Fall 2023 teachers
Julia Linzell - Pre-K + K
Hi! My name is Julia Linzell, and I am a senior at Miami University studying Art Education and Art Therapy with a minor in dance. Something I am super excited to experience in Saturday Art is the different emotions shown through art in the materials provided daily. My favorite styles of art I enjoy making are printmaking, drawing, and coloring, but I am excited to learn and try new styles with each of you! I cannot wait to meet all of you and create art together!
Katelyn Smith - Pre-K + K
Hello everyone! My name is Katelyn Smith. I am a senior Art Education major with a co-major in Arts Management, and a minor in Museums and Society. I love art because it is a great way to express yourself in a creative way. I can’t wait to meet all of you!
Molly Szucs - Grades 1-2
Hi!! I’m Molly Szucs and I’m a senior at Miami studying Art Education, Spanish, and Latin American Studies. When I'm not at school, I'm a summer camp counselor.
Makenna Malcolm - Grades 3-5
Hello! I'm Makenna Malcom and I'm a senior at Miami University. My major is Art Education and I have a minor in Studio Art concentrating in Ceramics! Something I'm excited about learning in Saturday Art is to actually teach in front of a group of people and work with students. I enjoy making my art with clay as I feel it's the material I can best express my ideas with! Some of my favorite art pieces are my collection of ghosts that have different themes to them!
Summer Wheatley - Grades 3-5
Hello everyone! My name is Summer Wheatley and I am in my senior year at Miami University, majoring in Art Education. I am so excited to work with students by creating art, and also creating a super fun and welcoming environment where we can all express our creativity!
My favorite areas of art at the moment are relief woodcarving, silkscreen/screen printing and using procreate on my iPad
Grace Toulouse - Grade 6-8
Lauren Butts - Grade 6-8
Hi, I'm Lauren Butts! I am a senior at Miami University studying Art Education and Outdoor Leadership! I enjoy all things creative and the outdoors, especially when they are combined. Some of my favorite ways to create are jewelry making, photography, pen and ink, digital art, but I often find a way to combine them!
When I'm not exploring in the studio you can find me hiking, traveling, baking, and enjoying time spent with my dogs, family, and friends. Here at Miami I am involved in Cru, NAEA and I work at the Outdoor Pursuit Center. I'm excited to see what wild and wonderful projects are created in Saturday Art as we adventure together
Lacey Clark - High School and Adult Class
Hello!! I’m Lacey Clark, and I’m a senior Art Education major and Studio Art minor. I am so excited to begin teaching Saturday Art, and cannot wait to embark on making such fun projects with my class. I personally gravitate towards creating through ceramics and screenprinting, exploring as many different concepts and ideas as possible. I’ve been looking forward to teaching these classes since I was a freshman in this program, and I really can’t believe I am now. I am so excited to meet you all and start working!
Dr. Luke Meeken, Director
I'm the new Assistant Professor of Art Education here at Miami, and I'm overjoyed to be here, and to be working with the Saturday Art program!
I'm originally from the Cleveland area, and received my BFA at Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh, my Master's in Art Ed at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, and my PhD in Art Ed at Penn State.
I taught high school digital and traditional arts for four years in Virginia, and have been developing camp programming with the Smithsonian for elementary, middle, and high schoolers since 2012. I've also taught preschool, and prior to getting my art ed certifications, taught English language in Moscow and Prague to students ranging from preschooler to pensioner. Meaningful learning and making happens at all ages, and I'm privileged to get to work with these MU students as they develop programming for all of our Saturday Art groups!