Meet the Instructors
Meet the Instructors
Terry is a studio watercolor artist. She holds a Master of Education from the University of Mississippi and a PhD in Education Leadership from George Mason University.
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 Ballroom dance career, which spans over many years, began with the Fred Astaire Dance Studios as a professional, competition dancer and certified instructor. She co-founded the Pr. Wm. Chapter of now USA DANCE and has been teaching in our community for last 20 years.
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.
Suellen is a resident artist at the Workhouse where she teaches fused glass and mosaics. She holds a BA in Art from the University of Arizona.
Genia is a ceramic artist who focuses on functional and sculptural artwork. She holds a BFA in Art Education from the University of Missouri and a teaching license from the District of Columbia.
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.
Suzanne is an oil painter who focuses on equine imagery. She received her B.A. from Carroll College and later studied portraiture with James Prohl. She currently teaches oil painting classes.
Mike teaches beginner and intermediate ceramics. He is currently completing his Masters in Sculpture and Ceramics from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Joe received his Master of Interdisciplinary Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University. He teaches intermediate and advanced ceramics classes.
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.
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.
Brian is a ceramic artist who has had several group and solo exhibitions. He has nearly twenty years of teaching experience and studied ceramics at Temple University.
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.
Alison offers print making courses and is currently an adjunct professor at University of Mary Washington. She received her MFA in Studio Art with an emphasis on Painting from Towson University.
Angela teaches Yoga and HoopFit and has extensive certiifications including Yoga Alliance 200-hour RYT, CrossFit Level 1, and as an ACE Personal Trainer.
Christine is 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.
Joan is fiber artist who teaches felting and fabric dying. She holds an M.F.A. in Art History from George Washington University
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 blown glass art in fine art and craft shows. He currently teaches glassblowing classes and workshops.
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.
Jody is a formally trained vocalist and glass jewelry artist. She teaches vocal lessons as well as bead-making classes.
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.
Executive Chef Kathleen Linton has worked in the culinary profession for nearly 20 years. She has taught classes at the culinary institute of St. Augustine, FL and the world renowned William Sonoma culinary stores. 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.
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.
Edie is certified to teach STOTT Pilates reformer and mat. She is a 200-hour registered yoga teacher working toward 500 hours of training. She is also a certified personal trainer.
Hadrian is a stoneware potter artist who studied at the Corcoran School of Art. He organized curated the 1st Southeast Asian Ceramics Festival under the 2007-2009 Toyota Foundation Japan Grant.
William holds a BFA in Craft and Material Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University. He has assistant taught glassblowing for nearly two years and now teaches glassblowing workshops.
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.
Tea received her MFA and BFA from the State Institute of Art and Culture in Tbilsi, Georgia. She is a textile artist who currently teaches tapestry weaving at the Workhouse.
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 tile-making, surface decoration and hand-building ceramics.
Lynda received her B.F.A. with honors from Massachusetts College of Art. She teaches workshops on encaustic painting.
Daniel is a certified Yang Style Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan) instructor recognized by the United States Martial Arts Federation under the tutelage of Shihan Bruce Bethers, senior student of Dr. Herr Yue Wong, founder of Ching- Yi Kung Fu.
John-David holds a Master of Music Guitar performance from Shenandoah University. He has been teaching private guitar lessons for over ten years.
Luann has been a fiber artist for over thirty years. A longtime member of the Waterford Weavers Guild, she has participated in numerous exhibitions and demonstrations at the Waterford Fair.
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. 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.
Peter apprenticed with Nelson Shanks learning portrait and figure painting. He currently teaches still-life and portraiture in the medium of oil painting at the Workhouse.
Carol is a fully certified STOTT Pilates Instructor with a Yogafit certification.
Katja received her MFA in Jewelry from Towson University. She worked for several years as anesthesiologist while pursuing jewelry making. She currently teaches metal jewelry making.
Carol studied ceramics at Alfred University in New York. Her work is represented in the AMOCA and Kamm Foundation’s permanent collections.
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, but since her retirement in 2005, she has immersed herself in basketry and continues to work at improving her skills. She loves experimenting with new materials; 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.