Meet Our Instructors
Instructor: Carol Adelman
Classes: Drawing, 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.
As a contemporary mixed media artist, my work is influenced by my background in dance and a fascination with the sensuous beauty found within color, texture, movement and form. Primarily abstract, my work is encaustic with an emphasis on Indigo dye and resin. For me, art means constantly growing, learning, exploring and encouraging others.
As a mixed media artist, YouTube video producer and teacher living in Switzerland, Bea offers programs that bring together a variety of materials and media. She is a Swiss certified educator with a background that includes being a Master class Weaver as well as working for a variety of Design Teams around the world.
Bea says: “Making is art gives me the opportunity to reinvent myself on a daily basis. Each work is like a chance of a lifetime and I challenge myself to contemplate and experiment again and again. If I can put a smile on the face of the viewer then I have achieved one of my goals.”
Brigitte Hefferan teaches calligraphy classes locally as well as traveling to calligraphy guilds to teach workshops. A member of Write on Calligraphers, she teaches at Letters of Joy, their regional letter arts annual conference.
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.
Brenno Kenji has taught figure drawing for over 12 years. He has studied under Steve Huston, Karl Gnass, Glenn Vilppu, Kevin Chen, and the late Glen Orbik, among others, in Los Angeles, California, where he also taught Life Drawing and Narrative Drawing at the Loyola Marymount University. He’s also an avid painter, having studied under Sunny Apinchapong-Yang, Sean Cheetham, Mian Situ, and Steve Assael, and having taught alla prima painting at private studios in the Los Angeles area.
Instructor: Bob Park
Bob was classically trained in drawing while attending the Art Students League of NY. He has a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA from Mass Art in sculpture/glass. Professionally he has worked as a glassblower at the Chihuly studios and Bennett Glass Inc.
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.
Coyote is a professional artist living and working in Edmonds, WA. He creates work to poke at the human condition, celebrate the earth, and draw attention to the damage we cause.
From the artist: “We are funny animals, always covered, shy and isolated from the world around us. My work gives perspective from the animal, showing the deep roots of our nonsensical actions so we can learn to act ethically. I believe in connecting deeply with nature and each other, so my art demonstrates joy and the beauty of life. I use mostly recycled and natural materials because I’m trying to treat this Earth better. I believe it is our responsibility to honor the cycles of this planet and not treat anything as disposable. This is the age of misinformation and fake news, but in trusting our hearts and the bounty offered by the world, we can learn to live honorably. It is each person’s individual responsibility to become a caretaker of themselves, of their loved ones, and of this earth.”