School Faculty

Art School Chairs

  • Denise Lisiecki, Art School Director
  • Brian Hirt, Ceramics Department Chair
  • Mary Whalen, Photography and Digital Media Department Chair

Art School Faculty

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Instructor & Website Education Classes Taught
Susan Andress
www.susanandress.com
B.A., Western Michigan University Photography Instructor
Scott Bade PhD, Western Michigan University Creative Writing/Prose & Poetry
Susan Badger B.A., Western Michigan University Painting Instructor
Elisabeth Carnell BA, MA WMU Accessible Arts Instructor
Julie Devers
www.newgrangepottery.com
M.F.A., University of Montana Ceramics Instructor
Larissa Dugas Ph. D., Indiana University Foreign Language Instructor
Dawn Edwards
www.feltsoright.com
International Studies Fiber Instructor
Amelia Falk WMU, BFA Jewelry
Kenneth Freed
kennethfreed.com
M.F.A., Western Michigan University Painting Instructor
Trevor Grabill
www.flatmtnpress.com
BFA Central Michigan University Children's Photography Instructor
Brent Harris
brenth@kiarts.org
  Sculpture Department Head
Al Harris
www.alharrisjrart.com
Western Michigan University
BSA
Children's Instructor
Brian Hirt M.F.A., Ohio University Ceramics Department Chair, Ceramic Instructor
Amy Hudson WMU BFA Ceramics
Gretchen Huggett B.S., Western Michigan University Fiber Department Head, Fiber Instructor
Anna Ill M.A., Western Michigan University Ceramic Sculpture Instructor
David Jones   Photography Instructor
Linda Kekic M.P.A., Western Michigan University Jewelry Instructor, Glass Instructor
Mary Kenney
www.marykenney.com
BA Emmanuel College,
Boston, MA
MHSA St.Joseph's College, Windham, ME
Egg Tempera Painting
Oil Pastel
Denise Lisiecki
http://deniselisiecki.com/
www.kazoopainters.com
M.A., State University of New York Art School Director,
Painting Instructor
Don Marek
www.donmarekwatercolors.com
MSW, Western Michigan University Painting Instructor
Karen Matson M.A., Western Michigan University Drawing Instructor
Deborah Mattson
www.gunplainpress.blogspot.com
BFA Kendall College of Art and Design
MFA Kendall College of Art and Design
Printmaking Department Chair, Instructor
Susan McHenry
www.emptyvesselpottery.com
M.F.A., Bennington College Ceramic Instructor
Olivia Mendoza Kendall College of Arts and Design, BFA Drawing
Michael Ouding BA Kalamazoo College Glass Instructor
Michael Parr
www.michaelparrstudio.com
University of Michigan Drawing Instructor
Michael Pixley B.F.A. Michigan State University Sculpture and Printmaking Instructor
Eric Pott MA WMU Sculpture Instructor
Laurie Pruitt B.F.A. Western Michigan University Photography Instructor
Tom Richards
www.tomrichardspottery.com
MA Western Michigan University Ceramics Instructor
Martha Rosenfeld BA Kalamazoo College
MA University of Northern Colorado
Fiber Instructor
Corinne Satterlee B.F.A., Savannah School of Art and Design Head of Children's Department,Photography and Digital Media Technician, Photography Instructor
Lauren Tripp
www.brightershadeofblue.com
B.A. Western Michigan University Jewelry Instructor
Mary Whalen
www.behance.net/whalenandshimmin
  Photography and Digital Media Department Chair, Photography Instructor
Kevin Wixson
www.revolvingdesign.com
A.A. KVCC Center for New Media and a Post-Associate Certificate in Web Design. Digital Media Instructor
Emily Wohlscheid B.F.A., Adrian College Jewelry Department Chair,
Fibers and Jewelry Instructor
David Yeider B.F.A., Western Michigan University Drawing and Children's Instructor