Instructor

Lauren Devon

Lauren is a multidimensional artist with a passion for teaching. She sees art as an important part of everyday creative expression. Lauren enjoys helping people all ages to develop the skills and perception to communicate their ideas and feelings through this visual language. Much of her work is inspired by nature and her connection […]

Chris Finnie

Chris started teaching people to throw on the wheel almost 50 years ago at her own studio in L.A. Now a Boulder Creek resident, she’s thrilled to be able to do it again at the Art Center. She focuses on the fundamentals so that students have a firm foundation to build on. And she […]

Heather Hillard

I have been playing with clay since I was young, however, I only started seriously pursuing my desire to become a sculptor three years ago. As a nature lover passionate about marine conservation, I pursued a career as a marine biologist for almost 10 years. I completed a bachelor of science in biology at […]

Judy Nightingale Person

Depending on the day, Judy may mix watercolor pigment, paper, and found objects to express political/historical events or the intricacies of natural forms, or she may let pure watercolor express what is in her heart, mind and eye. The cultural climate, the Sierras, the Pacific, the coastal mountains, Hawaii, and the wonderful possibilities of […]

Brenda Berg

TEACHING ADULTS: Brenda Berg is a Boulder Creek, California-based visual artist and teacher. Berg’s art making process involves manipulating paint, surface, and sometimes the viewer through modes of covert surveillance. Berg’s recent honors and awards include the 2008 Carol Anika Mihalik Memorial Fund Grant for new media, 2006-07 Santa Cruz County Community Foundation’s Rydell […]

Lori Wilson

Lori Wilson Holds a Bachelors’ Degree in Visual and Public Art from Cal State University Monterey Bay. She has been teaching art to elementary students since 2003. She is a resident art teacher for Scotts Valley Unified School District as well as the Santa Cruz City School District, and the Soquel Union School District. […]

Amanda West

Amanda West is a singer-songwriter, recording artist, music teacher and mother.

A native of California, Amanda grew up singing around campfires and began her career as a performing singer-songwriter when she was a teen. Through her studies and travels she has come to understand music to be a part of our universal human birthright, playing […]

Julie Erreca

Printmaking
Figure Drawing

Natosha Wengreen

A musician, visual artist and teacher, Natosha Wengreen joined the Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center in April 2015. A graduate in Cultural Anthropology from California State University, Sacramento, Natosha is the Art Center’s new Youth Art Education Coordinator and youth art teacher. Before joining the Art Center, Natosha was an administration assistant intern for […]

Laurel Grace Wanner

Laurel Grace has been playing in clay for a long time. She is skilled as a thrower and handbuilder. Her work is varied: functional pottery, decorative urns, garden sculpture and figurative vases are some of the clay styles she is comfortable working in. Encouraging confidence and competence is her goal with her students.