Meet the Teachers at the Plymouth Arts Center


Florence McKeown
Florence McKeown

Flossie McKeown joins the Plymouth Arts Center as an arts educator and arts champion for nearly a decade.  She has worked for  the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, the Chilton Public Library and is the founder of the nonprofit arts organization- ART Attack!  She is thrilled to join the Plymouth Arts Center to help to facilitate the tradition of connecting artists to the community and building creative and engaging  arts opportunities.

The Plymouth Art Center welcomes her!

 

Lori Beringer
Lori Beringer

Fine Artist Lori is known for her landscapes, still-life's and portraits that capture a joyous celebration and a deep reverence for the blessings of each day. Her oils express a sense of excitement and energy that come from the intimacy of her surroundings and a timeless sense of place. Largely a self-taught artist, Lori credits master artists Joaquin Sorolla, Nicolai Fechin and John Singer Sargent as influences for her bold vibrant style. She has studied with many artists including Daniel Gerhartz, Albert Handell and Ann Templeton. Lori paints plein air throughout the year, primarily in her home state of Wisconsin. Her travels have taken her to various painting locations within the United States, Mexico and France. Recently, she was awarded the Portraiture Honorable Mention in the 22nd Juried National Oil Painters of America Exhibition. She won the bronze medal at the Eastern Regional OPA Exhibition. Lori has competed in many plein air competitions winning numerous awards including the Sandra McCutchen Pape Award. She is an exhibiting member of the American Impressionist Society. Lori was included in the Charles Allis Museum Exhibition "Seeing the Light" an exhibit featuring Wisconsin plein air artists. She is a BoldBrush 3rd place winner competing internationally. In addition to painting full time, Lori is finding great joy in teaching. She has taught studio and plein air classes in Door County for several years. Lori is an instructor at The Academy of Fine Art in Denmark, WI. She teaches ongoing open studio classes at The Plymouth Arts Center, Plymouth, WI along with other various workshops. Visit her at: loriberinger.com

Barbara Techel
Barbara Techel

Soul Collage Facilitator & Writer/Author Barbara is a self-taught writer, publisher and award-winning author who is inspired daily by her dogs, nature and animals. The profound lessons she continually learns from her animal friends encourages her to live each day with intent and integrity, and create a life that is meaningful to her. This led her to become a SoulCollage facilitator to encourage others to find their own inner light and live from a place of joy through a process that is fun, positive and creative. Joining over 2,300 trained facilitators from over 39 countries, Barbara is excited to be sharing the SoulCollage process in the area! Learn more about Barbara at joyfulpaws.com

Paula Swaydan Grebel
Paula Swaydan-Grebel

Paula is an award winning artist who translates the color of the studio still life, landscapes, and figures using bold loose images. She has been the recipient of awards both for plein air and still life paintings. Her work is in the collection of the Cedarburg Art Museum, corporations and private collections throughout the US and Internationally. Swaydan Grebel has studied in Wisconsin, California, and Philadelphia, with a BFA from California State University Long Beach. Paula is also a long-term instructor at multiple venues in the Midwest and West Coast. She is represented by Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee, and the Woodwalk Gallery, Door County.
Please visit: psg-art.com

Kathleen Mulholland
Kathleen Mulholland

Kathleen Mulholland received her BFA in art from the University of Florida, and MA in art and art education from the University of Central Florida. She has spent a lifetime teaching at all grade levels and painting in many medians. Her batik and dyed scarves are featured in the gift shop, along wth a sampling of her images on cards. She has received awards from coast to coast, and has now settled back in the area where she grew up. "Shapes, forms, and colors, from nature ground the viewer with substance,then encourage a drifting off into a mysterious imaginative worth. One cannot view Kathleen Mulholland's watercolors without feeling a sense of much more than what first appears on paper.", one reviewer said.

Mary Rowe
Mary Rowe

Mary received a B.F.A. degree from the University of Georgia, studied at The Cooper Union in NYC through an honors exchange program, and ultimately received her state certification in art education for grades Pre-K to 12 from the University of Arkansas. Mary has written extensive art education curricula, and as an art educator, her students have won multiple awards. She has also taught various private art workshops for youth-adult. As a professional artist, Mary has designed advertising campaigns for international companies, including Coca-Cola and Ritz Carlton. In the private sector, she has created commission paintings for over 15 years. Mary has a passion for working with school-age students and has a vast knowledge of art education and art methods. Her lessons are presented in a fun and positive learning environment where students are introduced to a variety of art forms and techniques.

