about us

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Katie Mielens is an art educator and mixed media artist interested in art museum education and community programming. She earned her Bachelors in Studio Art, Art History, and Museum Studies from Central Michigan University in 2015, and since then has worked with youth in a variety of places, such as: art, children's, and science/technology museums, schools, after-school programs, and summer camps. In 2018, she moved to Seattle and currently works as a Museum Educator and Teaching Artist at the Tacoma Art Museum. The thing she loves most about working with youth is using art as a means of social/emotional learning and empowerment. kmielens.weebly.com 


 

Jenna Spinei is a Seattle based performer, educator, choreographer and movement therapist, who has worked in Ireland, England and the United States. She received a Movement Science BS from the University of Michigan School of Kinesiology and an MA Dance Movement Psychotherapy from Goldsmiths, University of London, England. She has performed with numerous dance companies and has choreographed and instructed dance since 2008. Jenna also facilitates group and individual dance movement psychotherapy, as well as movement and creative arts workshops. Her mission is to empower, inform and inspire individuals and communities through dance, movement and the arts. www.jennaspinei.com


 

Nina Vichayapai is an artist and educator whose work and life celebrates diversity and culture. Her work has been shown in galleries, community spaces, and in residencies across the West Coast. She brings her love of the arts and enthusiasm to her work with students. She works and volunteers with local museums where she shares inclusive perspectives on the arts and history. She was born in Bangkok, Thailand and grew up in the Seattle Area. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the California College of the Arts.


 


Rashmi Gupta 

I have a keen interest in art and painting, and am experienced in using a variety of artistic media. I hold a Bachelor of Arts with Economics honors, as well as Art Instructor Certification and 4 years Senior Diploma in Painting. I continue to take painting and drawing classes at the American Academy of Fine Arts and Michaels, and a frequent volunteer in children’s art classes at Cherry Crest School. I take a few private commissions, specializing in oil paintings on canvas. A digital Portfolio of some of my artworks is available online at  http://bit.ly/RashmiArts

I love kids and love the idea of doing something different each day while making a difference. I find innocence, creativity, love, inspiration and so much more among kids. I also enjoy inspiring others to improve wellness and commit to long-term health and fitness goals. I'm a certified Yoga Instructor with advanced training in Yoga from Patanjali, International Yoga Foundation and Diploma in Naturopathy & Yoga. Also skilled in Acupressure Points and Massage Treatment. I am from a small town 'Hazaribag' in INDIA and have been living in the Seattle area for the last 8 years with my husband and two kids.

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Simone Bruyere Fraser

Simone Bruyere Fraser began her artistic work as a ballet dancer for ten years in a company in New York. She branched into acting and dramatic work, and received her bachelor's in a double degree in drama and dance from the University of Washington. She expanded into writing and multimedia arts communication in her master's degree in Communications from Ithaca College, and Cornell University. She has been in numerous theater productions both for dance and acting, commercials, television, film, print work, and music videos in Los Angeles, New York, and Washington state.

Her mission is to use the divine power of artistic expression to nurture global healing and positive transformation.

www.SimoneBruyereFraser.com

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Mary Kuper is a born and raised Seattleite with a penchant for creative storytelling. She graduated from Whitman College in 2018 with a degree in Film and Media Studies and minors in English and Creative Writing, and has experience teaching creative arts to middle schoolers and preschool aged kids alike at institutions such as Lakeside School, Bright Horizons, and Walla Walla Public Schools. Though her heart lies in the world of film production, Mary also loves to craft and spark kids’ imaginations—her favorite book, “Not a Stick” by Antoinette Portis, highlights how a little pig uses their imagination to draw, paint, and even fight dragons. Mary’s work has been published in IO Literary Journal as well as in a variety of Whitman College publications. www.mary-kuper.com