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Faculty

Meet your teachers! Wayne Art Center has a faculty of fantastic professional artists excited to share their knowledge with you. Click on an instructor’s name to learn more and to see their current class offerings.
Marlene Adler · Collage, mixed media, printmaking
View Marlene’s current classes I was born in Philadelphia, PA and now reside in Glenside, PA. I am an art educator and have taught art in public school for 25 years. I hold a BFA from Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and a Masters degree in Art Education from the University of the Arts.My initial interest was in studying painting and was inspired by the challenges found when attempting to imitate or re-create the various textures found all around me. However, once I discovered printmaking and the art of making handmade paper, I found these disciplines to be much more compatible in enabling me to create the various textural elements that are an integral part of my creative endeavors. I sometimes use found materials such as stones, wire or string and embed these materials into the surface of my handmade papers. I often combine handmade paper and printmaking to create mixed-media works. Many of my works express a variety of symbols to tell a story. The symbols I use can be spiritual, representative of basic elements, and are often inspired by nature.
Kassem Amoudi · Painting
View Kassem’s current classes MFA, PAFA. BS, Art & Education, Cairo, Egypt. Faculty Member, PAFA.
Deena S. Ball · Watercolor
View Deena’s current classes Deena’s love of nature, science and art comes together when she paints outside. She is a student of nature who is constantly amazed at the natural world. She paints to help others see, respect, and conserve the beauty in our natural world. Teaching Artist Statement: Recently a student in one of my adult beginning watercolor classes sent me an email detailing how when unpacking their groceries they were struck by the vibrant hues and textures of their weekly vegetables. They were so moved by the play of light through the kitchen window and their new-found appreciation of color, that they started a painting of the produce that afternoon. Art is all around us, and we are all artists when we open our eyes to the beauty in our surroundings. Throughout my thirty plus years of teaching experience, that is the message that I strive to impart to all of my students. Through my own work with experimental watercolors I present the viewer with the beauty and fragility of our natural landscape. In my paintings, I am constantly testing new materials and techniques, incorporating textural elements such as gesso, and trying different types of paper. In the classroom whether working with paint, clay, or recycled materials I encourage students to engage in outside-the-box thinking and reimagine how their materials might be used to create art. I have experience teaching the full range of art mediums, including print making and graphic design, but I am most at home teaching drawing and painting. I enjoy teaching a wide range of ages, from toddlers to adults, and I have experience working with specialized populations including adults suffering from traumatic brain injuries, students with autism spectrum disorder, and disadvantaged youth. Students depart my classes and workshops with not just a pretty object in hand, but a greater appreciation of the visual subtleties in their environment and confidence in themselves as creative individuals.
Jerry Bennett · Ceramics
View Jerry’s current classesJerry Bennett is a key figure in the field of paper clay. His work is in many galleries and museums throughout the world. Bennett was a resident artist at the Philadelphia Clay Studio, in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. He received his M.F.A. from Indiana University at Bloomington Indiana in 1975. Bennett has given workshops and lectures at over one hundred colleges, schools, and art centers throughout the United States. In 2005, he was an honored guest at the first International Paper Clay Symposium in Kecskemet, Hungary. In 2012 he was the leader of the Second International Paper Symposium in Kecskemet, Hungary. He is currently an active studio artist in Philadelphia, teaches locally, and runs the Two Rivers Studio.
Karen Bentz · Culinary
View Karen’s current classes Cooking and baking have been a lifelong avocation of mine, even doing some private baking business on the side. I still read cookbooks the way some people read novels. After leaving my previous career to raise twins, I returned to work in a new realm at Williams-Sonoma. My culinary knowledge earned me a spot as a Culinary Specialist, also coordinating the internal demo cooking program, teaching technique classes and managing the food prep for special events. I left Williams-Sonoma to find a less time demanding schedule teaching culinary classes.
Susan Branco · Children’s art
View Susan’s current classes Graduate of Hussian School of Art. Specializes in younger children’s art classes and birthday parties for Wayne Art Center.
