MEET OUR INSTRUCTORS
BFA in Illustration and Art History from Kansas City Art Institute
Michelle has over 12 years of teaching experience. She began teaching through local KC outreach programs and eventually moved on to workshops at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art all while running a letterpress print shop, Two Tone Press, with her sister.
Currently, she also teaches at the Kansas City Art Institute Printmaking Department.
mark alister raymer
BFA from the University of North Texas & MFA from the University of Kansas
Mark Alister Raymer was born in Christchurch, New Zealand in 1983, but was raised in Texas. Raymer still maintains his strong connections with New Zealand that make their way into his attitude, attire, and art. Raymer currently resides in Kansas City, making art and teaching printmaking at Kansas City Art Institute.
BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute
Erick Felix is a printmaker from California. He has taught workshops and classes throughout Kansas City along with various live printing events. He takes his studio practice out in the streets and, like a performance, he puts on a printmaking demonstration where everyone can see and ask questions.
Erick is also one of Print League KC’s amazing studio mentors.
MFA in Printmaking from the University of North Texas in 2015
Luke Ball is artist and educator living in Kansas City. Luke is currently an instructor at Emporia State University in Emporia, KS.
Luke's work utilizes intaglio printmaking, collaged drawings, and various other print techniques to address ideas of American masculinity and domestic rituals. He also loves his two bassett hounds; Penny and Daisy.
BFA in School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Studied at Ringling College of Art and Design
Studied at University of Kansas
BFA from Birmingham-Southern College & MFA from East Tennessee State University
Ani Volkan has taught with after school arts programs, museums, universities, and art centers. Her specialty is alternative lithography and photo etching techniques. She believes learning is about experimentation and playing within the process. She enjoys introducing children to their love of art, helping them find their creative expression, and sharing her knowledge and technical skills with adults to help them bring something new to their own practice. Currently, she has moved back to Asheville but we maintain hope she will return to teach another day!