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TEACHING ARTISTS

Todd Anderson

Todd Anderson is a South Carolinia native, who has called Charleston home since 2000, and received his BA from the College of Charleston in 2004. He is a licensed historian of the City of Charleston for more than a decade, and his knowledge of local history often inspires his art work. There is a instinctive approach to his silkscreens that leads to “hiccups” making each screen in a set unique in their own right. He is a screenprinting instructor at Redux, and there is a fifty-fifty possibility that Liam Neeson will wear one of his t-shirts.

Nickie Stone

Nickie Stone lives on Wadmalaw Island and is a graduate of both the College of Charleston and Rocky Mountain School of Photography. She shoots digital and alternative processes and has been published in both local and national print and online publications. Nickie is constantly reminded of the precious ability to pause the hands of time with a tangible photograph.  As a Redux teaching artist, Nickie instructs both group classes and private lessons.  

Mia Loia

Mia Loia is an artist and illustrator from the great North East. In Febuary 2017, she left New Jersey in search of sunnier skies and settled down the coast in Charleston, SC. In Mia’s Redux Studio, she strives to create work that honors the beauty of her environment whilst, bringing to light the needs of the community. As a Redux teaching artist, Mia instructs a number of classes including watercolor, illustration, and figure drawing. When not painting or drawing, you may find Mia picking up driftwood on Sullivans Island, or enjoying a lime flavored beverage at Bar Mash. 

Stephen Herchak

Stephen Herchak grew up West Ashley and began taking lessons at an early age first with Willard Hirsch and then later Manning Williams and Charles Parnell through the Gibbes Art Gallery. College brought more art classes and a major in advertising design, which became his career for 30yrs working for the two largest ad agencies in Columbia before moving to Scottsdale in Arizona where he lived for most of the last 20 years and worked in corporate communications for two national firms. He returned to Charleston to live by the ocean again and pursue other life-long interests including art. Some years ago he discovered he also enjoyed helping people learn things they didn’t know before so along with becoming a tour guide he began teaching as well as working on art. His semester as an adjunct instructor at the College of Charleston taught him a lot about teaching drawing to people with talent and experience as well as complete beginners who wanted to give it a shot and see what they could do.

Kelly Finn

When not traveling the world, riding her bike around town, or tending to her plant babies, Kelly Finn can usually be seen playing outside with some tiny humans.  Kelly enjoys sharing her love of art with children and nurturing their intrinsic artistic abilities.  Using her Art History degree coupled with years of childcare experience, Kelly is able to achieve her dream of becoming a children’s art instructor.  A kid at heart herself, Kelly loves a good costume party, chocolate chip cookies, and exploring in the mountains.  Kelly Finn is also Redux’s primary instructor for Kids Camps and children’s outreach! 

Julia Deckman

Julia Deckman grew up in Annapolis, MD, raised and encouraged by her creative family. Julia’s art career began as a toddler with an easel in her grandfathers backyard, and she have been painting ever since. Annapolis was a beautiful place to grow up; living on the water and spending her childhood outdoors certainly influenced her creative direction. She fell in love with Charleston, SC when she attended CofC from 2003-2007. Although Julia moved back to Annapolis after graduation, fate led her back to Charleston a few years later in 2012, and she couldn’t be happier. 

Julia works out of her studio in Redux Contemporary Art Center. She primarily use oils and is constantly inspired by light and color. Bold, vibrant and organic is how she would describe her artistic style.  You can purchase Julia’s work through Straight to Art as well as at The Art Mecca on King Street. 

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