Meet the instructors

Tracy Thring Artist/Instructor

I have spent all my life exploring and enjoying the arts, having attended several art programs including computer animation and fine arts at O.U.C. In 2004  I owned and operated a gift shop and art gallery where I sold my paintings and taught art and educational programs to children. My mission was to share an awareness for endangered species and help local artists to share  their talents in the community. At present I am working on a body of fine art paintings instructing and working on a children’s book. I have explored many mediums including Acrylic, pastels, charcoal, ink and alcohol-based pens and oil. I have done many commissioned works of art  throughout my journey and look forward to a amazing future with my clients and friends. I am ultimately a storyteller at heart and love to encourage others to explore their own creative path whatever that may be. For me, art is the language of the heart.  My paintings are a window into my many passions, my faith my love of the planet and it's amazing creatures, my playful imaginative side and my deep respect and love for my family and friends and acquaintances.

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Artist and Mother Melissa Parent

Melissa grew up around a love of the arts. She has a attention for detail and passion for producing quality products. She is the owner and artist behind "Missymousekatears" a creator of  hand painted Disney inspired ears and gift ware. Melissa is a mother of two children and is looking forward to a course in computer animation in the coming years.