Committed to Education
Our faculty members are accomplished artists and educators. In every course they teach, they bring their rich experience, their passion and their ability to develop excellence in others. Get to know our talented team below, and feel free to reach out with questions.
Todd Burroughs is the founder of Atelier Art Studio. He is best known for his realist drawings, oil paintings and passion for teaching. He has received numerous awards and honors for his art.
Todd's fresh perspective to teaching is shaped by his life-long research into art-making techniques, advocacy for youth education and the development of accessible studio practices for all. He regularly shares his knowledge through lectures and teaching from the studio.
Amy Foster is a celebrated artist and art instructor. Her passion for drawing and the figure is contagious and inspiring. Amy's popular classes focus on developing accuracy and speed for artists. She is beloved by her students for her generous teaching style and her ability to develop the best from those who study with her. Amy has been sharing her valuable knowledge with lucky students since 1999.
Kenneth Hershenson has been painting and drawing for over 50 years. His artistic approach is rooted in the twin disciplines of realism and illustration. He developed his unique approach to arylic painting over many years of study and his work as a designer for Disney and Starbucks. Kenneth's popular, hyper-realist acrylic paintings have won numerous awards and honors.
Armin Mersmann is known internationally for his art which ranges from Hyper-realist graphite drawings to the emerging artform of iPhoneography. His artistic achievements and his enthusiasm to share the creative process has made Armin a highly sought out instructor across the country.
Vianna Szabo is a nationally recognized artist known for her exceptional grasp of color in a variety of media, including oil, pastels, and watercolor. She is a passionate and highly skilled teacher, who regularly teaches workshops around the country, as well as in Europe.
Andrea Bogart is dedicated to propelling creatives out of the “starving artist” mindset. As an artist and trusted business consultant Andrea combines her expertise in design and business operations with boundless passion to support creative entrepreneurs. Hundreds of artists have been educated via her popular programs.
Hanna Sosin contributes intelligence and verve to ensure the studios run smoothly. In addition to supporting the faculty and students she is a talented emerging artist. Her watercolors and sketchbooks are inspirational.
Shannon Fody recently moved back to Michigan after completing her studies at Laguna College of Art and Design in California. Her approach to painting and drawing is rooted in classical technique, yet have a fresh and contemporary sense.