Diana Tunis is an Arizona certified K-8 teacher with a Highly Qualified endorsement in Art, lifetime of artistic experience and a multifaceted artist. She has instructed classes at Gila County Community College, High Desert Middle School, and as the Visual Arts Director for the Summer Youth Musical Theatre Program since its inception over 15 years ago. Diana’s love and enthusiasm for the arts, motivated her to start an affordable art academy in the Globe-Miami area. Click here to see classes instructed by Diana.
Paul Tunis is a comics artist and illustrator. As an illustrator he has worked in advertising, marketing, publicity, publishing and has illustrated three children’s books. Paul also has an MFA in Writing from Sarah Lawrence. Additionally, his comics work has been featured by McSweeney’s Press, New York University’s Graduate Writing Program, The Poetry Foundation and others. He is the co-founder of the a comics journal INK BRICK. Click here to see classes instructed by Paul.
Katie Gardea is a recent graduate from Northern Arizona University, where she earned a degree in theatre performance. As a staff member with the Summer Youth Musical Theatre Program, she has gained experience and a true passion for working with youth. Katie is looking forward to partnering with Blue Hands Art Academy in bringing more creative experiences to the young people in the community. Click here to see classes instructed by Katie.