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Teaching at SiTKa

Aimee Erickson

Aimee Erickson is a freelance oil painter living in Portland. In 2014, she won the Award of Excellence for Portraiture from Oil Painters of America, an Award of Exceptional Merit from the Portrait Society of America, and Best of Show from American Women Artists. She painted the official state portrait of Governor Barbara Roberts, making her the first (and only) woman to paint an Oregon gubernatorial portrait. She teaches drawing and painting with a particular interest in what enables or inhibits our vision and progress as artists. She has a BFA degree in Illustration and carries a sketchbook.

Workshop:
Portrait Studies in Oil Paint

Alexandra Schaefers

Alexandra Schaefers is an artist-poet hybrid from Corvallis where she paints plein air in local woodlands and illustrates poems. She strives to make work that blurs the artificial boundary between humans and nature, believing if we reclaim our rightful place in nature we will become better stewards of the planet and our own bodies and minds.

As an art teacher she encourages people to suspend judgment and create from a genuine place. She believes art is a powerful way to celebrate one's inner nature where we find the same beauty as our favorite wild places.

Workshop:
Illustrated Artist Book

Allison Hutchcraft

Allison Hutchcraft is a poet and teacher. Since 2013, she has taught creative writing at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. Her poems have appeared in the Kenyon Review, Crazyhorse, The Cincinnati Review, Barrow Street, the Beloit Poetry Journal, American Letters & Commentary, West Branch, and other journals. The recipient of a 2017-2018 Artist Fellowship from the North Carolina Arts Council and a Regional Artist Project Grant from the Arts & Science Council for the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, she has been awarded a residency from the Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts & Sciences as well as scholarships from the Tin House Writers Workshop, the Key West Literary Seminars, and the Squaw Valley Community of Writers. She is thrilled to be a resident at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology this spring.

Workshop:
Wild Association: A Spring Poetry Workshop

Andie Thrams

Andie Thrams makes paintings and artist's books in wilderness habitats. Her art and teaching explore mystery, reverence, delight, and vanishing habitats. Her work is widely exhibited and held in numerous permanent collections, including Yale University and the University of Washington. She earned a BA degree in art practice from the University of California, Berkeley and has been teaching art making in the outdoors since 1990. She was a Sitka Artist In Residence in 2004.

Workshop:
The Illuminated Field Journal

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 art-making 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 worked at the Sitka Center in 2007-2008. She writes about her life as an artist on her website, www.annamieka.com

Workshop:
Layers of the Forest: Mixed Media Painting

Anne Covell

Anne Covell received her MFA in Book Arts from the University of Iowa Center for the Book, where she attended on an Iowa Arts Fellowship. She has studied Asian and Western papermaking techniques with Timothy Barrett and has taught courses in bookbinding, papermaking, and natural dyeing for the University of Iowa Center for the Book and the University of Georgia study abroad program in Cortona, Italy. Her work has been exhibited internationally and can be seen in over 35 collections including the Yale University Arts Library, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the National Library of Chile.

Workshop:
Ecoprinting & Natural Dyeing on Cloth & Paper

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 he has held fellowships and residencies at Harvard University, Acadia National Park, White Mountain National Forest, the Schmidt Ocean Institute, Middlebury College, Sitka Center for Art & Ecology and Isle Royale National Park. Recent albums include "Field Studies" and "Solo Piano." He is the associate editor of The Ecomusicology Review, a publication about the intersection of music and ecology.

Workshop:
Reflecting Place in Music

Carol Soth

Carol creates an exploratory, experiential and safe environment where students are encouraged to stretch their creative legs and try a variety of different mediums. For the last 15 years, she has been facilitating workshops that explore the junction where the inner landscape intersects with the natural world.

Workshop:
The Mythic Road: Art Mapping the Inner and Outer Landscape

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 Clay and Cloth

Carrie Kappel & Gabriella Klein

Dr. Carrie Kappel is a mother, artist, writer, and marine scientist at University of California, Santa Barbara. She has taught hands-on field ecology and conservation in Washington, California, Baja Mexico, and the Rockies. She shares the tools of observation, inquiry, compassion, and creative collaboration to deepen relationship with the natural world.

Gabriella Klein received her MFA from Vermont College. Her poetry collection, Land Sparing, won the Nightboat Prize and was a finalist for the California Book Award. Her work regards the poetic lens as an instrument no less valuable than the microscope or telescope through which to investigate the world.

Workshop:
Landscape and Lexicon: Poetry and Ecology

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 Acrylic Skins and Mixed- Media

Corrine Loomis-Dietz

Corrine Loomis Dietz has a passion for investigating materials and techniques to develop the visual voice. She has received in-depth training in the technical aspects of paint systems, painting practices and the use of a variety of tools. Corrine brings 30 years experience as an artist and instructor to help students gain a confidence with materials and strengthen their intuitive process
Workshop:
Investigating Your Identity

Cynthia Herron

Cynthia Herron has taught college-level art classes since 1995, and is currently teaching at Chemeketa Community College and her own studio in Salem. She enjoys sketching outdoors, then creating abstract landscape paintings using oils and or acrylics. Cynthia loves working with color and sharing her knowledge with painters of all levels of experience. Her memoir Paint By Number explores how she tended her artistic journey and found her voice as a painter. Her work can be found at Freed Gallery, Bush Barn Gallery, and Fog Forest Gallery in New Brunswick.

