instructors

Meet the Team


Helping you learn…

Jo Baughman

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Jo comes from a family of artists who encouraged her to develop her creative interests. Although she minored in art during her college years…

Lionel Sanchez

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Lionel is originally from Colorado and his keen interest in art appeared at an early age, but he did not study until after service in the US Navy. Lionel’s mastery of drawing…

Suzanne Natzke

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Suzanne is originally from Michigan but has lived in Florida since 1985. She began to paint in watercolor in 2001 and has since studied…

Denise Philbrook

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Denise was born in San Diego, California. Art was an important part of her life growing up. She lived in many different cities around the U.S. and in Spain, before settling in Florida…

Lisa Phillips Owens

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Lisa is a second-generation artist practiced in several mediums, but her mediums of choice are acrylic and oil painting. While she considers…

Christa Stanelun

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Christa was born and raised in Germany and moved to the U.S. as a young adult. She attended the University of Rhode Island, majoring in art history. Through contact with other students…

Ann Larsen

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Ann has been studying polymer clay as an art medium since 2005, and incorporates techniques and concepts from her studies in many other…

Ernesto Blanco

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Ernesto was born and raised in Cuba where he taught Fine Arts at the Professional Academy of Fine Arts “El Alba”, Holguin, Cuba for nearly 30 years.  His work became well known in…