Quality instructors make all the difference.

All of our instructors are academically trained, degreed, and active artists with a passion for teaching.


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Margaret Tonapetyan

After receiving her BFA with honors from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Margaret found her calling in teaching, opening art/work/place in 2013.

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Jenna Gibson

A favorite at art/work/place, Jenna combines her Art Center education with her many years of teaching experience to help students achieve their creative goals in the funnest way possible.

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Katherine Rogers

Katherine is the art/work/place office administrator and special projects coordinator. Her warm, welcoming personality make her a perfect fit here! 

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Lusine Varzhapetyan

Lusine's talent runs from fine art to fashion.  Educated at Art Center, she crafts unique constructions that blur the traditional lines of fine art. Her passion for making is easily passed on to her students. Lusine is a gentle, caring, teacher. She is patient and encouraging with students while they learn new skills, making sure they truly understand the lesson being taught.

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Amanda Ramsey

Amanda is a born and raised, small town, Virginia girl who lives to teach art to people of all ages! She graduated with a BA in Art Education and has been teaching for the past 10 years. She has an eclectic vibe in her own artwork, and predominantly focuses on painting with lots of color in a whimsical, modern, style. Amanda is a very attentive, patient and encouraging instructor. She excels in working well with the various ages within her class, and elicits stunning work from all of her students, regardless of previous experience. Her warm manner results in very happy students whose love of art is only enhanced by Amanda's instruction.