Workshop Instructors

Colley Whisson

Modern Impressionist Painter

As one of Australia’s finest Impressionist painter’s, Colley Whisson is in high demand for exhibitions, teaching, and judging in Australia and abroad and he relishes every opportunity. With his books, articles and DVD’s he has made his mark with breathtaking color and confident brushstrokes. Read more


Jeff Yeomans

Painter and Instructor

Jeff Yeomans work documents West Coast beach culture, the expansive beauty of California, and the connected urban landscape that ultimately impacts it. His education as an illustrator and graphic designer led to a career working in television and print as an award-winning San Diego broadcast designer and art director. Read more


Stuart Burton

Stuart BurtonLandscape painter, instructor, and founder of the Art Academy of San Diego

Stuart Burton obtained his B.A in Fine Art in Painting and Printmaking from San Diego State University in 1977 and has devoted his life to the pursuit of making, promoting, and teaching art… Since 1980, Stuart has been using the landscape as his primary subject for exploring color, light, and texture in painting. Read more


Rose Irelan

Rose Irlean California plein air and figurative painter

Rose Irelan is a Fine Artist and an Art Educator residing in Poway, CA. She attended the Columbus College of Art and Design, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Illustration and minoring in Fine Art, and has lived in California since 1985. In 2003 she opened RoseArt Atelier, which provides art instruction in classical painting, drawing and illustration to children, teens and adults. Read more


Carol Catalano Webb

Artist, Printmaker, Owner of Two Artists in Love Studios

Carol Catalano Webb studied at Chouinard Art Institute and at San Diego State University, studying drawing, printmaking and painting earning BA and MA degrees. She did further studies at the San Diego Art Institute in digital art. Her works include: digital paintings, lithography, relief prints, prints on clay, tiles and mosaics and marble sculptures. Read more


Helen Shafer Garcia

Helen Shafer GarciaPainter, Mixed Media, Assemblage Artist, Award-winning Illustrator

Helen Shafer Garcia’s art has graced the covers of many magazines and advertisements for international resorts. She has led painting workshops on both coasts, as well in Canada and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Her whimsical style shows a love for living creatively with a studio filled to the brim with found objects! Read more


Catherine Grawin

Impressionist Painter and Instructor

Catherine Grawin is a native Californian and one of Southern California’s foremost oil painters of landscape and still life. A true colorist, her bold and loose brushwork is her signature style that appeals to collectors in the U.S. and abroad. Read more


Christopher Daren Webb

Christopher Daren WebbPotter and Ceramic Sculptor, Owner of Two Artists in Love Studios

Chris is both a sculptor and potter with over twenty-five years of teaching experience. A dedicated and involved member of the California Art Education Association Christopher continues to share his expertise with fellow teachers, leading clay workshops for ceramic educators, art professionals, and novices throughout California. Read more


Eileen Mandell

Photographic Artist

Eileen Mandell is an award-winning photographic artist, well-known for her nature photography and innovative work with alternative photographic processes and media. Read more