Instructors

Tony Bonazzi

Tony is a graduate of Vesper George School of Art in Boston and had Robert Douglas Hunter and Robert Cormier, two distinguished artists from the Copley Society in Boston, as his instructors.

A graphics professional for 25 years, Tony has been employed as a freelance graphic designer and illustrator, a technical illustrator, a production artist, a graphic designer, a Photoshop specialist, a web designer and an art director. He works in pencil, pen & ink and watercolor.

 

George Clark

George Clark: Collage and Watercolor InstructorGeorge has won numerous prizes at both the Lancaster and York Art Associations for his watercolors and collages. In 2005 he won three prizes in the Philadelphia Watercolor Show and the Rottler Award at the York Art Association.

He was featured in Watercolor Magic Magazine as one of 10 artists in the United States to watch. In 2006 he won the Gracie Award and Best of Show at the International Society of Experimental Artists. He was included in the March 2008 issue of Artist Magazines’ Artist over 60 feature.

He is a signature member of the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, the Baltimore Watercolor Society and the Philadelphia Watercolor Society and a candidate member of the International Society of Experimental Artists. An active instructor, he has been sharing his knowledge and talents with students at the LCAA as well as at other arts organizations, high schools, and a retirement community for several years. Many of his students have gone on to win prizes and earn signature memberships in various societies.

 

William Chambers

William Chambers is multidisciplinary artist.  Most recently, he has been combining painting, sculpture, printmaking, and performance into interactive art installations.  He is currently working on his MFA at Mass College of Art.  He studied sculpture at Sarah Lawrence College and has done extensive graduate level coursework in painting. William has exhibited his artwork in galleries in Pennsylvania and beyond. He teaches art at Lancaster County Art Association, Pennsylvania College of Art and Design, and York Art Association.  William lives in Lancaster, PA, with his family. Samples of his work may be seen at william-chambers.com.

 

Carolyn Coyle

Artist & instructor Carolyn Coyle.

Carolyn is an exhibiting artist who has drawn and painted for many years. She has attended Pennsylvania College of Art and Design in Lancaster. She received her Certificate of Fine Art and her Master of Fine Art from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia.

In addition to teaching pastel class at LCAA, she has taught art in an Adult Education program as well as intergenerational drawing and painting in private classes. Carolyn has also done portraits and illustration work on commission.

 

Karen FrattaliKaren Frattali

Karen Frattali has been a fine arts watercolorist for twenty years in Chester County, Pennsylvania. Following a number of years in the field of education, she studied drawing and painting at Philadelphia College of Art and the Delaware Museum of Art.

She has taken workshops worldwide and has studied informally with a number of accomplished painters from her area. She has participated in dozens of annual juried exhibitions and has been affiliated with a number of galleries. Her paintings are in many private collections across the country and a small sampling can be viewed on the internet at www.boundlessgallery.com.

 

Francine Fox

Francine Fox is an exhibiting artist who works in the mediums of oil, watercolor, graphite and ink. Through the integration of the figure, animals, tattoos, mazes, conjoined bodies and conjoined worlds she creates images that both question and adhere to the mingling of identity philosophies. She received her MFA in painting and drawing from the University of Delaware and her BFA in painting from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania.

She currently teaches at the Pennsylvania College of Art and Design, is a member of the New Wilmington Art Association and her artwork is carried by Kenise Barnes Fine Art of Larchmont, New York ( www.KBFA.com). For more information on Francine Fox and to view images of her artwork please visit her website at www.francinefox.net.

 

Brad Gebhart

Brad Gehhart is an award-winning artist with work in private and public collections around the world.

Mr. Gebhart graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg Virginia. He continued his education in Graphic Design and Illustration at the Maryland College of Art and Design and began his master’s education at Arizona State University in Tempe Arizona. He is a painter, cartoonist and muralist.  In his career as an artist he has worked with the National Gallery of Art, the Phoenix Art Museum and the Phoenix Art Institute. His design experience includes working for the Neiman Group, Veda Design Group and El Pregonero Newspaper.

Mr. Gebhart helped write film and produce radio and television commercials for Univision, Radio Mundo and Radio Viva. He created, developed and managed the A.R.T. (Artists Resisting Tobacco) Show, an annual event that brought together professional artists, youth and the arts community to present art depicting the dangers of tobacco. In addition he was Editor in Chief of the “Nicotiana Tabacum Chronicles” an anti-tobacco comic book.

He has published two other comic books: “Netman” and the “Adventures of Two Guys”. He was instrumental in developing the first A.R.T. Video contest in coordination with the Phoenix Art Institute, a county wide event for students.

 

Carol Herr: Painting Instructor & LCAA Exhibit ChairCarol Herr

Carol is an award winning artist, well known for her impressionistic landscape oil paintings. Her work is in both corporate and private collections across the United States and abroad. A graduate of the York Academy of Art where she majored in Fine Art, she also studied at the Art Students’ League in New York. Carol has been teaching painting to all ages and skill levels for the past 25 years.

Carol is the LCAA's Gallery Director. She also is the head of the Exhibit Committee, co-chairs the Instruction Committee and teaches classes in painting with oils and acrylics.

