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Faculty

Headshot Photograph of Kari BreitigamKari Breitigam
Professor of Art
Kari.Breitigam@LoneStar.edu
Office: B12.109

MFA in Painting, Indiana State University
BFA in Painting and Drawing, The Ohio State University

Kari Breitigam is a Professor of Art at Lone Star College - University Park, where she has taught since 2012.  She currently teaches classes in Art Appreciation, Drawing, and Painting. Her studio artwork focuses on fiber techniques such as textile dyeing, latch hook, and appliqué and she continues to paint in oils. In addition to her fine art, Kari also creates limited edition jewelry and accessories which explore the use of fiber, dyes, clay, and metal. Her work has been included in various exhibitions and publications including New American Paintings.  Locally, her work has been exhibited at the Lawndale Art Center, Galveston Art Center, and Mantle Art Space in San Antonio.?


Headshot of Amy SluisAmy Sluis
Professor of Art
Amy.Sluis@LoneStar.edu
Office: B13.868

Ed.D. in Learning Sciences from the University of Miami
MA in Art History from Oklahoma State University
BA in Art History from the University of Oklahoma

Amy Sluis is a Professor of Art History at Lone Star College-University Park where she has taught since 2017. Amy received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from the University of Oklahoma, her Master of Arts degree in Art History from Oklahoma State University, and her Doctorate from the University of Miami in Learning Sciences. She currently teaches Art Appreciation, Art History: Prehistoric to Gothic, Art History: Renaissance to Modern, and honors courses in Art History. Her research focuses on cross-cultural sharing of stylistic elements in the art and architecture of Medieval Spain during the 14th century. She has presented her research at institutions including Oklahoma State University, The University of North Texas, and The Newberry Library in Chicago.


Headshot Photo of Chris ThompsonChris Thompson
Associate Professor of Art
Christopher.Thompson@LoneStar.edu
Office: B12.632

MFA in Sculpture, Maryland Institute, College of Art
BFA in Sculpture, University of Houston

Shortly after the peak of rock and roll and muscle cars, Chris Thompson took apart his dadís drill and put it back together successfully. Seeing the worn gears smeared with grease and the dull glint of the copper wire was a pivotal moment in his life; he realized he liked working with his hands and figuring things out, which ultimately led him to sculpture, painting, drawing, and printmaking. Chris has been doodling since he was a child, so he went to school for it at the University of Houston where he received his BFA in Sculpture. A short time later, he received his MFA from the Rinehart School of Sculpture at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD and quickly fled to New York. After spending some time scribbling in Brooklyn, Chris moved back to his hometown of Houston, TX where his quality of life greatly improved. His work has been exhibited locally and nationally, and can be seen in many private collections. He continues to doodle, only now Chris teaches others how to do it at Lone Star College Ė University Park. Chris has conducted various printmaking and paper making workshops throughout Houston. He is a proud member of The Little Idea, and The Young and Dead Jaguars, two local bands that allow him to make noise on his numerous bass guitars. There are many projects floating around that Chris is responsible for and that have a life of their own outside of his, and he likes it that way. You can follow Chris on Instagram @studioinkwell to see what heís up to.


Janna Armstrong
Adjunct Instructor of Art
Janna.A.Armstrong@LoneStar.edu

MLA in Art History, University of St. Thomas
BA in American Studies, Texas A&M University

Janna Armstrong is an Adjunct Professor of Art and Art History at Lone Star College-University Park, where she has taught since 2014. She has a background in both college-level and secondary-level teaching as well as experience working in varying corporate and education-based nonprofit entities over the course of her career. She currently teaches Art Appreciation, Art History: Prehistoric to Gothic Art, and Art History: Renaissance to Modern Art. She also serves as an Adjunct Faculty Liaison at LSC-UP for the Visual and Performing Arts departments, allowing her the opportunity to mentor and collaborate with colleagues of differing educational learning styles. In addition to her courses at the community college, Janna is also a Project Coordinator for a local nonprofit, where she works with churches and schools to promote vocation ministry. Her nonprofit work helps expand upon the significance of community engagement and opens new avenues to others professionally and personally. Being both an educator and a nonprofit professional has allowed Janna to not only share her passion for art with others but also gives her a chance to provide a nurturing environment to people from all walks of life and show them how they can reach their full potential.


