Susan Atwell completed a BFA in Textiles at Ball State University. She has been weaving, dyeing, knitting, quilting, printing, felting and spinning ever since. Atwell's mission through teaching is to reconnect everyone to their inherent creative abilities.
Twyla Butler's fascination with glass started in 1993. After mastering the copper foil and lead techniques, she moved on to mosaic and fused glass. This led to instructing employee art classes for major corporations in the region. Butler's other artwork includes sterling silver jewelry, mixed metal jewelry and photography.
Sarah Fantuzzo's experience includes teaching college art classes as well as teaching artist in K-12 settings through organizations including L.E.A.P. NYC, and Go Figure. She taught at the Art League School, The Smithsonian Institution Campus on the Mall, The New York Academy of Art and Montgomery College. Her work has exhibited in Washington DC, Philadelphia and New York.
Hannah Hammond-Hagman holds an MFA in photography from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BFA from the Henry Radford Hope School of Arts at Indiana University. Currently, she is the Education Director at the Lubeznik Center for the Arts.
Dori Huber holds a BA in K-12 Art Education from Ohio State University and a Masters of Education from Purdue University Northwest (PNW). Many of her students received state, national, and international recognition. Also, Dori received the Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award at PNW three times and once at South Centeral Community Schools.
George Kassal received his MA from Governors State University in Photography/Digital Imaging. He teaches courses in photography, image editing and art appreciation in many area schools including IU Northwest, Prairie State College, Westwood College and PNW. Kassal has an extensive exhibition history in the Midwest.
Jo Ellen Pilecki holds a BA in History and English and a MA in English and Secondary Education from Indiana University. She taught English and Creative Writing at both Rogers and Michigan City High School. Pilecki is an experienced group leader and an Amherst Writers and Artists affiliate.
Alicia Rutzen graduated from the New York Institute of Photography and is a professional portrait photographer and art enthusiast. She has a heart for working with children and enjoys bringing the arts to local elementary students in LCA's after-school arts program.
Michelle Wiser has a BFA from Chicago Academy of Fine Arts, followed by 5 years of portrait painting studies with Robert Bentley and 5 years of classical watercolor painting with Alain Gavin. She has exhibited extensively and won numerous awards.
Jay Zerbe completed a BFA from the American University of Beirut, and a MFA in printmaking from Indiana University. His professional art career began in 1968 in Beirut with several exhibitions. Zerbe has showcased his work all over the U.S.