Category: Instructor

Sandy Phillips

Sandy graduated with a dual degree in Theater Arts and Studio Arts from Chatham University in 2007 and is a member of local USA829.  She has enjoyed a freelance scenic artist career all across the country at such companies as Berkshire Theater Group, The Santa Fe Opera, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Indiana Repertory Theatre, The Oregon… Read more »

Brian Goodman

I have misspelled the most important of words during my almost fifty years of lettering.What began as a love for the hand lettered drawings in architecture classes led me to a life of dragging a brush across billboards, yacht transoms, bank doors, for sale signs and theater scenery. I studied on this journey with Ron… Read more »

Helen McCarthy

Helen McCarthy, a USA829 member, has 20 years of experience working in immersive/installation art, theatre, film, corporate, and commercial capacities. They bring an enthusiastic delight to decay and grunge. 

Emily Yoder

Emily is currently the Charge Artist at Opera San Jose, in California. She has been working professionally as a Scenic Artist for 7 years. Before moving to San Jose she freelanced at fabrication shops in Los Angeles & painted at a theatre in Orange County. Other gigs include Goodspeed Musicals, Santa Fe Opera, and Utah Shakespeare… Read more »

Em Barnhill

Em Barnhill earned a bachelor of arts in technical theatre at Kansas State University in 2015 before coming to study in the two year Scenic Artist Training Program at Cobalt Studios.  Since she graduated in 2017, she has been working at various companies in New York City, New Jersey, as well as upstate New York. … Read more »

Gwen Cox

Gwen Cox graduated from the University of North Carolina School of the Art’s BFA Scenic Painting program in 2013 and has painted for LORT theatres up and down the east coast since 2010. Credits include Riverside Theatre in Florida, Triad Stage in North Carolina, and five years as Charge Artist for Maine State Music Theatre’s… Read more »