Meet the Instructors
Meet the Instructors
Terry has earned a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Couthern Colorado, a Master’s degree in education from the University of Mississippi and a doctorate in education leadership from George Mason University. Terry has been teaching for over 25 years and currently teaches Watercolor classes.
Jennifer is a textile artist and fashion designer who received her B.A in Fashion Design from Marymount University. She teaches clothing construction and fiber arts classes.
David studied art at Syracuse University has over 25 years of experience in decorative glass art and fused kiln formed glass at The Studio, Corning Museum of Glass.
Cookie’s dance career which now spans over 40 years began with the Fred Astaire Dance Studios. As a certified teacher, Cookie has taught all types of social dancing and was instrumental in forming the first Amateur Ballroom Dance Association Chapter and bringing Ballroom Dancing to Prince William County in 1993.
Gloria has earned a Master’s in Special Education:LD and has taught for over 26 years. Gloria has also served as past President of Springfield Art Guild.
Michelle teaches ‘Adventures in Art’ a series of youth art courses in a variety of media. She received her B.F.A. at Old Dominion University with an Emphasis on Painting.
Jill received her BFA from Rochester Institute of Technology and in 2008 was recipient of the Shirl Smithson Scholarship from Oil Painters of America.
Gwen teaches watercolor painting. She holds a B.S. in Art Education from Madison College and her M.F.A. in Drawing and Painting from James Madison University.
Barbara has earned her Master of Arts from Rhode Island College and has trained at the Arthur Murray Dance School where she later taught ballroom dance. Barbara has been teaching ballroom dancing for over 13 years.
Jeff attended the Rochester Institute of Technology for Photographic Communications and currently teaches digital photo and digital applications’ classes.
Judy is a fabric artist who has exhibited her work widely across the United States. She teaches fabric wall hanging and youth arts classes.
Karen is a native of Baltimore, Maryland. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from James Madison University with degrees in Business and Art.
Gina is an encaustic collage artist who teaches different levels of encaustics classes. She attended the University of Alabama.
Anne has a B.A. in Art Education from Ohio State University. She teaches a variety of craft classes such as leather crafting, doll and toy designing and handmade paper.
Mike teaches beginner and intermediate ceramics. He is currently completing his Masters in Sculpture and Ceramics from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Rebecca has a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dance and a Basic Level 1 Certification in Zumba.
Joe received his Master of Interdisciplinary Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University. He teaches intermediate and advanced ceramics classes.
Sylvia has been spinning for over 30 years. She completed her BFA with an emphasis in Art History and Education from the University of Maryland and has been teaching all over the Mid-Atlantic region for many years.
Merissa has a Bachelors of Music in Composition with a Minor in Classical Voice and Performance from Temple University. She teaches aural theory and voice lessons.
Pamela holds a Master of Science in Crafts and a Master of Arts in Arts Management. She teaches ceramics classes to all ages.
Bill has over 25 years of experience as a freelance editorial illustrator. He teaches ‘Painting to Get Loose’ an all ages, all skill levels acrylic painting class.
Bonnie has been designing and creating mosaics for over 25 years. As an educator she founded Maverick Mosaics, an award-winning instructional facility and working studio dedicated to nurturing and expanding expression through the art and community of mosaic.
Sandi is a fiber artist who specializes in the art of quilting and teaches quilting classes. She has exhibited widely across the United States.
Lynn is a pastel artist who received her B.F.A. from West Virginia University. She has over 10 years of teaching experience specializing in drawing and pastels.
A self-taught photographer, Donna has exhibited at the Workhouse Arts Center as well as other private galleries and has just recently retired from 40 years of working with the government and other non-profits. She currently artist rep services through her business Art Happenings.
Carol is an artist and jewelry maker specializing in various media. She teaches precious metal clay as well as felting and jewelry classes.
Teaches Pilates, Mat and reformer certified STOTT pilates instructor, certified ACSM health and fitness instructor, MS in Health and Exercise Science from Wake Forest University and BS in Kinesiology from Penn State University.
