Teaching Artist Roster 2017-07-27T11:34:44+00:00

Performance

<strong>Kamarie Chapman</strong>
Kamarie ChapmanCollage Poetry • Language Arts • Performance • Writing
For the past five years Kamarie has been working and teaching with many different groups immersed in different cultures. Most recently hired on at WWU as an adjunct faculty member, Kamarie also has experience working with students from preschool aged to adult, senior citizens, at risk youth, and adults with developmental disabilities. Read more… 
<strong>Andy Koch</strong>
Andy KochClowning • Balloon Sculpture •Creative Dramatics • Improv • Pantomime• Puppet Creation & Performance • Sculpture • Storytelling
Andy Koch is a professional performing and teaching artist. Puppetry, clowning, music, and theatre arts are among his passions. He has been performing since childhood and enjoys sharing his experience and knowledge with students of all ages. Read more…
<strong>Lizanne Schader</strong>
Lizanne SchaderActing • Huge Comedy Laughs • One-Act Plays • Short Stories • Writing
Lizanne Schader has many years of professional theatrical experience, both onstage and in the classroom. Currently the Artistic Director of The Neighborhood Playhouse, Lizanne has performed all along the West coast, directed and taught in schools, community theatres, and for Seattle Children`s Theatre. Read more…

Visual

<strong>Jacquie Bresadola</strong>
Jacquie BresadolaCeramics • Clay Mosaic Murals • Drawing • Painting • Print Making • Sculptures • Stone Carvings
Jacquie has been facilitating art classes with children for the past 20 years, 18 in the Seattle area. She and her family recently moved to Bellingham where she opened her art studio for kids, Pace` Atelier Art Studio. She has ongoing weekly classes for kids of all ages with an emphasis on 3-D media including: clay (hand building and potter“s wheel), plaster carving, stone carving, linoleum printing, paper making, drawing, painting, mixed media, papièr-mache, and more. Read more…
<strong>Ellen Clark</strong>
Ellen ClarkIllustration • Painting • Sculpting • Writing
Ellen has been teaching art in public schools through the Allied Arts Education Project since 2009. Ellen is also a Promising Young Artist Mentor working with teen students after school in a one-on-one mentorship. Read more…
<strong>Deirdre Czoberek</strong>
Deirdre CzoberekGouache • Mixed Media Collage • Painting in Acrylics, Oil, and Water Color
Deirdre finds her natural surroundings most inspiring and engaging. She doesn’t create art from what she sees, but her work is informed by everything around her. Deirdre looks at all the interesting shapes and textures in the soft beauty of the Northwest landscape and finds ideas flowing out onto the painting surface. Read more…
<strong>Mary Ennes Davis</strong>
Mary Ennes DavisCollage • Copper Repousse • Mixed Media • Murals • Public Art Installation • School-wide Projects • Watercolor • Stamping
Mary creates two- and three-dimensional art out of recycled materials. Her work is designed to honor diversity and to celebrate community. She has also worked with students in kindergarten through 8th grade in Bellingham public and private schools through grant-funded projects. Read more…
<strong>Christian Anne Smith</strong>
Christian Anne SmithPainting • Paper Mache • Prints • Puppet Creation & Performance
Christian Smith grew up in the coastal town of Cushing, Maine. As a child she was fascinated by the region’s folklore. She was also blessed with a creative family that read to her every night and provided lots of crayons to encourage her art. Read more…
<strong>Janet Lehwalder</strong>
Janet LehwalderInstillations • Murals • Silk painting
Janet is an experienced classroom teacher in both public and private schools, and has also provided enrichment classes in silk painting and other arts and crafts for students from kindergarten to adult ages. She offers classes where everyone designs and paints their own projects and has also organized large group projects, such as quilts and banners, that have been used for display or fundraising. Read more…
<strong>Ben Mann</strong>
Ben MannClay Sculpture through Hand Building • Drawing • Painting in Acrylic and Oil • Pastel
Ben Mann began his childhood artistic pursuits in the Bellingham Public School District and went on to develop those skills at San Francisco`s Academy of Art College. Since his receipt of a degree in Illustration in 1992, Mann has applied his craft in the arenas of both fine and commercial art. Read more…
<strong>Gabriel Miles</strong>
Gabriel MilesAnimal Masks • Clay Pots and Coil Posts • 3-D Paper Masks
Gabriel teaches students from kindergarten through older adults, in both the public school setting and at community centers. She taught art to children with Downs Syndrome, ages 7 to18 as a volunteer. She teaches 2-D and 3-D art through mixed media, watercolor, acrylic, pastels, clay, and mixed media sculptures (from recycled materials). Read more…
<strong>Ramon Murillo</strong>
Ramon MurilloBent Wood Boxes • Hand Drums • Painting with Acrylics • Printmaking • Screen Printing T-Shirts
Ramon is a professional artist who exhibits his art throughout the United States. He is recognized nationally as a leader in Native American contemporary art with impressive reviews in “Indian Country Today” and the “Sante Fe-an”. Ramon has won numerous awards in national Indian markets in Santa Fe and at the Phoenix-Heard Museum, the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indian and Western Art, and the “Spirit” Washington Museum of Natural History. Read more…
<strong>Thor Myhre</strong>
Thor MyhreJunk has Soul • Kite Making • Recycled Art • Sculpture
Thor Myhre has been sculpting with recycled materials and found objects for 17 years. His art is featured in many sculpture parks, permanent collections, and galleries across the country. He received a 2009 Mayor’s Arts Award and Juror’s Choice Award at Big Rock Garden Sculpture Park. Read more…
<strong>Janet Oakley</strong>
Janet Oakley Book and Toy Creations • Crafts • History • Sheep to Cloth • Writing
Janet has loved history since she first read pioneer stories in fourth grade. She strives to bring her passion to elementary children through the arts and crafts of the time periods they study in school. Read more…
<strong>Rachel Simpson</strong>
Rachel SimpsonVisual Arts (K-12) • Fine Arts • Art History • Drawing • Painting • Ceramics • Sculpture • Mixed-Media • Recycled Art • Book Art • Textiles/Fibers/Fabrics • Photography • Screen-printing • Costumes • Mask-making • Art Installation, & Collaboration<em>
Rachel has always been a part of art, ever since she was a child. The community of Bellingham, the outdoors, travel, diversity, and her family are a big part of her life and inspiration. Read more…
<strong>Kathy Harvey</strong>
Kathy HarveyAcrylic • Water Color • Collage with Mixed Media • Group Arts Facilitator for all Ages • Custom Art
Kathy has been working with children on many levels for years. As an RN she worked in Pediatric Intensive Care Units and, at the same time conducted after school arts programs with elementary school students. Read more…