Meet the Teaching Artists at A4A

Kat Brown

Dance & Movement

Kat (Kathi) Brown was born and educated in Texas receiving a MA in Dance with double major in Theater and Fine Arts degrees.


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Thomas D’Ercole

Master Glass Craftsman

Thomas began working with glass with his dad when he was a young teenager, in the Hurleys Stained Glass Studio.


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Dani Knoph

Visual Arts

Dani received a BFA from the University of Michigan and studied painting at the Glasgow School of Art.


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Colleen Shull

Visual Arts

Colleen works observationally and from memory in a variety of media including painting, drawing + collage.


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Jenifer Strauss

Performance & Storytelling

Jenifer’s holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Michigan, an elementary education degree from Western Michigan University, and a secondary education degree in Biology from Michigan State University.


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Phil Wilson

Ceramics

For 30 years Phil has worked with porcelain as a studio potter, developing functional and decorative pottery with an emphasis on contemporary design and elegant utility. His work has been featured in galleries and art fairs around the country.


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Kellen Blackburn – Intro to Hip Hop Dance

Additional Teaching Artists

Linda Bristol – Kids Yoga

Amber Coulter – Amber Coulter Creative, LLC

Denni Don Hunting – Theatre Arts

Jerry Endres – Musician / Percussion

Kay Epple – Little Minds Yoga and Wellbeing

Chase Hunt – Creative Streetworks

Patricia Innis – Michigan Legacy Art Park

Devin Moore – Visual Arts

Clifford Ostling – Film & Photography

Chris Pline – ATA Martial Arts

Melinda Pokorzynski – Kindermusik

Denise Sandor – Adaptive Yoga

Derek Woodruff – Floral Underground

Meredith Young – Yoga for Stress and Anxiety