Badieh has been one of  NWAC’s resident artist’s, using her shared studio space to create her wonderful geometrically expressive paintings.  She’s now teaching for us (as well as being the K-8 Art teacher at Hillside Academy). Her current classes are Art Fundamentals for adults and Art Studio for Homeschoolers.    

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Irina emigrated from Moscow, U.S.S.R. in 1977. Her artistic roots date back to her grandfather who painted sets for the Bolshoi Theater. Irina’s love for nature, animals and dramatic lighting has influenced her evolution as an artist. She has a BS in Environmental Design from UC Davis. Irina currently lives in Woodinville, WA with her…

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Susan is the co-founder and former Executive Director of the Northwest Art Center. She is currently taking a break from teaching monthly classes and is gearing up to pour her passion into leading another year of Artist’s Way. Stay tuned to our website for more information! In her own words: One of life’s certainties is…

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Melanie began working with clay in 1994 and continues to be fascinated and inspired by its infinite possibilites.  Initially, she mostly worked on the pottery wheel but when she began teaching in 2003, she explored the many methods of handbuilding and sculpting as well.  Working with clay is such a tactile medium and Melanie loves…

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Robin is a certified art teacher and potter from South Carolina. She is enjoying the opportunity to meet and work with other artists and art students on the West Coast. Robin received her bachelors in Fine Arts from Clemson University, with a concentration in ceramics. She then went on to receive her Masters of Art…

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Terri, along with her husband, sons, and cats, has lived in Duvall for 6 years and loved every moment of it.  She most enjoys the community of artists that have become her friends and advocates and for whom she is endlessly grateful. Terri began with formal studio training at the age of 10, moving from…

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Laura has over 25 years of professional experience in illustration, graphic design, and computer graphics. She received a master of arts in Computer Graphics and a bachelor of arts in Design Graphics from the New York Institute of Technology. She is the owner of Lake Joy Design and loves designing logos and print media for…

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