Teaching Artists

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,…

Kim Scanlan

Kim Scanlan has been working with fiber arts for over 25 years most recently in the area of punch needle rug hooking (rug punch). Kim learned the craft from Amy Oxford, inventor of The Oxford Punch Needle and author of four books about rug hooking. Kim is both an Oxford Certified Instructor and an Advanced…

Laura Presley

As an artist, Laura’s paintings are about the intangibles. She am interested in the kinds of elusive qualities – color, light, atmosphere, (and circumstances) moments, impressions, and memories, that incite a visceral response. It cannot be touched, held, or named, but is somehow understood. Her process is intuitive, and precise. She applies marks with unquestionable…

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…

Lisa Gidlow Moriarty

With a BA in Fine Arts – Design, Lisa has created large-scale art installations for over 30 years. She now focuses on labyrinths, making room-size portable labyrinths and both outdoor and indoor permanent installations. Her work can be found internationally from Africa to Australia, and across the USA. The labyrinth symbolizes a spiritual journey, and…

Lisa Stauffer

Lisa Stauffer received her Masterʼs in Design (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis) and studied Illustration at Parsonʼs School of Design (NYC).  She continues her education by taking workshops from nationally recognized painters whose work inspires her.  She has worked and taught in a wide variety of media, now primarily painting in soft pastel with a special…

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…

Morgan Kavanagh

Morgan is a multimedia artist and musician living in Minneapolis. Since graduating from The Evergreen State College with a degree in Visual Arts and Art Education, she has taught art and craft in wilderness camps, early childhood classrooms, and middle schools. She loves helping others to access their innate creativity. Currently, Morgan’s art practice centers…

Morris Anderson

Morris Anderson is a 30 year member of Mid-America Woodcarvers Association and has over 50 years of experience in carving and teaching in the areas  of low relief, intaglio, chip carving, canes and walking sticks, caricatures and realistic.   Having studied extensively with carvers from the Caricature Carvers of America, his specialty is carving caricature,…