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Teaching at SiTKa

. Ruri

Ruri has been working with clay for over 38 years. After the apprenticeship under master Mashiko potter, Tatsuzo Shimaoka, she established her studio and kiln in rural Sheridan, Oregon. In 2004 she had her anagama kiln (wood firing climbing kiln) constructed, named it FuuKooGama (Wind and Light Kiln). She has been focusing on abstract sculpture fired in her anagama and other wood fire kilns.

Nature is her important source of inspiration, as well as all kinds of relationships in our daily life.

Workshop:
Hand Building: Abstracted Nature

Aaron Head

Aaron Sanders Head is a traveling, teaching artist based in Greensboro, Alabama. His work investigates, restores and reinterprets historical textile practices with a focus on natural dyes, handiwork, hand-mending and hand-stitching. Aaron explores the intersections of practices of the past with contemporary craft, and the ways that sewing and textile arts can aid in increasing diversity and representation in the creative class. He has conducted workshops at TatterBLUE in Brooklyn, NY; The Chinati Foundation in Marfa, TX; the Mobile Museum of Art in Mobile, AL and other venues across the United States
Workshop:
Exploring Indigo and Shibori

Aaron Head

Aaron Sanders Head is a traveling, teaching artist based in Greensboro, Alabama. His work investigates, restores and reinterprets historical textile practices with a focus on natural dyes, handiwork, hand-mending and hand-stitching. Aaron explores the intersections of practices of the past with contemporary craft, and the ways that sewing and textile arts can aid in increasing diversity and representation in the creative class. He has conducted workshops at TatterBLUE in Brooklyn, NY; The Chinati Foundation in Marfa, TX; the Mobile Museum of Art in Mobile, AL and other venues across the United States
Workshop:
Hand-Piecing A Naturally Dyed Quilt

Andie Thrams

Andie Thrams uses watercolors in wildland forests to create paintings and artist’s books that explore mystery and reverence, while also grappling with the vanishing habitats of our era. Merging the lineages of illuminated manuscripts and natural history field journals with a contemporary art and science awareness, her paintings weave intricate botanical detail into layers of shape, color, and hand-lettered text to evoke the complex interconnections within ecosystems of the Greater West. Her work is widely exhibited and held in numerous collections. She was a Sitka Center artist in residence in 2004.

Workshop:
Wild Watercolors

Angela Grainger

Angela is an award-winning watercolorist and instructor and a juried member of several art societies. She began teaching acrylics in 1984 and studied in oil from 2002 to 2003. In 2006 she changed directions and studied watercolor techniques in Florence, Italy. She began teaching watercolor classes and workshops in 2008. Angela’s watercolor, Blackberry Reflection, is featured on the cover of this year’s Sitka catalog.

Workshop:
India Ink with Watercolor: How to Avoid Those Mid-Tone Blahs

Angela Grainger

Angela is an award-winning watercolorist and instructor and a juried member of several art societies. She began teaching acrylics in 1984 and studied in oil from 2002 to 2003. In 2006 she changed directions and studied watercolor techniques in Florence, Italy. She began teaching watercolor classes and workshops in 2008. Angela’s watercolor, Blackberry Reflection, is featured on the cover of this year’s Sitka catalog.

Workshop:
The Fluid Beauty of Alcohol Ink on Ceramic Tile

Anitra Ingham

Anitra Ingham has taught creative writing at Colorado State University, where she received an MFA in creative writing. Anitra’s approach to teaching is to practice close attention and mindfulness to help students take their creative projects in surprising new directions. In addition, as a professional editor, she assists writers in refining their drafts into polished work for publication.
Workshop:
Generative Writing

Annamieka Davidson

Annamieka Davidson is a Portland-based artist. Her paintings explore themes of hope and healing with imagery of humanity and the natural world. She brings energy and a love of artmaking to her workshops and students will feel encouraged to find their own voice and experiment with new techniques. Annamieka earned her BFA degree from the University of Oregon in 2007 and spent the year following her BFA working at Sitka in 2007 to 2008. Each Summer she returns to Sitka to teach painting. She offers online classes and resources on her website.
Workshop:
Layers of the Forest: Mixed Media Painting

Anne Godfrey

Anne Godfrey teaches drawing and photography practices in pursuit of engaging the landscape. Godfrey has taught over one thousand students in contemporary drawing and photography since 2005 at UO, SUNY-ESF, Lane Community College and UNM. In 2014 she was named one of the 30 Most Admired Educators by Design Intelligence. Her book Active Landscape Photography, (Routledge Press), comes out in 2020. Formerly a member of the University of Oregon Landscape Architecture faculty, she now teaches at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, where her work hybridizes art practices with environmental design.
Workshop:
Active Landscape Photography

Ben Cosgrove

Traveling composer-performer Ben Cosgrove has been teaching and presenting on the subject of place and music for several years. He has given workshops at universities, elementary schools and everywhere in between, and held fellowships and residencies with organizations including the National Park Service, the National Forest Service, Harvard University, Middlebury College, the Schmidt Ocean Institute, The Sitka Center, Chulengo Expeditions, and the National Scenic Trails System. Recent albums include "Field Studies" and "Salt". He is the associate editor of The Ecomusicology Review, a publication about the intersection of music and ecology.
Workshop:
Music of the Landscape

Benjamin Anderson

Benjamin Anderson is a painter and printmaker from Monterey, California. His Bay Area plein air paintings and Ohio-based urban scapes have been a large part of his work. Holding a BFA from Ohio Wesleyan University, and an MFA from Bowling Green State University in Ohio.

Anderson's approach in teaching is based on strengthening the skills students already have. He helps establish a solid approach to painting and art-making in general, with the intent that students be satisfied with the way they create, with a laid back atmosphere & fun approach. Anderson's open-minded philosophy is learning for life.

Workshop:
Mysteries of the Palette Knife in Realism and Abstraction

Carolyn Drake

Carolyn Hazel Drake is a mostly self-taught artist from a long line of craftswomen. She is a third generation Oregonian, and her aesthetic is grounded in the colors and textures of the Pacific Northwest. Her eye for color, pattern and detail was cultivated early on in her mother’s quilt store, as was her appreciation for handwork and being a part of a creative community. Carolyn has worked with all levels of learners, and her belief in the inherent creative potential of her students guides her approach to teaching.
Workshop:
Text into Textile: Interpreting Poetry Through Cloth

Charlotte Dixon

Charlotte is a published novelist who has coached writers individually and taught writing workshops in Portland, Nashville and France since earning her MFA in 2003. She is an encouraging, supportive teacher who focuses equally on the mechanics of craft and strategies to keep the creative juices flowing. Charlotte blogs regularly about writing and what it takes to keep returning to the page, day after day after day. She lives in Portland with her husband and an assortment of extended family (including canines and felines) nearby.
Workshop:
Muse to Manuscript

Cheryl Rogers-Tadevich

Cheryl Rogers-Tadevich is a Certified GOLDEN Paint Artist Educator. Spanning four continents, her work showcases the unique world of mixed media, block print and batik art. Cheryl has taught and exhibited internationally. She has also shown locally in the Geezer Gallery and in the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI). Sharing her robust and creative spirit with her students, Cheryl teaches the wonderful applications of acrylic paints with image transfers and acrylic skins on a variety of substrates. The stunning effects give participants a unique experience.