Workshop:
Color Confidence for Artists

Daniela Molnar

Daniela has been teaching students of all ages since 2007. She is a full-time Associate Professor teaching undergraduate and graduate students at the Pacific Northwest College of Art, where she founded and leads the Art + Ecology program. She also coordinates and leads educational trips with Signal Fire.

Workshop:
Observation, Imagination and Chance with Watermedia

Dayna Collins

I paint 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. I love making marks using oil pigment sticks, graphite, or by scratching into the surface with a sharp object, each mark reflecting my eclectic personality. My work  can be found in two Northwest galleries and is  featured in several books.  I am an energetic teacher and provide a safe place for students to experiment and learn new techniques.

Workshop:
Restorative Painting: The Architecture of Memory - A Dual Approach

Dayna Collins

I paint 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. I love making marks using oil pigment sticks, graphite, or by scratching into the surface with a sharp object, each mark reflecting my eclectic personality. My work  can be found in two Northwest galleries and is  featured in several books.  I am an energetic teacher and provide 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. She is also a Senior Instructor for Art Clay World, certifying metal clay instructors and enthusiasts in the Pacific Northwest.

Workshop:
The Alchemist’s Fire: Metalsmithing

Dorota Haber-Lehigh

Dorota Haber-Lehigh is an artist, educator, linguist and a forager. 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”. She enjoys teaching ESL and Art of Ethnobotany at Seaside High School and Botanical Drawing at various community centers.

Workshop:
Forest Fragments

Eve Bernfeld

Eve Bernfeld, M.A., M.AmSAT, is a Certified Alexander Technique Teacher who helps people uncover their authentic selves under years of accumulated stress and tension. Her playful approach to education and life is informed by her background as an actor, singer, dancer, writer and drama teacher, and her lifelong love of the natural world. She is the owner of In Balance Alexander Technique and also teaches at Lewis & Clark College and around the region.

Workshop:
Use of Self

Heather Fortner

Fascinated by fish and seaweed for 35 years, Heather uses both in her artwork. Author of a book on Hawaii's edible seaweed, she has used seaweeds in her art for 35 years, teaching seaweed classes in Florida, Oregon, and Hawaii. Oregon's bull kelp now has her attention.
Workshop:
Kelp: Cut, Curl and Coil

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 & 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:
Italic Handwriting

Jalene Case

Jalene is an enthusiastic life-long learner. Her most recent lessons have come from long-term travel and the subsequent experience of reinventing her life. In 2015 she resigned as the Sitka Center¹s Executive Director to embark on a nearly 2-year epic adventure with her husband on two motorcycles, from Oregon to the southern tip of South America. The next big dream she's ushering into reality is her own business helping individuals and small teams who have a meaningful desire that they want to make real, and yet they're struggling to find clarity, make choices, and get it done.

Workshop:
Sitka Art Circle: Befriend Your Creative Self

Jane Pagliarulo

Jane Pagliarulo received a BFA in Printmaking from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. From 1989 to 1996 she cut her teeth as a fine art printer at Hand Graphics in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where she printed lithographs, woodcuts, etchings. As head monotype printer she worked one-on-one in creative collaboration with artists who had tremendously varied conceptual and technical approaches. As a result she strays beyond the traditional boundaries of printmaking. In 1996 Pagliarulo moved to Oregon, founding a printmaking workshop in Hood River. In 2007 she co-founded Atelier Meridian, a collaborative membership printmaking studio in Portland.  

Workshop:
Solarplate Monoprints: Magic with Multiples

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 College of Art & Craft and Oregon Society of Artists.
Workshop:
Botanical Drawing in Graphite and Colored Pencil

Jane Pagliarulo

Jane Pagliarulo has been a professional outdoor guide for 30 years. She escaped to the mountains to kayak, rock climb and cross-country ski. A move to New Mexico brought a desire to climb higher, so she joined a Search and Rescue team to learn how. She performed Swift Water Rescue, Avalanche Rescue and First Aid and became a whitewater rafting guide. After 7 years of wandering the deserts and mountains of New Mexico, rescuing people and leading adventures, Jane moved to Oregon. Outdoor guiding and painting landscapes are her passions. She loves sharing her knowledge of the great outdoors.

