Brandon Howell

Brandon Howell is a potter, an art educator, and all around lover of creative expression through a variety of artistic mediums. Brandon received his BA from Louisiana College and his Masters Degree focusing in ceramics from Texas A&M Commerce in 2009.  Since then he has taught art, including internationally, and is currently teaching elementary art in Allen ISD.  Brandon is still creating both functional and sculptural works in clay, when he’s not chasing his five kids around.  You can check out more about Brandon at or on Facebook and contact him at  

Stephanie Kaminer

Stephanie Kaminer received her bachelors in Art Education with an emphasis in Ceramics from the University of South Carolina where she has lived the majority of her life. She taught five years at the high school level in Columbia, SC. The summer of 2015, her and her husband moved to Dallas, Texas where she started teaching elementary art in McKinneyISD and is now teaching at Allen High School. She considers herself a constant learner and loves discovering new art techniques and processes. She's excited to focus on teaching pottery and hand building techniques here with you at the McKinney Art House. She can be contacted via email at

Wendolin Mercado

Wendolin is a free spirited artist from southern California. She is an award winning photographer and an accomplished craftsman with experience in leather, glass, metal working and jewelry making.

Her work has been featured in advertisements, installations, and commercial publications including many magazine covers. She has photographed Actors, performers, singers, public figures, and “lots’ and lot’s of average, normal, everyday people”, who she says are all beautiful to her… “every single one of them!”.   Wendolin brings to the table an abundance of materials experience which she loves to share with her students in her own creative style. Her classes are relaxed, fun and filled to the brim with practical information.

Email contact:   Wendolin Mercado

Text contact:  214-578-9396

Tim Bednar

Tim Bednar is a retired firefighter and entrepreneur. After serving over 11 years as a professional firefighter in Minnesota and operating a family carwash business in Texas, he turned his attention to his love of art.

Mr. Bednar started off in functional stoneware pottery as an apprentice with Jim Young, a potter and teacher, at thirteen. He has also worked as a commercial artist and designer and created art in the fields of painting and drawing, ceramics and pottery, stained glass and residential building design and construction.

Mr. Bednar has been active in art associations and Public Art Boards. Tim currently enjoys teaching adult evening classes at the Art House on Monday and Tuesday evenings.

Renee Wrenwood

My art is an expression of my inner guidance, my love of the natural world and my pure joy in creating.
I work predominately in transparent watercolor. I have always been drawn to the luminescence and freshness of works in this medium. I love the unpredictability; the way the paint mixes with the water and takes on a life of its own.
Though watercolor is my first love, I feel drawn to experience other media, as well. I follow my muse where it may lead me…
I have found that creating is as necessary to me as eating or breathing. When I am immersed in art, I am at one with the universe

Renee F. Wrenwood is a prize winning local watercolorist and art instructor. She loves the medium is happiest with a loaded brush in hand. Email me or visit my website at

Noriko DeWitt

Noriko DeWitt is an award-winning colored pencil artist who first began her journey in art with oil and acrylic as a teenager. Born in Japan, Noriko spent her youth living overseas where she developed a love and appreciation of global cultures, art and music. Her artwork has been recognized both locally and internationally for its attention to detail, realism and creative composition style. She has been actively sharing her knowledge and techniques through art classes, art publications and online tutorials, encouraging and inspiring fellow artists from around the world. Her work can be viewed at her website, and on Facebook at Noriko's Art Page. Many of Noriko's work and tutorials are featured in leading art publications. To contact or for more info, please email Noriko at or use contact form.

Find Noriko on Social Media! 

YouTube: @Noriko DeWitt

Facebook: @NorikoDeWittArt

Instagram: @NorikoDeWitt


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Nancy Rosenberg

Award-winning mosaic artist Nancy Rosenberg teaches both adults and kids in lively, interesting classes.


Beginning Mosaic (March 2018)

This is an ideal class for beginners. We will cover substrates, tools, adhesives, design elements, color theory in mosaic, and grout. Students will complete one 5 x 7 mosaic by the end of the month.

Class will be held at the McKinney Art House on Kentucky Street on Tuesdays from 11-1. Class dates are March 6, 13, 20 and 27. Cost is $80, and all materials and supplies are included.


Beginning Mosaic (April 2018)

This is an ideal class for beginners. We will cover substrates, tools, adhesives, design elements, color theory in mosaic, and grout. Students will complete one 5 x 7 mosaic by the end of the month.

Class will be held at the McKinney Art House on Kentucky Street on Tuesdays from 11-1. Class dates are April 3, 10, 17, and 24. Cost is $80, and all materials and supplies are included.

