Instructors

Charlotte Darling-Diehl has a BA from Lawrence University and a Masters of Art and Liberal Studies with an emphasis on sculpture from Wesleyan University. Her sculpture is represented in private and public collections throughout the United States.

Horace Davis has taught art and crafts in public schools, community centers, and colleges in Jamaica. He has exhibited at national and local levels, and has won awards for several of his works. Horace works in a variety of artistic mediums such as oil paint, watercolor, pastels, charcoal, screen-printing, and batik.

Tracey Ellenberg has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She is an art director, graphic designer, illustrator and muralist whose work has been recognized nationally by Archive magazine, Print, Art Director's Annual and The One Show as well as being part of private collections. Tracey believes everyone has an artist within and finds great inspiration in helping others express their creativity.

Elyse Lucas is an art teacher at Gegan Elementary in the Menasha Joint School District. She is originally from Woodstock, IL but has lived in Appleton for the past seven years. She graduated from Lawrence University in 2010 with a double major in Art and Art History. While at Lawrence, she studied abroad in Florence, Italy and earned her teaching certificate for art education. She completed student teaching in the Appleton Area School District and also taught for The Boys and Girls Club of the Fox Valley and in Brooklyn, New York. Her specialty is creating multifaceted projects that connect art with core curricular subjects, art history, culture and literature.

Charles Mitchell is a nationally recognized artist who resides in Appleton. He regularly exhibits locally and also in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Colorado, and Vermont. He was featured several times in The American Artist magazine and The Society of Illustrators. As an award-winning artist, he has won many Best of Show Awards and also chosen for several wildlife stamp designs, including the Endangered Species Stamp Collection. While he regularly instructs classes at The Trout Museum of Art, he also conducts several showcase workshops for corporations, schools, and private tutoring.

Todd Richardson earned a Bachelor's of Fine Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 2008. He currently teaches 3-dimensional art courses at Bay Port High School in the Howard-Suamico School District. Specializing in hand-building, throwing, and sculpting clay, Richardson spends his time out of the classroom producing and displaying his own sculptural art pieces. He lives in Appleton with his wife and two children.

Phil Sealy is a master watercolorist whose art is displayed in corporate and private collections throughout the United States. Phil has been a practicing watercolorist and draftsman for over 50 years.

Christ Tzakais has been promoted from Greek Detective to Greek Artist. Since retiring from the Fond du lac County Sheriff’s Department in 2002, Christ has had the time to explore a life long interest in throwing on the wheel. The artist continues to develop his skills by turning wooden lids for ceramic pots.

Alice Tzakais sees her Art as a dance that moves forward, backward, and sideways with a rhythm that changes from a frenzied beat to a melodious harmony. She feels there are many beautiful unanswerable questions in life and Art opens endless doors of knowledge and potential.