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


dennis edwards

Dennis has been a freelance illustrator for many years. For the last 6 years, he has been creating a regular monthly comic in the Focus on the Family kids' magazine, Clubhouse. In addition, he is a regular illustrator for B&H publishers' children's books. He has been teaching cartooning and general art classes for the past 2 years in Naperville, and now at Water Street Studios. His home and studio is in West Chicago.


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Karine Bauch

Karine is the Director of Education at Water Street Studios and has run her own private art instruction business for 18 years, teaching all ages. She also ran and taught art classes at The Learning Vine in Naperville for 14 years. She has an AAS in Illustration from The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. She loves mentoring young artists and seeing them develop into their full potential.