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Richard Becker
Landscape Painting Instructor
One of the Bay Area’s renowned painters, Richard studied at the San Francisco Academy of Arts in the 1970’s, and has taught art classes such as drawing, painting, and cartooning for over twenty years. His works have been exhibited throughout the Bay Area, aired on A&E and the History Channel, and exhibited and sold every year at the Gold Coast Festival in Ojai, California.

Debra Gardner-Abarca
Ceramics Instructor

Inspired by her apprenticeship as a stone carver with sculptor Lawrence Spratt, Debra has devoted herself to working with three-dimensional art. She earned a BFA in Fine Art from the San Francisco Art Institute, and an MFA in Ceramics from San Francisco State University. Debra has taught for nearly twenty years, encouraging her students to explore their ideas, hone their artistic skills, and create something they never thought possible.

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