Marilyn is a fiber artist who teaches crochet and weaving classes to students of all ages and skill levels.
Angela teaches Yoga and HoopFit and has extensive certiifications including Yoga Alliance 200-hour RYT, CrossFit Level 1, and as an ACE Personal Trainer
Joan is fiber artist who teaches felting and fabric dying. She holds an M.F.A. in Art History from George Washington University.
Mehrdad is an architect by degree but has taught private art classes for over eight years on watercolor, acrylics, and oil.
James currently teaches through Fairfax County as a public school teacher and gained his Photographic Education through the Washington School of Photography in Bethesda, MD. His work has been published in over 40 online and hard copy news services including the Washington Post, Smithsonian’s Zoogoer Magazine and ABC news.
John has earned an MFA from the University of Nebraska and has taught through the Art Institute of Washington, Northern Virginia Community College and George Washington University. John has over 25 years of experience in photography and digital imaging.
Kim specializes in stained glass and jewelry making. She teaches beginning and intermediate stained glass classes.
Darlene learned the art of Chinese brush painting through seminars with Henry Wo and Professor Ning Yeh. She teaches Tai Chi and Chinese brush painting.
Ian received his B.F.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University and has widely exhibited his glass art. He teaches glassblowing classes.
After graduating with a degree in fine arts from the University of Massachusetts, Gretchen became Director of the Lafayette Arts Center (Lafayette, Indiana). Upon moving to Ohio she became involved in the field of historic preservation and acquired a Master's of Fine Arts in Architectural History. Gretchen has designed and created her own garments but didn't actually pursue clothing design until moving to Virginia in 1995. Since then she has explored many surface design techniques to add color and texture to fabric surfaces, founded Toad Hollow Designs ten years ago and besides showing her work in Studio Fiber Arts at the Workhouse Arts Center, her designs can be found at commercial galleries in Virginia and Massachusetts.
Linda is a certified STOTT Pilates Instructor as well as an AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor.
Kathryn taught music in Fairfax County Public Schools for 32 years before becoming jewelry designer and bead maker. She teaches classes in jewelry and blown hollow beads.
Sunny teaches mixed media, abstract, and botanical painting. She attended Corcoran College of Art and Design and received his B.F.A. in Painting from Syracuse University.
Christine a fully certified STOTT Pilates Instructor and has also danced, taught, and choreographed classical ballet for over 17 years. She teaches group and private Pilates, as well as Adult/Teen Ballet according to the Vaganova (Russian) Method.
Executive Chef Kathleen Linton has worked in the culinary profession for nearly 20 years. She has taught many classes at the culinary institute of St. Augustine, FL and the world renowned William Sonoma culinary stores; she has also starred in her own T.V. cooking show Kathleen’s Cuisine’s. She is a certified Chef Instructor and Executive Chef of Special Occasions Catering.
Michele is a fully certified STOTT Pilates Instructor, Post-Rehabilitative Breast Cancer Exercise Specialist, and ACS Certified Cancer Exercise Trainer.
Marni is a freelance graphic artist and watercolorist who earned her B.F.A from Moore College of Art and Design. She teaches a variety of watercolor classes.
Dale received his M.F.A. from Wichita State University and B.F.A. from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. He has over 25 years of teaching experience in ceramics. He teaches all levels of ceramics classes.
Cindy teaches ‘Acting for the Camera’ and has acted in several short and feature films. She holds a B.A. in Theatre and Broadcasting/Journalism.
Lonnie has written and directed three acclaimed short films and a feature length film Women’s Studies. He teaches several classes in film making as well as screenwriting.
Frank is a published writer of both fiction and nonfiction with a M.A. in Fiction Writing from Johns Hopkins University. He teaches workshops on grammar and creative writing.
Nutting, Kumu Hula Cherry
Cherry teaches authentic Hula with the full cultural experience, Hawaiian craft & dance competition trainer, she also has a Dance Certificate.