Headshot Photography of Hillaree HamblinHillaree Hamblin
Adjunct Instructor of Art
Hillaree.L.Hamblin@LoneStar.edu

MFA, Houston Baptist University
BFA, University of Houston

Hillaree Hamblin is a teaching artist based out of Houston, Texas. She received her MFA from Houston Baptist University in 2016 where she concentrated in painting and soft sculpture. Her work has been shown in Germany, London and at various art spaces around Houston, including Lawndale Art Center, The Tank Space and Box 13 Artspace. Currently, Hillaree teaches fine art courses at Houston Baptist University and Lone Star College-University Park and works as an organizer for the local art collective Open MFA.


Headshot Photo of Michael McGinleyMichael McGinley
Instructor of Art
Michael.J.McGinley@LoneStar.edu

MA in Art History, Columbia University
MBA, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
BA in Art History, Columbia University

Born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, the last of four children, Michael McGinley worked in business for 35 years in analysis, forecasting, and project management for IT companies. He's also served as an adjunct faculty member for about 18 years at various LSC campuses and has taught full-time at LSC-UP since 2019. He is also an LSC student and is currently enrolled in two certification programs, in graphic design and video and post-production through LSC-North Harris. Photography and video are his key artistic expressions. McGinley is happily maried for 40 years and has three adult children and six grandchildren. He enjoys his family, visiting museums, attending live music, and watching films. He's also trying to get back into exercise. McGinley serves as a faculty advisor for LSC-UPís Artsy Lens photography club. By teaching, he also learns a lot from his students!


Tory Rendall
Adjunct Instructor of Art
Madison.T.Rendall@LoneStar.edu

MA in Art History, University of Houston
BA in Art History, Arizona State University
AA, Lone Star College

Bio coming soon.


Headshot Photo of Michael "Clint" StoneMichael "Clint" Stone
Adjunct Instructor of Art

MFA, Texas Tech University, Lubbock TX, 2011
BFA, Texas Tech University, Lubbock TX, 2006

Michael 'Clint' Stone is a professional artist with over ten years teaching experience in his field. He received his Master of Fine Arts in 2011 at Texas Tech University and has taught a wide range of Art and Design courses at various colleges. Michael actively participates in national and international solo and group art exhibitions and has been published in various art publications as, New American Paintings. Michael Stone has taught on campus, hybrid, and online courses. He is continually pushing his courses to provide students with new and exciting interactive experiences. Michael teaches Design, Drawing and Art Appreciation Courses with Lone Star College.


Headshot Photo of Kelsi WatersKelsi Walters
Adjunct Instructor of Art
Kelsi.Butow@LoneStar.edu

MFA in Fine Art (In Progress), Houston Baptist University
MA in Architecture, University of Houston
BA in Fine Art, Southwestern University

Kelsi Walters teaches Art Appreciation at Lone Star College-University Park. She earned a BA in Fine Art with an emphasis on painting and drawing from the Southwestern University Sarofim School of Fine Arts in 2015, and an MA in Architecture from the University of Houston in 2019. She will receive an MFA with a focus on painting and drawing from Houston Baptist University in 2023. Her studio practice synthesizes visual elements of architecture, graffiti, and graphic design as a form of self-expression through large drawings and paintings. Kelsiís work has been exhibited at Art Museum TX in Sugar Land and the Sarofim School of Fine Arts at Southwestern University.


Degree Abbreviations

  • EdD (Docorate in Education)
  • MFA (Master of Fine Arts)
  • MA (Master of Arts)
  • MBA (Master of Business Administration)
  • MLA (Master of Liberal Arts)
  • BFA (Bachelor of FIne Arts)
  • BA (Bachelor of Arts)
  • AA (Associate of Arts)

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