Kevin and Darcy Cory / Cory Tile Art and Creative Art Center – Kevin & Darcy Cory are highly regarded as being on the cutting edge of digital art. Kevin has bridged parallel careers as a studio vocalist and songwriter with TV and movie credits, music publisher, photographer and concert piano tuner along with the privilege of working with a wide range of artists from Sir Georg Solti and the Chicago Symphony to Liberace, Oscar Peterson, Tom Petty and Stevie Wonder. As an entrepreneur, Kevin formulated and marketed Cory Keyboard Products with the most recognized piano care products worldwide and later met his wife, Darcy. Contributing her artistic talent as well as her degree in Business together they emerged in their custom tile and art studio, Cory Tile Art and Creative Art Center. Exploring new art forms will always keep the creativity flowing. Our goal is to explore, create and inspire community art as well as community spirit through creative art workshops.
Stan Carpenter / Rock Painting Instructor + Creative Director – Currently Stan Carpenter is teaching in many venues of art with a goal of encouraging young and old to let go of fears and start the journey of creativity. A blank paper can be intimidating but Stan finds a way to draw out the artist in you that was already there. From doodles to drawings from rocks to canvas he desires to get your artistic fire started. Stan’s rock painting classes are a way to come and relax and let the troubles of your day fade as you paint something fun and interesting.
Cindy Morgan / Watercolor Instructor – Cindy is a retired teacher of 30 years, 24 of which were teaching art on the elementary and middle school levels. After retiring, she worked in the after-school program teaching art as well as holding the assistant site coordinator for Oakland Elementary in Henry County, Georgia. She taught a weekly Watercolor Class at the Hobby Lobby for 7 years and has also worked with other media such as acrylic and oils but is naturally attracted to watercolors.
Watercolors are a fun and challenging medium and she enjoys painting natural subjects. As a lifelong learner of all subject areas she continues to strive and improve her craft. She believes her talent is a God-given gift and gets a great amount of satisfaction sharing her gift.
Anita Enriquez / Kid’s Art Instructor + Adult Classes in Mixed Media Workshop – While fueled by her passion to keep learning, creating and encouraging as a home school mom of three daughters, Anita also delights in bringing others together to enjoy a moment and think outside the box to express their own unique artistic potential.
She believes that enjoying an Art moment is like taking time to “pause” and allow that moment to help us appreciate life. Art has been her saving grace since childhood and she has been inspired by the ocean, nature and various textures of her surroundings. Intrigued by the exciting process of various mixed media techniques to recycle, up-cycle and create new purposes for everyday found items. She is truly thankful for the opportunity to encourage others to discover what brings them joy in their art journey.
Phyllis Doyon / Doyon Studio + Gallery – Phyl has lived in Camarillo since 1973 with her husband, Carl and they have two children and many grandchildren. A graduate of Oxnard College, she studied abstract concept with internationally known James Jarvaise and workshops with nationally known artists such as Robert E. Wood, Gerald Brommer, Stephen Quiller, Katherine Chang Lui, Alex Powers, Skip Lawrence, Christopher Schink, George James and Ning Yeh.
As Board Member of the National Watercolor Society, she serves as the 4th Vice-President – Publicity and is also a member of the Collage Society of America, Channel Islands Art Center, Thousand Oaks Art Center, and Women Painters West. Soloing over forty shows, her paintings have been award winners at numerous exhibitions and are in various private and corporate collections throughout the U.S. as well as collections in England, Canada, France, Mexico and Greece.
Phyllis works with both children and adults and has been teaching for thirty years. Classes are held several times a week and workshops are available in her spacious studio in Camarillo, CA and art associations locally as well as outside the area. As a popular demonstrator, juror and workshop teacher, she works throughout California and Nevada and represents numerous artists at the Doyon Studio & Gallery in Camarillo, CA.
Her Artist Statement: “I have always loved to work with watercolor and water media, enjoying the vibrant colors and flow of the paint. Committing to bold color early in the painting keeps the work clean and transparent. This is what gives watercolor its sparkle and life. Watercolor is meant to be spontaneous and I often “attack” the paper with color. It is natural for me to paint with this medium and I am fascinated by the movement of wet pigment. I enjoy taking liberties with the paint. It would be boring to copy something exactly. As an artist, it is my job and my passion to find the excitement in the subject and exaggerate it. While respecting all forms of art, my preference is to paint things of beauty. I guess that is why I love to paint flowers.
Using a variety of techniques and working with different tools and materials is a must for personal growth. Come join us to find your own personal development!
Rebecca Zavala / Kids Art Instructor – Rebecca is a homeschool mom of two little people and has always wanted to be an art teacher. Her dream came true when she began teaching a fine arts class at her son’s co-op to 3rd through 12th graders. It was so much fun and so rewarding that as soon as she was invited to teach at the Creative Art Center she jumped right in.
She holds an AA in Multimedia Digital Design and Fine Arts, has always loved drawing, painting, sewing, and anyway to create with her hands. In the past she enjoyed painting murals for local businesses, creating websites and running her own wedding decorating business. Art is a part of life and part of God’s creation. She loves teaching others how to enjoy it and how to be confident.
Karrie Latimer / Jewelry & Craft Instructor – Karrie is great with people and enjoys helping others create a unique piece of art they can “take home”. She creates beautiful jewelry and loves sharing the history of how it all began. Her confidence inspires others to reach out and find their own hidden talent. She is an excellent teacher and crafters truly take pleasure in her workshops.