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MEET OUR TEACHERS

All of our teachers bring valuable experience and dedication to the classroom. We work on bringing the best individualized educational experience. We keep our class sizes small so that our instructors can work with each student one on one.

Our incredible team is truly the heart of Art Haus. It’s their dedication, passion and artistic talent that keeps students invested in the learning process. Take a look below to learn more about the team.

 
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STEPHANIE HILLMAN

Owner
Children's Pottery/Art Teacher
Adult Pottery Teacher

Stephanie is an artist and owner of Art Haus in Salt Lake City. She specializes in watercolor, pottery, and fine arts design as well as art education for both children and adults. Stephanie studied fine arts at the Petersen’s Art Center in Salt Lake City for 13 years and was a children’s art instructor there for 10 years before opening Art Haus in 2016.

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HB HADFIELD

Studio Assistant / Receptionist
Adult Pottery Teacher

My name is HB. I am the receptionist at Art Haus. My whole life I have been creating art. I started creating music when I was 8 and continued to pursue music until I graduated high school. While I was in college I was desperate for an art outlet so I started wheel throwing to fulfill an art credit and I have been hooked ever since. Art Haus is the perfect place to make art and make friends. Art Haus is such a wonderful community and I am so excited to join the Art Haus team.

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LINDSAY MCBRIDE

Children's Pottery Teacher

I grew up in Arizona and Colorado and have since lived all over the country. I have loved and been interested in art my entire life. When I am actively creating, whether it be painting, drawing, photography, or molding something out of clay, I am a happier and a more balanced person. What I love even more is when I get to create art with my four sweet children! I received formal training at the Kansas City Art Institute and at BYU-Hawaii. When my oldest child was starting school years ago I realized quickly that my kids wouldn’t enjoy the same art education I had during my formative years unless I found it outside of their schools or, better yet, taught them myself. I began teaching community art classes for children and adults years ago and have loved watching as my young students grow into magnificent artists and as my adult students discover a love for artistic expression. I am passionate about teaching art because it inspires confidence in all aspects of life.

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JESS BELNAP

Adult Pottery Teacher

Hi! I’m Jessica, and I teach Try It Out Pottery Classes. Full disclosure: I’m a huge nerd about clay! I started working with clay in high school as a sophomore, then took the advanced class as a senior. My school didn’t have wheels, though, and I started throwing in 2008 as an adult. I haven’t stopped since! All the dishes in my house are handmade, and my work is spread throughout the country. I’ve sold pottery to Etsy customers in almost every US state since 2018, and my large family gets pottery for every gift-giving occasion. In 2020 I completed a 20-piece commission project for a film series that premiers sometime in 2022, so I’ll soon be a credited artist on a movie production! There’s a pottery wheel on my patio (three stories up), and at least one bucket of clay that needs to be recycled in my living room at any given moment. The pottery studio is my happy place, and I’m so glad to be here!

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CREELYSSA BELNAP

Adult Pottery Teacher

I am a pottery instructor at Art Haus in Salt Lake City. I have practiced oil painting, printmaking, welding and ceramics. You can visit my website at creelyssabelnap.wordpress.com.
I started doing pottery in high school, I struggled with the wheel but found a love for hand building. I always had an interest in the arts starting with music at a young age. 
After high school I withdrew myself from art. Only when I found myself at Weber State University, in 2014 I found myself back exploring the visual arts. After encouragement from a professor I changed my major to the fine arts, and I finally learned how to throw, and I spent most of my semester helping the new students with their first week of throwing and friends who didn’t trust themselves on the wheel. While being a student, I have worked in an art gallery as an assistant, and as the director of the Shepherd Union Art Gallery. I graduated from the program in 2018, after having many work experiences in the pottery studio at Weber State.
I have always found pottery to be meditative and relaxing. It is something I hope to pass on to my students.

