Faculty

Bruce Williams

Bruce Williams has been an avid wood turner since 2007. He is a member of both the local Palm Beach County Woodturners and the national American Association of Woodturners. During the past 13 years he has taken classes from many of the top national and international wood turning instructors. He has been a  demonstrator for the local Palm Beach County Woodturners and has taught their weekly workshop classes for the past several years. He enjoys passing on what he has learned about woodturning to new turners.

Bruce Williams

Caitlin Brown

Caitlin Brown is a contemporary mixed media artist and illustrator. She studied at Lesley University college of art and design in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She finds inspiration in the mundane and lesser noticed aspects of life. Her focus is to provide students the tools and skills to use a wide breadth of materials and supplies.

Caitlin Brown

Clarence Measelle

Born in Daytona Beach (1947), South Florida based painter, Clarence “Skip” Measelle, has been a full-time artist since 1978. After graduating from Florida Atlantic University in 1969 with a BFA degree he taught art in the Palm Beach County School District for seven and a half years. During this time, he continued his college education at FAU where he earned a Master’s degree in Art Education with concentrations in studio painting, sculpture, and printmaking.

In 1975 Skip had his first solo exhibit of his large scale “photorealist” paintings at the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach. The Norton show led to gallery representation in Palm Beach, New York City, and Chicago. He resigned from teaching in 1978 to paint full time after he sold a painting for more than his total yearly teaching salary. A short time later he joined the Circle Fine Art Corporation with headquarters in New York and Chicago and exhibited his work in their galleries throughout the United States. CFA presented one-person shows for Skip in their galleries in New York City (SOHO), Chicago (Walton Street, and Michigan Avenue) IL, San Francisco, CA, San Diego, (Old Town) CA , Denver, (Cherry Creek) CO,  Houston, TX, Atlantic City, NJ, and Scottsdale, AZ,

Skip’s paintings have been exhibited in over 100 gallery and museum exhibitions throughout the United States, England, Holland, and Switzerland. His work is in many private and public collections including the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Florida House of Representatives, Department of Natural Resources Florida Department of State, Alabama Power Company, Miami Branch of the Atlanta Federal Reserve, Palm Beach International Airport, Florida Atlantic University, and the Morse Life Foundation in West Palm Beach, to mention a few.

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Skip has occupied the same warehouse studio on Georgia Avenue where he has worked for the last 34 years. From 2003 to 2014 he was an adjunct professor of art at Palm Beach State College in Lake Worth where he taught Painting and Drawing. He is currently teaching Mixed Media Painting once a week at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach where he has taught since 1987.

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Clarence Measelle

Craig McInnis

Craig McInnis is the President of Art Synergy, Art Director for The Event Group, Creative Director for Fright Nights at the South Florida Fairgrounds, and Theme Set Designer for the South Florida Fair. Craig is a freelance artist with a career balancing commercial and fine arts. His artistic background includes painting on numerous surfaces, illustrating, producing graphic design, creating storyboard art and props for motion pictures, apprenticing as a tattoo artist, and working behind the scenes at art shows.

Craig McInnis

Dave Valenzi

David Valenzi graduated from Lynn University with an MFA in Visual Effects in 2017. He is a practicing digital and traditional artist, working with 2D and 3D animation, graphic design, and video editing, as well as traditional drawing and watercolors. He is an avid consumer of electronic media and brings this knowledge to both his art and his teaching. Dave has a passion for education and loves teaching students of all age and skill levels, from school children to adults.

Dave Valenzi