Faculty & Staff

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Ginny Banks

Photography Instructor

  • Email: GBanks@bellevuecollege.edu
  • Phone: 425-564-2150
  • Office Location: C250 B

  • Bio:

    Ginny Banks grew up on the east coast in Delaware where she attended the University of Delaware. Her BS degree is in graphic design. It was at the university that she started taking photography classes and a passion was born. Ginny’s history as a designer enabled her to have a variety of experiences from working …more about Ginny Banks

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Ross Brown

Sculpture/Design Instructor | Art Dept. Chair

  • Email: rbrown@bellevuecollege.edu
  • Phone: 425-564-2586
  • Office Location: C154 A

  • Bio:

    I have been a sculptor for 30 years. My primary skill is in metal casting. I have taught bronze casting at Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle, and ran the foundry and welding shop for the University of Washington Art Department for eight years, I also taught bronze casting through BC continuing education for several …more about Ross Brown


Kate Casprowiak

Art History / Photography Instructor

  • Email: katrina.casprowiak
  • Phone: 425-564-2629
  • Office Location: C152

  • Bio:

    Kate Casprowiak  has an MA in Art History from the University of Oregon and a second MA from Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London in Fine and Decorative Arts.  While completing her Master’s in London, she was invited to write “Warhol’s Athlete Series: Celebrity Sport Stars,” in Andy Warhol The Athlete Series, Martin Summers Fine Art …more about Kate Casprowiak

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Pat DeCaro

Drawing Instructor

  • Email: pdecaro@bellevuecollege.edu
  • Phone: 425-564-2480
  • Office Location: C150 A

  • Bio:

    Pat De Caro Instructor of Art 110 2-D Design, 111 Color and Design, 120 Basic Drawing, 121 Figure Drawing and 240 Oil Painting Pat De Caro was born and raised in Philadelphia. She attended drawing classes for gifted children at the Fleisher Art Memorial school. She studied art at Temple University and the Tyler School …more about Pat DeCaro


Emily Gherard

Design Instructor

  • Email: emily.gherard@bellevuecollege.edu
  • Phone: 425-564-2341
  • Office Location: R230

  • Bio:

    Emily received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design (2002) and her MFA from the University of Washington (2004).  Emily Gherard lives in Seattle Washington.   Emily is represented by Francine Seders Gallery. In addition, her work has been included in numerous shows including shows at Seattle City Hall, Cornish College of the Arts, …more about Emily Gherard

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Lars Husby

Ceramics Instructor

  • Email: lhusby@bellevuecollege.edu
  • Phone: 425-564-6177 | 425-564-2632
  • Office Location: C154A | C151

  • Bio:

    Instructor of Art 260/261 Basic Ceramics I & II, Art 110 2-D Design, and Art 105 Art Appreciation Lars is a native Washingtonian and hails from the Norwegian of Poulsbo.  He was first an Architecture major at the University of Washington and upon discovering clay in a ceramic art course there, changed his major and …more about Lars Husby

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Gretchen Lillie

Hand & Power Tools instructor

  • Email: glillie@bellevuecollege.edu
  • Phone: 425-564-2237
  • Office Location: C151

  • Bio:

    Instructor of Art 108 Hand and Power Tools I began working with wood and power tools nearly 30 years ago, after going through Seattle Central College’s cabinetmaking program. Since then I have had various jobs in the field, starting out making wooden towel bars, to my last job outside the college, working for Heartwood Inc., …more about Gretchen Lillie


Dale Lindman

Design | Drawing | Oil Painting Instructor

  • Email: dlindman@bellevuecollege.edu
  • Phone: 425-564-2053
  • Office Location: C250 C

  • Bio:

    Instructor of Art 110 2D design, Art 111 Color Design, Art 120 Beginning Drawing, Art 121 and 221 Advanced Drawing, Art 240 and 241 Beginning and Advanced Painting Dale was born and raised in Minnesota from a working class family with six brothers and one sister. He was the first of his family to go …more about Dale Lindman


Carolyn Luark

2-Dimensional Design, Design: Color & Drawing Instructor

  • Email: cluark@bellevuecollege.edu
  • Phone: 425-564-2665
  • Office Location: C163
  • Office Hours: On leave Winter Quarter 2014

  • Bio:

    Carolyn earned both a BFA in Drawing at Central Washington University and a MFA in Drawing and Painting at WSU. She has been instructing art courses at Bellevue College for the past 20 years. She primarily instructs courses in Basic Design, Beginning Drawing and Color & Design. She served as Art Department Chair for six …more about Carolyn Luark

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Victor Sandblom

Design | Drawing | Oil Painting Instructor

  • Email: vsandblo@bellevuecollege.edu
  • Phone: 425-564-2479
  • Office Location: C250 B

  • Bio:

    Instructor of Art 110 Beginning Design, Art 120 Basic Drawing, Art 105 Art appreciation and Art 240 Oil Painting Victor Sandblom has lived in the Seattle area off and on for twenty five years. He spent his formative years exploring northwest woods and waters. Between receiving his M.F.A. and B.F.A from the University of Oregon, …more about Victor Sandblom

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Ron Tanzi

Art Appreciation Instructor

  • Email: rtanzi@bellevuecollege.edu
  • Phone: 425-564-2481

  • Bio:

    Ron Tanzi is a Magna cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Washington and a scholarship recipient for advanced studies in the Fine Arts at the University of Cincinnati where he received his MFA. Ron is an Adjunct Instructor here at Bellevue College and at Seattle Central College. With his background …more about Ron Tanzi

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Linda Thomas

Design | Drawing Instructor

  • Email: lthomas@bellevuecollege.edu
  • Phone: 425-564-2151
  • Office Location: C250 B

  • Bio:

     Linda Thomas grew up in Green Bay, Wisconsin; initially attended college in Oregon and has lived in Seattle since 1978. She has taught art and art history in Seattle area colleges for over 20 years. She earned M.A. and B.A. degrees in Art History from the University of Oregon and M.F.A. and B.F.A. degrees from …more about Linda Thomas

Steve Turner

Modern Architecture & Design Instructor

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Chad White

Photography Instructor | Gallery Space Director

  • Email: chad.white@bellevuecollege.edu
  • Phone: 425-564-2668
  • Office Location: C252

  • Bio:

    Chad received his BFA in Photography from the University of New Mexico and his MFA in Photography from Arizona State University. Currently he is the faculty head of Photography and the Art Gallery Director at Bellevue College A native to the west by birth and habit, Chad’s work reflects an exploration in the outdoors, searching …more about Chad White