Averyl Veliz is a freelance Alaskan artist who exhibits, illustrates, designs, and teaches for various clients, mostly in Juneau where she lives with her husband and two elementary age children.  

She has a BS: Media Arts & Animation from the Art Institute of California Los Angeles (2005), and a MFA: Animation & Visual Effects, emphasis in Visual Development, from the Academy of Art University-San Francisco (2009). To see more of her work, you can visit her blog or follow her on Instagram @AverylVeliz.

Fawn Waterfield began teaching art when she was recruited to teach for the Anchorage Community Schools while enrolled as an art student at Anchorage Community College, which is now part of UAA. Since then Ms. Waterfield has taught art privately and through several public school districts , to students as young as 3 years old and as old as 83 years old. As a credentialed, highly qualified professional educator in the state of California, Ms. Waterfield designed and taught district wide art curriculum, specializing in grades 7-12. In private instruction Ms. Waterfield has designed courses of instruction customized to student age, needs and preferences both in group and individual settings.  Ms. Waterfield earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and her Masters in Teaching at Alaska Pacific University in Anchorage Alaska, where she specialized in Curriculum and Instruction.

Hosanna Bogert has recently moved back to her hometown of Juneau after teaching children ages 3 to 14 visual arts in northern Vermont for 12 years. Her passion has been sculpture especially with clay as a medium and she ran a ceramics studio for many years while livening in Vermont.  She is currently teaching Visual arts at the Juneau Community Charters School. She studied at Northern Vermont University and Maine College of art and graduated with a BS in biology, BA in fine art and education indictment  (2003). 

Inari Kylänen is an artist concentrating on painting and drawing. She has been teaching art in a variety of settings  for more than a decade. She received a MA in graphic design from the University of Lapland, and MFA in painting from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She has exhibited her work both in Alaska and in her native Finland.

Lauren Louwagie  is a professionally licensed Alaskan art educator with a BS in Art Education. She has worked with children of all age levels (from preschoolers to high school seniors) in multiple different settings – including as a professional art teacher for Kotzebue High School, as an art specialist for Juneau Community Charter School, and as a teacher’s assistant for the Juneau Montessori School.