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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.

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.

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.

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.

Cathy has worked with textiles from a young age and been making lace for 26 years. While she enjoys working lace in traditional materials and a variety of traditional lace families, she has also experimented with design, scale and unusual materials. She has taught classes for her local lace guilds and acted as co-chair for the 2017 International Organization of Lace Convention in 2017. While it is perfectly possible for her to make doilies, she chooses not to.

Janice earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Master of Science in Teaching and has been teaching both adult and young adult classes at the NAA and Center for Creative Arts for several years.  She also creates unique fabric totes and other fabric art for the NAA and the Newark Senior Center through her company “Art Totes”. Janice also sews for charities and volunteers at Carousel Park.

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.

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.

James is an artist and graphic designer who is interested in the internal processes that are involved in making art, particularly with a focus on relationship, connectivity, and sensitivity. He takes his inspiration from moments or experiences that he finds interesting or that spark emotion or feeling, and he attempst to capture those experiences aesthetically. He has a BFA in Film from Temple University and has taken classes in visual arts at Community College of Philadelphia and the University of Delaware.

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.

Ray has been photographing his whole life and has taught many photography classes at the NAA and to pre-teens at Newark Center for Creative Learning where he taught math and science for grades 6-8th for over 25 years. Ray has work for sale in the Members Gallery Shop and has exhibited his work in the Main gallery at the NAA and in exhibits throughout the area.

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.

Color, design and time. That’s all Lynn 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

Lelané is originally from the east coast in South Africa where she graduated from a Technical College specializing in textile design & printmaking. She has been focusing during the past year to find her way back to printmaking and her love for color and textures inspired by her South African roots.

Erin has a BFA and MFA in painting. She is a Delaware based, teaching artist, with experience teaching all ages. In addition to having been a public school art teacher, Erin has worked as a summer camp art director, and taught for several years through university and museum art programs. Erin focuses on two-dimensional art, and loves to create and teach in a wide range of materials and approaches.

Rebecca (aka Lorelei) has been studying many types of music and dance since she was 7.  She began reading sheet music in 3rd grade and started music training on flute in 4th grade.   She added Middle Eastern dance, rhythms, and percussion (zills and drum) to her repertoire over the last 12 years.  She also performs Middle Eastern Bellydance under the name Lorelei and had completed Foundations 1 and 2 in the Salimpour School of Dance.

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.

Meredith Wakefield learned and worked beside her late husband, Mitch Lyons in his studio. She is keeping his legacy alive by teaching the clay monoprinting process. She also exhibits her work at the Newark Arts Alliance, both in the Members Gallery shop at recently as the Holiday Art Market.

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.


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, 2022

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.