Lynne Hubner

"Life is short. Embrace what has been given and celebrate. My work has been described as'visual haiku'."
Lynne Hubner MFA Printmaking University of North Texas. President of the North Texas Printmakers Guild, Instructor at Ghost Ranch Abiquiu NM, Member of the Women Printmakers of Austin and the Baren Forum an organization of International relief printmaking artists. She is an active lecturer and workshop presenter in the US. Her work is exhibited in numerous university and private collections. Lynne is represented by Orisons Gallery in McKinney and the Davis and Blevins Gallery in St Jo TX. Contact email: or visit for the latest happenings.

About Trish Poupard

Trish Poupard is a transparent watercolor artist and has been painting in watercolor for 10 years with numerous acceptanaces into national and international exhibitions with several awards won. She spent 17 years as a successful clothing designer in Los Angeles, CA. She lives north of Dallas, Texas and relocated from California in 2015.  Learning watercolor techniques from local classes and watercolor workshops, she honed her photorealism techniques to create seascapes, skyscapes, cityscapes, figures and botanical themed paintings from photos she takes herself. She being a purist, utilizes only transparent watercolor on 100% cotton paper and never uses white paint or non-transparent materials or techniques. Her intention is only to represent a piece of realistic beauty through transparent watercolor. Her paintings can be found in private collections as well as juried exhibitions nationally and internationally.

To view her portfolio of her current work  see below visit  online at

You can contact by email: Text: 626-862-9869

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Chloe Closeup Chloe Closeup.   Freckeled Angel Honorable Mention


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Jennifer Burke

Jennifer Burke discovered her passion for clay over ten years ago when she took a pottery class at the Art House. Since then she has continued to work in clay; developing her skills through workshops, classes, and many hours of studio practice. She maintains a private studio space and her work is available locally at The LAST Art Gallery in downtown McKinney and on line through her Etsy shop. Her work is in homes throughout the United States, Canada, England, Switzerland, and Australia thanks to her Etsy site.

She enjoys teaching pottery classes - focusing on the basic skills of wheel throwing and hand building for beginners - and encouraging students to select their own projects while guiding them to develop and incorporate more advanced skills and techniques as they progress.

One of the things she enjoys about teaching ceramics is how much we can learn about ourselves and the natural world from working with clay. To make a mug the potter learns to consider the intended user, their size, their proportions - big fingers need a bigger handle, and so on. The process of designing and making a pot becomes a way of developing and enhancing problem solving skills. Skills that will help the student in all areas of their life.

Jennifer’s work can be viewed on Facebook at or on Instagram @jenniferburkepottery. Jennifer is an active member of SPARC (St Peters Artist Run Community), serves on the 2018 McKinney Artist’s Studio Tour planning committee, and is an active volunteer potter with McKinney Empty Bowls.   Jennifer  teaches pottery classes on Thursday evenings and Friday mornings.

Iwona Staszewski

I teach art classes for 11-adult and 6-11 years old

Take the step in your artistic journey. With Iwona's classes, you can explore a range of art topics, from drawing to painting. Whether you’re looking for art classes for beginners or you’re already an experienced artist, you can take your skills to the next level. Professional instruction, individual projects as well an encouraging and relaxing atmosphere, will lead you to success.
Classes are small and space is limited to provide individual attention to each student. Classes for adults as well as children are available.


For class openings, private lessons, or try out a class

please contact

or text 469-454-8555


Iwona graduated from a Teacher's College in Poland, Europe. She was teaching children for several years until she moved to the USA. She got her degree in Graphic Design at the Collin County Community College. Fulfilling her passion, she studies art with different mentors that inspire her work even more. Her passion is teaching art which she fulfills through her work and creating art projects. Her art sells online to clients all over the world. You can check out her Online Store.

Iwona's artwork has been featured on the front covers of several published books. Additionally, thanks to Ivona's art mentorship, her students have excelled in their talents and even achieved awards at local and state levels. 

"This is a great place for all types of art as it has several options for my daughter and has various options for adults as well. My daughter has been going there to take Iwona's painting class regularly for over 3 years now and my daughter loves going there. Her artwork now has won her several awards at school( ISD) and other art events." - Jayant Panicker

"My daughter LOVES Miss Iwona, and so do I! She is a warm, kind, inspiring, patient, supportive, fun art teacher. She always provides a great environment for kids to feel happy and safe to explore their inner artist, allowing them to blossom their creative impulses into powerful works of art. There's lots of variety in projects, subjects, materials within the context of really teaching the kids how to illustrate (drawing and painting mainly). I highly recommend trying out a class with Miss Ivona if your child is wanting to do more art."-Gemma Eisenberg


COVID-19 Notice: Masks are highly encouraged, but not required in my classes. It's up to each individual student. If requested by a student or parent, I can wear a mask during the class.

Ivona teaches several children Drawing and Painting classes and Homeschool classes during the week.

For art class registration information, please follow this link at Art Class Registration Info

To contact for other information, please email Iwona at


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