Athenauem School of Art faculty HinckleyKevin Inman is a San Diego painter, focusing on landscape and cityscape oil paintings. Previously an abstract artist, Inman often works outdoors, making intimately scaled plein air studies. These small works aim to capture the light, color, and atmosphere of a place and are used to gather information for studio works. Inman was born in Honolulu in 1980. An avid traveler and cook, Inman studied at the Universidad de Valencia, Spain, received a BA from the University of Virginia, and a MFA in painting from Radford University.  


Athenauem School of Art faculty Kelly

Pat Kelly is an accomplished and versatile artist known for her large-scale floral paintings in oils. Proficient in plein air, landscape and still life, she is especially admired as a colorist and for her color theory workshops. A dedicated and experienced painting instructor, her teaching method includes elements of art history, classical painting technique, and color theory. Pat received a BA in Visual Art from UCSD and currently maintains a studio in Ramona. She teaches painting classes and workshops at the Athenaeum and The Art Center in Ramona and is represented by Santa Ysabel Art Gallery. More information is available at her website:


Athenauem School of Art faculty SchumacherSuzanne LaFrance is a San Diego based artist working in ceramics for over 40 years specializing in non-functional, sculptural ceramics with an emphasis on hand building and slab construction. Her extensive ceramic studies include advanced techniques in glazing, glaze formulation and kiln firing. She is currently studying porcelain and china painting with internationally recognized artist Nancy Benedetti. Having studied figurative sculpture for many years with SDSU professor Jess Dominguez, she has extensive experience in foundry work; casting and pouring bronze and aluminum. And, following in the footsteps of her aircraft building father, is an accomplished welder. Her works reflect her love of using method and material to create meaningful art.


Athenauem School of Art facultyMorgan Miller III is a fifth-generation San Diegan from Point Loma. He is a graduate of Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, with a BFA in Illustration. Along with Sibyl Rubottom, he organizes, sets up, and runs the Athenaeum’s Print Studio in Logan Heights. His work there includes teaching printmaking, type-setting for letterpress, linoleum block prints, and other forms of printmaking. He maintains the presses and prints various projects for the Athenaeum, as well as continuing his own art practice. Morgan appreciates the process of printmaking because of his background in illustration. With the letterpress you can connect words with pictures and print multiple copies. This makes printmaking the perfect choice for someone with a background in drawing, painting and graphic design. It is a great way to create a handmade image with type. Creating with letterpress invokes the feeling that each print is a work of art in itself.  


Athenauem School of Art faculty Mitchell

April Mitchell is a native San Diegan and third generation art teacher. She graduated with a degree in graphic design from San Diego City College, where she was selected best artist in the Illustration category of the 2013 AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts) Student Portfolio Review. Since 2010, she has privately tutored art students, and taught at Pachis and Bravo School of the Arts in Liberty Station.


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