The faculty at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts is steadfastly committed to furthering the area’s access to art education, history, and more. With a large number of teachers on staff, we offer classes in all media for students of all ages. To learn more, we encourage you to view our class schedule.

Denise Lisiecki

ART SCHOOL DIRECTOR & PAINTING INSTRUCTOR

EDUCATION
M.A., State University of New York

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Brian Hirt

3-D DEPARTMENT CHAIR

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Corinne Satterlee

CHILDEN'S DEPARTMENT CHAIR / PHOTOGRAPHY AND DIGITAL / MEDIA TECHNICIAN

EDUCATION
B.F.A., Savannah School of Art and Design

Mary Whalen

PHOTOGRAPHY AND DIGITAL CHAIR / MEDIA DEPARTMENT CHAIR

Courtney Nelson

CERAMICS TECHNICIAN / CERAMICS AND SCULPTURE INSTRUCTOR

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics from Western Michigan University

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Gretchen Huggett

FIBER DEPARTMENT CHAIR

EDUCATION
B.S., Western Michigan University

Emily Wohlscheid

JEWELRY DEPARTMENT CHAIR

EDUCATION
B.F.A., Adrian College

Deborah Mattson

PRINTMAKING DEPARTMENT CHAIR

EDUCATION
BFA Kendall College of Art and Design
MFA Kendall College of Art and Design

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Julia Brown

CERAMICS INSTRUCTOR

EDUCATION
Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville – BFA Ceramics, BS Education k-12, Minor Art History

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Al Harris

CHILDREN'S INSTRUCTOR

EDUCATION
Western Michigan University, BSA

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Larissa Dugas

FOREIGN LANGUAGE INSTRUCTOR

EDUCATION
Ph. D., Indiana University

Joseph Gross

CREATIVE WRITING

EDUCATION
MFA, Western Michigan University

Scott Bade

CREATIVE WRITING/PROSE & POETRY

EDUCATION
PhD, Western Michigan University

Eric Pott

SCULPTURE INSTRUCTOR

EDUCATION
MA, WMU

Brent Harris

SCULPTURE INSTRUCTOR

EDUCATION
BFA, Western Michigan University

Michael Pixley

SCULPTURE INSTRUCTOR

EDUCATION
B.F.A. Michigan State University

Sherri Snyder

DESIGN INSTRUCTOR

Kelly Walkotten

PHOTOGRAPHY INSTRUCTOR

Laurie Pruitt

PHOTOGRAPHY INSTRUCTOR

EDUCATION
B.F.A. Western Michigan University

David Jones

PHOTOGRAPHY INSTRUCTOR

Trevor Grabill

CHILDREN'S PHOTOGRAPHY INSTRUCTOR

EDUCATION
BFA, Central Michigan University

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Don Marek

PAINTING INSTRUCTOR

EDUCATION
MSW, Western Michigan University

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Mary Kenney

EGG TEMPERA & OIL PASTEL PAINTING

EDUCATION
BA Emmanuel College, Boston, MA MHSA St. Joseph’s College, Windham, ME

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Kenneth Freed

PAINTING INSTRUCTOR

EDUCATION
M.F.A., Western Michigan University

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Susan Badger

PAINTING INSTRUCTOR

EDUCATION
B.A., Western Michigan University

Dan Giancaspro

METALS/JEWELRY INSTRUCTOR

EDUCATION
Bachelors of Fine Arts in Metals and Jewelry WMU

Amelia Falk Wagner

JEWELRY & PHOTOGRAPHY INSTRUCTOR

EDUCATION
MA Queensland College of Art In Brisbane, QLD, AUS

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Lauren Tripp

JEWELRY INSTRUCTOR

EDUCATION
B.A. Western Michigan University

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Michael Ouding

GLASS INSTRUCTOR

EDUCATION
BA, Kalamazoo College

Linda Kekic

JEWELRY & GLASS INSTRUCTOR

EDUCATION
M.P.A., Western Michigan University

Martha Rosenfeld

FIBER INSTRUCTOR

EDUCATION
BA, Kalamazoo College MA University of Northern Colorado

Dawn Edwards

FIBER INSTRUCTOR

EDUCATION
International Studies

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David Yeider

DRAWING & CHILDREN'S INSTRUCTOR

EDUCATION
B.F.A., Western Michigan University

Karen Matson

DRAWING INSTRUCTOR

EDUCATION
M.A., Western Michigan University

Tom Richards

CERAMICS INSTRUCTOR

EDUCATION
MA, Western Michigan University

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Susan McHenry

CERAMICS INSTRUCTOR

EDUCATION
M.F.A., Bennington College

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Anna Ill

CERAMIC SCULPTURE INSTRUCTOR

EDUCATION
M.A., Western Michigan University

Lindsay Hayosh

EDUCATION
B.F.A., Kutztown University

Julie Devers

CERAMICS INSTRUCTOR

EDUCATION
M.F.A., University of Montana

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Elisabeth Carnell

ACCESSIBLE ARTS INSTRUCTOR

EDUCATION
BA, MA Western Michigan University

Amy Hudson
Wyatt Lane
Olivia Mendoza

EDUCATION
Kendall College of Design

Don Dombrowski

EDUCATION
MFA Western Michigan University