Alexis Huntsman, Instructor
Alexis is one of our studio assistants and instructors. She graduated from Kent State with a Bachelor's degree in Studio Art with a minor in Sculpture and Expanded Media. She is currently pursuing a Master’s of Humanities in Art and Visual Media at Tiffin University. Alexis is a practicing artist in both Summit and Stark county. She is well versed in all areas of art creation with a focus on 3D work.
Kate Stewart, Instructor
Kate graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art with a BFA in Illustration and additional concentrations in Art Education, Creative Writing, and Graphic Design. They run a small Illustration business called Star Catcher Studio where they use their skills of product design and storybook illustration. She enjoys learning new mediums/materials and making cool things!
Becca Putnam, Instructor
Becca Putman is a new art instructor here at Akron ArtWorks! Becca is a licensed visual arts teacher and has been teaching for 4 years. She enjoys exploring new kinds of artwork and loves most 3 dimensional mediums. Becca also enjoys adventuring, gardening and her pups.
Lauren Havel, Studio Assistant
Meet Lauren Havel! Lauren is one of our new studio assistants! Lauren attended Alfred University, achieving a BFA in photography and painting and an MFA in painting. Her figurative, whimsical paintings are made using gouache and yupo paper. When not painting, Lauren works in the mediums of film photography, ceramics, and glass blowing.
Jessica Hirsh, Studio Assistant
Jessica has her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Kent State University, though she has always been passionate about art. She is currently an apprentice at a local tattoo studio. Besides tattooing, her favorite medium to work with is charcoal.