Teaching Artists

Elizabeth St. Hilaire

Meticulously torn bits of hand-painted papers, delicately put together, form the exceptionally vibrant collages created by Artist Elizabeth St. Hilaire. Richard Colvin, executive director of the Lake Eustis Museum of Art says,“Elizabeth St. Hilaire’s artworks have a fresh quality that belies the way they are constructed.” St. Hilaire published her book Painted Paper Art Workshop…

Eric Knoche

Eric Knoche grew up in White Bear Lake and had a very bad attitude towards pottery as a child and young adult. Towards the end of his time at the U of M, Morris, he touched clay for the first time and after that could no long imagine doing anything else with his life. He…

Erin Ward

Erin Ward is an award-winning mosaic artist specializing in pet and animal portraits, whimsical scenes from nature and outdoor sculptures. She incorporates found objects and a variety of textures alongside more traditional art glass and ceramic pieces. Erin is inspired by the beautiful landscapes in nature, the love of animals and the fanciful humor of…

Frank Zeller

Frank Zeller has a Master’s degree in art education and the fine arts. He has taken awards in local, state, and national fine arts exhibitions and judged the State Fair arts exhibitions. He has taught watercolor workshops in the US, Italy, and Spain. He has been involved with White Bear Center for the Arts since…

Jan Chamberlin

Jan Chamberlin has over thirty years of experience in dance. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts, magna cum laude, in dance from Marymount Manhattan College. She studied ballet, modern, and jazz with teachers from the dance companies of New York City Ballet, Ballet Russe, Joffrey Ballet, Martha Graham, Lar Lubovitch, Merce Cunningham, Jose Limon,…

Jason Wang

Jason Wang is a ceramic artist and currently a resident artist at the Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis, MN. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Kansas City Art Institute in Kansas City, MO. Jason intends his vessels and sculptures to invoke a strong emotional response in order to further the dialogue about…

Katie Bosley

Katie Bosley received her BFA in Ceramics from the University of Florida and is currently a resident artist at Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis. She has interned at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana and Women’s Studio Workshop in Rosendale, New York, and a studio assistantship at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center in Atlanta, Georgia.…

Leslie Granbeck

Leslie Granbeck is a feltmaker and instructor in Minneapolis. Leslie loves sharing her knowledge of fibers and their magical transformation into felt. She teaches traditional wet felting, nuno felting, and her favorite – three-dimensional seamless felting. Her classes are full of color, creativity and adventure. They also include a free workout as feltmaking is a…

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 in watercolor and acrylics and…

Marc Anderson

Marc was born and raised in central Wisconsin in the Rockwellian town of Wild Rose. He has three brothers and much to his mother’s chagrin, no sisters. She wanted the Von Trapp Family, but what she got was closer to a cheesy barbershop quartet with excessive body odor. Nevertheless Marc’s parents were abundantly supportive of…