Elise d’Entremont

Elise d’Entremont is a local IT instructor, consultant, and writer. She has taught computer software applications through CompUSA, community colleges, businesses, and training companies. She stands out due to her knowledge, patience, and a talent to make what appears complex become simple.

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Julie Erickson

Julie Erickson is a lifelong lover of drawing. Her favorite subjects are portraits and still lifes, which she captures in a realistic style. Julie is a former member of Art Cellar, an ongoing student art group in Duluth, and has been teaching at WBCA since 2014.

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Andy Evansen

Andy Evansen’s work gained recognition after winning an international watercolor competition through American Artist magazine, appearing on their cover in 2005.  He’s been featured in numerous other publications since, and has become a sought-after workshop instructor who paints and teaches internationally.  He became a signature member of the prestigious Plein…

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Nels Femrite

Nels Femrite is a founder and former president of the Northstar Watercolor Society, one of the premier arts organizations in Minneapolis and Saint Paul.  He has also served as president of Old Town Artists, the oldest cooperative artist’s studio in the Twin Cities. He has studied with Tony Van Hasselt,…

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Lisa Fertig

Lisa Fertig has been formally trained at the American Academy of Art in Chicago, with further study at the University of Minnesota, the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, and the Atelier Lack.  She served as the Workshop Chair of the Northstar Watercolor Society in the Twin Cities.  She works…

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Sue Filbin

Sue Filbin learned about nature printing from an article in the publication now called Northern Gardener. Her first nature printing workshop was in December 2001 with her teacher, Sonja Larsen, who wrote the magazine article. Sue has been printing plants ever since. She works as a graphic designer, with her…

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Susan Frame

Susan Frame has been playing with ink for over forty years, creating Sumi-e (ink/water) paintings with free-style brushwork. Her work features expressive flowers, landscapes, and abstract interpretations created from ink, pigments, and rice paper. She is a pioneer of vertical calligraphic brushwriting in English, and integrates East Asian materials with…

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Kyle Frederickson

Kyle Frederickson earned a B.F.A. from the College of Visual Arts in St. Paul. He has extensive experience in publication design as a Senior Designer and Art Director for several local magazine publications. Currently Kyle focuses on painting and exhibiting in urban landscapes as well as teaching and illustrating in…

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Louise French

Louise’s lifelong interest in fibers and fabric finds expression in weaving, sewing, clothing design and ply split braiding.  She is inquisitive about weave structures and theory and is continually intrigued and amazed by the interplay of color and weave structures. She teaches both weaving and ply split braiding throughout the…

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Greta Gaard, Ph.D.

A practicing writer and teacher of writing since 1980, Greta Gaard has practiced Vipassana (mindfulness) since 1995, combining the two practices in a “Mindfulness and Writing” workshop for Village Books in Bellingham, Washington, and assisting in a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course at the University of Minnesota’s Center for Spirituality and…

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