Rosemary Campellone · Ceramics, children’s art
View Rosemary’s current classes Rosemary Campellone received her both her BFA in Studio Art and her BA in Psychology from West Chester University of Pennsylvania. She is enjoying her role as Studio Manager here at the Wayne Art Center and is also currently part of the Work Exchange Program at the Clay Studio of Philadelphia.
Matthew Courtney · Ceramics
View Matt’s current classes Matthew recieved his M.F.A. Ceramics from Kent State University, OH in 1991. In addition to his work at the Art Center, he currently teaches at UPenn & at University of the Arts in Philadelphia. His work has been included in numerous group & solo exhibitions in the Philadelphia & Cleveland, OH regions.
Valerie Craig · Painting
View Valerie’s current classesMS, Georgetown University, studied extensively with nationally recognized painters and is member of Oil Painters of America. Associated with Artists’ House Gallery, Phila, Peter McPhee Fine Arts, NJ, and Newman and Saunders Galleries, PA.
Laurie Daddona · Watercolor
View Laurie’s current classes BA, East Carolina Univ. Signature member PWCS, BWS. Also teaches at greater Norristown Art League & Methacton Continuing Ed.
Chris Darway · Jewelry, metalworking
View Chris’s current classes CHRISTOPHER C. DARWAY Christopher Darway has been working in metals for over 45 years as a designer, teacher and artisan. Born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in New Jersey, he received a BFA in craft design from the Philadelphia College of Art. Over the years he has sold and exhibited work through galleries, shops and craft shows, including ACC and Smithsonian Craft Shows. He is a two-time recipient of the New Jersey State Council of the Arts Award. Work has been exhibited in Germany, Japan (International Pearl Design Contest, prize winner) and England. He has taught at the University of the Arts, University of Delaware, and Montclair State University, NJ. He’s been a senior PMC instructor for Rio Grande, former president of the Pennsylvania Society of Goldsmiths, and writer for Art Jewelry Magazine. He currently teaches at the Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA and the University of the Arts, Master Lecturer, Continuing Studies Program, Philadelphia, PA.
Catherine Darlington · Jewelry, metalworking
Darlington Enamel View Cathy’s current classes Jewelry artist Cathy Darlington is the founder and owner of Darlington Design in Chicago, Illinois. Over the past 15 years, Cathy taught at the International Academy of Design and Technology in Chicago, specializing in fashion illustration, portfolio development, and beaded, woven, and cold connection jewelry making. She also taught drawing, figure rendering, and design classes.Education: International Academy of Design and Technology, Chicago, Illinois 2012, Pursuing an Associates in Fashion Design; Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois 2001 Master of Arts: Interdisciplinary Arts, The Albert P. Weisman Memorial Scholarship Fund, Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois Concordia University, River Forest, Illinois 1993 Bachelor of Arts: Secondary Education, Minor: English Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois 1989 Bachelor of Arts: Illustration and Jewelry
Robert Deane · Ceramics
View Robert’s current classes BA in ceramics from Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA.
Michael Doyle · Drawing, painting
View Michael’s current classes Certificate/Painting, PA Academy of the Fine Arts where he received the Lambert and Emma Wallace/ Cadwalader prize.
Laura Ducceschi · Photography
View Laura’s current classes MS Education, University of Pennsylvania. Represented at Seaworthy Gallery, NC and Tyme Gallery, PA. Published in newspapers and books and other publications.
Louise Graham Dusinberre · Children’s art
View Louise’s current classes BA, Moore College of Art in Graphic Design. Senior Designer of New York apparel company Putumayo for 6 years.
Chef Birgit Eichinger · Children’s Culinary
View Chef Birgit’s current classes Chef Birgit Eichinger’s culinary exploration began in Germany as a young girl learning in her mother’s kitchen. After decades of traveling the world and exploring kitchens on three continents, Birgit now shares her diverse experience and love of cooking with students of all ages. Incorporating flavors and preparation techniques from all over the world, her teaching methods emphasize hands-on learning through engaging activities such as storytelling and games, as well as educating students about healthy food choices, nutritional facts and food hygiene. Birgit incorporates fresh, local ingredients in her cooking and loves to share inside tips from her kitchen.
