Meet Our Talented & Inspiring Instructors
Our talented instructors come from many different art and design backgrounds.
Although we all teach different workshops, we use the same instructional format so once a student takes one workshop, the way the rest are presented will be familiar.
Founder and Creative Director, Zenso Creative, LLC & Terry Eldridge Art
I grew up with a creative mother who was a master at decorating and creating with reclaimed items long before it became fashionable. She was also a talented oil painter and seamstress. From her, I found a passion for the arts and in my earlier years, while raising a family and working in a different field, I still managed to keep some creativity going. I renovated houses, painted and re-purposed furniture, sewed Halloween costumes, clothing and quilts and learned to create stained glass pieces and mosaics. I have always been a self employed entrepreneur and after pursuing additional artistic training and adventures in faux finishing and fine art, I opened an art studio for the public. There, I discovered a love for teaching and sharing the passion. I eventually came to this place, Zenso Creative, LLC. My best adventure yet. I continue to grow and learn, practice and improve my skills, experiment, and most importantly, lift others up and help them find their creative spirit. I am grateful to the talented artists who are my tribe and to the students who come to us to share our skills so they can in turn, encourage someone else to find their creative spirit.
Associate Creative Director, Zenso Creative, LLC. Ellie Mac Designs
I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Interior Architecture and Design from the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design and minored in Sustainable Design. I have studied painting in the United States, France, Switzerland, Monaco, Italy, Spain, Germany, Morocco, Ireland and Mexico. Throughout the evolution of my career, I have continued to grow my art portfolio in both fine art as well as large commercial and residential murals. I teach workshops in a variety of mediums and especially enjoy taking my students on an innovative journey of experiment and discovery.
Hello, I'm Janet Metzger and I am a self-taught artist and a maker of beautiful things. I spend my days in my little home studio surrounded by watercolors, acrylics and oil paints, canvas boards and buckets of brushes and tons of German Glass glitter. My favorite creative thing to do is share what I have learned with as many folks as I can. My teaching goal is to have my students become even better painters than me.
Melody Peacock Brooks
Faux Finish Artist. Hoity Toity Peacock
Hello, my name is Melody Peacock Brooks, owner of Hoity-Toity Peacock in Brenham, Texas. My life’s passion for creating art has evolved into transforming pieces of furniture into one of a kind works of art. Using rich copper, bronze and rust patinas, along with old world plasters, crackles and paints, I take a forgotten piece and give it new life. Once you learn the techniques and secrets I’ve developed over the years, you too will begin creating one of a kind, focal pieces of functional art.
Faux Finish Artist & Developer of Wood Icing® Textura Paste
I developed the Wood Icing® Product Line in 2002 as “the great cover up” for resurfacing furniture, walls, crafts and small decor. Artists in turn, found the product perfect for adding texture and creating raised reliefs. After years of working with the product, offering workshops and working with other artists, I found the options for using Wood Icing® went way beyond my initial concept. Today, the product is used in a variety of ways through furniture repair and enhancement to mixed media art. I enjoy introducing Wood Icing® workshops to beginners and experienced artists and hope you’ll join me in creating some one of a kind, textured finishes in my online workshops. I am excited to see what my students create and look forward to inspiring you with this exciting medium.
Resin Artist. Half Baked Art
“Art meets science” is how I describe epoxy resin art. After mastering the chemistry of epoxy resin, I have taught hundreds of people in my classes and workshops. My unique approach puts safety first as I explain how to create your own, amazing resin work. This medium has allowed me to be a thriving artist and I am best known for my bold use of color with epoxy resin. My work can be seen in many Hilton hotels, as well as in public and private collections worldwide. I look forward to sharing this amazing skill with you in my online workshops.
Fine Artist and Decorative Painter. Positive Space Studio of Ali Kay
I’ve been an artist since childhood. Painting is my specialty and I’ve focused my business on creating murals, specialty finishes and custom fine art. I’m drawn toward impressionistic brushwork and vivid color, but I also strive to create accurate representation of my subjects. I’ve taught students from all over the country in the workshops I offer at my studio in Chattanooga, TN and I’m excited to have the opportunity to share my techniques with an even broader audience online!