About Ben

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. Mann`s work is known locally in the form of murals, comic panels, retail signage, fine art, and through various festivals.

Teaching Experience

Ben teaches his signature-style acrylic design and painting classes to all ages of students throughout Whatcom County.

Teaching Philosophy

I love taking people to the backstage scene of my artwork. The process of creating is just as interesting as the final product. I encourage students to be fearless, or at lease “appear fearless.” My philosophy is that if you feel joy during the process or creating art, the viewer will know it has been created with joy when they viewing the end result.