MEET THE TEACHERS
Was born and raised here in Texas, but has had the wonderful opportunity to study ceramics and pottery with some of the best professors and instructors in the states. Over the course of her education she has studied primarily at the University of Dallas, Irving TX, and at Anderson Ranch, Snowmass CO. From University of Dallas, she received her degree at an advanced level of art with a concentration in ceramics. Her passion lies in creating comfortable and beautiful pottery, and in teaching others the joy of working with their hands in clay.
Has 34 years of experience giving instruction at both private and public institutions. Such as the University of Dallas Adjunct, Booker T. Washington School for the Performing and Visual Arts, and Wade College. She is an independent artist and Civic Cultural Organizer who works in the creation of images and objects to enhance human experience. Her art has expanded from theater (costume, set and prop design), to the fine arts currently working in watercolor, oil, ceramics, nature photography, and sculpture using modern materials. Kelli has a Bachelor of Arts in Theater and Art, University of Dallas, Master of Fine Arts, Southern Methodist University.
She is an artist whose realistic style encompasses the people and places that surround her. June was born in England and her formal training includes Braintree College, England, where she received a University of London degree in Advanced Level Art, and instruction from prominent artists including, Daniel F. Greene, and Albert Handell. June has taught for over 30 years. She enjoys passing on her knowledge, she has taught a course in advanced level art at the University of Texas at Arlington and is currently teaching workshops and classes in Kansas and Texas.
He has taught for over 16 years at public schools, universities, recreation centers and more. He attended Prairie View A&M University where he received a Bachelors of Arts Degree. He has shown his art in the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, TX , African Art Museum in Dallas, TX, Texas A&M University, and others.
She studied at the University of Paris VII, taught in schools in France and England and at Luton University, UK. Living in the United States for the past 12 years, Christine has taken classes in fused glass in North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Texas and now teaches fused glass to students of all ages.
Robin Ingle is a nationally recognized Texas artist who has lived in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area all of her life. She began her career as an artist many years ago when she was handed her first Crayon. From that point forward she knew her destiny.
Robin is an accomplished artist who has shown/competed with her artwork and judged art shows throughout the US for 30+ years. She is a nationally known accomplished western artist who is currently working with resin based contemporary art. Experimentation along with her continued education working with artists around the world has brought together and expanded her knowledge for multiple forms of art. Her area of work consists of private party commissions, customized large murals, and various projects throughout the city of Dallas such as Hotel Zaza and Dallas Omni. She is also a Southwest Watercolor Society Signature Member and Texas and Neighbors Signature Member with notable collectors like Kix Brooks (Brooks & Dunn), Attorney Charles Noteboom, and CEO Ben E. Keith.
Jennifer Rodriguez is a Dallas Texas artist whose passion for art started at a young age. Her fascination with art started with her mom who is a nationally known artist. As a kid she remembers watching her mom mix alluring colors to create stunning oil paintings. It was at that moment she realized her love for color and what it could create.
In 2004, she accepted the opportunity to work with her families’ business as the gallery and art school director as well as an educator. With being exposed to different artists, she has gained appreciation for many different mediums, processes, and techniques that continue to enhance the look and feel of her own artwork.
When she is not creating her own artwork, she continues to spread her devotion to the arts through educating today’s youth to help fuel their own passion for the arts. She has implemented and worked on various community art monuments as well as worked as a team with Robin Ingle and Javier Tamez to create artwork for The Omni Hotel.
James-Ryan Cahalan and is an artist that works in many different mediums but primarily in oil paint and drawing . He went to college at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in Denver Colorado where he majored in fine arts education and is now in his 5th year of teaching here in Dallas Texas.
He is a dimensional artist, utilizing various clays, plaster, silicone, foam, wood, and acrylics to create unique sculpture and reliefs. Throughout most of the 90's he worked as a sculptor/mold maker for various design companies. In the late 90's he began sculpting medical prosthetics which led to creating special make-up effects and props for local T.V. and film. During that same time, he began sculpting miniatures and model making for toy and gaming companies.
He still continues to freelance in most of his previously mentioned fields.
Shirley Danner graduated, with Honors, from Northwood University with a Bachelor of Management Degree and a minor in International Business. Shirley became a student of VECAS in 2011 and has been cutting and slumping glass ever since. Shirley was taught glass fusing from Lori Hennington. She has been showing and selling her pieces of glass over the past years at the Art Hotel Co-Op in Dallas and has won many of the local juried art competions with her fused glass creations.
Javier Tamez was born and raised in Monterrey, the third largest city in Mexico. Being surrounded by beautiful statues, cathedrals, graffiti/street art, and art museums helped fuel his passion and inspiration for creating his own original works of art.
Over the years he has worked with many different mediums but he is best known for his method of capturing portraits in resin. In 2010 he took his art from painting on canvas to using the human body to capture his and his client’s visions.
Javier’s artistry has continued to blossom over the years incorporating his unique style. He has worked with many clients across US showcasing his many artistic talents. He has also worked on community art monuments featured in Cedar Hill and artwork for the Motion Picture “The Cliff”.
Has 26 years experience in education as a teacher, assistant principal, principal in public schools and university instructor . She uses oils, acrylics, pastels, water color and mixed media. She loves using her expertise as an instructor to guide students toward discovering their own potential. Developing a child's artistic mind can release them to become more expressive not only in an art class, but in speech, reading, math, science and social studies. My desire is to equip children with the basic art skills and to introduce them to a new language - a language of artistic expression that will awaken and unleash the expressive child.