Children's Instructors

Becka Davis

Becka Davis is a self-taught artist in Aurora, IL. She is a student at College of DuPage, with dreams of becoming an animator and art teacher. She currently demonstrates techniques and teaches workshops at Dick Blick. In 2017, she became Copic Marker Certified through Imagination International Inc. While working toward her goals, she is teaching classes and workshops at Water Street Art Studios. Her focus is outreach classes as well as parties and Scout classes.


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Kelley Cappell

With a biology degree under her belt, Kelley is a qualified scientific illustrator situated in Geneva, Illinois. She is the current contract illustrator for Brookfield Zoo. Her passion is for science, nature, and drawing and providing instruction in painting techniques and other mediums. Kelley can compose artwork applying the traditional method of using paint and pencil or by creating digitally mastered work. Kelley takes great care to produce quality images that reflect her love for her subjects and her craft. You can view her work at


erin smith

Erin Smith attended Eastern Illinois University. She was a 3D art major with a concentration in Ceramics. In 2015, she graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts. She started off learning the basics like hand-building and wheel throwing clay. Then she worked her way up to constructing figurative pieces, and that’s when she discovered her passion for sculptural ceramics.

She started teaching ceramics classes at Studio 60 in 2016 and at Water Street Studios in 2017. She cannot wait to share her passion with her new students. Check out her page: