Our Instructors

Cont. Professional Studies Faculty

  • Mark Alan Anderson

    Mark Alan Anderson is an art educator and the visual art coordinator for the North Kansas City School District. Anderson earned a B.S.E...Read More
  • Paul Andrews

    Paul Andrews has been a professional Kansas City photographer for more than 15 years. His work focuses on creative portraiture,...Read More
  • Valerie Bashaw

    Valerie Bashaw is a graduate of the Kansas City Art Institute, majoring in fiber. She obtained her master’s of fine arts degree...Read More
  • Wes Benson

    Wes Benson is an illustrator and painter currently teaching in the School for Continuing and Professional Studies and the Illustration...Read More
  • Jaymie Bonavia

    Jaymie Bonavia is the History of Photography and Art Sofa Seminar instructor. She studied journalism at the University of Kansas and...Read More
  • Crystal-Ann Brown

    Crystal Ann Brown’s work has been exhibited both regionally and nationally, and she is currently the director of The Hown’s Den: A...Read More
  • Nick Caprario

    Nick Caprario received his bachelor’s degree in industrial design from the University of Kansas. He has spent his professional career...Read More
  • Brett Chenoweth

    Brett Chenoweth earned a B.F.A. degree in photography with an art history minor from Washington University in St. Louis and a B.F.A...Read More.
  • Chris Daharsh

    Chris Daharsh's objective in the classroom is to encourage students to explore personal expression through material and observation.With...Read More
  • Erin Dahl

    Erin Dahl is an adjunct professor with the Kansas City Art Institute and Metropolitan Community College. Dahl has previous experience...Read More
  • Jamie David

    Jamie David received her bachelor’s degree in interior architecture at Kansas State University and is completing her master’s of fine...Read More
  • David De Rousseau

    David De Rousseau is a painter and sculptor with works in collections throughout the U.S. and Europe. He received his B.F.A. degree from...Read More
  • Scott L. Dickson

    Scott L. Dickson is a practicing artist and instructor with Arkansas State University. Dickson holds a master’s of fine arts from the...Read More
  • Ed Fenendael

    Ed Fenendael has taught painting for more than 30 years. His teaching experience includes being part of the Kansas City Art Institute's...Read More
  • Ari Fish

    Ari Fish received her B.F.A. degree in ceramics from the Kansas City Art Institute. She is a professional artist and fourth generation...Read More
  • Tobee Ford-Nelson

    Tobee Ford-Nelson is the district visual art specialist/technology train-the-trainer for the Shawnee Mission School District. She...Read More
  • Anne M. Gagel

    Anne M. Gagel has a B.F.A. degree in painting from the Kansas City Art Institute and an M.A. degree in education from the University of...Read More
  • Anne Garney

     Anne Garney is a painter and marketing professional in Kansas City. Anne’s original city landscape oil paintings are influenced by...Read More
  • Glenn Gross

    As a photography instructor Glenn Gross’ goal is to inspire students to experiment with both traditional and digital photographic...Read More
  • Doug Hamer

    Doug Hamer received his Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Photojournalism from the University of Kansas. Hamer has more than 40 years of...Read More
  • Robert Howsare

    Robert Howsare is a printerdisciplinary artist who utilizes nontraditional matrices and processes to explore anomalies that occur...Read More
  • Joe Hoffman

    Joe Hoffman comes to the Kansas City Art Institute with more than 15 years of experience in the interactive and online industries as a...Read More
  • Donna Houtteman

    Donna Houtteman is the leading voice behind the Art Sofa Series for Continuing and Professional Studies at the Kansas City Art Institute...Read More
  • Sharon Hunter-Putsch

    Sharon Hunter-Putsch’s career has spanned both the instruction and administration sides of arts education. She earned an M.A...Read More.
  • Joel Jenkins

    Joel Jenkins has a working design background that spans both the corporate and academic worlds. Jenkins served as president of Have a...Read More
  • Christopher Lowrance

    Christopher Lowrance received a B.F.A. degree in drawing from Missouri State University and an M.F.A. degree in painting from Indiana...Read More
  • Whitney Mahoney

    Whitney Mahoney received her B.F.A. degree in fiber from Arizona State University and holds an M.F.A. degree in textiles from the...Read More
  • Teresa Mandala

    Teresa Mandala earned her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts Degree in Design and Illustration from the Kansas City Art Institute. She worked as an...Read More
  • Andrea Martin

