Meet Our Team
Kimberly has been working with kids for the last ten years and has been with RAW since 2018. While she loves all things creative, her favorite projects involve combining multiple materials to create mixed media pieces. She is constantly brainstorming new ideas to help kids explore their creativity in fun and unique ways.
Emigrating from Hong Kong when she was two, Yatsze grew up in San Francisco, getting her BA at SF State before getting a BFA in Illustration at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. She worked in the video and computer game industry on such titles as Half-Life, Lord of the Rings Online, and Dungeons & Dragons Online, as well as many educational titles. Yatsze is a portrait artist, more info at www.yatsze.com, and a newly published children’s book illustrator, book site at https://stacyanneffs.xyz. A mother of three, she discovered a love of teaching art as a docent in her daughters’ schools. Yatsze enjoys road trips, backroad diners, yard sales, and spending time with family and friends.
John Masello is an interdisciplinary artist who makes sculptures and collages primarily with plastic, ceramic, and fabrics. John joined the R.A.W. team in early 2021, and has been teaching clay classes at different studios and schools for the past four years.
Annie Reierson has been teaching for four years and is currently attending Seattle University studying visual art. Her favorite part of teaching art is empowering her students to use their artistic skills to express themselves. She grew up in Redmond, and loves being able to give back to the community that helped foster her own love of art. When Annie is not teaching at Redmond Art Works she loves taking photographs, playing guitar, and reading.
Su has been a Visual Arts instructor for 25 years. Her eclectic background includes working for Marvel Comics, toy design for McFarlane Toys and craft kit development for popular brands found in Michael’s, JoAnn’s and Hobby Lobby. She loves to draw, paint, sculpt and get her hands dirty in the studio as much as possible!
Born to create, I have been playing with clay since I was five and would spend countless hours in the backyard digging it up, mixing it with water, and decorating it with flowers. After that, all paths led back to art, and those around me recognized my passion long before I would claim it. I formally launched an art career in 2009 when I noticed that the students in my children’s classes slowly lost color and emphasis in their art, going from full color, edge to edge drawing in kindergarten to barely visible pencil drawings in 5th grade. Art is a path to our souls; it expresses our inner works, brings us peace, and helps us connect to others. I invite you to join me on this amazing journey. My education includes degrees in Sociology and Art, and I will begin a master’s degree in art therapy this fall. In my spare time, I love to read, camp, and spend time with my family.
Pacific Northwest based illustrator Roy Rand is a diversely skilled artist. Raised in Snoqualmie Valley surrounded by mountains and evergreen forest that inspired the young artist. Roy Rand works in paints, ink, digital ,and mix media of a variety of subjects. Accomplished art in the public as a muralist and guest artist for localtown fairs. Rand received his fine arts degree from Washington State University.
Jenny has always had a passion for encouraging children to make their creative dreams a reality. After obtaining an Associates Degree in Graphic Design she set her sights on earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Animation from California State University Northridge. Once she graduated, she moved across the world to become an English Teacher in Japan. Some of her interests include; manga, studying languages such as Russian and Japanese, art, travel and photography. One of her favorite activities is taking long walks to appreciate the beauty in the little things.
Gabe Sebastian is new to the Pacific Northwest and comes to us via Colorado, Hawaii, and Las Vegas. He and his family feel very fortunate to have found such a beautiful community to call home. Gabe has a degree in Architectural Drafting and spent years making technical drawings for engineers and architects before jumping at the opportunity to be an at-home parent of two. He has yet to find an art medium he doesn’t want to try, but is enjoying figurative drawing in charcoal. He is convinced that creating art is not only within all of us, but a wonderful tool to become more.
Kaitlyn Malcolm is our Studio Manager. She is a Seattle native and loves to spend time with her 3 dogs Zeuz, Hercules and Rufus, cook delicious food, and spend as much time outdoors as possible. Her favorite art medium is watercolor, and she absolutely loves seeing all your smiling faces every day!
Chelsea founded the studio in 2017 with the dream of creating a space for our community to gather together and make art - a combination of her love and study of functional pottery and elementary teaching education Redmond Art Works was born. When Chelsea’s not at the studio she is busy chasing around her 2 year old daughters, husband, and dog, Clay.
Our resident art expert and overseer of all the creativity happening each day in the studio. Clay takes his job very seriously and loves supporting students through their creative endeavors with frequent snuggle breaks, comedic brain breaks, and puppy kisses. When Clay is not in studio, he enjoys chasing the ball, taking long upside down naps, and playing with his little sisters.
Some Kind Words
Since we opened our doors in 2017 we've had the opportunity to help many students express themselves creatively. We are delighted to share some of the feedback below.