Workshop:
Outdoor Skills for Wilderness Wanderers

Jay Haavik

Jay Haavik has always been interested in older cultures, their art forms and their tools and technology. This includes the art of the Northwest Coast native peoples and the Vikings and their culture - both of which have occupied much of his forty year professional art career. He has been privileged to undertake the carvings for a full size Viking ship (2010-12), the making of a number of totem poles (including leading the making of Sitka's "Trickster" pole), and the designing and installing of a large outdoor "ship" shaped Leif Erikson memorial in Seattle.

Workshop:
Carving a Model NW Native Head Canoe

Jef Gunn

Jef Gunn studied painting in California in the 1970s, held residencies in Barcelona and Paris in the 1980s, and since the mid-1990s has engaged in a passionate study of Asian art. His work expresses the large forms of nature drawn from memory and  concentrated into shapes, text, pattern and signs. He holds a BFA degree from Marylhurst University. For twenty years his classes have helped painters explore the world observed and the world inside, while improving their skills in color, design and brushwork. The importance of looking, and looking some more, is basic to this work.

Workshop:
The Dao of Seeing

Jenna Lechner

Jenna Lechner is an illustrator, writer, & teacher based in Portland, Oregon. Born in Montana, she received a BFA degree 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, & 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:
Relief Print: Repeated Pattern Design

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 continued with 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:
World of Woodcuts

Jennifer Kuhns

Jennifer Kuhns has been creating mosaic for 17 years. Her work ranges from strikingly realistic to decorative, 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 whimsical, exquisite mosaic art. She also creates custom mosaic for corporate and private clients. 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 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 continues to edit and coach writers. She completed her first novel, American War Song, and is completing her second, King of Boys.

Workshop:
Focus on Setting: Threading the Natural World into Memoir and Fiction

Jenny Bates

Jenny Bates loves great stories and the amazing communities born out of writing them. Through both fiction and creative nonfiction, she guides students through the creative process, supporting them as they find their voices on the page and the unique stories they have to tell. A proud member of the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts Alumni Association, Jenny teaches creative writing and works as a writer and editor. Follow her creative life on Instagram: @thebraverypen
Workshop:
You in Short Form: Writing the Self for Social Media and Other Short Essay Forms (PDX Workshop)

Jenny Bates

Jenny Bates loves great stories and the amazing communities born out of writing them. Through both fiction and creative nonfiction, she guides students through the creative process, supporting them as they find their voices on the page and the unique stories they have to tell. A proud member of the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts Alumni Association, Jenny teaches creative writing and works as a writer and editor. Follow her creative life on Instagram: @thebraverypen

Workshop:
The World is Your Character

Jessica Columbo

After a decade in PR, broadcast television, and academia, Jess Columbo founded Med|Ed Digital, a Portland-based digital marketing firm. A creative writer and self-described geek, Jess is passionate about the intersection of community, storytelling, and data. Jess teaches digital writing and content strategy at Portland State University, is President of the Healthcare Communicators of Oregon, and sits on the American Heart Association Digital Task Force. 
Workshop:
Social Media For Artists (PDX Workshop)

Jill Powers

Jill Powers' ocean ecology art is nationally exhibited. She is intrigued with using current science as a source of ideas for her art. She has a graduate degree from Tyler School of Art and teaches at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. Jill offers workshops and retreats focusing on inspired explorations of natural materials and processes. Jill teaches in her studio and as well as the Honolulu Museum of Art and Denver Botanic Gardens. Jill’s students experience a supportive and flexible atmosphere for discovery and deep engagement. She is a member of Women Environmental Artists.

Workshop:
The Art of Seaweeds: Sculptural Objects and Vessels

Joanne Daschel

Joanne Daschel creates mosaics with glass and stone in her studio at the Lincoln City Cultural Center. She teaches from her studio and Artists' Studio Association in Lincoln City, and shows her work at Volta Gallery in Lincoln City and the Bush Barn Gallery in Salem.

Workshop:
Sitka Art Circle: Seaglass Mosaic Suncatcher

Judy Detrick

Judy Detrick is a calligrapher/designer living on the Mendocino coast of Northern California. She taught calligraphy and graphic design at College of the Redwoods on the Mendocino coast for more than 25 years, and developed the Graphic Arts Certificate Program there. Her work can be found in several anthologies of calligraphy and graphic design, and she is represented in the Harrison Collection of Calligraphy and Lettering at the San Francisco Public Library, and other public and private collections.
Workshop:
CANCELLED- Roman Capitals au Naturel

Judy Vogland

Long time Oregon painter, Judy Vogland, continues to work with water-based mixed media while incorporating natural and found materials as surface makers. She has taught surface building with sand on the Oregon beaches for nearly forty years. Students learn to create large paintings by working with beach sand and found materials manipulated by natural forces of gravity, wind, and water. In addition to teaching at Portland State University, Cannon Beach Haystack School, Hillsboro High School, and the Sitka Center, Vogland creates public space and corporate artwork and works in collage/assemblage for gallery exhibitions.

