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"The most important function of education at any level is to develop the personality of the individual and the significance of their life to themselves and others"  - Grayson Kirk
Tim Stensland           A.I.B.D.

As founder and director, Tim brings a deep passion for arts-based education and an understanding of individualized educational practices.

With over 30 years of experience in the design profession and 25 years teaching in the public education system, he offers a broad range of knowledge and diverse methods in teaching styles and insights to various learning processes.

Tim teaches Design/CAD 1 - 3,      Drawing & Painting 1 - 3 and Art Therapy 

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Verondi Havens

Verondi has been an artist and taught elementary and teens for over 35 years. She spent 15 yrs. in Botzwana, South Africa, where she started an art program at the local school and classes in other surrounding villages. In the past few years,

She has taught at the St. Thomas More Parish School and substitute teaches in Snohomish County HIgh Schools.

In addition, she is an accomplished, prolific, diverse medium artist.

Verondi teaches Painting 3 and hosts unique workshops and camps for kids.

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Estrella Ferrer

Estrella received her Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Arizona State University with an emphasis on child development and creative therapy.

She (wo)manages the on-site and on-line Crescenda Gallery and creates the marketing and media publications for The Art Farm and Crescenda Gallery.

Mark Lewis 

Mark has been on the international music scene since a teen. He has traveled and toured around the world sharing his rich, unique and amazing talents wherever he journeys. He has played with great jazz artists that include Overton Berry, Art Foxall, Dee Daniels, Dave Friesen, Clifford Jordan, Otis Finch, Steve Luceno, Richard Person, and on his most recent CD with legendary pianist George Cables. 

In his early years, he was found subbing frequently for sax stars Stan Getz and John Handy and playing with masters like Bobby Hutcherson and Randy Brecker.

A native of Bremerton, Mark is a prolific composer and masterfully fluent on the flute, alto, tenor and baritone saxophones and remarkably, many other instruments. 

Mark teaches Flute 1 and Sax 1 - 3 
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