Workshop:
Image Transfer and Mixed Media

Cora Pearl

Cora Pearl started studying calligraphy at age 11 and has been doing calligraphy and hand lettering ever since. She has a BA in Art and Art History from Oberlin College. Cora works as a full time calligrapher and teacher of lettering arts. She teaches calligraphy and hand lettering at Portland Community College and teaches independent workshops, classes and private sessions. She has taught at several calligraphy conferences including Letters of Joy, IAMPETH, Letterfest, Letterworks and Letters California Style. Cora also does calligraphy commissions in addition to her teaching.
Workshop:
Monoline Lettering Techniques

Daniela Molnar

Daniela has been teaching students of all ages since 2007. She founded and leads the Art + Ecology program and is an Associate Professor at the Pacific Northwest College of Art. She also coordinates and leads educational trips with Signal Fire. Her own art practice spans forms, melding painting, poetry, video, design, site-specific intervention, activism, and teaching. She loves teaching at Sitka!

Workshop:
Art + Ecology: The Power of Art to Change the World

Daniela Molnar

Daniela has been teaching students of all ages since 2007. She founded and leads the Art + Ecology program and is an Associate Professor at the Pacific Northwest College of Art. She also coordinates and leads educational trips with Signal Fire. Her own art practice spans forms, melding painting, poetry, video, design, site-specific intervention, activism, and teaching. She loves teaching at Sitka!

Workshop:
Visual Poetry of Place

David Kinker

David is a sought after teacher, with 17 years of teaching experience at weekly art classes, art centers and workshops at Central Oregon Community College. David exhibits an intuitive grasp of color, and the ability to clearly facilitate the discovery of color and the beauty of painting to his students.
Workshop:
Creatively Driven by Color

Dayna Collins

Dayna Collins is an energetic and enthusiastic abstract painter. She loves experimenting with texture, layers and color, likening her paintings to going on an archeological dig. Her work can be found in two Northwest galleries and she is featured in several books.

She paints intuitively and abstractly, laying down bold swaths of color in oil paint mixed with cold wax, then going back in, scraping, layering, adding, subtracting, refining the composition and finally discovering the story buried in the paint. She loves making marks using oil pigment sticks, graphite, or by scratching into the surface with a sharp object, each mark reflecting her eclectic personality. She is an energetic teacher and provides a safe place for students to experiment and learn new techniques.

Workshop:
Abstracted Landscapes in Oil and Cold Wax

Debra Carus

Debra Carus is a metalsmith and jeweler in Clackamas, Oregon. Her passion is for creating storied art jewelry that reflects her love of nature and her Norwegian roots. Debra is a full time studio artist and metals instructor, and she is also a Senior Instructor for Art Clay World, certifying metal clay instructors and enthusiasts in the Pacific Northwest.
Workshop:
Metalsmithing Alchemy: Boxes and Lockets

Debra Carus

Debra Carus is a metalsmith and jeweler in Clackamas, Oregon. Her passion is for creating storied art jewelry that reflects her love of nature and her Norwegian roots. Debra is a full time studio artist and metals instructor, and she is also a Senior Instructor for Art Clay World, certifying metal clay instructors and enthusiasts in the Pacific Northwest.
Workshop:
Cloisonné Enameling on Silver

Dorota Haber-Lehigh

Dorota Haber-Lehigh is an artist, educator, linguist and forager. She holds a Diploma in Botanical Illustration from Society of Botanical Artists in London. She loves gardening, hiking, field sketching, mushroom hunting and botanical drawing. Her passion is drawing native plants and discovering their edibility, medicinal use and ecological connection. She is drawn into the sculptural and architectural wonder of plants as well as the ephemeral beauty of plants throughout all seasons. She authored two ethnobotanical coloring books: ABC of Native Plants of the Coastal Pacific Northwest and Native Berries of the Coastal Pacific Northwest.
Workshop:
Sitka Art Circle: Ethnobotanical Sketchbook, Salal and Western Hemlock

Dorota Haber-Lehigh

Dorota Haber-Lehigh is an artist, educator, linguist and forager. She holds a Diploma in Botanical Illustration from Society of Botanical Artists in London. She loves gardening, hiking, field sketching, mushroom hunting and botanical drawing. Her passion is drawing native plants and discovering their edibility, medicinal use and ecological connection. She is drawn into the sculptural and architectural wonder of plants as well as the ephemeral beauty of plants throughout all seasons. She authored two ethnobotanical coloring books: ABC of Native Plants of the Coastal Pacific Northwest and Native Berries of the Coastal Pacific Northwest.
Workshop:
Native Berries and Pollinators

Erica Berry

Essayist Erica Berry has taught writing at the University of Minnesota and the New York Times Student Journeys, and now leads an annual workshop in Sicily. Her recent work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and named Notable in Best American Essays 2019, and appears in publications such as The New York Times Magazine, Gulf Coast, Colorado Review, The Atlantic, and others. She loves teaching students of all experience levels, only curiosity is required. An Oregon-native, she is currently Writer-in-Residence with the National Writer Series in Traverse City, MI.
Workshop:
Kindling the Story: Experiments with Researched Nonfiction

Erica Berry

Essayist Erica Berry has taught writing at the University of Minnesota and the New York Times Student Journeys, and now leads an annual workshop in Sicily. Her recent work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and named Notable in Best American Essays 2019, and appears in publications such as The New York Times Magazine, Gulf Coast, Colorado Review, The Atlantic, and others. She loves teaching students of all experience levels, only curiosity is required. An Oregon-native, she is currently Writer-in-Residence with the National Writer Series in Traverse City, MI.
Workshop:
The Art of Flash: Short-Form Writing Approaches

Erik Sandgren

A native of Oregon, Erik has lived on both coasts and in Europe. He earned a BA from Yale College in 1975 followed by an MFA in painting and printmaking from Cornell University. Having been a tenured professor at Grays Harbor College in Aberdeen, Washington, he now lives in Portland with his artistically gifted wife,Kathryn Cotnoir. As a painter and printmaker his work insightfully explores the natural environments of the Pacific Northwest. He exhibits throughout Oregon.
Workshop:
Contemporary Egg Tempera Painting

Frances Blaker, Letitia Berlin, Vicki Boeckman, and Rainer Beckmann

Faculty includes Frances Blaker and Letitia Berlin both of whom perform, record and teach workshops in the United States and abroad. Frances, who composes for recorder and other instruments, and Letitia are based in the San Francisco Bay area and form the duo Tibia (www.tibiaduo.com).

