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.
Mixed Media Classes
Robin Stephens, CALLIGRAPHY INSTRUCTOR
Robin Stephens has always been involved in the world of art and visual communications, whether as a graphic designer and business owner, muralist, instructor or volunteer. She has a bachelor’s degree in painting from Western Michigan University where she first developed her love of letterforms and calligraphy. She has taught adult classes in calligraphy, art history and painting in community recreation programs and senior centers. Robin has also instructed art classes for children and has volunteered in public schools, a children's museum and scouting programs. She looks forward to sharing her passions here at Water Street Studios.
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.
Nancy has always worked in the art and illustration/design field, focusing on patterns and artwork for many products such as quilt fabric collections, books, calendars, paper goods, greeting cards and gift wrap, housewares, gifts and more. Her product designs can be found in shops and big box stores throughout the country and overseas. A creative and fresh approach combined with an innocent sophistication is loved by many and has kept Nancy busy throughout her career. She attended Illinois Wesleyan University, where she was awarded a full scholarship, winning first place in a national portfolio challenge with Scholastic Art Contests. She did further advanced illustration studies at Northern Illinois University and then College of DuPage for all of her digital illustration and design training. Nancy is excited to get back into teaching, which is something she has worked toward for a long time. She knows how to make art fun while showing others it can be also!
Marta joined Water Street Studios in 2018, and is from North Aurora. 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.