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Meet Our Instructors!

Belinda has worked as art director at Camp Strawderman for 45 years. Baskets are one of their most popular crafts. She has been making basic basket types for the past 15+ years with girls ages 10+. She is also an exhibiting artist at the Newark Arts Alliance.

Liz is a multimedia fiber artist with a love of color and pattern. She explores many mediums, including knitting, weaving, sewing, needlepoint and lots more. When not playing with fiber things, she is a theater propsmaster and the owner/artist of A la Liz, making handmade handbags and other accessories.

Karen as a BFA in painting from Kutztown University. She is a signature member of the Philadelphia Watercolor Society and has taught at the NAA since 2015.

Maggie has been teaching various Trashy Art classes for 20 years. She has a wealth of materials at her fingertips (and underfoot) from generations of pack-ratting family and friends, and wants to share the largesse with all and sundry.

Sarah is a mixed media artist currently focusing on fiber arts. She teaches a variety of art classes and workshops for people of all ages. She has a BFA from UArts, in Philadelphia, PA. Her work has been seen in Art Doll Quarterly magazine, and several local galleries.

Terry has a BA in Fine Arts and over 30 years experience teaching art to all ages and developing programs in the arts. Her most recent work includes murals, mosaics, sewn felt ornaments, collage and graphic design. She has taught art to K-8 in a private school and has created art classes in community art settings. She founded Art to Go, Camp Imagine and organized or painted several local murals.

Gilda teaches and makes jewelry usually using wire wrapping and stringng techniques. She also dabbles in other art forms and media such as painting, knitting, card making and floral arts. She sells her jewelry in the Members’ Gallery shop.

Color, design and time. That’s all Lynne Robinson of Dragonfly’s Wings, needs to be happy. A retired English teacher and current Executive Director of PAWS for People. Lynne delights in alcohol ink art and the creative use of color to find balance and calm in a busy world. She enjoys exploring new ways to use the ink’s brilliance and distinctive colorations to make just the right look

Classically trained in art and a BFA in art history, Michele has been involved in the arts her entire life. She ran a successful design company in NYC for 10 years, Alia Michele Designs, created a biweekly webcomic for two years 2010-2011, “KokoroPurrs and currently designs hard enamel pins, and cat art in a variety of mediums under the 1two66 label. In her spare time she experiments with mixed media photography fine art. She exhibits her work in the Members’ Gallery shop.

Val Walton is a local Delaware artist who enjoys painting landscapes, especially scenes from Hawaii. She has been painting for about six years and has participated in many local art festivals including Brandywine Arts Festival, Art on the Green in Old New Castle and events at the Center for the Creating Arts in Yorklyn, DE. Her paintings can be viewed on the web at:

Sally has been painting and teaching art on and off for many years. She worked as an Art Teacher at West Nottingham Academy for 8 years. She took courses at U of D, West Chester U, and earned a Minor in Art. (B.S. in Education). She loves teaching painting, especially to beginners and to people who don’t think they can do art. She is good at helping to bring out individual creativity. She has worked with all ages. She paints in oil, acrylic, and watercolor and teachs “Watercolor & Wine” at her family’s winery.

Jen is a Delaware native who enjoys applying artwork to pretty much any surface possible.
She holds a BFA in painting from the University of Delaware, currently teaches community art
classes, and maintains a home studio practice. She lives near Wilmington with her husband,
son, and cat.

A lifelong natural-born artist, Wendi has studied art on varying levels for almost 40 years. As a toddler, she would constantly draw on absolutely EVERYTHING, and her parents promptly enrolled her in art lessons to keep drawings off the walls, books, floors, and her siblings. Wendi has experimented over the years with many forms of visual art. She is an award-winning photographer and painter who has been working and teaching in fused glass for five years.

From an early age, textiles have always been an important part of my life. Learning to weave six years ago has opened up a whole new world for me and added another dimension to my textile passion. The infinite combinations of threading, treadling, color and texture challenge me in ways I never thought possible. Weaving provides a unique venue to explore not only traditional craft, but to push the boundaries of craft into art.

I have been cartooning most of my life and started off as a fan and self taught artist through many hours of practice and studying how-to books.

After years of presenting my portfolio to major and independent comic book companies with only rejection to follow I self Published my own work with my Creative partner Ken Haeser called The Living Corpse. A comic about a sentient self aware zombie who keeps monsters and evil at bay from the living.

Myself and Ken both created and published the comic ourselves and exhibited at all the major comic cons nationwide for ten years or more. We’ve since produced three graphic novels and had an animated film made and a live action film based on some of our other concepts.

Recent titles I’ve worked on outside my own our Hatchet, Grumpy Cat, Pumpkinhead, Army of Darkness Vs. Kiss, as well as tee shirt design and custom commissions for fans.

I attended some professional education at the Pennsylvania School of Art and Design, the Art institute of Dallas, Cecil Community College and the Joe Blasco Professional Make-up center east for the study of special effects make up for tv/theater and film

I am a professional tattoo artist and illustrator for over 20 years and continue to create art for many fans and clients online and in the community. I have taught several classes on drawing at cecil con and in association with Captain Blue Hen comics.

Kelly Martin has always had diverse artistic abilities. She is currently harnessing her creative powers as a florist while continuing to develop new techniques and skill in her own personal work. Her latest artist venture focuses on the art of quilling. She was drawn towards quilling as a unique way to transform an everyday material such as paper into a lasting artwork. It is so exciting to see the works emerge from mere ideas and imagination and then gradually materialize into their final shape as each curl of paper is added.


Apply for a scholarship if your child is 20 yrs. old or younger and you have difficulty affording a class or camp. Scholarships are based on demonstrated need and are available all year round. Once approved, a scholarship can provide a discount of up to 95% of the cost of a program. See the attached application to apply. Questions? Email us at:

Call for Instructors

Do you have a great idea for an interesting visual art, theatre, music, or writing class? Here’s your chance to share your creative teaching talents with our community at the Newark Arts Alliance! Review the class proposal information and submit a completed form for each class you’re proposing to teach.
Fall class proposals are due August 1, 2021

NAA Class Proposal Form

Class Cancellation Policy

A class may be cancelled if too few people register; a decision will be made a few days before the class is scheduled to run. If the NAA cancels the class, you will be notified and your registration refunded in full.

If you withdraw from a class at least 7 days prior to the start date, you will receive a refund of the fee paid, less a 25% administrative fee. No refunds will be granted for cancellations made less than 7 days before the class start date.