Current Teaching Staff

Corinne Adam is an art educator working with LAUSD elementary schools. She especially loves making art with very young children. Corrine works with all media but personally enjoys creating pen and ink drawings and collage.

Loretta Ayeroff has taught photography for over twenty years including at UCLA Extension and Otis College of Art+Design Continuing Education, where she ran the Associate of Fine Arts Degree Photography Program. Her work is widely published and included in museum and university permanent collections.

Brandon Barr received his BFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from the Kansas City Art Institute, and his MFA in Electronic Integrated Arts from Alfred University. He has exhibited nationally and internationally including China and Brazil. His artwork combines sculpture, painting and digital media. Brandon has taught at Armory Center for the Arts, Brentwood Art Center and LACMA.

Marylene Camacho received her BFA in 2005 from California State University at Long Beach, and her MFA in 2011 from the California College of the Arts. She is currently exhibiting in Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Hannah Cassell is originally from the UK, where she received her BA. Hannah has been living in Los Angeles for the past 9 years pursing her love of artprimarily painting and jewelry design. In addition to being an educator at LACMA, Hannah has established multiple art programs for children and seniors in low income housing.

Eszter Delgado received her BA from Humboldt State University and an MFA from Claremont Graduate University. She has been an arts educator for the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department, Plaza de La Raza, the Hoopa Indian Reservation and other arts organizations throughout California. Eszter also works with regional art centers to develop exhibition projects.

Debra Disman is a Los Angeles-based artist working primarily in the form of the book, both as a solo practitioner and in the public sphere of community engagement. She works across Los Angeles County in schools, museums, libraries and other community settings. She holds a BA in painting from the University of Iowa and a certificate in Social Emotional Arts (SEA) from UCLArts and Healing. She shows her work nationally, and is a member of the Guild of Book Workers and the International Association of Colour Consultants/Designers.

Thom Dower studied art at the University of Iowa and Otis Parsons and has worked as a commercial graphic designer and illustrator. He currently teaches music and art for the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department. He exhibits and performs in the Los Angeles area.

George Evans is a Los Angeles-born artist. He received his BFA in fine arts from CalArts. He teaches at Los Angeles Trade–Technical College and exhibits nationally.

Gustavo Alberto Garcia Vaca is a multidisciplinary artist and writer. He teaches, directs workshops and creates curriculum for LACMA and other art museums and community arts organizations. His artwork is exhibited in art galleries in the US, as well as the Parco Museum and the Mori Museum/Mado Lounge in Tokyo. He collaborates with musicians, artists and designers from the US and Japan, and his work appears on record covers, comics/manga, t-shirts, films and art books.

Maite Gomez-Rejón received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has coordinated programs and taught in the education departments of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, and the Getty Villa.

Shannon Green is an artist, educator and administrator. His abstract paintings are featured in private collections and exhibitions in Los Angeles and the East Coast. He has taught at The Los Angeles Art Association, L.A. City College, and The Academy of Art University.

Peggy Hasegawa is a paper-lover specializing in handmade book arts. An arts educator for more than twenty years, she teaches classes and festival workshops at LACMA and other museums and institutions in Southern California.

Lluvia Higuera has her BFA from the photography program at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. For the past 10 years she has taught in art programs at museums, schools, and non-profits including The Museum of Latin American Art, ArtworxLA, and LA's BEST.

Kady Hoffman received her BFA from Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, as well as a Certificate of Completion from the Royal College of Art in London, England. Currently, Kady teaches at the Growing Place-Marine Park in Santa Monica. Her work has been shown internationally, and in collections in the U.S, Mexico, and Europe.

Hadley Holliday received her MFA in art from Cal Arts, her MA in Art Museum Education from the University of Kansas, and her BFA in painting from the University of Kansas. Hadley teaches currently at LACMA, MOCA, and the College of the Canyons and her work has been shown at both The Kontainer Gallery and Supersonic at the Art Center College of Design. Hadley hails from Kansans City.

Rosanne Kleinerman is a painter, jewelry designer, and art educator whose work has been exhibited across the United States. She holds a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and teaches art to children and adults at various schools in Los Angeles County.

