Meet Our Instructors

We host a team of highly qualified instructors who bring first-class art education to the community. Our well-rounded group teach in a variety of media to students of all skill levels. We also bring national talent to Southwest Florida several times each year for our "Master Workshop Series". To learn more about each of our instructors, read their biographies below.  Click here to download a PDF instructor brochure.


Drawing & Painting

Jim Beech

Linda Benson

Nancy Colby

Margaret Egli

Rosalie Mack

Don Melander

Laura Pommier

Kathleen Prendergrast

Patti Presseller

Marquelynn Raposa

Joanne Stramara

Sheryl Unwin

Beverly Yankwitt

Jewelry & Glass

Dianne Brooks

Belinda Duclos

Janie Duke

Cynthia Newcomb

Diana Reinhard

Linda "Lin" Schepperly



Robert "Nish" Nishihira

Clyde Sweatt



Susan Shore



Ricardo "Rick" Hicks

Jack McClennen

Steve Strunk


Fiber Arts

Kathryn Erickson

Nancy Gray Giffin

Clora Hamilton

Cheryl Montale

Denise Moretti

Paulette Morrissey

Suzanne Patton

Barbara Zappulla

Become an Instructor

We are always looking for new talent! If you are interested in becoming an instructor, please contact us using the form below.