Meet Our Instructors
Instructor: Carol Adelman
Classes: Painter, Printmaking
Carol Adelman is a painter, printmaker and experienced educator living and working in the Seattle area. Her foremost priority as a teacher is to help students develop a personal relationship to materials. In addition to teaching skills, her goal is to help each student access the concerns that motivate them to explore the visual world.
She has taught at Louisiana State University, Kutztown University, Dickinson College and the University of Washington among other learning institutions. Among other venues, her work has been shown in Seattle at the Bellevue Art Museum and Davidson Gallery as well as the Bowery Gallery in New York.
Carol’s work is developed with a sensual, aggressive approach to materials that borders on abstraction and engages with the concept of a fragmented self and the construction of gender.
Instructor: Mary Anderson
Classes: Printmaking, Watercolors
Luxuriating in the interplay of color, light and atmosphere, Mary paints the natural world around us – rural scenes, still life, flowers, water and boats. Mary is a member of Women Painters of Washington.
She began as a painter and photographer and continues to incorporate paint and photographic imagery into her work whether it is jewelry, collage, or books. Her work has been featured in many books and magazines and exhibited internationally. Two of her handmade books are part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts collection in Suzallo Library at the University of Washington. Current work may be seen at the Gallery at Towne Center, in Lake Forest Park, WA and Tacoma Metal Arts Center, Tacoma, WA.
She has been teaching watercolor to adults for almost thirty years. She has taught outdoor workshops every summer since the late 70’s and in the winter teaches a number of classes on Orcas Island and in Friday Harbor, Bellingham, Edmonds and Seattle.
As a free-lance artist, she accepts commissions and explores ways to combine her passion for lettering with her watercolors and oils. Her work has been exhibited at the WA State Convention Center in Seattle, Mountlake Terrace’s “Arts of the Terrace” show, in the ArtsNow Gallery at the Edmonds Conference Center and the Two Vaults Gallery in Tacoma.
Bill is a lifelong photographer, starting with the Ansel Adams Zone System as a teenager. An early Photoshop user from scanned film, he switched to full digital in 2006, delighted to find his arts avocation had converged with his computer engineering profession. He is an active member of ArtistsConnect Edmonds and Seattle Photographic Society.
Her artist books are part of the permanent collection in the Rare Books and Manuscripts Book Arts section of the Suzallo Library at University of Washington. Nan’s extensive teaching past includes faculty positions at Seattle Pacific University and Discover U as well as events such as ‘Letters of Joy’, the annual regional calligraphy conference.
Caroline Sumpter grew up in Issaquah, Washington and currently lives in Arlington, Washington. She has been working with metal creating sculptures and jewelry for over twenty years. She received her art degree from Western Washington University in Bellingham, and has participated in jewelry and metalsmithing programs offered at Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle. She launched her design and fabrication business in 1995 creating site specific art and objects for interior and exterior spaces.
Inspired by the patterns in the natural world, indigenous cultural art and artifacts, her two and three dimensional work explores ideas of beauty and harmony, transition and change. She specializes in forged and fabricated steel. She has permanent installations of work at various locations around the Seattle area including the Washington Park Arboretum visitors center and the city of Arlington.
As an instructor for Edmonds Community College and Artworks Edmonds, J. Carlos combines his three passion for the arts into a lifelong commitment in building and advocating for the arts within the Pacific Northwest, teaching art through both traditional and non-traditional approaches, as well as finding time to focus on his own painting within Colibri Soul Studio in Edmonds, WA.
A life-long drawing and sketch artist, J. Carlos’s paintings, indigenous creative works, and sculptures adhere to the personal belief that we strive always forward to develop our own individual mark. His paintings have been exhibited within galleries throughout the US and in private collections. The painting, El Maestro is currently on permanent display at Edmonds Community College. One of his sculptures, El Legado del Sol, exhibited internationally through the Milan Prismian Challenge at the Savannah College of Art and Design. He currently works as a resident artist for the Blue Heron Canoe Family of the Snohomish Tribe and is pursuing his graduate degree at Goddard College in Port Townsend, WA.