Workshop:
Sand Painting & Exploring Water-Based Mixed Media

Kami Ellingson

Kami Ellingson is a practical hydrologist with 20 years of field experience. For the past 10 years she has provided leadership in tidal wetland restoration of the Salmon River estuary. Kami takes an honest and direct approach to teaching and education through her passion and enthusiasm for this work.

Workshop:
Salmon River Estuary-A Physical Transformation

Karen Hymer

Karen Hymer is a visual artist and educator from Tucson, Arizona. She holds a BFA, MA and MFA 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:
The Beauty of Ink on Paper: Photogravure for Photographers

Karen Hymer

Karen Hymer is a visual artist and educator from Tucson, Arizona. She holds a BFA, MA and MFA 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:
Sitka Art Circle: Sun Printing

Karen Tanner

After a lifetime of making art, Karen Tanner says she views her art as her voice: “I begin with layering washes, showing the visual passage of time by building depth and texture. The layering and subtracting of paint uncovers my message. Recently I’ve been exploring inner life symbols. I often work with metal leaf. They represent the dueling of the spiritual/material worlds.” Retiring from a career teaching fine and graphic arts, Tanner explored her professional art life and its direction. She emerged from this period of self reflection a more authentic, more purposeful and ultimately more influential artist.

Workshop:
Gilded Leaves

Karen Ulvestad

Karen Ulvestad’s work is represented by Photographers Direct, 500px, and Alamy stock and assignment agencies. Her images have been published both nationally and internationally in various media, including magazines, books, book covers, blogs, and websites. She recently published her 3 book (eBook) series "Digital Photography Basics" on Amazon.com. The series includes: Camera Basics, Exposure & Composition, and Workflow & Digital Darkroom. Through the years, her style evolved from photographing landscapes, people, wildlife, and commercial work throughout the western United States, the Caribbean, Hawaii, and Canada. Her work spans more than 30 years.
Workshop:
The Oregon Coast in Black & White

Kat Sloma

Kat Sloma is an Oregon fine art photographer, author, and instructor who has taught photography since 2011, and iPhone photography since 2013. Her approach to teaching is hands-on and accessible to all skill levels: demonstrating, then allowing time for the students to practice the concepts and ask questions. Kat's book "Art with an iPhone: A Photographer's Guide to Creating Altered Realities" is in its second edition, released December 2017.
Workshop:
Photographic Art with an iPhone

Kathy Karbo

Kathy Karbo has been passionately creating vessels for over 35 years. Process and transformation are inherent as she explores materials, structure, texture, shadow and light. Studies at Montclair Historical Society, John Campbell Folk Arts School and Oregon College of Arts and Crafts in tin smithing, fiber arts, basketry, book arts and woodworking have shaped her mixed media work. She has exhibited in the U.S. and Canada, won awards, grants and commissions. As an artist and educator, Kathy continues her studio work and develops workshops and community art events in Portland and at Trail's End Art Association in Gearhart, Oregon.
Workshop:
CANCELLED- Luminarias: Let There Be Light

Kelly James

Kelly James is a photographic artist based in Salem, Oregon. He grew up in Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley and received a BS degree in Technical Journalism from Oregon State University. He has owned and operated a commercial photography studio for more than 25 years. His fine art interests include documentary, figure, and landscape photography. He is passionate about creating beautifully lit images that have mood and feeling. Kelly is also an adjunct photography instructor at Chemeketa Community College.

Workshop:
Basic Digital Photography

Ken O'Connell

Ken O’Connell is Professor Emeritus of Art from the University of Oregon, founder and President Emeritus of Imagination International. He brings energy and a love of sketchbooks to his workshops. He will show you how he filled his 89 sketchbooks and teach you how to explore with yours. O'Connell has been teaching sketchbooks in the NW and in Italy since 2004.

Workshop:
Spirit of the Rough Sketch

Kendra Larson

Raised in Salem, Oregon, Kendra Larson has a BFA from Pacific Northwest College of Art and an MFA from University of Wisconsin, Madison. She is active with Orlo and Signal Fire, and is an exhibiting artist. She has a love of Oregon and ten years of experience teaching post secondary classes as well as 20 noncredit classes/ workshops.

Workshop:
Sitka Art Circle: Artist Sketchbook

Kendra Larson

Raised in Salem, Oregon, Kendra Larson has a BFA from Pacific Northwest College of Art and an MFA from University of Wisconsin, Madison. She is active with Orlo and Signal Fire, and is an exhibiting artist. She has a love of Oregon and ten years of experience teaching post secondary classes as well as 20 noncredit classes/ workshops.

Workshop:
Micro to Macro: Large Mixed Media Drawings

Kim Stafford

Kim Stafford is the founding director of the Northwest Writing Institute, and author of a dozen books of poetry and prose. In addition to Sitka, he has taught writing workshops at the annual Fishtrap Writers Gathering and at colleges and literary centers in Oregon and abroad.