Karen Fogarty · Drawing, painting
View Karen’s current classes Attended Moore College of Art & Design and PAFA. 2002-03 Leeway Grant awardee for works on paper.
Jennifer Frudakis · Ceramic sculpture
View Jennifer’s current classes Certificate/ Sculpture, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Studied at the Frudakis Academy with Evangelos Frudakis for four years in an intensive sculpture program.
Anne Graham · Painting
View Anne’s current classes Portrait and figurative artist who has recently returned to the Philadelphia area after living and working in England for the last 40 years. Training: Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, education in both Cambridge and London, England. Extensive body of works has included 20 portraits specially commissioned by the Royal Society of Portrait Painters.
Randall Graham · Painting
View Randall’s current classes Randall’s passion for art has been apparent since childhood. His love of drawing and creating stories through works of art started at a very young age and hasn’t stopped yet. He studied at The Carlin Academy of Fine Art. Bo Bartlett has also taught Randall and influenced his style. The tradition of Chester County artists continues with Randall. He was born in Malvern Pa and today he resides in West Chester PA with his family. He keeps a studio in Malvern where he works and teaches traditional painting fundamentals. Randall is ambitious when it comes to his approach to painting. His work comes in a variety of channels including studio work, en plein air (outdoor painting) and his “en rain air” style. The “en rain air” style comes about from painting a scene from his mini van or window while it is raining. The rain drops on the window act as a means for abstraction. The juxtaposition of abstract and reality creates emotional paintings which have become very popular with Randall’s collectors. Randall also loves to share his knowledge of painting through teaching. Helping others create is a truly gratifying experience. Randall teaches traditional painting fundamentals at Randall Graham Studio in Malvern, Wayne Art Center and Chester County Art Association.
Mark Gruener · Children’s art
View Mark’s current classes Mark Gruener recently retired from his career as a school teacher and is starting a new career as an art teacher. He has taught cartooning at the Wayne Art Center for many years.
Margaret Hanner · Children’s Pottery
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Sharon Henderson · Adult Drawing & Painting
View Jen’s current classes Sharon graduated from Moore College of Art with a BFA in Illustration. After doing graduate work in English Literature at Villanova University, she began her career in marketing and package design for numerous Fortune 500 companies. She has experience in medical illustration, local and national ad campaigns, corporate identity creation, and hardscape designs installed in residential, commercial and institutional properties. In 2017, Sharon completed four years of classical training at Studio Incamminati under the instruction of internationally renowned artists. The focus of her study is modeled after traditional Italian Academia and French Atelier schools, combined with the color language of the Impressionists. Her work currently centers around the traditional painting genres of portrait, landscape, still life, and the figure. Exhibitions include Freeman’s, Avery Gallery, The Union League of Philadelphia, and the Chester County studio tour, and her work can be found in private and public collections.
Lara Cantu Hertzler · Adult Drawing & Painting
View Lara’s current classesLara Cantu-Hertzler is a Philadelphia painter who is inspired by architecture and the figure. There are often architectural structures, themes of urban decay and a lone female. Her paintings contain abstract expressionistic paint application and color, there is often a dream like feeling associated with her paintings. Cantu-Hertzler is influenced by classical art, Gothic and Victorian architecture, abstract expressionism, impressionism as well as music and dance. Graduated from the Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts in 2004, Graduated from Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts with a Certificate in painting in 2008. Received a full fellowship to Vermont Studio Center in 2014. Solo exhibitions include Pennswood Gallery (2019), Allen’s Lane Art Center (2017), Abington Art Center (2016), and High Wire Gallery (2014). Group Exhibitions include: Rosenfeld Gallery Small works show 2014, The Woodmere Art Museum (Annual Juried Exhibition) 2012. Other Exhibitions include: Rittenhouse Square, Miami Rotary Fine Arts Festival, Chestnut Hill Fall for the Arts. Awards include Best in Show from The Philadelphia Sketch club, and 1st place from The Philadelphia National Arts Program.