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LISA MACE SCOVILLE

Adult Pottery Teacher

I have studied and practiced ceramics since high school. I was grateful to live near and attend Utah State University, which has one of the best ceramics programs in the west. It was there that my love for functional ceramics was redefined as I studied various clay bodies and firing techniques. I take inspiration from the natural forms and textures I see in the world around me to use in my work. In the last year I've had the new opportunity to teach ceramics classes at Arthaus and it's been amazing to interact with the students and artists as we learn from each other.

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ANNE MARTINEAU

Workshop Instructor/ Studio Assistant

I am a ceramic artist and teacher. I have been creating wheel thrown ceramics on and off since 1993. I enjoy creating beautifully thrown functional forms in stoneware and porcelain. I’m particularly in love with surface decorations; in adding that extra depth, texture and interest to my pieces.

I get a lot of joy and satisfaction teaching new potters at the wheel and teaching experienced potters about decorations techniques. This fall I will be teaching a 6 week course in surface decorations for the fourth time.

I believe community is so important and I choose to make my community in the company of the creative, artistic, interesting, warm people who have found a home at Arthaus.

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NATASHA LEBARON

Children's Cartooning Teacher

I studied animation and illustration at UVU and SLCC and have been drawing my whole life. For me, cartooning is the strongest medium in communicating powerful stories and dynamic characters. I thoroughly enjoy abstracting bodies and environments to create intriguing visual stories. I currently have a small art business where I sell commissions and my own designs! When I'm not drawing you can finding me climbing a mountain with my little family, teaching yoga, or talking somebody's ear off about yoga.

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EMILY RIVES

Children's Pottery/Art Teacher

Emily Rives is a Fine Artist originally from Texas, who has been making art since she could hold a paint brush. She received her BFA from Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, FL, where she was the studio monitor for the woodshop and sculpture studio. In Florida, Emily worked at the Crossley Gallery as the Co-Director, and later taught middle school art (grades 6-8) in Orlando. Emily has exhibited in almost two dozen exhibitions, and has been published in magazines and newspapers, most recently Voyage Magazine. She recently relocated here to Salt Lake City, where she is continuing her studio practice of constructing blueprints of architectural spaces she has occupied, and simplifying them to the point where they can no longer fulfill their intended purpose if constructed three dimensionally. She does this through using materials often thought of as fragile and feminine, such as embroidery, weaving, and drawing, and merging them with images of hard, sturdy, man-made buildings to challenge our position in space, and raise the question of how the human body, and the physical space in which it resides, inform one another. 

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ALEXIS RAUSCH

Adult Oil/Acrylic Painting Teacher
Adult Drawing Teacher

Alexis is an internationally exhibited multidisciplinary artist specializing in oil painting and material studies, with a particular emphasis in the human figure. She received a BFA from the University of Utah and has studied classical techniques from the Hein Atelier and with Grand Central Atelier drawing instructor, Colleen Barry. Alexis has taught classes at the Bountiful Davis Art Center and Weber State University, and is excited to be joining the Art Haus team. 

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NATALIE GARZA

Adult Watercolor/Gouache Teacher

Natalie is an interdisciplinary artist who grew up in the mountains of Colorado. Graduating with a BA in Studio arts and psychology from the University of Colorado Boulder, with her specialty
being in oil painting, acrylic, gouache, and wheel throwing. She has been working as a freelance artist and teacher in Salt Lake City for the past year. She has worked with Art Access Utah as a
drawing mentor in their partners program, as well as a teaching artist for elementary age kids in a non-traditional classroom setting. Natalie’s personal portfolio focuses on abstract figure and
portrait work, as well as color theory and expression in a bold and expressive style.

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CHYNA JOHNSTON

Children's Art Teacher

Hello! My name is Chyna I am an artist in Salt Lake City and I specialize in watercolors, oil and digital design. I have been creating art as long as I can remember and it has been my one constant passion over the years. If I am not currently creating I am thinking about my next project. I have been teaching for over 8 years now and really love to help others grow skills in something I am so passionate about. I am so excited to be part of Art Haus!