Workshop:
Earth Poems of Consolation and Blessing

Kim Stafford & Perrin Kerns

Kim Stafford is the founding director of the Northwest Writing Institute, and author of a dozen books of poetry and prose. In addition to Sitka, he has taught writing workshops at the annual Fishtrap Writers Gathering and at colleges and literary centers in Oregon and abroad.

Perrin Kerns is the Director of Writing at Marylhurst University, where she teaches many courses including creative nonfiction, the personal documentary, and digital storytelling. Her short 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 for her film Between Sasquatch and Superman: Living with Down Syndrome.

Workshop:
Digital Stories: Episodes of the Earth

Krista Eddy

Krista Eddy has taught many adult and children’s art classes through a variety of nonprofit organizations over the last 20 years. Her teaching style focuses on energy, fun and creativity. She received a BFA degree in Illlustration.

Workshop:
Sitka Art Circle: Tree of Life

Krista Eddy

Krista Eddy has taught many adult and children’s art classes through a variety of nonprofit organizations over the last 20 years. Her teaching style focuses on energy, fun and creativity. She received a BFA degree in Illlustration.
Workshop:
Joys of Scratch Art

Larry Thomas

Larry Thomas is the former Dean of Academic Affairs and Interim President of the San Francisco Art Institute. His work has been exhibited widely, regionally and nationally, and is in many permanent collections including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art. He has taught drawing, painting and printmaking at San Francisco Art Institute and Stanford University and has been a guest lecturer at numerous art colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Workshop:
Drawing Intensive

Letitia Berlin, Cléa Galhano, Frances Blaker

Faculty includes Frances Blaker, Letitia Berlin and Cléa Galhano all of whom perform, record and teach workshops in the United States and abroad. Frances (a composer for recorder and other instruments) and Letitia are based in the San Francisco Bay area. Together, they form the duo Tibia (www.tibiaduo.com). Cléa, originally from Brazil, lives and teaches in St. Paul, Minnesota. She is on the faculty of Macalester College and other Twin Cities institutions. Guest instructor Janet Beazley has a master’s in Music History and a doctorate in Early Music from USC. She directs the Collegium Musicum (early music ensemble) and the Bluegrass Ensemble at UC Riverside. She teaches traditional and baroque flutes, recorders and whistles, beginning mandolin, beginning dobro, as well as viola da gamba. Janet Beazley plays banjo and sings with the California bluegrass band Chris Stuart & Backcountry and in the duo Chris Stuart & Janet Beazley.

Workshop:
Winds and Waves Faculty Concert - Adult Guest Ticket

Letitia Berlin, Cléa Galhano, Frances Blaker

Faculty includes Frances Blaker, Letitia Berlin and Cléa Galhano all of whom perform, record and teach workshops in the United States and abroad. Frances (a composer for recorder and other instruments) and Letitia are based in the San Francisco Bay area. Together, they form the duo Tibia (www.tibiaduo.com). Cléa, originally from Brazil, lives and teaches in St. Paul, Minnesota. She is on the faculty of Macalester College and other Twin Cities institutions. Guest instructor Janet Beazley has a master’s in Music History and a doctorate in Early Music from USC. She directs the Collegium Musicum (early music ensemble) and the Bluegrass Ensemble at UC Riverside. She teaches traditional and baroque flutes, recorders and whistles, beginning mandolin, beginning dobro, as well as viola da gamba. Janet Beazley plays banjo and sings with the California bluegrass band Chris Stuart & Backcountry and in the duo Chris Stuart & Janet Beazley.

Workshop:
Winds and Waves Faculty Concert - Youth Guest Ticket

Letitia Berlin, Cléa Galhano, Frances Blaker and Janet Beazley

Faculty includes Frances Blaker, Letitia Berlin and Cléa Galhano all of whom perform, record and teach workshops in the United States and abroad. Frances (a composer for recorder and other instruments) and Letitia are based in the San Francisco Bay area. Together, they form the duo Tibia (www.tibiaduo.com). Cléa, originally from Brazil, lives and teaches in St. Paul, Minnesota. She is on the faculty of Macalester College and other Twin Cities institutions. Guest instructor Janet Beazley has a master’s in Music History and a doctorate in Early Music from USC. She directs the Collegium Musicum (early music ensemble) and the Bluegrass Ensemble at UC Riverside. She teaches traditional and baroque flutes, recorders and whistles, beginning mandolin, beginning dobro, as well as viola da gamba. Janet Beazley plays banjo and sings with the California bluegrass band Chris Stuart & Backcountry and in the duo Chris Stuart & Janet Beazley.

Workshop:
Winds and Waves: Recorder Workshop

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 our walk through everyday life. She has over thirty years of teaching experience and currently teaches out of her home studio,through Art Unraveled in Phoenix, AZ, and various other locations. Her teaching philosophy is creativity is a gift that needs to be explored and celebrated.

