Instructor Bios

Meet Our Talented Art Instructors

Instructor Biography

John Kachik

John Kachik, a local award winning artist is teaching classical drawing techniques for students of all levels ages 11 and up. John’s  lasses will run in 6 week sessions, and focus  in drawing from life and photos, encouraging students to try different mediums and draw subjects that interest them most. Whether you register for all sessions or drop in one season, John will better prepare your young artist for high school classes and/or help with portfolio quality work when preparing for college. For some samples of John’s work, visit his website, www.johnkachik.com

Instructor Biography

Molly Sims

Molly Sims, a professional artist and instructor. Being the daughter of an avid outdoorsman, Molly grew up camping, hiking, fishing and playing in the streams and rivers around the Idaho National Forest. This began Molly’s lifelong love and passion of nature and wildlife, which she shares as the source of her inspiration. “To be in nature, is to witness a thousand miracles. There is an endless variety of subject matter. Nature speaks the truth and there is so much beauty, wonder, grandeur to be found. It uplifts our spirits and is the best natural therapy for our souls. I hope to capture some of its beauty, wonder and peace and help connect and uplift my viewers to see and connect with our natural world”. After graduating with a graphic design degree from Spokane Falls Community College, Molly continued to study drawing and painting with several professional artists and currently studies with nationally recognized artist Hans Guerin at the Shuler School of Fine Art. Molly also shows at several Juried fine arts festivals throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, winning 1st prize in the painting category at a recent show. Molly has also sold numerous paintings and commissioned portraits throughout the US, Canada and England. 

Take a look at Molly’s website and instagram pages

Instructor Biography

Kim Fondiller

Kim Fondiller is a native of Baltimore and has lived in Eldersburg with her husband and son for nine years. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Art and Design from Towson University. Although she enjoys many mediums, she especially enjoys working with stained glass. She has been working with stained glass using the copper foil method for ten years. The last three years she worked at Camp Milldale as an art teacher and Arts Camp director. Currently she is working on pieces for the upcoming Liberty High craft show, and looks forward to giving new students an enjoyable experience in stained glass.