Kate Hochner · Children’s art, mixed media
View Kate’s current classes M. Ed, Nazareth College of Rochester. BFA, Ceramics: Alfred University. Scandinavian Seminar in Denmark.
Kim Honig · Culinary
View Kim’s current classes Kim Honig is a cooking instructor at Sur La Table in Boca Raton, Florida for adults and children, and at the Wayne Arts Center. She previously taught at Viking Cookware, and James A. Michener Art Museum. Her current passion is healthy and nutritious food—she is a personal chef in Stuart, Florida for clients requiring organic, paleo, vegan, but is knowledgeable about all cuisines and specializes in gluten-free and dairy free baking.In her culinary career, she was caterer for renowned chef Daniel Boulud at a play, Tamara in New York City. She was co-owner with her husband of the highly acclaimed new French/American restaurant, The Black Walnut, in Doylestown, Bucks County, Pa.Kim is a graduate of the New York Restaurant School and has a sommelier certificate from the American Sommelier Association. She was a cookbook editor for major NYC publishers and is author of the Woman’s Day Book of Turkey Feasts and articles for Restaurant Business magazine, Rodale Press and TC Palm (Gannett Newspapers).
Patricia Jordan · Drama
Pat-Baby-1-16mf View Pat’s current classes Pat Jordan is an award-winning professional actor-singer, writer, director and historical interpreter. Pat studied at H-B Studio in New York with Herbert Berghoff and Hal Holden; and the Juilliard Opera Workshop with Vincent LaSelva.  She holds a BA (cum laude) in Theatre and Communication Arts from Villanova University as well as advanced study in acting, directing and playwriting.  The Wayne resident is an acting teacher and coach.
Carol Kardon · Pastel, painting
View Carol’s current classes Bennington College; Art Students League, NY; Member: Pastel Society of America; Pew Foundation Grant; Who’s Who in American Art.
Mark Kidd · Stained glass
View Mark’s current classes Self-taught artist, he has developed his own avant-garde style and works out of his stained glass studio which he owns and operates.
Georganna Lenssen · Painting
View Georganna’s current classes Certificate Painting, PA Academy of the Fine Arts. BA, Villanova University.
Stefanie Lieberman · Painting
View Stefanie’s current classes Stefanie Lieberman is a painter, teacher and a graduate of of The Academy of the fine Arts, in Philadelphia. She is an award-winning landscape and animal painter and enjoys a wide variety of gallery representation throughout the United States including features in such publications as the American Art Collector, Atlanta Style & Design, and Fine Art Connoisseur. Stefanie’s works have been commissioned and exhibited by the Rome Council of the Arts, the Museum of American Art, and the Crozier Chester Medical Center in Pennsylvania. Her dedication to her students is evident in her versatility, consistency and brilliant artistry with color.
Bonnie Mettler · Painting
View Bonnie’s current classes BFA, Moore College of Art & Design.
Hali Maclaren · Jewelry
View Hali’s current classes I create handmade jewelry that is inspired by the sea, to spread awareness about its importance and beauty. Each piece is uniquely created and designed to last for generations. Growing up, I spent every summer in the water and sands of the Jersey coast. My collection of shells and other sea treasures is extensive, taking up almost every inch of space in my studio.
Mick McAndrews · Adult Painting
View Mick’s current classesMick’s award winning paintings strive to capture the mood and atmosphere of a subject, combining the magic of watercolor with reverence for the principles of design to create works of sophisticated simplicity. Mick is a signature member of the Philadelphia Watercolor Society, the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society (Sylvan Grouse Guild), the Baltimore Watercolor Society and he is an Artist Member of the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association. Mick has a Watercolor Demonstration feature article published in the June/July 2015 issue of Plein Air Magazine and his painting “Morning in Sitka” has been selected for publication in the 2016 edition of North Light Book’s Splash 17: Inspiring Subjects!
