ArtWorks Teaching Artists

Kimberly Anderson is the visual arts director at Arts Place. She earned her MFA in ceramics at Wichita State University. She taught art at the Indianapolis Art Center for 13 years and at Ball State for 11 years.

Mary Boettger has a Masters Degree in Fine Arts from Ball State University creates both functional and decorative ceramic pieces using porcelain and stoneware clays.

Chelsey Grillot was always encouraged to draw and craft as a child. She was very active in as a student and, president of her high school art club. She then moved to Los Angeles and became a professional make-up artist at Universal Studios Hollywood. Today, she continues to grow her skills as a makeup artist and body painter.

Pat Rayman has been teaching at Arts Place for over 7 years and teaching watercolor for over 30 years. She draws her inspiration from life all around her. She is particularly fascinated with light and shadows in the late afternoon

Heather Dowell has been an active artist and musician since a very young age. She attended Wright State University, graduating in 2008 and is currently attending Western Governers University.  She continues to be involved in music, theater and the visual arts. Heather has exhibited her paintings throughout West Central Ohio, most recently displaying at CJ’s in Celina, OH. Heather lives in Celina, OH with her husband Robert, and her son Braxton.

Diana Seelig has a Bachelor and Master’s degree in art with weaving as a core area of study. She has 35 years of teaching experience at various grade levels. her work has been exhibited in several galleries and juried shows in the Midwest.

Lilian Hausfeld is a graduate of Ohio State University in Fine Arts. She has a passion for art and healing. Hausfeld will explore home beauty and remedy with her students.

Carol Tropf taught students from pre-school through 8th grade for 31 years. Since retiring in 2012, Carol has been pursuing her love of the fiber arts of needle felting, needle punch and rug hooking, jewelry making, antiquing, repurposing and painting old furnishings, decorating and sewing.  Carol has been teaching needle felting for the past 4 years locally at the Arts Center in Hartford City, Hobby Lobby in Marion, Indiana, and in Lakeside Chautauqua, Ohio, for 2 weeks each summer.

Stephanie Schieltz is a local artist and art teacher. She graduated from Ball State University in May 2015 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Arts Education and a specialization in ceramics. She has also done a significant amount of work in painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, and metals. Stephanie enjoys working with both two-dimensional and three-dimensional art, but making functional art that people can use has been her recent focus. She currently has ceramic pieces for sale at Skylark City LLC. in Greenville, Ohio, and teaches middle school and high school art at Tri-County North in Lewisburg, Ohio. Stephanie enjoys teaching students of all ages, and she is pleased to begin her fifth year of instructing classes for the Arts in the Parks program at the Arts Center in Portland, Indiana this summer.