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Our Teaching Artists

The wonderful world of art starts with our outstanding Teaching Artists, many award winning and some nationally recognized in their specialized field. We are an art collective with a community of artists,  many running his/her own classes. This allows our teaching artists to grow in their field and continue to work in the art community. Please contact the  artists directly for class information and to sign-up.

Ivona Staszewski

Ivona Staszewski

Iwona teaches several children Drawing and Painting classes and Homeschool class during the week.Iwona Staszewski Ivona graduated from a Teacher's College in Poland, Europe.
Wendolin Mercado

Wendolin Mercado

Wendolin is an award winning photographer and craftsman with a passion for sharing her knowledge and experience.
Jennifer Burke

Jennifer Burke

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 Burke discovered her passion for clay over ten years ago when she took a pottery class at the Art House.
Jennifer Hale

Jennifer Hale

Jennifer Hale is a life-long learner and insatiable maker. The seed for pottery was planted many years ago in a college pottery class, but she didn’t return to it until taking a class with her daughter at the McKinney Art House. Now she is doubly blessed in having the opportunity to share what she loves with others so they, too, can enjoy creating with clay.
Cate Robbins

Cate Robbins

Drawing & Painting with Cate is an academic art class that equips students with skills and techniques to create all types of drawing and painting and to find their individual expressive style.
Nidhi Sood

Nidhi Sood

Nidhi taught in public school for many years before following my passion to teach art to children. Her events and classes focus on using one’s imagination and bringing the inner artist out.
Lisa LaBarge

Lisa LaBarge

Lisa has offered classes in ceramics as an independent instructor for several years, before opening The McKinney Art Studio & Gallery in downtown McKinney in 2015. Around 2020 during COVID-19 time, she moved the studio to Celina and renamed it “Mrs. Potts’ Place”, where she continued to teach and create until December 2023.

Melissa Peterson

Melissa Peterson

Melissa most enjoys creating functional pottery on the wheel and continues the lifelong process of growing her skills at this beautiful art form. Now, she is excited to share the art of creating with clay, and her love of the creative process, with the students at the McKinney Art House Pottery Studio.

Bob Trupin

Bob Trupin

Bob Trupin is a Sculptor, an art educator, Athletic Director, and all around lover of creative expression through a variety of artistic mediums.

Alex Macias

Alex Macias

Alex presents her refined pottery forms with precision in thrown details, lids, and shapes. Today, Alex runs her ceramics business, All Fired Up, teaches at the McKinney Art House, and sells at the local Farmer’s Market, LAST Art Gallery, and Mila Delfin.
Mary Cobine

Mary Cobine

 After  over 10 years of studying, both here at the McKinney Art House and with other instructors,  Mary wanted to share what she has known and decided it was time to jump into teaching. She teaches weekly classes, private lessons and also hosts fun one time pottery experience classes on Saturdays.

Renee Wrenwood

Renee Wrenwood

Reneeis a prize winning local watercolorist and art instructor. She loves the medium is happiest with a loaded brush in hand.she has always been drawn to the luminescence and freshness of works in this medium.
Lynne Hubner

Lynne Hubner

Lynne Hubner has MFA Printmaking University of North Texas. She os 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
Noriko DeWitt

Noriko DeWitt

Noriko is a Colored Pencil Class instructor and internationally recognized award-winning artist whose art and tutorials have been featured in leading art publications.
Olivia Staszewski

Olivia Staszewski

Olivia has been drawing since the age she could hold a pencil. This passion has continued for her through the ages to where she is now. Olivia is currently a college student who is working towards a career to be an artist in entertainment which includes the video game and animation industry.

Map & Directions

We are located 2 blocks North of the McKinney Square & Next to the Roy and Helen Hall Public Library at 502 N Kentucky St McKinney Texas 75069. Near  McKinney Dowtown.