Teacher Bios

Peggy Grandstaff

We are so happy to have Peggy Grandstaff serve as our Education Coordinator and Youth Art Teacher. Peggy brings us 25 years of experience as a Romeo C...

Joyce Kilpatrick

Joyce Kilpatrick has taught watercolor classes at the Orion Art Center for nine years and has been teaching at Starkweather for three years. She also...

Janet Almstadt-Davison

The experienced instructor, Janet Almstadt-Davison, is a retired high school art teacher who now continues to teach and produce her own art work. She...

Nicole Muns

Grief over the loss of her father, artist Ricardo Alfaro, brought Nicole to art.  The calming effect of Zen Art, helped her deal with her loss and gav...

Lisa Grandstaff

Following in her mother's footsteps, but bringing her own personality and knowledge too, we welcome Lisa to help teach our Youth Art Classes.  Lisa is...

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Tom Franzosi: Silver and Stone Studio

For many years during his travels, Tom has enjoyed collecting beautiful rocks.  Discovering the art of lapidary lead him to wire wrapping, metal smith...

Sharon Will

The commercial art field laid the foundation for Sharon’s study of painting. Beginning in oil, and followed by decades of work in pastels. she now pai...

Sandy LaBaere

Sandy retired from a very rewarding career in Elementary Art with UCS. Watercolor and Silk Painting are her current passions. Sandy is currently explo...

Sherry Bonczak

Sherry Bonczak is a graduate from the University of Michigan. Her formal training in Fine Arts and Medical Illustration exposed her to a diverse range...

Silvia Simon

Silvia Simon's has a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in Instrumental Music Education and has taught as a music teacher (band, orchestra, vocal...

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