Meet the Instructors

Sara Andes


Sara Andes earned a Bachelor's degree in Art Education and a minor in Art History from Kent State University in 2012. She is currently a visual arts educator at Brunswick High School and has been at SCA since 2012. In addition to her teaching positions, Sara is a board member of the Ohio Art Education Association and active member of the National Art Education Association. Her passion truly falls in the arts, and she enjoys working in art education with students of all ages to develop new art skills and creative awareness.
 

Jennifer Baskin


Jennifer Baskin received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Metals from Kent State University. She currently focuses most of her time with her jewelry business and teaches a Metals Expression class at Hudson Montessori School. The arts have always been an important part of her life. Her love for creating and teaching continues to grow through experience. She truly enjoys getting to know each one of her students, and watching their talents and personalities blossom with each new project.
 

Cheryl Scott

Cheryl Scott holds a Masters in Art Education from Penn State and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Arts. She recently moved from sunny Florida where she taught Art History, Art Appreciation and Studio Arts for over 17 years. Her goals are to encourage individual expression and innovation. She uses historical references to stretch imaginations, stir creativity, experiment with technique and search for inspiration in unexpected places. 

Mandy Spisak


Mandy Spisak is an enamellist that currently resides in Garfield Heights, Ohio with her husband and daughter. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting from the Cleveland Institute of Art. Mandy has worked as a teacher at the Cleveland Museum of Art and Steinert School of Glass. She also has a background in art administration with non-profit organizations The Sculpture Center and the New Organization for Visual Art (NOVA). In recent years, Mandy has been focused on creating enamel art and home decor with an emphases on recycling and re-purposing items. She enjoys sharing her passion for creating and recycling with her students. Her philosophy in teaching is to look at a project, break it down into its simplest form and refine it in the end. “One of my favorite things about teaching is seeing a student’s sense of accomplishment when they complete a project they thought would be too challenging.” 

Lara Young


Lara Young earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from Miami University, with a Minor in Creative Writing. She has been teaching Art for 15 years, starting as a classroom teacher in Chicago and Dallas. She enjoys working with young students, teens, adults and seniors at the Arts Center and has been an instructor at SCA for the past 6 years. Lara takes great pride in watching her students develop their inner confidence, advance their skills and enjoy the time they spend together being creative.