Workshop:
The Magic of Silk Painting

Linda Wiener

Linda Wiener is an entomologist living in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Her recent research focuses on local biodiversity. She has found 498 species of insects and spiders living on the juniper trees in her backyard. Her teaching work emphasizes field observation, keeping a field notebook. She helps students to achieve their own relationship with nature while adding to the body of scientific knowledge with their own observation and study. Linda has worked overseas and in Native American communities sharing Western knowledge and learning about indigenous systems of understanding nature and agricultural practices. Linda was a Sitka Resident in 2016.

Workshop:
All About Spiders and Other Arachnids

Lisa Stanley

Lisa fell in love with photography in the 1970's, and received degrees from the San Francisco Art Institute and University of Colorado at Boulder. Her work has been exhibited nationally including venues such as Princeton University, Museum of Contemporary Arts Denver and the Photographic Resource Center at Boston University. She was an artist in residence at NYU, and has received numerous grants. Lisa has been teaching for decades including photography classes at university, contemplative arts workshops, and meditation courses at Reed College and the Engaged Mindfulness Institute. She has enjoyed practicing meditation for almost forty years.

Workshop:
Contemplative Photography with the Five Elements

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. She received her BA in Art from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. Her work has been exhibited widely in regional and national shows, and she is a Signature member of the National Watercolor Society. Watercolor Artist Magazine included an article about her acrylic marbling in their Aug. 2016 issue. Liz has successfully taught marbling, acrylic, and watercolor workshops for nearly a decade.

Workshop:
Suminagashi Paper Marbling

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 galleries and teaches workshops in Oregon and Washington. Lynne paints acrylic expressionist landscapes as well as abstracts in oil and cold wax. Lynne works out of her studio in Pacific City, Oregon.

Workshop:
Paint as the Impressionists

Lynne Wintermute & Collin Murphy

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 galleries and teaches workshops in Oregon and Washington. Lynne paints acrylic expressionist landscapes as well as abstracts in oil and cold wax. Lynne works out of her studio in Pacific City, Oregon.

Collin Murphy, Ph.D., is a visual artist living in Portland, Oregon, who creates paintings depicting phenomena of nature.  A retired Research Cell Biologist at the University of California, she has exhibited frequently in Oregon and California, held an Artist’s Residency at Yosemite National Park, has been in 8 exhibits at the Yosemite Museum, with work in the museum’s permanent collection.  Her particular focus has been on the sculpting power of water on earth’s rocks and soil, and its manifestations as clouds, rain, rivers, waterfalls, and oceans. She explores reactions that occur as paint and color move over, around, into, and between surfaces of differing compositions and textures.  Collin teaches art in her studio and as a volunteer in both an elementary school and a homeless shelter.

Workshop:
Surf to Sky: Science and Art

Marcy Baker

Marcy Baker was introduced to monotype printmaking twenty five years ago in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and was hooked. Baker earned her B.F.A. 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:
Monotype Nature Patterns

Margaret Malone

Margaret is the author of the story collection PEOPLE LIKE YOU. Her non-fiction has been published in "The Missouri Review," "Oregon Humanities," "Portland Review" and elsewhere. She teaches creative writing at Literary Arts and the Independent Publishing Resource Center. She is a co-host of the artist & literary gathering SHARE in Portland where she lives with her husband and two children.

Workshop:
Lay It Bare: The Naked Heart of Personal Narrative

Margot Voorhies Thompson

Margot Voorhies Thompson is a Northwest painter, printmaker, 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:
Collage: Drawing with Shapes and Textures

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 to find 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:
Mosaic Mandala

Marlana Stoddard Hayes

Marlana Stoddard Hayes, M.A., M.F.A, an academic for 35 years, is a past Sitka Resident (1990). Exhibitions include work in France, China, Vietnam and Africa, and domestically since 1980. She occasionally now teaches on the spirituality of creativity. 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. Her work will be included in the forthcoming anthology, PNW Abstract by the University of New Mexico Press in 2018.

Workshop:
Water Stories: Foraging for Form in Painting

Maude May

Maude May has been been stitching since age 5 and has taught both children and adults. Putting a needle and colorful thread through cloth is an age-old skill that she loves to share and feels that anyone can learn. She believes hand embroidery can be a meditative process where, once simple stitches and techniques are learned, personal fulfillment and joy results.

Workshop:
Stitching Your Story

Maude May

Maude May has been been stitching since age 5 and has taught both children and adults. Putting a needle and colorful thread through cloth is an age-old skill that she loves to share and feels that anyone can learn. She believes hand embroidery can be a meditative process where, once simple stitches and techniques are learned, personal fulfillment and joy results.

Workshop:
Sitka Art Circle: Creative Pin Cushions

Melissa DeTroy

Melissa DeTroy had the opportunity to study with great masters in France and Italy. She received her BFA in Illustration in 2005. Melissa is fascinated by using natural resources to unfold compelling drawings and paintings.

In addition to being an artist, Melissa has also taken the path of health, wellness and healing. Studying Holistic Nutrition, Food Therapy and later Yoga, Reiki and much more.

