Instructors, Various


Sabrina Martin, Mixed Media Instructor

Sabrina Martin was raised in Crystal Lake, Illinois and now resides in Batavia.  At age of 12 she won her first prize, a Blue Spruce, for an Arbor Day poster competition. In high school she won awards in painting and sculpture. Taking the “more practical” route through college, she majored in International Studies & Spanish, married, received a Master of Arts in Adult Education, and has been raising two musical sons. Sabrina has over 30 years experience in all aspects of adult education programming and instruction. Since 2002, she has actively volunteered in the Fox Valley.

Sabrina teaches WSS classes at the Holmstad Retirement Center and the Batavia Library. She also teaches adult mixed media parties at WSS.

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Lisa Youngdahl, digital design instructor

Lisa Youngdahl is the principal of Resolution Creative and has been working as a professional designer for over 25 years. She also has taught credit graphic design courses at Waubonsee Community College and College of DuPage since 2002.

Digital Design Classes


Marta Myers

Marta joined Water Street Studios in 2018. She is a Web Designer and Artist of Technology, with over 18 years experience creating websites. She graduated in 2016 from Harvard University with a Master's Level Certificate in Computer Science and Web Technologies. She also has a 2004 Associates of Graphic Design and 2004 Associates of Fine Art. She is teaching Web Design at WSS where anyone can have their own website, If you would like your website designed she creates artistic websites at #26 WSS Art Studio.

Digital Design Classes


kathie collinson

Art, for Kathie, is actually a second career she is exploring. She has a computer science degree and worked for many years in the field. In 2010, she decided to find something creative to do just for herself and decided to look into drawing classes at Water Street Studios in
Batavia. With the first drawing class, she was hooked, and has been drawing and exploring different mediums ever since. In September 2015, she moved into a studio at Water Street Studios and is currently concentrating on graphite, colored pencil, photography, and encaustic. She has started teaching introductory classes in Encaustic painting.

Encaustic Classes