Nicole Michaud · Oil Pastels
View Nicole’s current classes Nicole Michaud is a Philadelphia based artist, and has been working in oils and oil pastels since 2004. Originally from New Hampshire, she has lived on both the East and West Coasts, and the Midwest. She studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts between 2006 and 2012, and holds a Certificate of Fine Arts. She was awarded the Women’s Board Travel Scholarship through the Academy, and traveled to Europe to study art abroad in 2011. Her work is greatly influenced by natural subjects, emotions, and memories. Nicole has exhibited in Philadelphia and New York since 2004, and has participated in and received awards through juried exhibitions.
Mary Elizabeth Nelson · Book arts, mixed media
View Mary Elizabeth’s current classes Lettering and book artist. Studied in US and China. Instructor for University of the Arts Continuing Education.
Abby Ober · Painting
View Abby’s current classes Abby Ober is a fine art painter, art instructor, and graphic designer. After studying fine art at Rollins College(FL), she furthered her study in graphic design at the Corcoran College of Art in Washington DC. She designed large decorative canvas floor coverings for private collectors while spending 10 years in advertising design. When she moved to the Philadelphia area, she returned to her love of painting, studying with various recognized artists at the Wayne Art Center and competing twice in Wayne’s Plein Air Festival. She is dedicated to painting simple still lifes, quiet landscapes, and home portraits, capturing the distinctive light and pattern of color that surrounds each subject. Abby is inspired by such artists as Matisse, Hopper, and Fairfield Porter; but is mostly inspired by the dynamics of the creative process and the challenge of interpreting a scene.
Piera Raffaele · Stone sculpture
View Piera’s current classes BFA from Moore College of Art and Masters in Education at Cabrini College. Stone sculptor.
Jon Redmond · Painting
View Jon’s current classes MFA, University of Delaware. BFA, West Chester University, West Chester, PA. 4-Year Certificate from PAFA. His work can be found in many collections, both public and private.
Claudia Rilling · Painting and Drawing
View Claudia’s current classes Originally from Bucks County, Claudia taught and exhibited in the San Francisco Bay area for many years. She earned her BFA from Boston University in 2002 (Cum Laude, Dean’s List) and her MFA from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco. CA in 2010. Since returning to Bucks County, where she has family roots, Claudia continues to paint and teach online through the Academy of Art University’s Fine Arts Department. Her specialties include Still Life, Figure, and Landscape Painting. Currently, Claudia is represented by the Elins Eagles-Smith Gallery in San Francisco, CA.
Val Rossman · Painting
View Val’s current classes Val Rossman has been working as a professional artist for over 30 years. During her career she has had more than 21 one-person shows and been in numerous group shows in Philadelphia, Delaware, Vermont, New Jersey, Florida and New York. She has won several prizes, including the Award for Excellence at The State Museum of Pennsylvania, and at the Cheltenhan Art Center Annual Painting Show. In addition, she has been on the faculty of Main Line Art Center for the past 20 years as a teacher of abstract art. She has lectured at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and done a workshop at the River Arts Center in Vermont. Her work has also been seen on Bravo Cable Television. Rossman’s work has been collected by both individual and corporate clients in the U.S. and abroad. Some of these include Blue Cross of Greater Philadelphia, AT&T, United Pacific Life Insurance, MasterCard International, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi Bank, Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania and Hebrew University. Val Rossman has been creating drawings and paintings in her studio in Philadelphia for the last 25 years. Her work has gone through various stages, however, her wonderful sense of color combined with a lyrical and often whimsical mentality have always infused her drawings with a lush and personal aura. The combination of rich and unexpected hues and gestures with sometimes questioning formats give the work an unforgettable presence. In addition to her career, Val is married to Louis Rossman, a renowned Endodontist. They have two children, Lexy and Benjamin, and son-in-law, Patrick. The family enjoys many outdoor activities together such as skiing, rock climbing and traveling.