Letitia Berlin teaches recorder and coaches ensembles in California and at workshops around the country, including the Amherst Early Music Festival, and the Oregon Coast Winds and Waves recorder workshop. She is the director of the Hidden Valley Early Music Road Scholar program (Carmel Valley, CA) and directed  the San Francisco Early Music Society’s Music Discovery Workshop for young children for ten years. Ms. Berlin performs regularly with the Farallon Recorder Quartet and the recorder duo Tibia. She has performed with the Carmel Bach Festival and the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra as well as other ensembles. Recordings include Motets, Lieder, and Instrumental Works of Ludwig Senfl with the Farallon Recorder Quartet, Ladino love songs with Yatan Atan on the New Albion label and the second edition of the Disc Continuo play-along CD on the Katastrophe label. Ms. Berlin received a master’s degree in early music performance practices from Case Western Reserve University and a Bachelor of music from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her mentors and teachers have included Inga Morgan, Saskia Coolen, Marion Verbruggen, Carol Marsh and Ross Duffin.

Frances Blaker received her Music Pedagogical and Performance degrees from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Copenhagen where she studied with Eva Legêne. She also studied with Marion Verbruggen in the Netherlands. In addition to regular appearances with Tibia, the Farallon Recorder Quartet, and Ensemble Vermillian, Ms. Blaker has performed as a soloist and with various ensembles in the United States, Denmark, England and the Netherlands. She teaches privately and at workshops throughout the United States, including the Oregon Coast Winds and Waves Recorder workshop and the Hidden Valley Early Music Road Scholar program.  She is the Director of the  Amherst Early Music Summer Festival; she was co-director of the SFEMS Medieval and Renaissance workshop from 1996-2001. Ms. Blaker is the author of the acclaimed  Recorder Player’s Companion and a collaborator and performer on the Disc Continuo series of recordings.

Guest instructor Vicki Boeckman is thrilled to return and teach at the Winds and Waves workshop.  Her career as a professional recorder player has been a highly rewarding journey, and she delights in the opportunities to play in a wide variety of musical styles. Since settling in Seattle in 2004, Vicki has been a featured soloist with Seattle Baroque Orchestra, Portland Baroque Orchestra, The Oregon Symphony, the Seattle Symphony, the Portland Opera, Medieval Women's Choir, Gallery Concerts, Philharmonia Northwest Orchestra, and the Skagit Symphony. She adores playing chamber music of all styles in various configurations with colleagues in Seattle and around the country collaborating with new projects and ideas. Vicki is a two-time recipient of the recorder residency at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology in Oregon, and a two-time recipient of the Jack Straw Artist Support Program. Currently she is Music Director for the Seattle Recorder Society, co-director of the Recorder Orchestra of Puget Sound (ROPS) with colleague Charles Coldwell, and Artistic Director for the Port Townsend Early Music Workshop, (now held at UPS in Tacoma). Vicki has been on the faculty of Music Center of the Northwest since 2005 and adores teaching children as well as adults.

Guest Instructor Rainer Beckmann, a native of Germany, performs with a large variety of early music ensembles in the Philadelphia Tri-State area. He is a founding member of La Bernardinia Baroque Ensemble and a member of Vox Renaissance Consort. As featured soloist and guest musician, he has appeared with Camerata Ama Deus, Melomanie, Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra, The Bach Choir of Bethlehem, Tempesta di Mare Baroque Orchestra, Piffaro – The Renaissance Band, Buxtehude Consort, Curtis Opera, West Jersey Chamber Music Society, and Early Music New York. Rainer is a first-prize winner at the Holland Open Recorder Festival Competition and the Performance Contest of the Dutch Concert Agency. As a founding member of Il Flauto Giocoso and the Landini Consort, he performed in Germany, the Netherlands, France, Belgium, Italy, and Israel. In Brazil, he taught recorder and music history at the State University of Ceará for five years, and collaborated with the ensembles Ad Libitum and Syntagma that specialize in early music as well as Brazilian popular and traditional music. Rainer is the director of the Greater Philadelphia Area Recorder Academy and the Lancaster Recorder Academy. He became the music director of the Philadelphia Recorder Society in 2011 and recently joined the Community College of Philadelphia as an adjunct faculty. Rainer is a graduate of the Utrecht School of the Arts, Netherlands, where he studied recorder with Heiko ter Schegget, Baldrick Deerenberg, and Marion Verbruggen.



Workshop:
Winds and Waves: Recorder workshop

Inga Dubay

Inga Dubay taught at the Oregon College of Art and Craft for twenty-five years. She is co-author of Write Now: The Getty-Dubay Program For Handwriting Success, Italic Letters: Calligraphy & Handwriting, Getty-Dubay Italic Handwriting Series and author of ‘Getty-Dubay Italic Calligraphy: for School & Home. Dubay and Getty have presented 170 handwriting seminars for medical professionals and numerous workshops for the public. Inga served on the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology Board for twelve years and has taught at Sitka since 1992.
Workshop:
Handwriting Success with Italics

Iris Sullivan Daire

Iris Sullivan Daire is an artist and naturalist dyer, who uses site specific pigments and dyes to add new layers of meaning to the narrative of her work. She relishes using science, metaphor and story to bring the materials to life while teaching.

Iris lives with her family next to the Columbia River in Astoria Oregon. She grows traditional dye plants, and has been quietly mapping the hidden colors contained within the native and invasive plants of the North Oregon Coast. She holds a BFA in Fiber Arts from University of Oregon and has been teaching for over 20 years.

Workshop:
The Naturalist Dyer: Using Native Plants as Dyes and Pigments

Janet Parker

Janet earned the NY Botanical Garden's Botanical Art certificate in May 2015. A 1989 graduate of Parsons School of Design, she has worked as an editorial art director and graphic designer for many magazines and book publishers, including Newsweek, Workman Publishing and until 2012, Tin House. A few years after a move from New York to Portland, Oregon in 2009, she discovered fellow botanical art lovers in the area and helped form Oregon Botanical Artists, now an active group there (www.oba-artists.com). She currently teaches Botanical Drawing classes at Oregon Society of Artists in Portland.
Workshop:
How is an Conifer Cone like an Artichoke?

