Our instructors are artists and crafters who love to share their passion for creating.
Artist & Instructor Cecelia Blenker is the owner and founder of The Creative Arts Oasis she teaches acrylic painting, alcohol inks, paint pouring, art journaling, kids classes, drawing, and so much more to all ages and levels of art experience. Her classes are filled with expert demonstrations and step by step instructions. She has been teaching art to all ages, creating, selling and exhibiting art for over 20 years. Cecelia wants her students to enjoy the process and have fun! Cecelia is a certified Wisconsin Art Teacher. She has a BFA in Studio Art and Art Education from the University of Arizona, a Masters in Education from Carroll University Waukesha and a Masters in Counseling from Concordia University. To see more of Cecelia's art please visit her on FB @CeceliaBlenkerArt and Instagram @cblenkerart and her website Cecelia Blenker Art
Cherie Burbach takes bits of paint, words, paper, lace, and ephemera to create beautiful things. She is a self-taught mixed-media artist who paints faith-filled art with a positive message. Find out more at her website http://www.cherieburbach.com/
Lezlie Weber has been creating art since she was a little girl. She is a certified Art Educator from New York State and has fallen in love with watercolors. Lezlie enjoys sharing her passion of painting with students of all ages. Typically, she paints landscapes, still life or animals. https://lezlieweber.wixsite.com/flyawaystudios Still working on the website... But it is a start.
Ellie Brooks-Derzay For many years Ellie has been exploring connections between creativity, spirituality, and healing. Not only personal healing but community healing, also.Self expression is so important. Ellie is a practicing artist who enjoys deepening her awareness through many different mediums. She has studied life, art, cultures and people. Mostly, she has learned by doing. Her art has been referred to as anything from animated, unconventional, inspiring, cheeky, bold to lovely. Ellie began life in the Midwest where winters are cold but just as alive and beautiful as the other seasons. She had dreams of colorful places and encounters with other peoples. So she drove and old station-wagon across country and started exploring.Ellie attended art classes at Highland University in New Mexico, studied art in Southern California, and travelled Florida among other states before returning to Wisconsin.Ellie enjoys being an art educator in every way! You can find Ellie on FB https://www.facebook.com/elliebrooksart/
Nancy Cody, of Rose and Twig Floral Designs, studied floral design at the American School of Floral Design in Milwaukee and the Floral Design Institute in Portland, Oregon. She has attended several design workshops hosted by the Wisconsin/Upper Michigan Floral Association. She most recently studied with floral farmers and designers in the northwest at a ‘slow flower’ rose workshop in Mt. Vernon, Washington. Nancy has a business degree from UW-Whitewater and a Masters of Education from Carroll University. She recently retired from FIS after a long career in the financial services technology field. She is also a member of the Milwaukee Art Museum Garden Club which gives her the opportunity to teach floral design workshops to members and design floral arrangements for club events, including the club booths at the annual Art in Bloom event.
Terry A Fischer finds her inspiration in the lush lands all around her. She uses flowing watercolors to interpret spring’s endless shades of green, the crisp sparkle of refreshing lakes and shifting rivers, and the dramatic or muted tones of Wisconsin’s many wildflowers. She finds portraits of both people and pets to be especially challenging and rewarding. Again the fluid nature of watercolors lends itself nicely to soft blending and dramatic crispness. Terry is a self taught artist who was born in Southeastern Wisconsin where she has continued to live and paint. Her works have been shown in Kenosha’s Anderson Museum, Kenosha Art Museum, The Wustum Museum in Racine, Cedarburg Cultural Center and the Milwaukee Art Museum among others and are included in many private collections.
Call To Teaching Artists! The Creative Arts Oasis is beginning to schedule classes for Winter/Spring: January-May 2019 Teach a class with us!
If you are an artist and want the opportunity to teach here please contact me! I am looking for artists to teach kids classes, jewelry, knitting, or popular Pinterest crafts. Email me your name, art and teaching experience, website or explain, 2-3 sentences, your art/craft and a brief, 2-3 sentence, description of the class you would like to teach. I will email you the teaching artist prospectus and we can go from there!
Creative Arts Oasis @Fischer Creative Arts Center 223 Maple Ave Waukesha, WI 53186