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Summer Arts Program Teacher Feature: Hunter Rion

Spotlight on Artspace’s Teaching Artists

At the Artspace Summer Arts Program, each class is taught by creative, fun and talented artists. Follow along as they tell you a bit more about who they are and what they do.

Hunter Rion


Find out more about Hunter Rion, a public school art teacher who is teaching three classes during the Artspace Summer Arts Program this summer.

1) Tell us about your classes and why you’re excited to teach it?

I am very excited about teaching Painting and Design: Fabric Design & Experimentation this summer at Artspace. We will be using various experimental methods to dye and embellish fabric. We will be using dyes made from coffee, beet juice, and other organic materials. We will take all of our fabrics and create small pieces are artwork that tell stories that are near and dear to our hearts and souls.

I will also be teaching Pop Art Painting where we will be turning everyday objects into our artistic subject while learning about Lichtenstein, Warhol, and Oldenburg.

Later in the summer I will be teaching Ceramics: Sculptural Clay Class where we will explore the potentials of the hand building process.

2) If you could meet any artist, who would it be, and why? 

If I could meet any artist, I would love to meet Louise Nevelson. I feel like she was a leader in her role as a female pioneer in the art world. I have always looked up to her for her perseverance and strength through my artistic paths.

Student Work

Student Work

3) What do you do to stay creative?

I am blessed to say that my job as a public school art teacher everyday enables me to stay creative. I feed off the wonderful energy of my students all day everyday.

Hunter is teaching three classes at Artspace this summer. Find out more and register now!

Painting and Design: Fabric Design and Experimentation
For ages 11-16
June 13 – 17, 1-4pm

Let your creativity take the lead in this fun, new class as you dye fabric, print patterns, and experiment with fabric transfer processes. You will transform the fabrics you have made into a unique piece of art complete with secret pockets and beaded embellishments.

Pop Art Painting 
For ages 7-10
July 11-15, 14pm

Study the greats of Pop Art – including not only Andy Warhol, but also Roy Lichtenstein and Claes Oldenburg. As you take your inspiration from everyday objects like they did, you will develop daily watercolor sketches, large scale collaborative pieces, paintings and sculptures!

Ceramics: Sculptural Clay Class
For ages 11-16
July 25-29, 1-4pm

Clay is an amazingly versatile medium, which you will explore through a variety of hand built projects in this class. Make beautiful sculptures that will be glazed and fired and ready for a place of pride in your home or your college application portfolio!

To learn more about Hunter and her work, please visit her website: hrionarteducator.weebly.com

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