Educators 2019

We are so excited to have all these educators for our final 2019 HOOT Convention. Thank you to you all for supporting us!
We have 98 classes and 52 educators.

Here they are:

Lynne Andrews, Carolyn Bacon, David Bailey, Maureen Baker, Bobbie Campbell, Tami Carmody, Jeanne Collick, Debbie Cotton, Nina Daniels, Gini Deaton, Lynne Deptula, Judy Diephouse, Vilma Fabretti, Carmela Favre, Lina Ferrara, Jill Fitzhenry, Wendy Goldberg, Holly Hanley, Kathi Hanson, Donna Harcourt, Belinda Harris, Chris Haughey, Kelly Hunt, Anne Hunter, Louise Jackson, Tricia Joiner, Catherine Bonnie Jones, Tom Jones, Marlene Kreutz, Pat Lentine, Arlene Linton, Georgia Magarrell, Sandy McTier, Mark Menendez, Fran Mittelstet, Tina Sue Norris, Mark Polomchak, Lori Puszakowski-Schmidt, Judy Ribitch, Sonja Richardson, Cheri Rol, Laurie Speltz, Carol Spohn, Lydia Steeves, Pamela Stevens, Patty Stouffer, Lisbeth Stull, Maxine Thomas, Rebecca Trimble, Beth Wagner, Robert Warren, and Judy Westegaard-Jenkins

Sadly, two educators have had to pull out – Marianne Andreazza, and just recently, on March 21st, Sandi Strecker. We are so sad to lose them at this final HOOT Convention.

Photos and bios of the 2019 educators are found below.  We will highlight 5 to 6 educators at a time from April until our July Convention.  Please keep checking back to learn more about these fabulous people!!

2019 Educators
Tricia Joiner
Tricia has taught seminar, convention, and online decorative painting classes for over 40 years in the U.S., Canada, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, and Europe. Her publications include five books, numerous articles and hundreds of instructional packets. As a teacher, she is known for breaking complicated painting techniques into understandable steps while maintaining the traditions of the original style. She established a Zhostovo Certification Program and online introductory class to maintain the traditional techniques and is the recognized American authority on that style. Tricia is currently preparing two major exhibits of Zhostovo and Palekh painting for the Museum of Russian Icons (Clinton, MA) in 2019 and 2020. In her attempts to understand the traditional art forms and connect the artists of Russia and America, Tricia has made 20 trips to Russia and led five home-stay programs bringing artists from Russia to America and Americans to Russia, opening doors and changing lives for many. Tricia hopes to help the students in this class gain an appreciation for the authentic techniques of this unquestionably beautiful style and leave the class excited, inspired, and confident.

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Classes at HOOT:
Wednesday 7/17 121D
Bonnie Jones
Bonnie was born and grew up on the Golden Isles of Georgia. Her love for nature has inspired her to paint in watercolors. She also loves to paint watercolor batik. While Bonnie is mostly self taught she has studied under several well-known artists, as well as attending Crealde School of Art in Winter Park, Florida. Her works have been accepted in the Florida Watercolor Society and the St Augustine Wild Life Show. Her beautiful paintings are displayed in several galleries and her collectors come from all over to purchase her works. Bonnie spends much of her time traveling and teaching workshops. She will travel to your area for two to five-day workshops. Contact her to schedule a fun and informative workshop.

Contact Bonnie:

Classes at HOOT:
Tuesday 7/16 771D
Tom Jones
Tom began painting at an early age and has had many years of study, some with well known artists. Two of Tom’s favorite western artists are Thomas Moran and Charles M. Russell. A resident of Central Florida, Tom has been commissioned by government agencies, corporations, environmental groups, clubs and private collectors. In answer to popular demand, he typically produces his watercolor landscapes in a series of three or five paintings around a specific theme. His art can be found internationally in many private and corporate collections, including commissioned paintings displayed in the Florida State Capitol Building, Walt Disney World Corporation, the Omni Corporation and Museums. Tom’s work has been featured in many books, magazine articles, posters and brochures. Tom shares his passion for art and love of nature with students of varying skill levels through international workshops, demonstrations, instructional watercolor books and DVDs.

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Classes at HOOT:
Tuesday 7/16 766C
Wednesday 7/17 766D
Marlene Kreutz, CDA
Marlene was born and raised in Minnesota and has been interested in drawing and painting all of her life. One of her greatest thrills comes from creating something new and seeing it come to life. In the early 80's she took her first painting classes and later started teaching and designing her first instructional packets. She has designed well over 300 packets. In addition to her own line of pattern packets, she has published many magazine articles and has authored and co-authored numerous decorative painting books. This would not have been possible without the support of her husband of fifty years. After raising two wonderful boys, they now have the time to devote to Marlene's decorative painting. She is a member of the Society of Decorative Painters and earned her Certified Decorative Artist award in 2004. Marlene is a member of two local chapters; Twin Cites Decorative Artist Guild and Prairie Flowers Decorative Painters. She travel teaches all across the country at national and regional conventions as well as chapter seminars sharing her techniques and knowledge. Marlene's favorite painting medium is acrylic. She is a DecoArt Helping Hand Artist. Most of her recent work has been done in DecoArt Americana acrylics. Her style is unique in that she combines layers of floated color, dry brushing and stippling to create a realistic effect. Her favorite subject matter has always been flowers, but has included many birds, fish and whimsical designs. As of late she has added pen, ink and pencil shading to her designs and finds it to be a very relaxing form of art. With this technique she has created pattern packets and authored two books; Marlene's Ink Creations and Marlene's Ink Therapy. Marlene enjoys sharing her patterns and designs so that others may create beautiful projects.

Contact Marlene:

Classes at HOOT:
Monday 7/15 114A
Wednesday 7/17 114B
Pat Lentine, CPSA
Pat is originally from the Chicago area, but has lived in Florida since 1987. She teaches acrylic, colored pencil, watercolor, and oil, having taught all levels of artists since 1991. In addition to teaching locally, she travel teaches and teaches at conventions. She is a signature member of the Colored Pencil Society of America. Pat lives with her husband, Bill in New Smyrna Beach, FL. Much of her time is taken up with her three children and their families. She has seven grandchildren.

Contact Pat:

Classes at HOOT:
Monday 7/15 363A
Tuesday 7/16 363F
Thursday 7/18 363C
Arlene Linton
In her travels throughout Europe and Australia, Arlene has taken numerous decorative arts and painting classes to help her become a better painter and teacher. While exploring museums and antique shops she became interested in the history of lace and fascinated with the beauty of lace. As a result, she has developed unique and teachable techniques to design and paint a delicate lace-look that appeals to all painters…from the beginner to the most experienced. Arlene’s first class was in 1989 and she knew then that she was hooked and someday wanted to teach. She currently teaches weekly classes in her home studio, travel teaches nationally about ten times each year, teaches internationally one or two times each year, and also teaches at several national painting conferences. With experience in various painting techniques and knowledge of current products, Arlene enjoys sharing what she has learned with others. Using her giftedness in teaching and encouragement, she believes that anyone can experience the fun of decorative painting!

Contact Arlene:

Classes at HOOT:
Tuesday 7/16 346A
Wednesday 7/17 346C