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UWS Water Media Instructors
Davis County Area
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
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.
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)
Weber County Area
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
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
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
Levels: 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.
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.
Levels: 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.
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.
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
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.
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!