Jay Ponteri

Jay Ponteri directs the Low-Residency MFA Creative Writing program at PNCA. For 20 years, he directed the creative writing program at Marylhurst college. LOBE is forthcoming in 2020. His book Wedlocked received the 2013 Oregon Book Award.
Workshop:
Memory-Based Writing

Jef Gunn

A Northwest native, Jef Gunn studied drawing and painting in California through the 1970s and held residencies in Barcelona and Paris in the 1980s, and since the mid 1990s has engaged in a passionate study of Asian art, and related world views. With a balance of humor, broad knowledge and helpful insight, he is able to draw from each student their own natural way to paint, while bringing to bear practical instruction through contemporary and historical examples, especially from all periods and world perspectives. He's been teaching for 23 years.

Workshop:
The Dao of Seeing

Jef Gunn

A Northwest native, Jef Gunn studied drawing and painting in California through the 1970s and held residencies in Barcelona and Paris in the 1980s, and since the mid 1990s has engaged in a passionate study of Asian art, and related world views. With a balance of humor, broad knowledge and helpful insight, he is able to draw from each student their own natural way to paint, while bringing to bear practical instruction through contemporary and historical examples, especially from all periods and world perspectives. He's been teaching for 23 years.

Workshop:
The Heart of Painting: A Week-long Master Class

Jeff Gunn

Jeff is a retired science teacher turned studio potter. Creating, experimenting and playing with clay for 22 years, he is a thrower and hand-builder. Jeff has taught ceramics classes and workshops at Oregon State University and in his own studio near Philomath, Oregon. His focus is on vessel forms with surface textures along with decorative slips and inlays. Lids with sculptured knobs are often included. Enthused about atmospheric firings, he uses a soda/gas kiln and typically fires pieces more than once.
Workshop:
Stretching for Texture, Slipping for Contrast

Jenna Lechner

Jenna Lechner is an illustrator, writer and teacher based in Portland, Oregon. Born in Montana, she received a BFA in printmaking from the University of Oregon. She has been teaching art in the Portland area for the last seven years. Her practice focuses on observing the natural world, creating a one-on-one relationship with students and developing a deep understanding of the intersection between fine art and craft. Some of her illustration and writing clients include Adobe, Pentel Arts, HTC Mobile, the Portland Mercury, Willamette Week, DailyServing and Postfilm Design. This is her second year teaching at Sitka.

Workshop:
Block Printing Patterns

Jennifer Anderson

Jennifer L. Anderson is a book artist and printmaker working in many of the printmaking disciplines, primarily intaglio, relief printing and stone lithography. She has exhibited throughout New England and Central California, and her work is in private collections nationwide. Anderson has a BFA in Printmaking from the University of Connecticut and completed graduate course work in printmaking and education from Central Connecticut State University and the University of Connecticut. She is currently studying to be a Great Books Scholar.
Workshop:
Image and Word: The Art of the Artist Book

Jennifer Anderson

Jennifer L. Anderson is a book artist and printmaker working in many of the printmaking disciplines, primarily intaglio, relief printing and stone lithography. She has exhibited throughout New England and Central California, and her work is in private collections nationwide. Anderson has a BFA in Printmaking from the University of Connecticut and completed graduate course work in printmaking and education from Central Connecticut State University and the University of Connecticut. She is currently studying to be a Great Books Scholar.
Workshop:
Make Your Mark! Trace Monotype

Jennifer Kuhns

Jennifer Kuhns has been creating mosaic for 18 years. Her work ranges from strikingly realistic to highly designed tile installations. She has been featured in many exhibits and galleries throughout the country and works with salvaged glass, tile and other reclaimed materials, painstakingly shaping each piece for assemblage into exquisite mosaic art. She creates custom mosaic for corporate and private clients, and her public art and community projects demonstrate a rare ability to engage, educate and create community with all ages and socio-economic groups. She lives and works on a small farm in rural western Washington.
Workshop:
Creating Light and Shadow in Mosaic

Jennifer Roholt

Jennifer Roholt brings over 20 years of graphic design and illustration experience, plus over 10 years of teaching on the college level and a lifetime of individual pursuit. She holds an MA in Illustration and a BFA in Graphic Design.
Workshop:
Cut It Out! The Art of Paper Cutting

Jennifer Springsteen

Jennifer Springsteen is the co-founder of PDX Writers and a certified facilitator in the Amherst Writers and Artists method. She is the recipient of the 2008 Oregon Literary Arts Fellowship for fiction and a 2015 Fishtrap Summer Fellow. Her first story collection, Virginia State Map, was a contest finalist with the University of Missouri-Kansas City Press. She has been nominated for two Pushcart Prizes and is the editor of VoiceCatcher4, and she continues to edit and coach writers. She completed her first novel, American War Song, and is completing her second, King of Boys.She is currently revising a second novel and polishing a short story selection. In 2018, she received two Regional Arts and Culture Council grants: one to attend Boston’s Muse and Marketplace conference, and the other to conduct research in Virginia caves to advance understanding a third novel. She is currently a seminarian at Starr King School for the Ministry.
Workshop:
Creating Complex Characters

Jessica Gigot

Jessica Gigot is a poet, farmer, teacher and musician. She owns a small farm called Harmony Fields that makes artisan sheep cheese and grows organic herbs. She has lived in the Skagit Valley for over 15 years and appreciates the confluence of artists and agriculture in this special part of the world. Her first book of poems, Flood Patterns, was published by Antrim House Books in 2015 and her writing appears in several publications, including Orion, Poetry Northwest, Taproot and Gastronomica. She holds a PhD from Washington State University and a MFA from Seattle Pacific University.
Workshop:
The Poetics of Food

Joanne Daschel

Joanne Daschel creates mosaics with glass and stone in her studio at the Lincoln City Cultural Center, combining traditional mosaic tools and materials with contemporary design and techniques. She teaches from her studio, for Oregon Coast Community College and Artists' Studio Association. Her work is represented by Volta Gallery in Lincoln City. She exhibits with the Northwest Mosaic Art Alliance and is a member of the Society of American Mosaic Artists.
Workshop:
Mosaic Tidepool

Jude Siegel

With a background in education and natural science, Jude has been teaching about nature and art to adults and children for over 45 years. She currently teaches Nature Journaling at Multnomah Art Center, Portland Audubon and her Portland studio. Her book is "A Pacific Northwest Nature Sketchbook" ( Timber Press 2006).

