The Northville Art House is proud to provide quality art instruction in a variety of artistic mediums. through classes, workshops and camps. Combining education, experience and talent, our instructors have helped thousands of students, young and old, learn new artistic skills and unleash their creativity.
Sasha Roberts-Levi has three decades of experience teaching diverse populations, ages from infants to nonagenarian. She is a talented artist with exhibition experience and art therapy as well as crisis intervention training. With a background in school administration and art education, early childhood and higher education. Sasha has her B.F. A in Drawing & Printmaking from Eastern Michigan University and her Ed.S. in Art Therapy from Wayne State University, Detroit. She holds current Teaching Certificates and Endorsements for Learning Disabilities (SM) K-12, English as a Second Language (NS) k-8, Art Education (LX) 6-8 & Elementary k-5 all subjects; K-8 Self CC.
A graduate from The University of Dayton with a M.A. in Clinical Psychology. Julie changed her focus to Art after taking a watercolor class at Emory University which started her on my artistic journey. After moving to Illinois, Julie continued taking more classes in drawing and watercolor. She was a member of the Lakes Region Watercolor Guild learning from many internationally renowned artists. Julie’s favorite mediums are watercolor and acrylic, but also enjoys pastel, colored pencils, collage, printmaking, and alcohol inks. Julie’s paintings can be found at Pierre Paul Art Gallery, Ann Arbor, and the Governor’s Exhibition, Lansing.
Born in the United States and raised in Greece, Elli Fassois has worked as an art teacher for several different institutions. Her artistic process began when she was six years old, and over the years she has experimented with many different mediums and techniques. Elli has a PhD in “Museum Theater Techniques in Greek Museum Spaces: An Extensive Approach Based on Contemporary Art Exhibitions” from University of Patras – Greece, a MSC in “Modern Art: History, Curating and Criticism” from University of Edinburgh – Scotland, and a BA in Fine Arts from University of Ioannina – Greece. Elli has always focused on the educational role of museums and on the creativeness of designing unique visitor art experiences and classes. She teaches acrylics, and offers adult art workshops.
Born and raised in Michigan, Maria Latour attended the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor receiving a BA in Art History and BFA in Fiber.In 1995 she journeyed to the southwest to study at Arizona State University, graduating with a Master of Fine Arts degree.Maria has exhibited her work nationally including exhibitions at McKinney Gallery at West Chester University, PA, the Nelson Fine Art Center, Tempe, AZ, City Museum in St. Louis, MO and Vail Village Arts, CO.
Maria has been with the art house for five years, teaching drawing & painting classes and workshops for kids ages 2 – 15, as well as being an instrumental part in our outreach program with NPS.
Nancy Barick is a Metro Detroit native and resident. She has worked professionally as a Graphic Designer and Art Director for the past 20 years. She received a Bachelor of Arts from Oakland University, majoring in Studio Art with a minor in Photography.
She is currently working with freelance clients, and enjoying spending time painting and teaching various forms of art.
Sandra Nursilo got her bachelor in architecture and master in business administration. But her passion has always been art and teaching. Teaching art has been her joy for the last 6 years. She believes in finding personal style in each art creation and the magical process behind it. Sandra’s travel abroad led her to Batik painting in Bali, Shibori dye in Japan, Filligree silver sculpture in Central Java, to name a view.
The Art House welcomes our new instructor Stacy Pearson. Stacy is a Michigan artist trained in scientific illustration techniques with a broadened scope branching into botanical art and creative drawing. Her work incorporates drafting pencils, watercolor, gold, silver, and copper leafing into a variety of papers.
Scott Sherburne grew up in Michigan and was a high school teacher for nearly three decades. He has degrees in Zoology, Anthropology, and a Master’s degree in Ecosystem Biology. He has always loved art and has used drawing and painting in his instruction and in his other great passions – tabletop role-playing games like Dungeons and Dragons and music. He believes that everyone is an artist and that with a little inspiration and training anyone can make artistic expression an important part of their lives. Scott sees art everywhere and loves using art to tell a good story.
Tricia Hampo has been creating since winning an art contest as a child. She has a BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Michigan and an Education degree from Eastern Michigan University. She loves to share her knowledge with others and to watch the excitement and self confidence that comes from creating art. She has been teaching art to children and adults both online, privately and through local art
centers. She has always loved the process of creating and has tried many mediums from quilting, ceramics and glass bead making to watercolor, gouache, pastels, acrylics, mixed media, oils and cold wax medium.
Durwood Coffey learned the art of illustration and practiced this visual skill for over 30 years in the corporate world. He felt it was important to return to painting the subjects that he most enjoyed as a child, the images that never left his creative imagination. The world of the animal kingdom and its habitat soon came back to life on canvas and paper.
Creating art is one of the many joys of Marchelle’s life and she finds great comfort in the process of creating artwork, not only in the painting process but the journey of discovery that it takes her on beforehand. There are many aspects of creating artwork and for her, VARIETY is a must. She doesn’t like to limit her works with one style and medium. Use of medium, for her, should be appropriate to the subject. Marchelle focuses on pet portraits, mostly done in soft pastels and pastel pencils on archival paper.