques. I believe that giving instruction is important, but showing students..

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Douglas David

Douglas David has painted his way across the country, capturing the beauty and spirit of the things he loves – tranquil country landscapes, sunrises and sunsets on his favorite beaches…

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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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Christine Otis

Christine Otis is a freelance artist, writer and teacher. She is a graduate of the Art Institute of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania…

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Stone

Joel Shapses

Shapses’ Award winning sculptures are prominently displayed in private collections and public venues throughout North America…

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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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Judy Chinsky

I think of painting as a journey. As I travel to places real or imagined, I strive to record the beauty of the things I see around me…

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