Our Instructors

Cont. Professional Studies Faculty

  • Mark Alan Anderson

    Mark Alan Anderson is an art educator and the visual art coordinator for the North Kansas City School District. Anderson earned a B.S.E...Read More
  • Paul Andrews

    Paul Andrews has been a professional Kansas City photographer for more than 15 years. His work focuses on creative portraiture,...Read More
  • Jaymie Bonavia

    Jaymie Bonavia is the History of Photography and Art Sofa Seminar instructor. She studied journalism at the University of Kansas and...Read More
  • Nick Caprario

    Nick Caprario received his bachelor’s degree in industrial design from the University of Kansas. He has spent his professional career...Read More
  • Brett Chenoweth

    Brett Chenoweth earned a B.F.A. degree in photography with an art history minor from Washington University in St. Louis and a B.F.A...Read More.
  • Erin Dahl

    Erin Dahl is an adjunct professor with the Kansas City Art Institute and Metropolitan Community College. Dahl has previous experience...Read More
  • Scott L. Dickson

    Scott L. Dickson is a practicing artist and instructor with Arkansas State University. Dickson holds a master’s of fine arts from the...Read More
  • Kim Eichler-Messmer

    Kim Eichler-Messmer is an assistant professor in fiber at the Kansas City Art Institute, where she has taught surface design, quilting,...Read More
  • Andrew Erdich

    Andrew Erdrich is a graduate of the Kansas City Art Institute, holding bachelors in Sculpture and Art History. Following school, Erdrich...Read More
  • Ed Fenendael

    Ed Fenendael has taught painting for more than 30 years. His teaching experience includes being part of the Kansas City Art Institute's...Read More
  • Ari Fish

    Ari Fish received her B.F.A. degree in ceramics from the Kansas City Art Institute. She is a professional artist and fourth generation...Read More
  • Jesse Graber

    Jesse Graber has illustrated books, magazines and educational materials for clients such as McGraw-Hill, Scholastic, Oxford University...Read More
  • Patricia Graham

    Patricia Graham is a Painting and Creative Writing double major at the Kansas City Art Institute. The accumulative components of writing...Read More
  • Erin Hamer-Beck

    Erin Hamer-Beck received her M.F.A. degree in creative writing from the University of Missouri – Kansas City. Hamer-Beck has taught...Read More
  • Doug Hamer

    Doug Hamer received his Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Photojournalism from the University of Kansas. Hamer has more than 40 years of...Read More
  • Paige Hinshaw

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  • Joe Hoffman

    Joe Hoffman comes to the Kansas City Art Institute with more than 15 years of experience in the interactive and online industries as a...Read More
  • Casey Holden

    Casey Holden is a Midwestern photographer based in Kansas City, Missouri. She left rural Oklahoma to attend the Kansas City Art...Read More
  • Donna Houtteman

    Donna Houtteman is the leading voice behind the Art Sofa Series for Continuing and Professional Studies at the Kansas City Art Institute...Read More
  • Sharon Hunter-Putsch

    Sharon Hunter-Putsch’s career has spanned both the instruction and administration sides of arts education. She earned an M.A. degree in...Read More
  • Joel Jenkins

    Joel Jenkins has a working design background that spans both the corporate and academic worlds. Jenkins served as president of Have a...Read More
  • Margaret Kinkeade

    Margaret Kinkeade completed her B.F.A. in Printmaking at the University of Oklahoma and then went on to earn her M.F.A. in Ceramics from...Read More
  • Hannah Lodwick

    Hannah Lodwick (b. 1991 Lawrence, KS) is a visual artist, curator, and arts administrator in Kansas City, Missouri. She completed a...Read More
  • Christopher Lowrance

    Christopher Lowrance received a B.F.A. degree in drawing from Missouri State University and an M.F.A. degree in painting from Indiana...Read More
  • Teresa Mandala

    Teresa Mandala earned her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts Degree in Design and Illustration from the Kansas City Art Institute. She worked as an...Read More
  • Tom Matt

    Tom Matt is a professional fine artist who specializes in working from life in landscape, figurative work and portraiture. Matt teaches...Read More
  • Scott McCarthy

    As a motion graphics artist, Scott McCarthy always finds it exciting and rewarding to be in the field. Every day is a new opportunity to...Read More
  • Kerry Meier

    Kerry Meier earned his B.F.A. degree in graphic design from Wichita State University and studied architectural design at Kansas State...Read More
  • Bryan Norris

    Bryan Norris has been teaching youth classes for the Continuing and Professional Studies program at the Kansas City Art Institute where...Read More
  • Andrew Ordonez

    Andrew Ordonez is an interdisciplinary artist, instructor and admissions counselor at the Kansas City Art Institute. As a college...Read More
  • Debra Payne

    For 26 years Debra Payne taught drawing and painting courses at Liberty High School, including AP and dual-credit courses through the...Read More
  • Kelsey Pike

    Kelsey Pike is a papermaker, printmaker and art teacher living and working in Kansas City, Missouri. She earned a B.F.A. from the Kansas...Read More
  • Desmond Poirier

    Desmond Poirier received his B.F.A. degree with a concentration in graphic design from the...Read More
  • Bryan Ratliff

    Bryan Ratliff holds a B.F.A. degree from the Kansas City Art Institute. He has worked as an interactive art director and motion graphics...Read More
  • Gary Rittermeyer

    Gary Rittermeyer earned a master’s of fine arts degree in photography at Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara, Calif. He graduated from the...Read More
  • Ken Rizor

    Ken Rizor is a welder/fitter for Peerless conveyer and previously worked as a production and shop manager at Rock Cottage Glassworks...Read More.
  • Trent Roach

    Trent Roach received his B.F.A. in graphic design from the Kansas City Art Institute. He currently works for a digital design firm...Read More
  • Liz Smith

    Liz Smith received a B.F.A. in Painting from the Kansas City Art Institute and a M.F.A. in Painting /2D design from the University of...Read More
  • Bill Thomas

    Bill Thomas has 35 years of experience in photography. He is co-owner of Crick Camera Shop and is a fine art and landscape photographer...Read More
  • Jamie Turpin

    Jamie Turpin completed her bachelor’s degree in interior architecture at Kansas State University and her master’s of fine arts degree at...Read More
  • Laura Tyler

    Laura Tyler received her B.F.A. in Painting from Truman State University and her M.F.A. in Painting from the University of Missouri –...Read More
  • Teena Walker-Robin

    Teena Walker-Robin is an award-winning professional developer with more than 15 years of experience adding beauty to the web. She...Read More
  • Wayne Wilkes

    Wayne Wilkes graduated from the Kansas City Art Institute illustration department and has been working as a designer for the past 18...Read More

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