Workshop:
Watercolor Journaling: The Beauty Around Us

Judilee Fitzhugh

Judilee Fitzhugh is a textile artisan who specializes in natural plant dyes and couture sewing. A tour of duty in Japan with the U.S. Navy led to a profound Japanese influence and a lifelong affection for vintage textiles. She gained her Certificate in Craft at the Oregon College of Art and Craft in 2002, and taught in the BFA and Studio School programs until the school's closure in 2019. Her finely crafted work combines natural objects with vintage fabric remnants, hand weaving, and surface design to portray a single moment in history.
Workshop:
The Poetry of Thrift: Creative Mending

Judy Vogland

Oregon painter Judy Vogland explores the vast Pacific Northwest landscape through the magic of surface building and mixed media collage. Vogland encourages students to develop aesthetic landforms that show best on large canvases. She shares her trusty secrets and bag of tricks to encourage students to investigate unconventional perspectives and invented surfaces, develop new color relationships while she pushes creative problem solving! This long time artist has been teaching courses while painting and exploring the crust of the ocean for the past 49 years.
Workshop:
Sand, Sun and Saltwater: Exploring Mixed Media Landscape

Judy Zugish

Judy Zugish is a basketry artist and teacher whose work is experimental and sculpted from nature. She has explored plants in her fiber arts garden for over 30 years with keen curiosity. In 1991 she dedicated her energies to starting a field school on her nursery property, hosting national and international instructors introducing them to the Northwest. A gypsy by nature, she has been roaming widely since 1998, leading journeys in basket making to Japan, England, Denmark, France and Germany. Her teaching style is innovative and dedicated to the pleasures of sustainable nature.
Workshop:
Let’s Take a Hike!

Karen Hymer

Karen Hymer is a visual artist and educator living in Silver City, New Mexico. She holds BFA, MA and MFA degrees in Fine Art Photography and has taught for over 25 years. She sees teaching as an opportunity to present new ways of experiencing the world through interaction with nature and image making. Karen’s current work explores the effects of time on the human body and various plant life. Her richly detailed photogravures emphasize the interplay of texture, pattern, light and shadow in muted earth tones. Her images are visually seductive; a poetic beauty is revealed in often overlooked subjects.

Workshop:
Here Comes the Sun

Karen Hymer

Karen Hymer is a visual artist and educator living in Silver City, New Mexico. She holds BFA, MA and MFA degrees in Fine Art Photography and has taught for over 25 years. She sees teaching as an opportunity to present new ways of experiencing the world through interaction with nature and image making. Karen’s current work explores the effects of time on the human body and various plant life. Her richly detailed photogravures emphasize the interplay of texture, pattern, light and shadow in muted earth tones. Her images are visually seductive; a poetic beauty is revealed in often overlooked subjects.

Workshop:
Intermediate Photopolymer Gravure

Katia Kyte

Katia is a Russian born, award-winning oil painter. She has lived on the Oregon Coast since 2008. She paints mostly from life, plein air or in her studio in Lincoln City. She exhibits at Rowboat Gallery and Volta Gallery. In addition to her painting and teaching, she is busy raising a child.
Workshop:
Beginning Landscapes and Seascapes in Oil

Kelly James

Kelly James is a photographic artist based in Salem, Oregon who has owned and operated a commercial photography studio for more than 25 years. He has a BS degree from Oregon State University. With extensive experience in both analog and digital photography he loves working with others who are passionate about making photographs. His fine art interests include documentary, figure, and landscape photography. Kelly is also an adjunct photography instructor at Chemeketa Community College.
Workshop:
Detail, Pattern and Metaphore: A Closer Look at the Forests of Cascade Head

Kiko Denzer

Kiko's been carving since he was ten. At 17 he went to Italy to carve marble and has since worked in construction, community development, publishing, education and the arts. Public works include sculpted earthen community ovens, murals, outdoor furniture and other installations. Ten years ago Bill Coperthwaite introduced him to the joys of carving greenwood, and he now makes and sells a variety of spoons, bowls, plates and other beautiful household containers, tools and wares. He and his family also build soil, garden and homestead on an acre near Corvalis, Oregon.
Workshop:
Sitka Art Circle: Turn a Branch into a Beautiful Scoop

Kim Stafford

For Kim Stafford, the landscape is the teacher, and he facilitates the process of this teaching. In his practice, he uses a variety of writing prompts to invite artists in the workshop to find their own direction, and then follow with verve. As we share our work in progress, we teach each other.

Kim Stafford teaches in many settings, but at Sitka he feels richly accompanied by the teaching the place itself offers us all, and the graceful hospitality of the Sitka staff.

Workshop:
Speak Beauty to Power

Krista Eddy

Krista Eddy is a local artist and the director of the Chessman Gallery in the Lincoln City Cultural Center. She earned a BFA in Illustration from Long Beach State University. Krista teaches art classes for kids through three different nonprofit organizations. Her teaching style is enthusiastic, encouraging and all about fun.
Workshop:
Sitka Art Circle: Clay Animation Basics

Krista Eddy

Krista Eddy is a local artist and the director of the Chessman Gallery in the Lincoln City Cultural Center. She earned a BFA in Illustration from Long Beach State University. Krista teaches art classes for kids through three different nonprofit organizations. Her teaching style is enthusiastic, encouraging and all about fun.
Workshop:
Sitka Art Circle: Collagraph Printing

Laura Lampton Scott

Laura Lampton Scott’s work has appeared in Michigan Quarterly Review, Tin House online, and Notre Dame Review, among other publications. She's contributed to two oral histories for the McSweeney’s Voice of Witness imprint. Holding an MFA from the University of Montana, she currently teaches at Portland State University and Literary Arts.
Workshop:
The Natural World in Story

Laura Moulton

Laura Moulton is the founder of Street Books, a bicycle-powered mobile library that serves people who live outside in Portland, Oregon. She has taught writing in public schools, prisons and teen shelters and is an adjunct professor at Lewis and Clark College. Her social practice art projects have included postal workers, immigrants, prisoners and students. Awards include an Excellence in Teaching award, an Innovations in Reading award from the National Book Foundation and a Pushcart nomination. She earned an MFA from Eastern Washington University.
Workshop:
Pen to Paper:The Power of the Notebook

Lauren Ohlgren

Lauren Ohlgren, from Corvallis, Oregon, has taught mixed media, book arts and travel journaling through Linn Benton Community College for over 13 years. She has a strong penchant for creating art communities and getting others to play. Curator of 'Journal 365, a page a day', community project, 2015. Curator of The She Project, 2005-2013. Author of 2005 award winning book, The She Project; how ‘she’ inspired a community.
Workshop:
Creativity Unleashed

Linda Fielder

Linda supports learning and creativity by encouraging workshop attendees to be curious and explore nature and their environment. She has been a florist and event designer for 30 years and combines her floral design experience and degree in ornamental horticulture to create living sculptural floral design from the incredible moss, lichen and flora of the coastal forests and shores.
Workshop:
Moss Walls, Kokedama Style Balls and Living Sculpture

