Instructors

Bain, Loo

LOO BAIN is a multimedia artist investigating ideas of history, material, earth science and self. Upon receiving her BFA from the Art institute of Chicago Loo spent nine years in Chicago living as an artist/preparitor/framer working at various galleries including The Renaissance Society and Intuit: Institute for outsider art. In 2009 She moved to Philadelphia to pursue an MFA from Tyler School of Art.She has since taught at the Tyler School of Art and led workshops at Arrowmont School of Crafts in Gatlinburg, TN.

Bein, Susan

SUSAN BEIN is a photographer, graphic designer and teacher living in Portland, Oregon. She teaches photography, iPhoneography and the Adobe Creative Suite. Susan began photographing in the ‘60s and took classes and workshops with Ansel Adams, Minor White, Aaron Siskind and Paul Caponigro. She began using black and white film and using a darkroom, migrated to digital cameras and iPhones. She has taught Iphone photography to both adults and teens, and loves introducing students to this amazing creative tool. She has exhibited widely.

Berlin Thomas, Jason

JASON BERLIN received his BFA from Oregon Collage of Art and Craft 2013, and his MFA in Visual Studies at Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies at Pacific Northwest College of Art in 2016. Berlin works in the medium of oil painting, sculpture, installation, college, and curation. In 2016 Berlin started Stall Gallery as a curatorial project and in 2016 was awarded artist in residency at Rainmaker artist residency in Portland, Oregon. Berlin’s work has been exhibited in numerous art exhibitions in the Pacific Northwest, and in New York, France, and Vancouver BC.

Berlin, Jason

Jason Berlin is an instructor in the Studio School and studio manager in the Drawing / Painting / Foundations department at Oregon College of Art and Craft. Jason earned his MFA from Pacific Northwest College of Art in 2016 Portland, Oregon and his BFA in 2013 from Oregon College of Art and Craft Portland, Oregon. In 2016 was awarded artist in residency at Rainmaker artist residency in Portland, Oregon. Berlin’s work has been exhibited in numerous art exhibitions in the Pacific Northwest.

Bidegain, Ray

Ray Bidegain was born in Tucson, Arizona and started studying photography in high school. At age 17 he began working on weekends for a large studio that offered wedding photography to the Hispanic community in Southern Arizona. Ray graduated from Brooks Institute of Photography in 1981 and returned to Tucson to operate his own studio before moving to Portland, Oregon. After 17 years as a studio portrait photographer, Ray turned to fine art photography, eventually teaching himself the art of platinum printing and, later, wet plate collodion.

Borsuk, Andrea

Andrea Borsuk is a painter whose work explores notions of beauty and destiny. She holds an MFA from Columbia University and a BA from UC Santa Cruz. She is an Art Instructor at Cabrillo College and a Visiting Lecturer at The Oregon College of Art and Craft in Portland, Oregon. She is the 2010/2011 recipient of the Rydell Visual Arts Fellowship.

Brackett, Arielle

Arielle Brackett is a metalsmith based in Portland, Oregon. She received her BFA in metals at the Oregon College of Art and Craft in 2017. Brackett was awarded best in metals at the Colorado Gallery of the Arts in Littleton, Colorado and the Art Center of Estes Park in Estes Park, Colorado. She received two scholarships to paint in Le Barroux, France and Grand Junction, Colorado. In May 2016, Brackett was granted a Penland School of Craft scholarship and attended a glass workshop.

Brock, Charissa

Charissa Brock is a fiber artist working with bamboo, a giant grass that has been used for centuries to create baskets and other everyday objects. She integrates wood, glass, paper and thread as visual accents and structural components. Her abstract sculptures are crafted using basketry, woodworking, and fiber art techniques. In addition to her studio practice, she teaches workshops across the USA.

Brodbeck, Mary

MARY BRODBECK has studied, employed, and taught the traditional methods of Japanese woodblock printmaking since learning these techniques in Japan from Yoshisuke Funasaka in 1998. The calm aesthetic and Zen-like qualities of her landscape prints have received widespread acclaim and can be found in the permanent collections at the Hunterdon Museum, Detroit Institute of Arts, Muskegon Museum of Art, Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, and the Kalamazoo Institute of Art.