Lisa Lehmann
Lisa Lehmann

Lisa is originally from Plymouth, Wisconsin. She became interested in photography as a child, after watching her father work with film in his darkroom. Lake Michigan is Lisa’s favorite subject to photograph. It’s in many of the photos she creates art with for display in homes and businesses, and is the star of her book “Lake Michigan: The Wisconsin Shore.” She currently lives in Sheboygan. For more information about Lisa’s photography and book, please visit: LehmannPhotoArt.com or BlackRiverPress.com

Marilyn Windau
Marilyn Windau

A graduate in art education from UW Madison, Marilyn has taught art to all levels of students, from elementary school through adults. She was the manager of the Appleton Gallery of Arts for several years in which capacity she planned exhibits, hung shows, wrote newsletters and publicity before becoming president of their board. She and her husband live in Sheboygan Falls with their golden retriever, having raised three daughters. Marilyn recently retired from teaching at Oostburg Elementary She is a docent at JMKAC, a Master Gardener, a published poet with two books and many works in online and literary journal venues.
“Observation is key to the arts. Some observations are factual, some created from imagination. I believe both have merit, with those from imagination having a greater say. When we stop imagining, we lose the ability to go forward, to create. We get stuck in a history box of another’s creation. Our world needs to give credence to innovators, imaginers. From them, wonder can be realized.”

Sherry Levine-Zander
Sherry LeVine-Zander

Sherry earned a BS in Art Education from UW – Madison, doing graduate work in Applied Arts- Crafts Design, at Iowa State. She taught at the Milwaukee Art Museum, Octagon Arts Center, and The Sherry Zander Art Classes, doing what she loves. She has exhibited in juried shows in museums and galleries across the U.S. Sherry currently teaches art at DeSoto High School near Dallas, TX. She serves on the Board of Visitors of the Art Department of the UW - Madison.


Mel Kolstad

Mel Kolstad is an artist, speaker, instructor, curator and arts advocate who makes her home in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Her love of vintage ephemera is what first led her to creating art; since then she's discovered the joys of painting abstracts, creating tiny watercolor landscapes, printmaking, and encaustic work, as well as rediscovering her love of fiber art. She is also delighted to be a Certified Papermaker for Arnold Grummer, Inc., and the Program Chair of Wisconsin Visual Artists - Northeast Chapter. Mel's work can be seen in displays around Wisconsin in various exhibits; Gallery & Frame Shop, Fond du Lac, WI; Ubuntu Art Space, Fond du Lac, WI; and on her website, melkolstad.com.


Sandi Vasatka

Sandi Vasatka has been teaching in the Sheboygan and Plymouth area for more than 30 years. She began her teaching career by taking extensive ballroom lessons with Arthur Murray, Fred Astaire and several independent studios in the Milwaukee area.  Her teaching career was launched by showing her children intricate dance steps by holding their hands as they danced on the top of her feet.  It was quickly discovered that this technique did not work with adults, so she enrolled in various dance workshops and D’Vida Dance Camps to strengthen her teaching skills.

She specializes in working with wedding couples. Sandi enjoys the process of working to create a meaningful first dance for the bride and groom, father and daughter dance or mother and son dance.

Sandi continues teaching and sharing her love of dance at her home studio in Plymouth.

Judy Sizonen
Judy Sizonen

Judy recently retired from teaching art in the Sheboygan Area School District for close to 20 years. She is an expert in painting, drawing, and black and white photography. She especially loves to help young people develop an understanding of art concepts and their own creativity. Under Judy's gentle guidance, your child will explore self-expression and have the opportunity to use art as a way to relate to the surrounding world.

 

Jolynn Van Asten
Jolynn Van Asten

Jolynn Van Asten is a Transformational Personal Development​ Coach and Trainer in Humanistic Neuro-Linguistic Psychology (HNLP) and Brain-Based Leadership. She brings Cognizent™ Intuitive Integrative Art and Soul Classes to a variety of venues such as the Plymouth Arts Center and the Waupaca Fine Arts Festival. Her clients and students embark on an intentional creative Self-discovery journey. She offers transformational trainings, Coaching Certifications as a Cognizent™ HNLP Practitioner and Master Practitioner of Intuitive Integrative Arts​, as well as Spiritual and Personal Development Retreats that impact the difference makers of the world.  You may connect with her at info@becognizent.com

 


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