Linda Hall

Linda Hall is an award-winning multimedia sculptor, painter and social interrupter whose work is inspired by the natural world and the human condition. She holds an MFA from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and is an occasional teacher at Florida State University where she teaches courses that combine Art and Ecology. She has orchestrated various site-specific art installations and performances involving students and community members.
Workshop:
Becoming the Wild

Linda Swindle

Linda Swindle is a watercolor artist and silk painter who enjoys the spontaneity and freedom of expression each medium lends. For Linda, inspiration for subject matter comes from her walk through everyday life. Creativity is a gift that needs to be explored and celebrated, and she enjoys helping others find that joy. She has over thirty years of teaching experience and currently teaches out of her home studio d at Art Unraveled in Phoenix, AZ, The Dalles Art Center and various other locations.
Workshop:
The Magic of Spontaneous Silk Painting

Liz Walker

Liz Walker, who creates marbled paintings in her studio in Portland Oregon, began as a watercolor painter and then discovered marbling (both acrylic and suminagashi) in 2008. Her work has been exhibited widely in regional and national shows; Liz has successfully taught marbling, acrylic and watercolor workshops for nearly a decade.
Workshop:
Suminagashi Paper Marbling: From Pattern to Finished Painting

Lynne Wintermute

Lynne Wintermute has a BFA from Linfield College and graduate studies at Pacific Northwest College of Arts, and Universities in London and Dublin. She shows her work throughout the Northwest in invitational shows and is represented by Dragonfire Gallery in Cannon Beach Or. Lynne teaches workshops in Oregon and Washington as well as her Neskowin Studio. Lynne has taught at Sitka for several years in her preferred medium of Oil & Cold Wax. Her teaching philosophy is to learn by process, to work in a collaborative atmosphere and, above all, to have fun and enjoy the other artists in the workshop.
Workshop:
Introducing Oil and Cold Wax Medium

Lynne Wintermute

Lynne Wintermute has a BFA from Linfield College and graduate studies at Pacific Northwest College of Arts, and Universities in London and Dublin. She shows her work throughout the Northwest in invitational shows and is represented by Dragonfire Gallery in Cannon Beach Or. Lynne teaches workshops in Oregon and Washington as well as her Neskowin Studio. Lynne has taught at Sitka for several years in her preferred medium of Oil & Cold Wax. Her teaching philosophy is to learn by process, to work in a collaborative atmosphere and, above all, to have fun and enjoy the other artists in the workshop.
Workshop:
Landscape: From Realism to Abstract

Marcy Baker

Marcy Baker was introduced to monotype printmaking 25 years ago in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and she was hooked. Baker earned her BFA from Syracuse University in New York state. Her monotypes, paintings and collages have been featured in numerous solo, invitational and juried exhibitions nationally. Baker's work resides in private and public collections throughout the U.S. She has taught printmaking and mixed media classes at Multnomah Arts Center in southwest Portland and in her private studio for twelve years. Her Sitka workshop offers a supportive, creative environment for students of all skill levels.

Workshop:
Watercolor Monotype with Chine Collé

Margaret Malone

Margaret Malone is the author of the story collection People Like You, Finalist for the 2016 PEN/Hemingway Award and Winner of the 2016 Balcones Fiction Prize. Her work has been supported by grants, fellowships and residencies from the Oregon Arts Commission, Regional Arts & Culture Council, Literary Arts, The Sitka Center for Art & Ecology, and the UCross Foundation. A co-host of the artist and literary gathering, SHARE. Margaret lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband filmmaker Brian Padian and their two children.
Workshop:
Lay it Bare: The Naked Heart of Personal Narrative

Margot Voorhies Thompson

Margot Voorhies Thompson is a Northwest painter, printmaker and calligrapher, and the designer of the Sitka Center logo. She is represented by the Russo Lee Gallery in Portland, Oregon. Her public art commissions include installations at Portland State University, Woodstock Public Library, Doernbecher Children's Hospital, Oregon State Library, Tualatin, Kaiser Permanente, OHSU and the Oregon State Hospital.
Workshop:
The Expressive Art of Collage

Mark Brody

Mark Brody has been a working artist since graduating from Lewis and Clark College with degrees in art and education. He has taught mosaic and created installations with students in Portland Public Schools for sixteen years. What Mark finds fascinating about mosaic is how the completion of each new project is a transforming and enriching experience. The laying of the tiles is a meditative process of finding the proper shape for pattern, symmetry and design. Mark has compiled many of these ideas and techniques into his new how-to book on mosaic: Mosaic Garden Projects, published by Timber Press.
Workshop:
Radiant Window Mosaic

Marlana Stoddard-Hayes

Marlana Stoddard Hayes, M.A., M.F.A, an academic for 35 years, is a past Sitka Resident (1990). Exhibitions include: France, China, Vietnam and Africa, and domestically since 1980. She occasionally now teaches on the spirituality of creativity. Marlana is a National Member of A.I.R. Gallery in NYC and represented by Butters Gallery in Portland. She has focused on painting with water media and is committed to exploring the physicality of the fluid world and the larger meaning behind eco-theology.

Workshop:
Reimagining Watermedia Through Nature’s Lens

Mary-Ellen Campbell

Mary-Ellen Campbell, a multidisciplinary artist does graphics, painting, sculpture, printmaking, book arts and mixed media work. Her work has been featured in 17 national/international solo exhibitions and over 80 group and invitational shows. Professor of Art Emerita from New Jersey City University, NJ, where she taught for thirty-four years. In 2004-05 she was awarded the Fulbright Scholar Grant to teach Book Arts in Thailand. Mary-Ellen won 12 residencies since 2007 in Finland, New Zealand, Australia, Turkey, Costa Rica, Colorado, N. Carolina, California and Minnesota, creating more than 75 books and mixed media artworks.
Workshop:
Preserving Memories: Books and Boxes for Collectors

Melissa Romeo

Melissa Romeo is an artist and arts educator living in Portland, OR. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Art History from the University of Illinois, with focused study on the intersection of contemporary art, museum practices, and art therapy.

Melissa worked as an educator at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, Italy. She also teaches workshops at various locations in Portland, OR and was featured on Chicago’s AirBnb Experiences.

Workshop:
Pyrography and Painting

Michael Guerriero

Having produced a portfolio of 160 editions, printing serigraphs has been Michael Guerriero's primary means of graphic expression. He prepares stencils for the most part by directly painting the screen with blockout or resist rather than using photo emulsion. His goal in teaching is to find a balance between technical elements and creative expression.

