Meet the Teachers
Yu Cha Pak was born in Korea and studied Classical Oriental Art in Seoul. After immigrating to the United States she continued her studies at the Florida Institute of Technology, receiving a degree in Fine Art. She also studied printmaking at the Art Students League in NYC and the Glassell School in Houston.
Her artwork has been accepted into numerous festivals and shows including several national juried exhibitions. Her honors include a First Place Prize in Watercolor in a New York city show curated by the Whitney Museum's Barbara Haskell. She has also been a frequent participant in Houston's Bayou Art Festival where she has been a Featured Artist.
She has embraced a wide range of media in which to express her artistic vision including acrylics, watercolors, clay sculpture, mixed media and printmaking, and has illustrated several children's books.
Tanna Bennett is a professional artist in the Houston Heights.
Tanna's current work focuses on ceramic sculpture. Her sculptures are complex studies of nature along with the frailties and strength of life.
She is also working on a series capturing moments of women commanding strength through the community of sisterhood.
Tanna trained as a classical realist painter in the U.S. and in Europe. She is a graduate from the University of Houston and has exhibited in numerous art shows, galleries and museums. She maintains a studio in the Heights and the Silos at Sawyer Yards.
Lucy has been teaching at the Art Studio on the Boulevard since the autumn of 2011. In
conjunction with the Art Studio, she has also taught art to preschoolers at the Esperanza School.
Before teaching art, she was an architectural illustrator for various architectural firms in Texas, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. In this career of almost 30 years, she had the opportunity to work on many diverse, interesting projects, built in the United States and all over the world. She has continued working as an illustrator as well as a portrait artist of houses, pets and people. Shown in the photo are drawings for the sketchbook covers she recently completed. She teaches workshops on different art materials and techniques and enjoys using a variety of dry media and watercolor for figure drawings and nature studies.
She gains inspiration and encouragement from her students and fellow teachers.