INSTRUCTORS

Darryl Berry

Glass Instructor

Began working with stained glass in 1980. His true interest was in heating and shaping glass. Darryl operates his studio in Trenton, OH and offers lessons and fusing supplies.

Craig Boldman

Cartooning Instructor

Nationally renowned cartoonist, Craig has worked on Superman, 'Mazing Man, Cap'N Catnip, Bazooka Joe, and his written two full length comics for Disney.

Jean Ann Bolliger

Ceramics

Jean was raised between the fields of Illinois and the rivers of Florida. Her experience and artistic inspiration comes from the natural spaces and creatures of these parts of the United States. She has earned a Bachelors degree in Nursing and Fine Arts from Miami University. Jean has been making pottery and sculptures since 2001 and started teaching classes that same year. What pays her bills is selling cheese at Kroger. Just ask Jean about cheese- you might regret it. You can visit her website at www.littlepigpottery.com.

 

Becky Botos

Youth Instructor

Becky has been working with young students for over 25 years. She has a CDA and is current with first aid and CPR. She has taught preschool through 3rd grade artists here at the MAC for over five years.

Patty Clark

Oils & Acrylics Instructor

Graduated from Miami University with a B.S. in Interior Design. Patty has been a student at the Middletown Arts Center for almost three decades and started instructing in 2019. She mostly paints with acrylic and tops it with oil and paints on boards more often than canvases. She loves the color!
 

Adriana De Palma

Ceramics

Has had extensive work in raku and pottery studies at North Carolina State University and Miami University. Adriana began instructing at the Middletown Arts Center in 2001. 

Jill Niemiec

Fiber Arts Instructor

An accomplished artisan, Jill was taught by her grandmother and has been knitting for many years.

Karen Ng

Oils & Acrylics Instructor

Joy Dysart

Jewelry

Craftsman and Enamellists Society. Has been an instructor at MAC since 1986.

John Ferrando

Glass Fusing

John is the owner and operator of Haute Fusion Studio in Middletown and has worked in the medium of glass for over a decade. He has taught private workshops for several years and has written a book on the art of decorative glass fusing entitled Decorative Motifs with Fused Glass. Previously, John worked for Butler County where he worked with artists with developmental disabilities.

Ben Frederick
Oils & Drawing Instructor

MFA from Edinboro University and BFA from Miami University in Oxford - educated in painting, drawing, ceramics, and mixed media.

Shawna Hatton

All Mediums Instructor

Award-winning painter and photographer with a degree from St. Mary's College. In addition to commissions she teaches at the Dayton Art Institute and MAC. She recently joined the Springboro Arts Council.

Peggy Hostetter

Open Studio Instructor
Retired from a career of art teaching, Peggy joined MAC to pursue her love of jewelry and enameling. She has a BS from Miami University and a Masters from Wright State.

Jennifer Morrell

Youth Drawing
A graduate of Columbus College of Art & Design, Jennifer is a multi-media artist who works in printmaking, drawing, weaving, and glass. A Middletown native, she has taught and worked in art across the country and has many murals locally.

Karen Ng

Mixed Media

Fine artist and operator of Paint and Panache studio at the Pendelton Arts Center in Middletown, OH

 

Jill Niemiec

Knitting/Crocheting

An accomplished artesian, Jill was taught by her grandmother and has been knitting for several years. She loves teaching to all levels.

Nancy Thomson

Paint Night

A resident of Liberty Township, Nancy studied Art Education at Miami University, earning both a BA and MA in Art Education. She taught Art, grades 7-12 for 35 years.  After retiring, Nancy has exhibited her pieces in shows locally.  She currently teaches privately and is a member of the Queen Art Club, the Middletown Arts Center, and the Fitton Center.

 

Peggy Trimble

Watercolor

A graduate of NY School of Interior Design & attended MU & OSU. She has received many awards including acceptance in the OWS annual exhibit. She is the owner of - “The Finishing Touch “ (framing) in Middletown.

 

 

Jean Vance

Enameling/Watercolor

Has a MA & MFA. She is a talented artist and gifted teacher at such venues as Miami Univ. and Univ. of Cincinnati. Jean’s work is extensively exhibited and included in collections worldwide. Has been excepted into the OWS Watercolor Exhibits, OWS Member (Ohio Watercolor Society).

Ron Wilson

Photography Instructor
Ron has over 30 years of photography instruction experience. He is active in the Tripod Camera Club, Cleveland Photographic Society, West Chester Photo Club and Photographic Society of America. He is a part-time professional photographer. His publication credits include National Geographic Traveler, Audubon, Readers’ Digest, and Country Magazine.

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MIDDLETOWN ARTS CENTER  

130 N. Verity Parkway

Middletown, OH  45042

513-424-2417

Hours of Operation

Due to COVID-19 masks are required to enter the MAC. Please call 513-424-2417 with any questions.

Monday               9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday               9:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. 

Wednesday        9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Thursday             9:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.

 

Friday, Saturday, & Sunday     

Open periodically for workshops, classes and special events.  Please call for availability..    

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Miriam G. Knoll

Charitable Foundation

The Middletown Arts Center is an active participant in the Butler County Safety Pledge Program regarding guidelines for health and safety throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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