Meet the Teachers  at Fine Art Starts (Oregon City, Oregon)

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Jenny Keller
Jenny graduated from University of Redlands with a degree in Liberal Studies and received her Masters in Education at Concordia University. She enjoys working with children and art because she feels it provides an outlet for expression, is limitless, and every child can and does create something interesting. During the school year Jenny subs for Fine Art Starts classes as well as the Gresham School District.
 
Kate Kelley
I've worked with Fine Art Starts for many years and I'm really delighted to be in a creative environment. I was an art student of Sascha's for six years, and have finally discovered my passion - kids' art. I also love traveling, working with horses, reading, learning the violin and guitar, being out in nature as much as possible, and spending time with my family. I am currently a BA in Art Candidate at Marylhurst University.
 
Sascha Gordon-Manning
Sascha comes from a family of professional artists, musicians, and creative entrepreneurs. Sascha traveled and independently studied art through seven countries in Europe from 1992-93. She attended Antioch College in Ohio and then transferred and graduated from Marylhurst University with a degree in Fine Art. She has taught art at multiple public, private, and charter schools since 1997 as well as founding her own art school, Fine Art Starts in 1997. She was the Director of all public and private cultural a ... read more
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Jessie Weitzel
Jessie Weitzel is an artist from Portland, OR. Before attaining her BFA in sculpture from Pacific Northwest College of Art, she attended the University of Oregon where she studied developmental psychology and Norwegian. After graduating from PNCA Jessie pursued a career in stop-motion animation and gained valuable experience from Portland’s various studios. Her illustrations use animals to portray moments of absurdity and confusion in human thought patterns. Her sculptural work focuses on the physical processes of organisms and their relationship with nature. Jessie currently lives, works, and teaches in Portland, OR.
 

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Alenna Nilsen
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Jessie Weitzel
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Kristina McRae
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