Emily Granger is the Arts Instructor for Studio Ace's school outreach program. She teaches integrated art with students at Laurel Elementary School in Oceanside where they combine Common Core Standards, curriculum and Visual and Performing Arts. Emily graduated from Humboldt State University and has continued her art education at Mira Costa College along with her own personal practice. She has taught Preschool through High school age students, but prefers the fun she has with the open and receptive elementary students.
Born to Teacher parents, and from three generations of Artists, Robin is at home in any teaching setting. She deeply believes that through education, the World can be brought closer together. This has always driven her Love of teaching.
Practicing Yoga has been the mainstay of her fitness program for her entire life. She is certified in Physio-Synergy Yoga, which is a modern western based approach. It is derived mostly from Hatha Yoga. She also incorporates elements of Somatic Yoga into her classes.
Robin has been a teacher for “The Kid’s College” - a non profit after school enrichment program, since 2003. Class subjects have included Yoga, Arts & Science, Environmentalism and Jewelry Design. She has also been privileged to work with special needs students and families. It is her view that everyone is given unique gifts.
Environmentalism, Geologic History and Prospecting interests have taken up much of her recreational time and greatly enriched her personal travel experiences.
Educational programs completed include Arts programs at several colleges, undergraduate courses at UCSD in Biology, Anthropology & Calculus, multiple certificates from The Gemological Institute of America and private apprenticeships in Arts & Jewelry Design.
Robin is a creative, enthusiastic and organized teaching professional. She is skilled in classroom management, as well as inspiring students to think artistically and “outside of the box” in every subject. Her greatest personal joy is in developing natural rapport with each student, as they learn tools to better manage themselves in our busy world.
To see Robin’s Jewelry on her Dragonfire Designs Facebook page, click Here.
Linda Kallas is a retired educator of almost two decades. She taught at the Oceanside School District Jefferson Middle School in the areas of Art, Set Design, Drama and also ADB, ELD, English and was involved in Peer Mediation and the Department Head for Electives.
Her Past educational work consists of holding the position as Director of Casa de Ampara Crisis Daycare Center and she’s worked at the Casa Shelter for at risk and abused children and teens. She has been an Instructional Aide in elementary and middle schools and also a classroom volunteer at her own children's school and now at her grandchildren's schools.
Linda holds an AA in Early Childhood Education, 2 BA’s: one in Liberal Studies and the other in Visual Performing Arts. She also has Teaching credentials in Multiple Subjects and Visual Performing Arts, holds supplemental authorization in English and Drama, and a Masters in Teaching. She is also a Certified instructor in Yoga, a Hospice volunteer, a Healing Arts Facilitator and is currently enrolled in the Arts Integration Certificate program.
She is a recipient of various awards, including the JMS Teacher of the Year in 2006 and 2010, Oceanside Chamber of Commerce Teacher of the Year 2013, San Diego Art Ed Association Artisimo Award 2014 and was selected for the student art exhibit at the San Diego Airport in collaboration with the Oceanside Museum of Art in 2014.
Since beginning retirement, Linda has created the Character Ed Integrated Art Program in collaboration with the Museum of Art which is implemented at Stuart Mesa (2014-16), called Arts Connect. Arts Connect is located at two OUSD elementary schools and she has trained and coached two teachers for this program. Linda is currently volunteering with Julia Fister at Studio ACE as Outreach Coordinator and has provided numerous art experiences with local businesses and organizations in and around the Oceanside community.
Linda loves to spend time with her husband, son, daughter in law and four grandchildren. She volunteers at church, is learning to golf, attends gym and yoga, enjoys live performances, draws, paints, knits, crochets, sews, loves poetry, reading, nature and keeping up with politics. Linda is currently working on illustrating a children’s book for a friend.
The artwork featured at top is Hidden Reflections, mixed media
Art, craft, cooking, and nature was woven into my decades-long career, working with children and families in California. My training in Early Childhood Education taught me to value the process of learning, over the end product, and today I strive to support individuals of all ages, so they may feel competence and joy in their creative journey.
Bruce Carrión is a 21-year-old, full-time artist located in Oceanside, California. Currently, he paints his visions, dreams and messages that are translated from the universe to create unique, textural and expressionistic pieces. He also specializes in portrait painting, with colors influenced by individual auras. Bruce Carrion taught at Art Adventures in 2015-17 and worked as a Teacher’s Aide at Mira Costa College during 2016-17. He currently works from his home studio and teaches at Studio Ace in Oceanside, teaching mixed-media classes for teens.
More of his work can be seen here on Instagram @rosetonedream
Painting, above: Me. A Work in Progress,
Acrylic on canvas
Margaret Chiaro was born in York, Pennsylvania. She attended the University of Arizona to graduate with a cum laude BFA and then went on to attain her MFA from the New York Academy of Art, a graduate school of figurative art.
She has exhibited nationally in a variety of galleries across the country in both solo and group exhibitions.
She currently resides in Oceanside, California and is a working artist, art teacher and yoga instructor.
"My goal is to best portray the subject's individuality while engulfing the viewer in a an emotionally charged specific moment. I love duality and opposition, balance over symmetry, and the idea of shared energy."
Her personal work and resume can be seen at www.margaretchiaro.com
Painting, above: Be Careful What You Wish For: Drowning in Money
Oil on canvas
24" H x 48" W
As well as being an Arts Instructor, Corinna Stocker is an artist, mom and yoga instructor. Art has been an inspiration since childhood when she nurtured a love of cartooning and all things Disney.
She continued her art study in college where she focused on drawing, printmaking, photography and painting, earning a Bachelor in Fine Art from New Mexico State University. Her experience has given her a love of bringing people of all ages together through art.
After college, art played a major part in her curriculum as a daycare center director and bringing kids together to experience stories and art at Oceanside Museum of Art as well as Sanderling School before joining Studio ACE in 2018.
Ann Hoehn is an independent art history lecturer with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bowdoin College and a Master of Arts degree from the University of Memphis. She has served as an adjunct professor of art history at the University of San Diego and John Paul University, as well as steered the Adult Lecture Program at Oceanside Museum of Art and the Timken Museum of Art.