Melissa is excited to take you on a fun creative journey. Her intention is that the creative process be uplifting, and a way to reconnect to nature and oneself.

Workshop:
Pacific NW Botanical Drawing with Natural Dyes

Mindy Chaffin

Mindy Chaffin has been working at Sitka since 2008. She is a resident of the Cascade Head area and has a passion for sharing knowledge and collecting stories about the regional flora, fauna and history.

Workshop:
Grass Mountain Nature Walk

Molly Hashimoto

Molly Hashimoto has taught watercolor landscape for the North Cascades Institute, the Yellowstone Association Institute and is a frequent workshop presenter at Daniel Smith Artist Materials. Her illustrations have been published by Pomegranate Communications for twenty years. Her watercolor sketches of landscapes, flora and fauna appear in her recent book about travels in the west:  "Colors of the West: An Artist’s Guide to Nature’s Palette."

Workshop:
Colors of the West: Landscape Watercolor at Cascade Head

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 inform 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.

Workshop:
Carving and the World of Hardwoods

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. www.themovingpen.net

Workshop:
Landscape and Memory

Natalie Craig

Natalie Craig's goal in teaching is to offer students avenues into their own creative expression. She presents foundations in drawing/painting basics and composition and introduces the works of various artists to help promote expressive insight. Natalie is a studio artist in Northern California and exhibits her work nationally. She holds a BA from San Diego State University, 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 Drawing & Painting in Mixed Media

Natalie Serber

Natalie Serber is the author of a memoir, Community Chest, and a story collection, Shout Her Lovely Name, a New York Times Notable Book of 2012, and an Oregonian Top 10 Book of the Pacific Northwest. Her fiction has appeared in Zyzzyva Magazine, The Greensboro Review, The Bellingham Review, Gulf Coast, and others. Essays and reviews have appeared in The New York Times, The Oprah Magazine, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Rumpus, Salon, and Fourth Genre. Her teaching style is inclusive and positive, with the intent to create a space of safety and rigor for honest writing.

Workshop:
Cancelled- Writer’s Playground

Nick Neely

A former Sitka artist-in-residence, Nick Neely is the author of *Coast Range: A Collection from the Pacific Edge* (Counterpoint 2016). His nonfiction has appeared in journals such as Orion, Audubon, High Country News, Mother Jones, and Kenyon Review. He is the recipient of the John Burroughs Nature Essay Award, an AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Award, and a PEN Northwest Boyden Wilderness Writing Residency. He lives in Hailey, Idaho, with his wife, the painter Sarah Bird.

Workshop:
Writing the Wrack Line

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:
Nature Illustration

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:
Sitka Art Circle: Observing Nature Using Pencil and Paper

Nora Sherwood & Kathleen Southwick

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.

Kathleen Southwick is an avid hiker and forager who moved to the Oregon coast 6 years ago and joined the local LCMS (Lincoln county mycological society) and began attending mushroom forays. From there the joy of being outdoors and learning about the wide variety of mushroom species and the mutual beneficial relationship they have with tress and plants began.

Workshop:
Intimate Mushroom Portraits in Watercolor

Pamela Haunschild

Pam is a watermedia artist who devotes her time to capturing the beauty of nature in the American West.  She is a retired college professor who now lives in Ashland, Oregon and paints full time.  She has been artist-in-residence at three national parks and continues to be inspired by her time there.  Her work is in galleries in Ashland and Medford and is held by many individual and corporate collectors.  She has taught many watermedia and encaustic workshops and enjoys helping all students enjoy the beauty of mixing natural materials and paint.

Workshop:
Watermedia Painting with Natural Materials

Patricia Schmidt

Patricia has been painting for over 30 years. She is a Signature member of the Northwest Watercolor Society, a member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon, the Colored Pencil Society of America and SPLASH, a professional artist group. Her paintings are published in "Splash Retrospective: 20 Years of Watercolor Excellence" (2013), "Splash 14" (2013), "Splash 12" (2011) and the "Watercolor" magazine (2005). She has taught watercolor and colored pencil classes as adjunct faculty for several colleges as well as workshops in the Portland area.  Her artwork can be seen at the Portland Art Museum’s Rental Sales Gallery.

Workshop:
Watercolor White Rose

Patricia Schmidt

Patricia has been painting for over 30 years. She is a Signature member of the Northwest Watercolor Society, a member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon, the Colored Pencil Society of America and SPLASH, a professional artist group. Her paintings are published in "Splash Retrospective: 20 Years of Watercolor Excellence" (2013), "Splash 14" (2013), "Splash 12" (2011) and the "Watercolor" magazine (2005). She has taught watercolor and colored pencil classes as adjunct faculty for several colleges as well as workshops in the Portland area.  Her artwork can be seen at the Portland Art Museum’s Rental Sales Gallery.