    Andrea Martin is a ceramic designer currently teaching courses for the B.F.A. program and for the School for Continuing and...Read More
  • Nancy Martin

    Nancy Martin began her education at the Kansas City Art Institute as a high school student...Read More.
  • Tom Matt

    Tom Matt is a professional fine artist who specializes in working from life in landscape,...Read More
  • Scott McCarthy

    As a motion graphics artist, Scott McCarthy always finds it exciting and rewarding to be in the field. Every day is a new opportunity to...Read More
  • Bronwyn McLain

    Bronwyn McLain has a long history with Kansas City Art Institute. She acquired her B.F.A. from KCAI  in Photography and Digital...Read More
  • Kerry Meier

    Kerry Meier earned his B.F.A. degree in graphic design from Wichita State University and studied architectural design at Kansas State...Read More
  • Elaina Michalski

    Elaina Michalski has teaching experience with Metropolitan Community College, Rockhurst University, the Kansas City Art Institute and...Read More
  • Rachel Mindrup

    Rachel Mindrup is a professional artist and art instructor. Her current painting practice is about the study of the figure and...Read More
  • Chris Mullins

    Chris Mullins is a Kansas City-based photographer specializing in portrait, advertising and editorial work. His clients include Fortune...Read More
  • Nick Naughton

    Nick Naughton is a printmaker and graphic designer at La Cucaracha Press in Kansas City, Mo. His work is the culmination of many years...Read More
  • Elizabeth Nord

    Elisabeth Nord is a designer, educator, digital artist and painter. She has a bachelor’s of fine arts degree in industrial design from...Read More
  • Bryan Norris

    Bryan Norris has been teaching youth classes for the Continuing and Professional Studies program at the Kansas City Art Institute where...Read More
  • Debra Payne

    For 26 years Debra Payne taught drawing and painting courses at Liberty High School, including AP and dual-credit courses through the...Read More
  • Kelsey Pike

    Kelsey Pike is a recent graduate of the Kansas City Art Institute where she earned a B.F.A. degree in art history and printmaking. Her...Read More
  • Desmond Poirier

    Desmond Poirier received his B.F.A. degree with a concentration in graphic design from the...Read More
  • Bryan Ratliff

    Bryan Ratliff holds a B.F.A. degree from the Kansas City Art Institute. He has worked as an interactive art director and motion graphics...Read More
  • Sharon Reeber

    Sharon Reeber is an artist and art historian. She teaches adult painting and foundation classes at the North Campus. Reeber believes...Read More
  • Dana Regan

    Dana Regan is a children's book author and illustrator. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a B.F.A. degree in...Read More
  • Gary Rittermeyer

    Gary Rittermeyer earned a master’s of fine arts degree in photography at Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara, Calif. He graduated from the...Read More
  • Ken Rizor

    Ken Rizor is a welder/fitter for Peerless conveyer and previously worked as a production and shop manager at Rock Cottage Glassworks...Read More.
  • Holly Schenk

    Holly Schenk is a painter working in acrylic and pastel and shows her work in the Kansas City area. She has 20 years of teaching...Read More
  • Lillie Schenk

    Lille Schenk earned a bachelors’ in fine arts degree from the Kansas City Art Institute and a bachelor’s of art from the University of...Read More
  • Jessica Simorte

    Jessica Simorte holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Saint Mary and a master’s of fine arts degree from the University of...Read More
  • Maegan Stracy

    Maegan Stracy is a multimedia artist and fashion designer interested in the intersection between of one-of-a-kind garments and...Read More
  • Evan Tedlock

    Evan Tedlock is a Kansas City-based animation artist. Working from his residence at the Katz Building in Westport, his works have been...Read More
  • Bill Thomas

    Bill Thomas has 35 years of experience in photography. He is co-owner of Crick Camera Shop and is a fine art and landscape photographer...Read More
  • Jamie Turpin

    Jamie Turpin completed her bachelor’s degree in interior architecture at Kansas State University and her master’s of fine arts degree at...Read More
  • Teena Walker-Robin

    Teena Walker-Robin is an award-winning professional developer with more than 15 years of experience adding beauty to the web. She...Read More
  • Wayne Wilkes

    Wayne Wilkes graduated from the Kansas City Art Institute illustration department and has been working as a designer for the past 18...Read More

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