These are the talented teachers who are currently instructing children, teens and adults at Mint Hill Arts:
|Kim DiBiasio is an artist, muralist and currently works with elementary school children in the Union County Public Schools After School Program. She created an art appreciation program that ran for 7 years in a local elementary school and introduced hundreds of children to a world of Masters throughout history and inspired many to become young artists. Kim teaches art classes forA elementary students that incorporate the expertise of the Masters throughout history. Above all else, Kim allows her students to have fun and enjoy making their own artwork as she guides them through the creative process. See some of Kim’s work.|
|Jan Schopen has a BA in Fine Arts and 25 years of experience working with children, Janet loves helping kids create and express themselves. She is currently working with colored pencils, crafting realistic drawings from photographs. Her motto this year is “life is good…dive in!” See some of Jan’s work.
|Cindy Angelelli is a mixed media artist and owner of Creative Streak Boutique. She creates unique artwork and accessories that enable people to affordably express their individualism. Cindy enjoys making colorful, textural works that are inspired by nature, literature and life’s simple pleasures. She is a retired engineer who experiments with many different types of artistic expression: watercolor, alcohol ink, collage, printmaking, fiber, photography, mixed media and jewelry. See some of Cindy’s work.|
|Elisabeth (Beth) W. Harvey has a passion for painting water and children. She is a Latin teacher, who has been painting with oils for over 40 years! She was inspired by a professor known as a supreme colorist in the Impressionist style and he introduced her to the world of painting that revolutionized her own personal style. Since then, Beth has been painting hundreds of paintings, learning a little more with each work. She has sold many pieces and has taught small group workshops. Beth is an accomplished, self-taught artist who enjoys sharing her extensive knowledge with her students.|
|Steve Lindenman is a freelance event and commercial photographer located in Matthews, NC. Steve is also the Education Committee Chairman for the Charlotte Photography Group, an organization of photo enthusiasts, where he assists other aspiring photographers to achieve their goals in the dynamic arena of photography. In addition to corporate work, he shoots for variety of publications, including professional and college sports. See some of Steve’s work.|
|Evy Grouse is a native New Yorker who paints with acrylics, oils and watercolor. She enjoys painting animal portraits and mountain and coastal scenes. Evy also enjoys teaching decorative art using the “One Stroke” painting technique. She studied under artist Donna Dewberry who developed this technique. Evy has introduced hundreds of students to the almost instant results obtained by the “One Stroke” method. Evy served as president of the Hilton Head Plantation Artists Association and was a member of the Hilton Head Art League. She also taught at the Hilton Head Art Academy for six years. See some of Evy’s work.|
|Mila Antonyuk is a local artist and art instructor. She was born in a historic town in south-western region of Ukraine. Her childhood was spent surrounded by a thousand-year-old architecture and scenic landscapes. At the age of six, Mila was accepted into art school and studied alongside students that were at least twice her age. Since then, drawing and painting became her life’s passion. She earned a Master’s Degree in Art and has worked as an artist and art instructor in Ukraine and Estonia, Seattle (WA). While living in Europe, she participated in regional and national art exhibitions as a painter. In 2002, Mila and her family moved from Seattle to Charlotte where she is a member of Carolina Clay Matters Pottery Guild and Mint Hill Arts. She participates in regional and local art shows. See some of Mila’s work.|
|John-Marc Grob is a very talented artist with many versatile capabilities from cartoons, graphic design, animation, apps, video editing, website, and photography. With over 30 years of experience, he can deliver any project applying any medium. He is extremely high-tech and is fluent on latest state of the art technology.
John-Marc’s graphic design and photography have granted him numerous awards. His photography work caused much excitement and buzz with gallery showings and art displays. For over 30 years his cartoon work continues to sell worldwide bringing joy and excitement to kids and adults of all age.
His designs promoted sales of 230,000 sweatshirts nationwide within 2 weeks through Kmart. For 9 years, his many flower photos on gift bags were selling across country with demand exceeding supply with constant back orders. His artwork and creativity continues to be displayed on shirts, toys, video games, candy, books, food, electronics, movies, TV, and websites. He has created and published over 30 books. See some of John-Marc’s work.