Instructors

Our Staff

Judy Wilson

Director
Judy is the director and one of six co-founding members of The Art Experience. She has 19 years of experience…
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Audra Pieknik

Communications Coordinator
Audra began her career at The Art Experience as an intern while completing her English Degree at Oakland University. She…
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Marie Hartzell-Hoerauf

Staff Artist
Marie is a self-taught artist and enjoys all types of media. She likes to donate her art to support non-profits…
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Jessica Walters

Staff Artist
is an American media artist with a range of artistic interests, including graphic design, photography, and film. A native Michigander,…
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Aurore Decaillon

Staff Artist
Born in Parthenay, France, Ms. Decaillon studied Dramatic Art at the Conservatory of Theater in Poitiers for five years. She…
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Program Facilitators

Esther Mauricio

Art Therapist
Esther graduated from the Art Therapy program at Emporia State University and interned at Menninger, Child and Adolescent Residence Unit,…
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Jamie Pillow

Art Therapist
Jamie attended Oakland University holding an undergraduate degree in Art History, Anthropology, and Sociology. From her graduate studies she earned,…
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Marshelia Williams

Art Educator
Marshelia is a mixed media artist, painter and art instructor. As a mixed media artist, Ms. Williams loves to experiment,…
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Margaret Sands-Goldstein

Staff Artist
Is a graduate of the College for Creative Studies and Wayne State University and has worked as an art therapist…
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Vickie Brent-Touray

Staff Artist
is an educator, speaker, storyteller and the author of a collection of poetry entitled A Peace of My Mind. Having…
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Margaret McGuinness

Staff Artist
is a graduate of Wayne State University's Art Therapy program and has been using the arts therapeutically for many years.…
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Sue Nimlin

Staff Artist
Occupational Therapist (retired) - As an OT, Ms. Nimlin loved being able to combine arts in her media. A self-taught…
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Kathy Schnur

Staff Artist
has extensive experience as an art therapist. She has worked with the developmentally disabled, individuals suffering from trauma, adjudicated youth,…
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Chris Northcross

Staff Artist
is a video artist from Pontiac, MI. He is a veteran of broadcast news, film and reality television. He was…
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Mona Scott

Staff Artist
Board Member and past President of The Art Experience, studied dance and movement at the University of California, Irvine, under…
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Carolyn Masnari

Fine Artist & Educator
Carolyn is a professional artist who has been a teacher at The Art Experience since 2009. Ms. Masnari has a…
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