Workshop:
Watercolor Mixing Basics

Pete Owston

Peyton 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 in 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:
Trees of Cascade Head

Rebecca Jamieson

Rebecca Jamieson has practiced creative writing and meditation for over a decade. She holds a BA in Writing, Mindfulness, and Psychology from Marylhurst University. Her writing has appeared in various publications, including The Shambhala Sun, Calyx, and Voicecatcher. She has a chapbook of poetry, The Body of All Things, from Finishing Line Press. Rebecca also facilitates workshops with Write Around Portland and teaches meditation at the Portland Shambhala Center.

Workshop:
Mindful Writing: Listening to Land, Listening to Self

Rebecca Wild

Rebecca Wild is a Pacific Northwest artist and calligrapher from the Olympic Peninsula of Washington. 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:
Word Art

Ruri

Ruri is originally from Japan and has been working with clay for 37 years in Sheridan, Oregon. She built a wood-fire ana-nobori kiln (a modified anagama kiln that has an extra chamber added) 10 years ago, called FuuKooGama, in which she does 7-10 day firings. Her inspiration comes from nature and all kinds of relationships on all levels of lives. She has been promoting international exchange in woodfiring for the last several years.

Workshop:
Hand-building: Abstracted Nature

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 Art Beat and has been exhibited and published nationally.

Most 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:
Abstracted Waterscapes in Acrylic

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 Art Beat and has been exhibited and published nationally.

Most 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:
Abstracted Watercolor Haiku (Portland Workshop)

Sara Swink

Sara Swink is a clay artist who makes hand-built figures with personal narrative. She has been teaching studio classes and workshops in her own studio since 2000, and in other venues including Chemeketa Community College, Portland Community College and Creative Arts Community at Menucha. Her workshops offer a series of structured exercises allowing participants to explore and expand artistic vocabulary and style.

Workshop:
Landmarks: From Collage to Clay

Sarah Bird

Sarah Bird studied traditional oil painting techniques at the Grand Central Atelier in New York, and is trained in an academic style of drawing and painting from life. She paints still life (mostly involving botanicals) and landscape in her studio in Hailey, Idaho. She is a recipient of the Idaho Council on the Arts fellowship for 2017, and is on the board of the Wood River Valley Studio Tour.

Workshop:
Oregon Coast Old Master Still Life

Sarah Sedwick

Sarah Sedwick was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and has lived in Eugene Oregon since 2007. In 2001, she earned a BFA from Maryland Institute, College of Art. Her oil paintings celebrate the simple beauty of everyday objects, and are most often inspired by color combinations and perceptual effects. All are painted from life.

Sarah has been teaching workshops on alla prima still life, portrait, and figure painting since 2012, both in Oregon and around the country. Her teaching philosophy focuses on the technical fundamentals of representational painting, and aims to make painting fun and accessible for artists of all levels. “If it isn't fun, we won't do it! And doing it is how we improve.”

Workshop:
Introduction to Oil Painting

Scott Conary

Scott has been a working painter for more than 20 years, with work in collections across the country. His approach to teaching is to give the students the tools to express their ideas. Fundamentally, drawing and painting is an intuitive and expressive act. Technique and craft should be honed, but the artist must remain open and willing to play. And so must those who teach them.

Workshop:
Painting the Story in the Still Life

Sharyn Warner

Sharyn Warner is an alcohol ink and digital image artist. She has used many other mediums over the years which she sometimes incorporates into her alcohol ink art. She prefers alcohol inks as her medium of choice because of the gorgeous transparent and highly fluid nature of the inks, and the fact that the art process is a collaboration between the artist and the inks. She currently teaches Alcohol Ink Art at the Chintinimi Senior Center in Corvallis, Oregon.

Workshop:
Creating Intuitively with Alcohol Ink Painting

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.
Workshop:
Community Open Studio - Nov

Sondra Holtzman

Professional artist Sondra Holtzman paints in watercolor, pastel and oil and leads workshops in her home state of Oregon, throughout the United States and abroad. A record keeper of an evolving life, her sketchbooks and journals reflect musings of travels afar and close to home. Sondra's work has been published in 1000 Artist Journal Pages and Signatures: The Art Journal Collection by Somerset Studio. For her, the true joy of being an artist also lies in the sharing of her passion with others, helping guide them toward their own artistic voice.

Workshop:
Plein Air Painting in Pastel

Sondra Holtzman

Professional artist Sondra Holtzman paints in watercolor, pastel and oil and leads workshops in her home state of Oregon, throughout the United States and abroad. A record keeper of an evolving life, her sketchbooks and journals reflect musings of travels afar and close to home. Sondra's work has been published in 1000 Artist Journal Pages and Signatures: The Art Journal Collection by Somerset Studio. For her, the true joy of being an artist also lies in the sharing of her passion with others, helping guide them toward their own artistic voice.

Workshop:
Sitka Art Circle: Make Your Own 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 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. His art is represented by Waterstone Gallery in the Pearl District and by Gallery 901 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Workshop:
CANCELLED- Carving a Short Stack of Stories
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