Michael has presented screen printing workshops throughout his career, from thirty screens wet with ink in an auditorium full of elementary school children to more in depth workshops like this one with several adults.

Workshop:
Screen Printing with Hand Painted Stencils

Monica Setziol-Phillips

Having grown up around the sculptures of her father, Roy Setziol, it is not surprising that Monica Setziol-Phillips decided to investigate the medium. It drew her in and she has now been carving for over 35 years. The character and feel of the wood continue to excite her. Developing the relationship between tool, wood and imagination informs the work. She looks forward to sharing what she has learned with her students and feels she learns from them as well. Her own work is mostly abstract, as she understands that approach best and finds it most meaningful.

Monica seeks to enable students to learn from the wood and the tools. Each wood has its own character, its own beauty and difficulty. Students explore these connections and focus on learning techniques to bring wood, tools and skills together. Focus is also on nourishing and developing each student's unique creative spirit.

Workshop:
Developing your Wood Muse

Nancy Abens

Nancy Abens is a visual artist and educator living in Portland, Oregon. She is an avid birdwatcher, gardener and is deeply inspired by the natural world. She works primarily in photo based applications such as image transfers, photo intaglio and alternative processes such as cyanotype, VanDyke and Gum Bichromate. She has taught all forms of photography to thousands of high school students in the Portland area. She loves teaching and has an experimental, process-oriented approach. She holds a BA in Fine Art Photography and an MEd in teaching.
Workshop:
Photo Transfers, Emulsion Lifts, and Bookmaking

Nancy Linnon

Nancy Linnon has been teaching writing for 25 years. Her work has appeared in literary journals and magazines such as Creative Nonfiction, Los Angeles Review, Mothering, Yoga International and the anthologies What Wildness is This, VoiceCatcher and Rage and Reconciliation. Her passion is exploring ways of accessing the creative self through the powerful act of writing.

Workshop:
Sitka Art Center: The Moving Pen

Nancy Linnon

Nancy Linnon has been teaching writing for 25 years. Her work has appeared in literary journals and magazines such as Creative Nonfiction, Los Angeles Review, Mothering, Yoga International and the anthologies What Wildness is This, VoiceCatcher and Rage and Reconciliation. Her passion is exploring ways of accessing the creative self through the powerful act of writing.

Workshop:
The Power of Place

Natalie Craig

Natalie Craig's goal is to offer students avenues into their own creative expression. She presents foundations in drawing/painting basics, composition, and introduces the works of various artists to help promote expressive insight. Natalie is a studio artist in northern California. She holds a BA from San Diego State University and an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and has participated in arts residencies in the US, Europe and South Africa to further her own creative work.
Workshop:
Sitka Art Circle: What Does Your Self-Portrait Say?

Natalie Craig

Natalie Craig's goal is to offer students avenues into their own creative expression. She presents foundations in drawing/painting basics, composition, and introduces the works of various artists to help promote expressive insight. Natalie is a studio artist in northern California. She holds a BA from San Diego State University and an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and has participated in arts residencies in the US, Europe and South Africa to further her own creative work.
Workshop:
Figure and Ground: The Figurative Composition

Nora Sherwood

Nora Sherwood has a professional certificate in Natural Science Illustration from the University of Washington and is a working artist on the Oregon coast. Her science illustration work is guided by Baba Dioum's famous quote: "In the end we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand; and we will understand only what we have been taught." In addition to commissioned work for scientific journals, Nora shows work in galleries around the Pacific Northwest, and teaches workshops.
Workshop:
A Deep Dive into Bird Illustration

Patricia Schmidt

Patricia Schmidt is known for her super-realistic paintings alive with color. She's been painting with watercolor for over 30 years and teaches art classes at Clark College in Vancouver, Washington and at other Oregon locations. Her paintings are published in the Splash Retrospective, Splash 14 and Splash 12
Workshop:
Color Theory for Watercolor

Perrin Kerns

Perrin Kerns served as the Director of Writing at Marylhurst University where she taught English literature and creative nonfiction. Her own writing of lyric essays led her to making personal narrative documentaries based on the lyric form. Her films have appeared in film festivals around the US and in Ireland. She won the Director’s Choice award in 2011 from the San Francisco Shorts festival. She holds a Ph.D in feminist theory and modernist literature. She lives in Portland with her husband, Kim Stafford, and currently teaches at PSU, Prescott College and PNCA's MFA program.

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Workshop:
Writing and Walking

Pete Owston

Peyton "Pete" Owston has a doctorate in forest science from the University of Michigan and has lived and worked in Oregon for many years. He retired from a career with the U.S. Forest Service that spanned 40 years and took him to forests in many other parts of the country and the world. Pete's research emphasis was on nursery practices and reforestation.  His first working trip to the Oregon Coast was in 1968, and he and his wife have lived here full-time since 1997.

Workshop:
The Trees of Cascade Head

Rebecca Clarren

Rebecca Clarren has been an award-winning journalist for more than 20 years; her novel, KICKDOWN, was shortlisted for the PEN/Bellwether Prize. A former year-long fellow at Fishtrap and an attendee of the Tin House Writer's Workshop, Clarren's workshops and lectures pair tools and exercises gleaned from award-winning writers, with humor and practical advice. A former editor at High Country News and contributor to Salon.com, the Nation and other national magazines, Clarren has hard-won lessons about writing, editing and research to share.
Workshop:
The Art of Deeply Reported Fiction

Rebecca Wild

Rebecca Wild is a Pacific Northwest artist and calligrapher from Port Townsend, WA. Her work pairs a love of letter forms with the luminous characteristics of drawing materials and paint. She uses text as a tool for both conveying message and creating abstraction. Originally from West Virginia, she was a calligraphy and art instructor in Portland for 25 years and now teaches workshops throughout the West Coast. Rebecca is an enthusiastic and organized instructor whose emphasis on process and technique is infused with creativity and encouragement. She strives to help beginners feel successful and to give established artists fresh ideas.

Workshop:
Lines, Layers, and Luminosity

Ruth Armitage

Abstract painter Ruth Armitage has been honored with signature status in the National Watercolor Society and many regional groups. She divides her painting time between watercolor, acrylic and oils. Ruth's work has been featured on OPB's "Oregon Art Beat" and has been exhibited and published nationally. Recently, Ruth’s work was featured in the Spring 2017 issue of Acrylic Artist Magazine. You’ll find Ruth’s work locally at the Portland Art Museum's Rental Sales Gallery. A former high school teacher, Ruth enjoys sharing art and inspiration in the classroom. Students enjoy her organized and creative approach to teaching.
Workshop:
Tide Lines: Cold Wax and Oil Collage

Sandy Oppenheimer

Sandy Oppenheimer is a self-taught artist who "paints with paper" in an intuitive and playful manner. She takes her inspiration from the great artists of the past, beautiful handmade papers from around the world and from the fortunate life she leads. After 20 years in Italy, she returned to northern California where she continues to develop her visual vocabulary. She has received the A.D Abramson award locally, a grant from the George Sugarman and the Ruth Chevon Foundations, nationally, and was chosen internationally as an artist in residence at the Mino City Art Paper Project in Mino, Japan.