Caitiln Lainoff received her MFA from CalArts with a focus on scene design and puppetry. She works as a freelance designer, teaches design at California State University Northridge, and heads the puppetry program for CalArt’s Community Arts Partnership program.

Katie Lipsitt received her BA in art history from Barnard College, Columbia University and studied Fine Art at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Presently, she is a teaching artist for the LACMA On-Site program and is an art mentor at Environmental Charter Middle School in Inglewood and Gardena.

Sofia Mas received her BFA from California State University Northridge. She is a mixed-media artist with 10 years experience teaching youth and adults in schools, juvenile halls, and museums.

Jesus Mascorro received his BFA from Otis College of Art and Design with a minor in education. He has been a teaching artist for various art institutions and organizations throughout Los Angeles and New York City.

Earnest Merritt is a Los Angeles-based artist who received his MFA from Cal Arts in 2005. He has shown his work in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, London, Tel Aviv, and Cuba. He is an art educator specializing in drawing and sculpture and has been teaching in the Los Angeles area for the last four years.

Valentina Mogilevskaya Quezada is a teaching artist in Los Angeles with a BA from the UCLA School of Arts and Architecture. She is a practicing painter working in various media, and works with youth in the Los Angeles community.

Elonda Norris received her MFA from Claremont Graduate University in 2007.  In addition to her art and teaching practice, Elonda is a co-founder and organizer of the artist space Summercamp's Project Project in El Sereno.

Lisa Oxley is a Los Angeles-based artist who received her MFA from Otis College of Art and Design. She exhibits her work in Los Angeles and internationally. As an art educator, she has taught and lectured at the Escola d'Arts i Oficis in Barcelona, and in Los Angeles at Otis College of Art and Design, the Brentwood Art Center, and the Norton Simon Museum of Art. Lisa is also a certified instructor of mindfulness awareness meditation with over 12 years of a personal daily practice.

Marianne Sadowski completed her Master's degree in painting at the Academia de San Carlos in Mexico City, where she was born and raised. She has been exhibiting her paintings and prints in Mexico and the United States, and has been teaching art for the last eighteen years in cultural centers, museums and non-profit organizations.

Jose Guadalupe Sanchez III is an interdisciplinary artist earned his BFA from Otis College of Art and Design in 2013. He teaches a variety of ages ranging through elementary schools, continuation high schools, probation halls, family centers, and museums. 

Brooke Sauer  received a BFA in painting from Otis College of Art & Design and an MFA from Art Center College of Design in video, installation, and performance. She collaborates under the name of B&T, and has pursued painting, sculpture, and photography in her personal practice. Brooke has worked with teachers and students in museums, art centers, and schools throughout Los Angeles, Pasadena and Glendale.

Pamela Smith Hudson is a painter and printmaker based in Los Angeles. A UCLA graduate, she has studied art, art history, museum studies, and dance. Pamela has over 15 years experience working in the art material industry as an art educator and consultant. She teaches at Otis College of Art Design Continuing Education.

Dewey Tafoya is a visual artist and screen printer. His recent exhibitions include work in Rise, Love, Revolution: The Black Panther Party at Artshare LA and LACMAʼs, Futbol: The Beautiful Game. Dewey was an Artist-in-Residence at Self Help Graphics and has taught screen printing, graphic design and mobile art workshops at community sites and continuation high schools throughout Los Angeles.

Gloria Westcott has a BA in Broadcast Communication Arts from San Francisco State University and has done extensive work in photojournalism, music video, and television production. As an arts educator she strives to stimulate her students to enter creative realms that otherwise might not be explored through a wide variety of mediums. Gloria has been a teaching artist at MOCA and at LACMA for over 10 years.

Michael Wright is a painter who began to explore Digital Media in the mid 1980's.  He is a professor in the Digital Media and Liberal Studies Programs at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. Wright's digital prints are in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London UK and represented by " The Los Angeles Center for Digital Art".

Jenny Ziomek is a painter, writer and illustrator. She completed her MFA at Claremont Graduate University in 2016.  Ziomek also has her MS in Urban Education and was a full-time teacher in New York City for four years before moving to LA.



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