Meet Your Instructors
Trish Brownlee is an educated, licensed art teacher, with experience teaching Pre-K through College in a variety of art mediums. She is licensed to teach K-12 Art in Washington and North Carolina. Beyond the fine arts, Trish also has extensive training and specializing in arts integration and social-emotional artistic learning. She currently serves as a teaching artist and the School & Community Partnership Manager for Kirkland Arts Center. She is also an adjunct art professor at the undergraduate level in Graphic Arts through the University of North Carolina – Fayetteville State. Trish has 6 years of experience teaching in K-12 schools. Trish earned her Master of Fine Arts in Visual Arts from Pacific Northwest College of Art, and her Bachelors of Arts in Visual Arts + Art Education License from Fayetteville State University.
Isabelle Hardesty is a Seattle based artist, educator, and writer. She is excited to be teaching at Kirkland Arts Center. She received her B.F.A. from New York’s Pratt Institute. Isabelle Hardesty enjoys teaching students art and does so energetically and engagingly. Learning should be fun and memorable and she makes sure to achieve both during her art lessons. In 2013 Isabelle Hardesty was named the Cobb County School District Elementary School Art Specialist of the Year. With twenty years of teaching experience, she combines her enthusiasm for teaching and her love of art into fun and energetic art lessons, perfect for all ages! Isabelle has been an art teacher in both Georgia and Florida. She lives in Seattle with her husband and son, who are both artists as well.