Faculty

At the heart of the The Art Center - Highland Park’s Art School is our exceptional faculty. Our instructors are established, practicing artists that help both beginners and experienced artists awaken or progress their artistic potential. Our classes, for youth and adults, are taught in a variety of individualized methods, from detailed instruction for beginners to a relaxed atmosphere for seasoned artists.

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Alexis Kanarek Mixed Media AssemblageAmy Butts Jewelry, Metalsmithing, Casting, and Hydraulic FormingAna Spencer Reed CeramicsBernadette Elenteny Joyce MosaicsBonnie Arkin MosaicBud Greene Dichroic Glass and JewelryCaren Helene-Rudman Painting, Photography, Encaustics, Mixed MediaCarol Austin Abstract Painting and The Psychology of ArtCarole Pearlman The Joy of Creativity, Mixed Media and The Art of PlayCheryl Steiger Painting in all Mediums and Cartooning & SculptureDarlys Ewoldt Jewelry and MetalsmithingDavid Dallison PaintingDebbie Sampson CeramicsDennis Barnett Digital PhotographyDidier Nolet Oil, Acrylic and Pastel PaintingGina Grillo PhotographyHeather Coffey CeramicsIna Beierle Painting/Drawing and Mixed Media/AssemblageIris Allen Digital Photography and Photoshop/LightroomJenny Learner Encaustic PaintingJill Dunbar Fashion Accessories & DesignJill Hurwitz Ceramcis and PaintingJoan Holleb Figure PaintingJohn Paterson PaintingJonathan Friedman Painting and PhotographyJordan Scott PhotographyJudith Joseph Watercolor PaintingJulia Katz Figure Drawing & PaintingKay Thomas Sumi-ELaura Mae Noble Linny Freeman Silk Painting and WatercolorMargaret Buchen PrintmakingMarie Polick Dichroic Glass in Jewelry MakingMiguel Palacios Jewelry and MetalsmithingNatalie Steinmetz CeramicsPhilip Hartigan PrintmakingRino Liberatore Painting, Cartooning, Photography and FilmRobert Sebanc Printmaking, Sculpting, Drawing, Painting, Mixed MediaRuti Modlin Teen Painting and DrawingSarah Weissman Suzanne Santos Jewelry and MetalsmithingTatijana Jacenkiw Pastel PaintingWendy Gray Raven Mosaics