2016 Middle and High School Summer Art Studio Staff
Cristian Andersson is a UW-Green Bay graduate, with a double major in fine arts and graphic design. His focus at the university was in printmaking, supplemented with a number of photography courses. Prior to that he attended Columbia College in Chicago taking extensive painting and performance art courses. Much of his work deals with the concept of the evolution of the self: how life changes are dealt with and interpersonal relationships navigated.
Ceramics instructor, Dean Hoegger, loves to say, "Yes!" He understands the therapeutic value of working with clay and encourages his students to explore this medium while discovering their creative talents. He fully supports the exploratory ideas of his students and mentors their independence, helping them find new ways to grow as artists. "Yes" will also become your favorite word after you've worked with this gifted and giving instructor.
Hoegger brings many significant experiences to his Summer Art Studio classes. As a professional artist, he has exhibited throughout the Midwest since 1976. His recent clay work ranges from wheel-thrown porcelain vessels to hand-built Raku sculpture. At times, he gears up his studio for creating large, wheel thrown floor-sized vessels. Beside exhibiting his work in local art galleries, Hoegger is a yearly participant in the downtown Green Bay arts festival, Art Street. Hoegger not only is a part-time teacher in the Sturgeon Bay School System, but he also holds weekly pottery classes and weekend workshops for high school students and adults.
Watercolor artist and Presbyterian minister, Tricia Matthew, fell in love with watercolor while attending a workshop entitled, "Art as Doorway to the Sacret" where she connected with an inner creative spirit longing to find expression in her life. She has studied with many watercolor artists and her work has been exhibited throughout Northeast Wisconsin. Tricia has been teaching watercolor for 14 years and also facilitates workshops in art and spirituality and dream exploration. She lives in Green Bay with her husband Keith and two mischievous cats!
Our Photography instructor Lindsey Przybylski received her BA from UW-Green Bay. Her area of emphasis is in Photography and Graphic Design. Lindsey won the Academic Deans Award at this year’s Lawton Gallery Student Juried Show at UW-Green Bay for her photograph A Silhouette of Emotion: A Series. She has had a lifelong passion for photography. This summer she is looking forward to sharing that passion and all of her knowledge of photography with her students. This year will mark her fifth year with the Summer Art Studio.
A native of the Green Bay area, Judy received her bachelor’s degree from UW-Green Bay and also a masters degree in education from UW- Green Bay. Judy has spent many years of teaching art in the public schools. She hopes to utilize her vast knowledge, experience, and passion to provide that special opportunity for students to develop artistic skills and creativity.
Sara Tlachac is a Green Bay artist who loves to draw people. She is originally from Sturgeon Bay where she grew up with a love for any creative outlet! Her love of teaching has led to a career teaching elementary, middle, high school, and adults to "see" like an artist. When not teaching she loves to travel, bike, and sing crazy songs.
Beau Thomas is a graffiti artist, painter, and graphic designer from Green Bay, Wisconsin. He has been studying and practicing graffiti art for 11 years. He also runs his own mural business, Trackside Design LLC. Some career highlights include exhibiting work at the Neville Public Museum, doing a mural project for Red Bull, and completing several murals for the Green Bay public school system.
Tom Wallestad earned his BA from UW-Green Bay and his MFA in Computer Graphics from Syracuse University. He has taught and created cartoon illustrations and animations in multiple media for many years. His artwork explores interactive interpretations of the visual traits and narrative structures particular to the comic book medium. He investigates perceptions of suggested space and reality forming his own unique narratives.