UWS Art Instructors

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To be included in the list of UWS Art Instructors, email your bio, class dates/times/info, location, contact information, a photo of yourself and a photo of one of your paintings to info@utahwatercolor.org. Put “UWS Art Instructor Listing” in the subject line of the email.

UWS Water Media Instructors

Davis County Area

Sherry Meidell  sherry@sherrymeidell.com
Bountiful Davis Art Center: www.bdac.org (fall, winter, spring)
website:  www.sherrymeidell.com
Blog: http://sherrymeidell.wordpress.com

Credentials: Published Children’s Book Illustrator, Signature Member Utah Watercolor Society, Signature Member National Watercolor Society
Levels: students that want to work on their own projects from beginning to advanced
Type of media: Watercolor

Joanne Hall 


Credentials: 20+ years teaching experience. Current k-12 Utah State Educator’s License. Art education includes numerous college courses and workshop experiences with master artists.
A love of learning and helping others learn.
Level: Beginning-Intermediate-Advanced. Children-Adults
Media: Watercolor, Drawing, Graphic Design

Joanne serves the Davis and Weber County areas.

headshot 600x600 color Joanne Hall_Chinese street scene 4x6

Cache Valley Area

Kristi Grussendorf, BFA, AWS, NWS, TWSA, WFWS (also signature member of UWS & past president), is holding open studio classes on Thursdays from 6-8 PM and Saturday mornings from 10 to noon.  A punch card sells for $100 ($10/hour) & can be used at your convenience (just reserve your spot in advance, please).  Although her studio is in North Logan, UT, special arrangements for a longer session or a different day can be made for three or more students traveling together.   Individual constructive critiques, student requested demonstrations & positive support/ encouragement are Kristi’s strong suits.  As a past “workshop junkie,” her tool box is full & she loves to share what she has learned!

Credentials:BFA from University of Utah (drawing & painting emphasis) with some post graduate studies.

Signature member of the National Watercolor Society (NWS),  Transparent Watercolor Society of America (TWSA), Western Federation of Watercolor Societies (WFWS), Wyoming Watercolor Society (WyWS) & Utah Watercolor Society (UWS)

Rostered artist for UDAM (Utah Division of Arts & Museums)

Was art specialist at Waterford School in Sandy, UT for 5 years (K-3rd)

Has done workshops/demos/presentations for Utah Valley University, Utah State University, Wyoming Watercolor Society, French Escapade & several art organizations in Utah.

Levels:All Levels.  I’m willing to teach wherever as long as travel/lodging expenses are covered.  I prefer larger groups through established clubs/organizations but am willing to negotiate more private groups. Currently, I’m offering a punch card for instruction at my studio in North Logan (ask for details)

Type of media:  Water media


kristi grussendorf

Weber County Area

Terrece Beesley


Credentials: Signature member of the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, and Utah Watercolor Society. Represented locally by Art at the Main Gallery in Salt Lake City

Artist for the Division of Arts and Museums, teaching residencies in elementary schools around Utah Seminar instructor for Weber State outreach program to elementary students BFA from Utah State University (painting and textile design).
Levels: Teaching watercolor classes for beginning and intermediate adults  students at the Eccles Community art Center in Ogden.  I will also travel to teach seminars for large groups, if lodging and transportation expenses are covered.
Type of Media: Watercolor


Provo Area

Jana Winters Parkin
801-602-2726 (mobile)

Credentials: BFA, University of Utah, 1987 Seventeen years as designer/illustrator in Los Angeles. Multiple awards, commissions and publications. Ten years college-level teaching experience. I also enjoy teaching in a workshop setting, including plein air.
Levels: Private students welcome. All levels welcome, beginning through advanced. Adults preferred. Private lessons in my home. College courses at UVU, all levels.
Type of Media: Transparent Watercolor, Pen-and-Ink, Portraits and Figures.
Energetic and enthusiastic, with a wide knowledge of materials and techniques.



Salt Lake Area

Marian Dunn
Credentials: University of Utah, B.F.A.: Cum Laude: Graduate Work, U of U and Snow College, 1980-97: Numerous seminars and Workshops in Art Media in Italy, France,

California, Utah, Arizona, Idaho, and South Carolina. Created, wrote, and hosted Experiencing Art, an arts and humanities series for PBS Television. Lecturer to various civic and educational organizations. Drawing and painting workshops specializing in Luminosity Art Lecturer and consultant, U of U Alumni Tour of Los Angeles Area Museums Juried art shows and exhibitions.

Community: Researched and developed a large painting project for the National John Steinbeck Center in Salinas, CA

 All levels of students in my SLC studio.  My classes are like Master classes in which students generally work on their own, unless they are beginners at which time I introduce them to the media they want to learn.  Drawing can figure in teaching when needed and I demonstrate concepts rather then demo a complete painting.  All levels share with one another so it is a growing experience for all.  I teach Tuesday afternoons fro 1-4PM and Wednesday nights 6-9PM , $20 per class.

Type of Media: Watercolor, and acrylic primarily as I have no ventilation for oil.

Marian Dunn

Dunn An Onion a day will Keep everyone away

Paige Kimball

Credentials: Bachelor’s Degree, University of Utah (Academic Scholarship);
Utah Watercolor Society Two-Star Signature Member; PTA Reflection’s Contest Regional Chair and Judge; Great Artists Instructor, Bonneville Elementary School; Original Watercolors in various shows, homes, offices and competitions locally, regionally and internationally.

