Performance and Literary Arts

Andy Koch
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…
Barbara Jean Hicks
Barbara Jean HicksCreative Writing (Poetry and Narrative) • Performance • 2 Dimensional Art (Drawing, Coloring, Collage) • Publishing
Since 2006, award-winning children’s book author Barbara Jean Hicks has presented her highly regarded young author assemblies to more than forty thousand students up and down the West Coast. Barbara has worked as an educator for more than twenty years. Read more…
Deanna Eden
Deanna EdenCreative Dramatics • Improvisation • Movement • Creative Writing/Play-writing • Speech and Voice • 3-D Theater • Teacher Training
Deanna has taught Performance, English literature and writing, Improvisation, Reading, Creative and Critical Writing as well as Teacher Training for 20 years! She is a multi-award winning theater/comedy artist and teacher, known internationally for her work’s unique blend of audience connection, improvisation and physical comedy.  Read more…

Visual

Jacquie Bresadola ON LEAVE 2021-2022
Jacquie Bresadola ON LEAVE 2021-2022Ceramics • Clay Mosaic Murals • Drawing • Painting • Print Making • Sculptures • Stone Carvings
Jacquie has been facilitating art with kids for over 25 years, since 2007 in Bellingham. She loves to work in schools with kids of all ages and with many different media, individually in the classrooms or as exciting all school mural projects with clay or painted panels, as found in many schools including Geneva, Parkview, Carl Cozier, Lowell. Read more…
Ellen Clark
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…
Deirdre Czoberek ON LEAVE 2021-2022
Deirdre Czoberek ON LEAVE 2021-2022Gouache • 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…
Mary Ennes Davis - Available for Large Mural or All School Projects only
Mary Ennes Davis - Available for Large Mural or All School Projects onlyCollage • 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…
Christian Anne Smith
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…
Janet Lehwalder
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…
Thor Myhre
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…
Janet Oakley
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…
Rachel Simpson SPECIAL PROJECTS
Rachel Simpson SPECIAL PROJECTSVisual 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…
Kathy Harvey ON LEAVE 2021-2022
Kathy Harvey ON LEAVE 2021-2022Acrylic • 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…
Lori VanEtta ON LEAVE 2021-2022
Lori VanEtta ON LEAVE 2021-2022Integration of the arts into common core standards and classroom area of study acrylic and watercolor painting  printmaking  collage  mixed-media  pastels  art history  school wide murals or other projects  poetry and other writing project illustrations  drama tableaus.
Lori has a passion for teaching and the arts. She is state certified, K-12, with an endorsement in Visual Arts. Lori currently teaches after school art classes through BAAY’s EduArts program and teaches summer art camps at her home. She infuses the spark that helps students understand and remember intended learning goals. Read more…
Rachel Potter
Rachel Potter Graphic Design • Visual Arts • Painting • Textiles/Fibers/Fabrics • Art History • Creative Writing
Rachel has five plus years experience teaching art in Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington. These classes include after school art classes, private art classes and summer programs. In addition to being a multifaceted artist, Rachel owns a children’s clothing company, called Baby Bird Designs, where she utilizes her interest in sewing to design wearable art with her creative applique work. Read more…
Doug Banner & Ham Hayes
Doug Banner & Ham HayesStorytelling using Photographic Arts and Narrative
Doug and Ham share a perspective that skill in creative expression is essential to self-knowledge and personal fulfillment. They are combining their experience in art and education to offer a program to middle and high school students integrating photographic arts…Read more…