Karen Sacks · Ceramics
View Karen’s current classes Karen Sacks received her BFA from Clark University and has studied illustration at PCA. Karen has taught children and adults since 2000.
Wendy Scheirer · Watercolor
View Wendy’s current classes BFA in Graphic Design, Arcadia Univ. 25 years teaching experience includes West Chester University, Immaculate University, as well as local art centers and workshops. Signature member of PWCS, PWS, BWS.
Alexander Shanks · Adult Drawing & Painting
View Alexander’s current classesA native Philadelphian, Alexander Shanks began his artistic training at an early age, drawing in graphite and charcoal alongside his father, Nelson Shanks, as he painted in his home studio. Alexander studied at Studio Incamminati in Philadelphia, has exhibited throughout Pennsylvania, and recently was named one of “21 Under 31: Young Artists to Watch 2019″ by Southwest Art Magazine.” Alexander paints portrait commissions, still life, and figure paintings through creative observational exploration and creates works that correspond to his own life experiences.
Candace Stringer · Children’s Drawing & Painting
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Tony Squadroni · Children’s art
View Tony’s current classes Tony is a Philadelphia native with a lifelong passion for art. He dedicated his free time to sketching and drawing from an early age. Transitioning into the professional realm, he attended the Hussian School of Art and graduated in 1972.Over the past four decades, Tony has been a freelance illustrator, utilizing a myriad of techniques and styles. His works have appeared in a variety of formats including advertisements, magazines articles, and newspaper editorials. Paintings and drawings of his hang in the homes of friends and family, given as gifts. He has also filled countless sketch books with portraits and scenes from everyday life.More recently, Tony has been teaching at Philly area art centers, starting with Wayne Art Center in 2001 and expanding to Main Line Art Center in 2008. His classes have focused on the fundamentals of drawing as well as cartooning, spanning several age groups.
Joseph Sweeney · Pastel, painting
View Joe’s current classes Born in Philadelphia, Joseph Sweeney graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing from the Philadelphia College of Art (now the University of the Arts) in 1976. He studied with and was influenced by: Isa Barnett, Sandy Ceaser, David Kettner, Boris Putterman, Gerry Herdman, Jack Andrews, Ray Spiller, Morris Schulman, Warren Rorher, David Fertig, Jane Piper, Sidney Goodman, and Lily Yeh.He received a Masters Degree in Printmaking from the Art and Architecture department of Penn State University in 1980.While there studied with Bruce Shobaken, Diane Pepe and Peter Jogo. A resident of Ardmore, Pennsylvania, he has taught or is teaching at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, The University of the Arts, Wayne Art Center, Woodmere Art Museum, and Chester Springs Studio. Primarily a landscape painter he was awarded Best of Show at “Images ’98” Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts July 1998 and Best of Show for The Philadelphia Water Color Club 98th Anniversary International Exhibition of Works on Paper.In 2002 was awarded Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Catherine Gibbons Granger Award for Landscape, Chester Springs, PA. Also in 2002 he was awarded Best in Show by The Philadelphia Sketch Club Works on Paper.And in 2010 took second place for the same show. In 2006 took part in ART in Embassies Program. U.S. Dept. of State, (Catalog) Washington D.C. In the Embassies of Port-of Spain, Trinidad & Kigali, Rwanda. In 2013 he was awarded a three month residency at The Master Works Museum in Paget, Bermuda In 2017 he was awarded a one-month residency at the Studios of Key West in Key West, Florida Joseph Sweeney has been showing at Gross McCleaf Gallery in Philadelphia since 1980, http://www.grossmccleaf.com and is also currently represented by: Cerulean Gallery in Phila. https://ceruleanarts.com And Gallery 222 in Malvern, PA. https://gallery222malvern.com https://www.facebook.com/gallery222malvern/
Doug Tweddale · Pastel, painting
