Yakima Maker Space is proud to work with a network of instructors with a diverse array of knowledge in various forms of art and craft. Do you have something you'd like to teach? We are always looking for new partners to help us in our mission to COLLABORATE, EDUCATE, and CREATE. Email firstname.lastname@example.org and start a conversation about joining our team. Some of your questions might be answered in our Instructor's FAQs.
Painting (Acrylic & Oil), Clay & Ceramics
Amanda is a self-taught painter, though she has supplemented her own learning with classes in various techniques. She has trained for four years in ceramics and loves to work in that medium. She also dabbles in printmaking, jewelry and other crafts. Her work has been shown in local galleries and events around the Yakima area.
Jewlery Making, Bezel soldering
Linda learned to spin while spending long hours caring for her mother. To keep herself occupied, she bought a spinning wheel and some fiber and taught herself the craft, and a true love of the art took hold. She is involved in the local and regional fiber community, teaching, giving advice, and rehabilitating neglected spinning wheels. She also raises alpaca for fiber.
Marie has been knitting independently for 8 years and selling her knitwear locally for 6 years. She caught the teaching bug several years ago after participating in a knitwear demonstration for high schoolers. Knitting is her favorite hobby and when she is not teaching, she is always looking to learn new techniques.
Bow Making, Leather and Wood-working
Myron teaches traditional bow making as well as leather working classes.