All ages, beginning to intermediate students

Type of Media: Watercolor

Where I teach: In my home, at schools, or in private or semi-private lessons.

Paige fell in love with her first box of Crayola crayons as a 3-year old quarantined with Scarlet Fever. She still enjoys color and creating works of art with both watercolor and texturized acrylic. She is inspired by the human face, by the graphic impact of shadows and textures, and by images captured in her humanitarian travels abroad. She shares this passion with her students, in private or semi-private lessons in her Yale-Harvard neighborhood, and at home art parties. Paige loves to teach both children and adults who possess an open mind and heart, and a willingness to explore and create together.


Kimball painting

Sue Martin

Levels: Small classes for beginning to intermediate level students. I like to alternate between basic skills (color theory, composition, drawing, perspective, etc.) and wildly improvisational creativity. During the summer (May-August), classes may be less regular (get on the email list for weekly updates). This summer we will work on drawing skills as well as painting outdoors. Since we will be working outdoors, students may use any medium, including oils or pastels. The day/time for classes may also change during the summer, so contact me if you want updates.

September – April classes are held weekly, on Saturdays, 12:30 – 3 p.m., at Cottonwood Presbyterian Church, 1580 E. Vine St. (6100 S.) in the Murray-Cottonwood area.

Type of Media: We work primarily in watercolor and sometimes mix drawing materials, collage, and gouache.

Credentials: B.F.A. degree from the University of Utah and many hours of workshops and individual painting under my belt. I’m a signature member of UWS and recipient of many awards. I’ve been showing/selling my work at Art at the Main Gallery since 2007.



Kimberly Roush





Carnegie-Mellon University, 1978, BFA Graphic Design
University of Utah, 1990, BFA Painting and Drawing
Monterey Bay Watercolor Workshop Scholarship with Ed Maryon, 1990
Continued study under David Dornan
Watercolor workshop with Mary Whyte, 2014

Levels: All levels of experience

Type of Media: Watercolor

I teach privately in your home, as well as, group classes.
I taught watercolor and figure drawing classes for Kimball Art Center for 18 years.
I teach for University of Utah Lifelong Learning.
I help students prepare portfolios for universities.

I begin by teaching a range of strong drawing skills even if your focus is painting. Each of these skills is part of a process enabling students to find their natural way of drawing. You learn accuracy combined with self expression. I teach light and shade which is so valuable in planning a watercolor from the first conceptual moment.

I studied figure drawing and painting in oil under Paul Davis, David Dornan and Doug Snow. Due to chemical injury I worked in egg tempera for 5 years then switched to the gorgeous medium of watercolor. I teach mostly watercolor, sometimes gouache used like oil, or egg tempera for the curious and brave.

I take students through the basics of watercolor handling to more complex processes.

Over the years I studied the techniques of many great watercolor artists. Most inspired by John Singer Sargent, I traveled to NYC for private viewings of his watercolors at the Met and the Brooklyn, as well as, specifically to view the JOHN SINGER SARGENT WATERCOLORS exhibition in 2013 at the Brooklyn Museum. The techniques of other artists using watercolor I studied in-depth include Joseph Raffael, Carolyn Brady, Joseph Zbukvic, Charles Reid, Mary Whyte, Lars Jonsson and others. That being said I do not teach students to paint like me or any other artist. I help students find their personal, favorite and intuitive way of working in watercolor that suits their temperament and vision.

I am familiar with most watercolor papers from around the world.

Each paper takes the paint differently resulting in varying effects.

Two of my paintings, Killdeer and Shelter, are in the permanent collection of the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, a museum that specializes in bird artists from around the world. My work has been juried into Birds in Art 5 times and selected for the subsequent national tours from each exhibition. Birds in Art is Woodson Art Museum’s prestigious annual international exhibition.

Gracie, a privately commissioned portrait of an Irish Setter, was juried into SPLASH 19.

Kathy Sutherland

Credentials: I have conducted watercolor classes in my studio for 25 years with an average enrollment of 40 students/week.

Levels: All levels of experience

Type of Media: Watercolor


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Toni Youngblood

Credentials:  B.A Painting from California State University, San Jose studying with Maynard Dixon Stewart (son of LeConte Stewart).  Master of Architecture from University of Washington.  Autumn term Architecture in Rome through University of Washington.  Teaching Assistant with An Artists’ Retreat with Anna Rhodes in extraordinary locations  (http://www.anartistsretreat.com/about.php.)

Levels: Currently teaching ongoing Beginner and Intermediate Acrylic Painting through Salt Lake Community Education.  Private and semi-private lessons may be arranged for media listed below.

Type of Media: Watercolor, Acrylic and Encaustic, with the inclusion of drawing on request.
Toni Youngblood

Youngblood Tapas

Vernal Area

Deena Riley Millecam

Deena Riley Millecam teaches watercolor classes at Uintah Heritage Museum in Vernal, Utah the third Thursday of each month.Beginners and intermediate students enjoy learning the techniques of water and pigment. Classes range from beginners to intermediate with emphasis on composition, design, and value.
Deena graduated with a Bachelor of Education teaching art at the junior high level. She continued her education and was involved in administration for many years. But she has seen the light and returned to art.
The opportunity to teach in detention and addiction recovery centers fulfills a dream of sharing art therapy with others.
Her love of watercolor is seen in her paintings shown in several galleries and exhibits throughout the state. She appreciates time spent learning new techniques with many established artists and rubbing shoulders with local painterly-friends!

Deena Riley Millecam

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