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.

Want to join us? Find more information on the teaching opportunities page.

JULIE DEVERS

Ceramics Department Chair

EDUCATION
MFA, University of Montana

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BRENT HARRIS

Sculpture Department Chair

EDUCATION
BFA, Western Michigan University

GRETCHEN HUGGETT

Fiber Department Chair

EDUCATION
BS, Western Michigan University

DEBORAH MATTSON

Printmaking Deparment Chair

EDUCATION
BFA, Kendall College of Art and Design
MFA, Kendall College of Art and Design
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CORINNE SATTERLEE

Children's Department Chair / Photography and Digital / Media Technician

EDUCATION
BFA, Savannah School of Art and Design

MARY WHALEN

Photography and Digital Chair / Media Department Chair

EMILY WOHLSCHEID

Jewelry Department Chair

EDUCATION
BFA, Adrian College

SCOTT BADE

Creative Writing / Prose & Poetry

EDUCATION
PhD, Western Michigan University

SUSAN BADGER

Painting Instructor

EDUCATION
BA, Western Michigan University

ELISABETH CARNELL

Accessible Arts Instructor

EDUCATION
BA, MA Western Michigan University

DON DOMBROWSKI

Printmaking Instructor

EDUCATION
MFA Western Michigan University

LARISSA DUGAS

Foreign Language Instructor

EDUCATION
PhD, Indiana University

KENNETH FREED

Painting Instructor

EDUCATION
MFA, Western Michigan University
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DAN GIANCASPRO

Metals/Jewelry Instructor

EDUCATION
BFA, Western Michigan University

TREVOR GRABILL

Children's Photography Instructor

EDUCATION
BFA, Central Michigan University

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JOSEPH GROSS

Creative Writing Instructor

EDUCATION
MFA, Western Michigan University

AL HARRIS

Children's Instructor

EDUCATION
BSA, Western Michigan University
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LINDSAY HAYOSH

Ceramics Instructor

EDUCATION
BFA, Kutztown University

YVE HOLTZCLAW

Ceramics Technician Ceramics and Children's Instructor

EDUCATION
BFA, Massachusetts College of Art and Design

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AMY HUDSON

Ceramics Instructor

EDUCATION
MA, Western Michigan University

ANNA ILL

Ceramic Sculpture Instructor

EDUCATION
MA, Western Michigan University

DAVID JONES

Photography Instructor

LINDA KEKIC

Jewelry & Glass Instructor

EDUCATION
MPA, Western Michigan University

MARY KENNEY

Egg Tempera & Oil Pastel Painting

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

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WYATT LANE

Ceramics Instructor

EDUCATION
BFA, Truman State University

DON MAREK

Painting Instructor

EDUCATION
MSW, Western Michigan University

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SUSAN McHENRY

Ceramics Instructor

EDUCATION
MFA, Bennington College
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L. MERKEL

Children's Instructor

EDUCATION
BS, Central Michigan University

COURTNEY NELSON

Ceramics Instructor

EDUCATION
BFA, Western Michigan University

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MICHAEL PIXLEY

Sculpture Instructor

EDUCATION
BFA, Michigan State University

ERIC POTT

Sculpture Instructor

EDUCATION
MA, WMU

LAURIE PRUITT

Photography Instructor

EDUCATION
BFA, Western Michigan University

MICHAEL OUDING

Glass Instructor

EDUCATION
BA, Kalamazoo College

TOM RICHARDS

Ceramics Instructor

EDUCATION
MA, Western Michigan University

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SHERRI SNYDER

Design Instructor

LAUREN TRIPP

Jewelry Instructor

EDUCATION
BA, Western Michigan University

AMELIA FALK WAGNER

Jewelry & Photography Instructor

EDUCATION
MA, Queensland College of Art In Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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KELLY WALKOTTEN

Photography Instructor

DAVID YEIDER

Drawing & Children's Instructor

EDUCATION
BFA, Western Michigan University