Ken (Greensboro, NC) is an award-winning watercolorist and full-time painter and instructor, 30 years an Illustrator working with advertising agencies and design firms. In his early 30’s, Ken was a Senior Artist for Walt Disney World. Ken is a graduate of Kendall College, Grand Rapids, MI.
Mary Lou Christie
Mary (Tahlequah, OK) took a basic silver-smithing class in 2005 and has been hooked ever since! She retired from teaching elementary students in 2014. She now spends her time honing her skills and teaching jewelry making classes in her studio. Her creations are featured in several galleries, and Mary shows her work at Fine Art Festivals in Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Arkansas and has won numerous fine art awards.
Lew (Aurora, MO) holds degrees in Music, Finance and Art. He has taught art history, figurative sculpture, mold making and casting. He is a figurative artist who creates art in bronze and other 3-dimensional mediums.
Shelli (Big Bear City, CA), MBA, is a full-time working artist participating in juried art festivals primarily on the west coast. She sells her jewelry to retail art show clients as well as to a select handful of fine art galleries nationwide.
Vic (Hot Springs Village, AR) has 25 years of experience teaching adults both in the corporate world and in studio settings. He was an artist in residence at Krueger Pottery in St. Louis for 10 years. Vic is currently retired and spends his time creating in steel and wood. His work in on sale at galleries in Hot Springs and Eureka Springs, AR.
Matt (Springfield, MO) operates a woodturning business full time, Monaco Bowls (www.monacobowls.com), and has 15 years of turning experience with 5 years of apprenticeship. His training includes assisting world renowned, acclaimed masters of the craft, such as Richard Raffan. Matt has demonstrated at events and shows nationwide and has taught both privately and at the college level.