For 25 years she has been working as an artist, primarily "painting with paper". As a teacher, she shares what she has discovered in her years of developing a visual language, and help unleash the creative play and potential in each individual.

www.fisheroppenheimer.com and www.paperpaintbrush.com

Workshop:
Painting with Paper

Satoko Motouji

Satoko was born in Kyoto, Japan, and came to the United States to pursue fine art and art history. She enjoys being a full-time artist after a long teaching career in the United States, Italy and Japan. Her mediums are watercolor, sumi ink and oil. She enjoyed pléin-air painting: and and studio work, in which she pursue the theme of transiency in nature and life. Her teaching focuses on the understanding of watercolor materials, cultivating one's intuitive knowledge and self-reflection in the process of painting with watercolor medium which instruct us how to be flexible in the process of painting as well as how we are.
Workshop:
Watercolor: Plein Air and Expressive Approach

Scott Conary

Raised where the suburbs filtered into woods and farms, Scott Conary (RISD, BFA '93) paints everyday objects and places with which we have complicated and often ambiguous relationships. These are stories of the arbitrary nature of beauty, melancholy, triumph, and the camouflage of time.

Inspiring this work is his young daughter's battle with complicated heart defects, her experiences with disability, and the impact that has had on those around her.

Scott teaches workshops around the country and classes both in his studio and on-line with the goal of helping students find the tools to express their ideas.

Workshop:
Bridging Abstraction and Realism

Sitka Staff

Sitka Staff will be on hand to help with equipment, studio setup, refreshments and for general studio support.
Workshop:
Community Open Studio

Sitka Staff

Sitka Staff will be on hand to help with equipment, studio setup, refreshments and for general studio support.
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Sondra Holtzman

Professional artist Sondra Holtzman’s artwork reflects musings of travel, afar and close to home. She leads painting explorations all over the world, including Europe, South America and the South Pacific.

After attending Rhode Island School of Design, Sondra worked as a freelance designer, creating artwork for clients like Nike and Delta Air Lines. Her work has been published in 1000 Artist Journal Pages and Signatures: The Art Journal Collection by Somerset Studio.

For Sondra, the true joy of being an artist also lies in the sharing of her passion with others, helping them to discover their own artistic voice

Workshop:
Sitka Art Circle: Beeswax Food Wraps

Sondra Holtzman

Professional artist Sondra Holtzman’s artwork reflects musings of travel, afar and close to home. She leads painting explorations all over the world, including Europe, South America and the South Pacific.

After attending Rhode Island School of Design, Sondra worked as a freelance designer, creating artwork for clients like Nike and Delta Air Lines. Her work has been published in 1000 Artist Journal Pages and Signatures: The Art Journal Collection by Somerset Studio.

For Sondra, the true joy of being an artist also lies in the sharing of her passion with others, helping them to discover their own artistic voice

Workshop:
Introduction to Oil Pastels

Stan Peterson

Stan Peterson’s approach to teaching is individualized to the skill level and interest of the students. He assists each person in finding their own voice and vision through making art. He has taught drawing, relief printmaking, and woodcarving for more than twenty-five years to a wide variety of emerging and mid-career artists. He believes storytelling, humor, and a traveled perspective from visiting carvers in Santa Fe, Oaxaca, and Bali inform the ways we sit down together with a piece of wood, some sharp tools, and a few hours.

Stan Peterson is a professional wood sculptor living in Portland. He is currently represented by Imogen Gallery, Hanson Howard Gallery, and Guardino Gallery in Oregon.

Workshop:
Introduction to the Art of Whittling

Susan Moss

Susan Moss has been marking on surfaces since a child: on paper tablecloths, fabric, archival paper, large and small. Her work has been exhibited in over eighty venues. At Fort Lewis College (Durango, CO), she teaches all levels of drawing, contemporary textile art and seminars focused on developing and articulating visual ideas.

Workshop:
The Sketchbook Habit

Tasha Griffith

Tasha Miller Griffith grew up in a family of makers and tinkerers, and has been drawn to textiles of all kinds since she was very small. She is driven by the belief that making things by hand empowers people to live more joyfully and thoughtfully. In her classes, she works to build deep understanding through hands-on experimentation in a warm and inspiring environment. Tasha teaches at folk schools and fiber arts events nationally, and writes for magazines including Taproot and PLY. She also shares free tutorials on her website.
Workshop:
Renegade Screen Printing with Natural Dyes

William Park

William Park has been drawing and painting full time since 1987 and exhibiting since 1995. His love of paint and all its characteristics is the driving force behind his work. William continuously finds new ways to express himself with these mediums. His process is driven by intuition and spontaneity. A SPONTUITIVE process.

Workshop:
Painting for Pleasure... Seriously

Yvonne Manipon

Investigating the unique qualities of light and atmosphere from the Pacific NW to the islands of Hawaii, professional artist Yvonne Manipon's artwork reflect her joyful explorations of her local environments en plein air. She has taught workshops in Hawaii, Oregon and California.

After attending University of Oregon and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Yvonne has worked at various arts organizations and schools as a teaching artist. Her work has been widely exhibited throughout Oregon and Hawaii.

For Yvonne, the true joy of being an artist also lies in the sharing of her passion with others, helping them to discover their own artistic voice.

Workshop:
Painting with Passion

Zebith Thalden

Zebith Thalden is a nature illustrator in Portland, Oregon. She has taught courses in woodworking, drawing, painting, graphic design, copper-smithing and environmental education. Her book The Butterfly Artist: How to Observe, Draw, and Paint the Fascinating World of Insects will be published by Timber Press in March 2021. She received an MFA from Goddard College and a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design.
Workshop:
The Art of Insect Illustration

Zoë Cohen

Born in Chicago in 1961, Cohen was strongly affected by the classic graphic influences of a mid-century urban environment. Everyday exposure to modern architecture, graphic design, photography, painting and sculpture permanently imprinted her mind.

Zoe’s abstract painting springs from her lifelong fascination with mid-century art and design, Abstract Expressionism, The New York School painters and the historic influences which shifted the locus of the international art scene from Nazi occupied Europe to New York following WWII.

Teaching has become an integral part of her art practice.

Workshop:
Abstract Investigations: Color and Composition
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