Instructors

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The paintings of Janeen Schissler reflect not only her technical mastery, but career accomplishment as a practicing artist. Janeen's work has been featured in both solo and group exhibits throughout the United States and Canada, including the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Both private collectors and corporations own Janeen's work, most recently those of Idaho Forest Industries, Coeur D'Alene Mines, and Leaning Tree Inc. Teaching art grew into Janeen's passion, and began coming to fruition for Janeen in 2008 when she began her second career as the director of "The Studio" art school in Bellevue, Washington. With thirty years of experience as a practicing fine artist and instructor, Janeen developed her own curriculum emphasizing classical instruction and methods. She opened the Schissler Academy of Fine Arts in 2011.

Founder

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Cody Winiecki moved to Loveland in the summer of 2017 with his  wife and two children. He studied illustration at the Pacific Northwest  College of Art and The University of Arizona. This education combined with a heavy influence by classical masters offers Cody a unique perspective as an instructor. He has trained with a wide variety of traditional media such as pen and ink, watercolor, and oils. As an award winning illustrator, Cody has undertaken private and commercial commissions, as well as a number of juried exhibitions, but has found his passion in teaching. As a firm believer that anyone can draw, Cody is committed to nurturing the goals of each individual student based on their specific interests.​​

Director

Lindsay is a realism-inspired artist who works most often in graphite and ball-point pen. Throughout her work, there is a focus on portraiture and detailed figure drawing with confrontational and introspective themes. She began her  education at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in Lakewood, Colorado with an emphasis in Illustration and Art Education. In 2017, she finished her Bachelors of Fine Arts with an emphasis in Drawing from the University of Northern Colorado. 

Instructor

Professional and patient instructors, and creative environment  - I’ve been lucky to find all this at the Schissler Fine Arts Academy Certificate program.  In two years I have learned a lot and I feel I have mastered different mediums. This program became the best option for me and I really recommend it. 
- Tatiana Samokhina

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