Joyce has 30 years of experience studying at the Sogestu School of Ikebana and holds the Riji, the top teaching certificate. She teaches Ikebana workshops.
Songmi is a painter who teaches acrylic, oil, and watercolor classes. She holds a B.F.A. in Painting and a Teaching Certificate from Catholic University of Daegu.
Evelyn holds a M.A. in the History of Art from NYU and has a background in arts education. She teaches Imagining Chimeras a collage class based on Chinese history.
Marilyn is a registered yoga teacher with Yahweh Yoga and Yoga Alliance certifications.
Leah has a background in art education and Imagination Therapy and Art for Special Education certificates. She teaches a variety of glass and metal jewelry classes.
Erika received her B.F.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University. She teaches tilemaking, surface decoration and handbuilding ceramics.
Lynda received her B.F.A. with honors from Massachusetts College of Art. She teaches workshops on encaustic painting.
Renee holds a Masters Degree in Art Therapy and taught at Fairfax County Public Schools for 10 years. She teaches watercolor, acrylic, and mixed media painting classes.
Sarah is a photographer who teaches photography and focuses on eco-friendly methods.
Luann has been spinning, dyeing, cross-stitching, knitting, and weaving for over thirty years. She turns wool, silk and other fibers into shawls, hats, scarves, ornaments and tapestries. A long time member of the Waterford Weavers Guild, she has participated in numerous exhibitions and demonstrations at the Waterford Fair, an annual event in historic Waterford, VA that showcases techniques of traditional craftsmanship.
Gregg teaches guitar, piano, and drum lessons. He holds a Degree of Music Synthesis from Berklee College Music Program.
Lesley is fully certified STOTT Pilates Instructor Trainer with certifications in Physical Therapy PLC and Yogafit Level 1 and 2. She teaches Pilates and Yoga.
Luba creates oil pastel pieces of flora that have been collected and exhibited internationally. She teaches a ‘Painting Flowers in Oil Pastel’ series.
Gene teaches mosaics classes. He is a former anthropologist and archaeologist whose academic work led him to explore and later create mosaics.
St. Germain, Cami
Cami is a Blue Belt Certified Instructor who teaches Nia.
St. Germaine, Joe
Joe is a professional scenic designer who holds an M.F.A. in Theatre Production. He teaches theater arts classes such as production mentoring.
St. Martin, Lisa
Lisa has a B.A. in Secondary Arts Education from the University of Maryland and began glassblowing in 1976. She teaches flameworking beads and other jewelry classes.
Kathy is a design professional with over 30 years in the field of art direction and design. She teaches Painting Made Easy and Story Telling with photos classes.
Carla currently teaches quilting and sewing in Northern Virginia along with running an interior design business.
Carol is a fully certified STOTT Pilates Instructor with a Yogafit certification
Joan has a degree in Scientific Illustration from Northern Illinois University and studied ceramics at Lill Street Studios in Chicago. She teaches all levels of ceramics classes.
Joey is a lighting and scenic designer who produces sets for the Workhouse Arts Center Theater. He teaches project animation, short film, and editing classes
Hsi-Mei paints natural subjects based on the Chinese philosophy of painting. She teaches classes in her Sumi-E and Chinese brush stroke.
Brad is certified teacher of stage combat with the Society of American Fight Directors He teaches sword and 15th and 16th century Western European martial systems classes.
Barbara made her first basket in 2000 in a class taught by her sister-in-law at a family reunion. After making a second basket at another family reunion, she decided to become serious about learning how to weave. When Barbara retired from the federal government in 2005, she immersed herself in as many basketry workshops and classes as she could find and continues to work at improving her skills. She loves experimenting with new materials, but her favorites are black ash and western red cedar.
Debra holds an M.F.A in Ceramics from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and a B.A. in Studio Art and Post-graduate teaching license from The University of Mary Washington. She teaches Beginning and Intermediate Ceramics.
Nick graduated from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art in 2009 with a focus on painting and has been the recipient of many awards of excellence. Nick currently teaches private lessons and summer camp at the Workhouse.