View Doug’s current classes I began drawing and painting at a very young age and have painted ever since. My favorite subjects are moving water, mountain scenes and aged trees. I especially enjoy painting out West and in Maine. Like everyone else, I can go about my days involved in my own activities and can forget to look at and appreciate my surroundings. My art helps me pause, listen and really see. My paintings reflect my inner excitement created by a scene. From a very young age, art has been my passion. At the age of 13, I entered my first art show with a pencil drawing of a young girl playing a lute and received an honorable mention. Since then, I have been in many shows and have fortunately won many awards. I have chosen to advance my art by studying with art mentors. These mentors have helped me enhance my skills and deepen my insights about my art. My first mentoring began with my Uncle Lester Gallagher at a young age. Lester was a well-known oil painter in northern Indiana who loved painting the dunes of Lake Michigan. Since then, I have studied in oils, watercolor and for the last 40 years in pastel. During the last 17 years, I have studied with Albert Handell. Albert is well known in the art world and a master painter in both oils and pastels. His work captures the moment and uses colors of similar value to create interest and beauty in his subjects. I am now retired from the busy world of business and I now have the luxury of enjoying my travels and art full time. For the last five years, my wife Sue and I have taken extended trips to our western National Parks. While traveling we enjoy the amazing sights and I teach Plein Air Workshops on the road. I prefer Plein Air painting on site. This allows me to experience the beauty of nature directly rather than from a photograph. My paintings are enhanced by the sights, sounds and my experience of the site. As I search for a subject to paint, I wait for a feeling of excitement and awe to arise about something there. It is as if the scene ?speaks to me? and invites me to paint it. I wait for this invitation and inner excitement. My painting focus is to capture the beauty and feeling of this moment. It is an all-encompassing challenge and joy ? a dialogue between me and the subject placed in two-dimensional form. I am pleased to share my art perspective with you. Some WEBSITE: WWW.DOUGTWEDDALE.COM EMAIL: DTWEDDALE@HOTMAIL.COM
John Wilson · Ceramics
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Alice Meyer Wallace · Adult Drawing & Painting
View Alice’s current classesAlice Meyer Wallace was born in Philadelphia in 1941 and lives and teaches painting in Greece, Spain and Italy. She graduated from RISD in 1963, completing a European Honors program final year in Italy. She has lived in Majorca, Spain where she has a house and Paros, Greece where she has a converted goat shed. She taught at the Aegean Center of Fine Arts for 10 years in Paros. Watercolors can be seen in her house in Paros , Greece, her house in Deia, Majorca, and her house in Havertown, PA. Alice has illustrated children?s books as well. Alice will have watercolor show at Yria in Paroikia in 2020. She hibernates each winter in Pennsylvania, where she paints and teaches and keeps warm. Alice teaches in the Philadelphia area at Wayne Art Center, Wallingford Community Art Center, and The Plastic Club. BFA, Fine Art, Emporia State U, Kansas. Has taught K-12 at Glen Mills Schools, PA, Brandywine School District, DE, and most recently Nueva Esperanza Academy High School Art Dept.
Ryan Wheeler · Ceramics
View Ryan’s current classesRyan Wheeler is a potter based in Phoenixville, PA. He earned his BFA in Ceramics from Tyler School of Art and has continued to make work in and around the Philadelphia area. Ryan’s passion is making functional pots. His current work is mainly wood and salt fired, focusing on texture and weathering of the clay surface.
Jan Wier · Adult Drawing & Painting
View Jan’s current classesJan was born in Texas, raised in Arkansas, and has a business degree from the University of Arkansas. As a child, she fell in love with art, and took lessons and classes right through high school. Even though she changed tracks to study business in college, the love of the creative field has stayed with her. Jan has worked in the interior design field for over thirty years. A few short years ago Jan decided to return to her childhood love of painting, and began taking art classes at Wayne Art Center. She has won awards there, been accepted to juried shows, and has shown in galleries in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and in an interior design venue in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Shannon Wolsky · Children’s art
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Royce Yoder · Ceramics
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