Teaching Artists - Children's Classes
Boho, Maryann- "I took my 1st cake decorating class with Wilton in 2001. From that moment I was hooked and I knew my passion for decorating cakes was more than just a student in the classroom! My dream was to teach the Wilton method to students who wanted to learn the art of cake decorating. My dream came true in 2007, when I became a Wilton Method Instructor. Currently, I am the owner of the Williamsburg Chocolatier, Inc., which was started by my mother in 1985. From my background with chocolate and candy making to decorating cakes, I have a wealth of knowledge to share with students. Looking forward to seeing you in the next Wilton class!"
Brown, Steph- has been self-employed as a graphic designer since 1985. Originally from Pennsylvania, she has always had a love of the arts. Pencil drawings, pen & ink and watercolor are her favorite mediums, which led to teaching classes in PA at the art supply and framing shop she owned from 1999-2006. Her background includes trades show exhibit design, drafting, architectural design, print design and corporate identity development. She enjoys teaching more than anything else, and feels that anyone who has the desire can create- it's just a matter of helping the hand communicate what the heart feels.
Coyle, Virginia- is one of our Outreach teachers. She is a lifelong resident of Virginia. Her paintings are inspired by her family. Virginia is self-taught in all her painting and other skills. Her favorite medium to work with is watercolor, because it is so unpredictable. Virginia loves to paint mermaids, fabrics, children and folk art scenes. She also enjoys being creative by drawing, sewing, and participating in other forms of artistic projects.
Griffin, Janet- retired art specialist from Gloucester County Public Schools. I’ve taught in Hampton City Schools before staying at Petsworth Elementary School for the last 25 years. I continue to be a guest teacher at other Gloucester Elementary schools. I certainly enjoyed my teaching of art to young children. I have always been amazed how children can teach me! Now I look forward to learning from adults. I grew-up in a military family, so everything was organized! I graduated from Old Dominion University, Magna cum laude, (that means I worked very hard and had no social life). My work is balanced between the 60” Macomber and 30” Leclerc Looms. My favorite weaving is Theo Moorman’s tapestry technique. I live in Gloucester Courthouse with my husband, Jim and two crazy cats.
Wheeler, Suzanne- started at the Bay School in June 2011, as an Outreach Teacher. Her dream has always been to work with a variety of styles of art and a diverse group of people. She has experience working in an Art Gallery. Moreover, she has a BA in Psychology from Saint Leo University and a concentration in Fine Arts from North Florida Community College. Painting, drawing, ceramics, and mixed-media are some of her favorite artistic endeavors. She is originally from Florida and has won numerous awards for her art.