Paula has been dabbling in various forms of art and mediums through her life, and still is, now settling mainly into “Taper Mache”. Paula now cooks at Spirit Mountain casino, but previously the Delphian School, where she developed the Taper Mache technique while teaching sculpture club.

SONIA ALLEN Printmaking - Watercolor

Sonia Allen is a painter, printmaker and art educator in the Willamette Valley with Salem Art Association, Bush House Museum, Ash Creek Arts Center in Independence, and with Summer Art Camps and Family Art Days at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art in Salem. She has four sketchbooks in the Brooklyn Art Library’s Sketchbook Project, and those books can be viewed at Believing there is always something new to learn, Sonia enjoys helping students engage the arts as a means of self expression and discovery.

EVAN TAIT Musical Theater - Shakespeare

Evan Tait is an actor/director from the Portland area, and is excited to be teaching Shakespeare and Musical Theater to many students this summer! Evan has been an actor in many different stages in the Portland metro area, including Broadway Rose, Lakewood, Stumptown Stages, Portland Actors Ensemble, and more. Evan has a Bachelor of Arts in Theater Performance from Portland State University and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Western Oregon University.

JULIE JEANSEAU Collage - Ceramics

Julie is an artist and teacher who has been practicing both of these arts for 25 plus years. She holds her BA in Arts Education and her Masters in Curriculum and Instruction. She is a native northwest artist and is known for her landscapes and trees that are filled with color. Teaching is a passion and challenge that continues to motivate her own learning, as well as student projects. She currently teaches at Queen of Peace in Salem, holds private classes and works with Ash Creek Arts Center in Independence.


Rona Aspholm has been a middle school art teacher at Duniway Middle School in McMinnville for 20 years. Whenever possible, she shares her interest in the fiber arts with students and loves to see where they take it. Her personal art making centers around weaving- both tapestry and table linens

NOAH MILLER Beginning Music

Noah Miller is a Music Education student at Western Oregon University with a focus on K-12 choral and general music. He has extensive experience in teaching dance, piano, voice, music theory, and ear training. Starting in 2020, Noah has worked as a private voice and piano instructor at Northwest School of Music in Salem. This has provided him a way to further his own experience in teaching while pursuing his K-12 licensure. Noah has always loved working with all ages of people and helping them to find their true passions through the beauty of music. In 2021, he became a founding board member of Center Stage Theatrics, a nonprofit arts education organization.