A certified teacher in Texas and California, Kathy has worked with students from pre-school through high school. During her years of teaching, she has helped her students tap into developing their creative thought process. Not only does this improve a student's art, but it also flows into developing innovative problem solution in all aspects of their lives.
Having raised children of her own and working with kids for over 30 years, she has a unique and rounded understanding of how to engage and inspire kids and teens. A self-taught artist since she was 16, she has explored a large variety of mediums including acrylic, oil, charcoal, clay, pastel and much more. Kathy has the unique rounded experience to take her passion and break it down to educate others on how to learn and grow their own talent.
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Elyse is an award winning artist whose works have hung in such prestigious places as the United State Senate building. As a graduate from the Pacific Conservatory of Performing Arts in Santa Maria, California, Elyse has been working in the technical and management side of the arts for the last 8 years. Her experience encompasses working with PCPA TheaterFest, San Francisco’s Shakespeare in the Park, San Francisco’s Asian American Theater and Merry-go Round Playhouse.
Her experience in set design, costuming, and lighting bring a unique viewpoint to her art. A gifted artist, Elyse has strong artistic skills in drawing, painting and 3-D media. In addition, she is also fluent in digital art, and is adept at using tablets, computers and other electronic media to create outstanding works of art.
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mr. Charlie Brown
Consider by many to be the most vital member of the studio, Charlie is our studio mascot. A rescue who is maybe 7 yrs old, Charlie loves to come to the studio and hang out with the artists. He's always ready for story time and to encourage and inspire the artists (often from underneath their chair). If Charlie likes you he might even share his couch in the lobby with you. (Fun fact if you have food he likes you, that's just how he rolls.)