 

Amy Holland

Amy Holland is a potter and art educator who has been teaching for 15 years. She received her B.S. in Art Education from Penn State University and later pursued Art Therapy at Marywood University. Her interest in ceramics and passion for teaching led her to The Shelburne Craft School in Vermont where she furthered her studies and later led their youth programs. Moving home to Pennsylvania brought her to teach ceramics at the Lancaster Museum of Art and also to the Lancaster Creative Factory.

 

Richard Huck, LCAA instructor of Drawing with Colored PencilsRichard Huck

Richard Huck has been exhibiting his drawings on an international level for close to 30 years. Beyond the "Best of Colored Pencil" series his work has been published in several books and magazines including "Outstanding American Illustrators", "The Society of Illustrators Annual" and "Art Visionary" magazine.

He is the recipient of numerous awards including the Colored Pencil Society of America's prestigious "Cippy Award" for his colored pencil work. He has been teaching art on the high school level since his graduation from Millersville University. He has also been working as a free-lance illustrator and designer in addition to his fine art.

 

Kate MylinKate Mylin

Kate hopes to ignite creativity in young children through gentle encouragement and practicing basic skills. Children's fine motor skills are honed as they discipliine themselves to draw in their sketchbook regularly.

Kate earned her Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood & Elementary Education from Kutztown University. Since 1997 she has helped to direct Masterpiece Art. Sam and Kate Mylin are currently educational support staff at the Delaware Art Museum in Wilmington. She also serves on the Board of the LCAA.

 

Sam Mylin

Sam Mylin: LCAA InstructorThe founder and director of Masterpiece Art, a business which seeks to serve people by igniting creativity & developing relationships, Sam Mylin is a graduate of the Antonelli Institute of Art and has been a working artist since 1981.

He is a graphic design artist with a concentration in Commercial and Fine Art and holds an Associates degree in Technical Art. Sam and his wife, Kate, are part of the educational support staff at the Delaware Art Museum in Wilmington. He co-chairs the Instruction Committee at the LCAA.

Sam has been teaching home schooled children in and around Lancaster County for a decade. He has created numerous children's shows, has Art Clubs throughout Lancaster County including the Pink Flamingo Club at the LCAA and teaches adult art classes.

Sam enjoys baseball, cartooning and drawing with kids. He is a freelance artist who teaches the Basic Elements of Design to everyone who can push a pencil! He teaches art in Home Schooling classes at the LCAA. He also offers classes in Cartooning and Drawing (The Control of the Pencil) and offers Summer Art Camp at the Association.

 

Jan Portwood

Jan Portwood is an award winning fine art photographer who has exhibited across the mid-Atlantic region. Her work marries the artistic with reality to create painterly photographic visions of an idealized reality. She specializes in digital photography and has studied art  and photography at Louisiana State University, the School of Visual Arts in New York City, and Maine Media Workshops as well as attended workshops with acclaimed photographers across the United States.

 

M. Tinnin Portwood

M. Tinnin Portwood is an award winning screenwriter, producer, director, and cinematographer focused on new media visual storytelling. His work couples traditional techniques with emerging technologies to create striking images. He studied at UCLA, New York University, and the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

 

Andrew Small

Andrew Small is a practicing fine artist. He was born in Harrisburg, PA in 1981. He holds an MFA from Purchase College SUNY and a BFA from Kutzown University.

He has exhibitied his paintings at various galleries both nationally and interntionally. Currently an instructor at the Art Institute of York, he has also taught at Mercy College and the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design.

 

Dot Stepenaski

Dot is a Signature Member of the Maryland Pastel Society. She has studied at the PA Academy of Fine Art, the Philadelphia College of Art and under a number of Master Artists including Maggie Price, Albert Handell, Lorenzo Chavez, Barbara Jaenicke, Robert McKinley, William A. Schneider, and Lynne Yancha. Her work has been exhibited in solo shows at the LCAA, Lancaster General Hospital, C.S. Carlson Gallery and Strawberry & Co. Gallery and in group shows at the LCAA

In 2006 she completed four murals featuring the Susquehannock Riverside to compliment the “Natives of the Susquehannock” Collection Room in the North Museum.

In her Artist Statement she says: “I have always been drawn to the outdoors.  My goal is to paint its romance without saccharine.  Pastels are not a delicate medium.  They are down and dirty and powerful especially for landscapes.  A great pastel takes my breath away, and that’s how I wish anyone viewing my art to feel.”

 

Henrietta Thomas

Henrietta Thomas has been teaching art for 25 plus years. She has degrees in art from the college and the university level, primarily in sculpture. In addition to sculpture, she also does painting in various mediums and printmaking. Her sculpture is inspired by human and animal forms, sometimes by the abstract, while her paintings are influenced by landscape and buildings. She has been exhibiting her work for many years and has won numerous prizes. Henrietta states that "Art has always been my metier: nothing else has as much meaning. If I can move my students to produce what satisfies them, that's success!

 

Steve WilsonSteve Wilson

Steve received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Kutztown State College in 1981 in Communications Design. Steve has had his own Graphic Design and Illustration business for 14 years. He is a member of many watercolor Associations, being a signature member of the Baltimore Watercolor Society and a past president of the LCAA. His love of the outdoors and sense of design and light is evident in his work. He offers workshops in watercolor at the LCAA.