“How many times I thought ‘If I don’t do something with my art this year I will walk away from it forever.’ But I always postponed the departure. At last I’m painting! I watch with amazement as the transformations occur.”
Dan Todd is a guy from Seattle. He has a wife who is pleasant to be around. He enjoys creating, laughing, and winning.
Edson Mendieta hails from SF but grew up in the greater Seattle area. He is currently pursuing a BA in psychology. He loves to read and have fun whenever possible.
Tell Me What I Tell You
Felix Saputra Pranoto
Hi! My name is Felix Saputra Pranoto. I am from Indonesia. I have studied at NSCC since Fall 2012, and I will transfer to a four-year-university in order to get a Bachelor’s degree in business.
Fiorella Flores Alor
Fiorella Flores Alor was born in Lima, Peru and grew up in Seattle, WA. She is going for a career in a creative field: graphic design and illustration. Fiorella loves to dance salsa, bachata, cumbias, and meringue. She is happily married, and hopes to get a dog soon.
I am Georgia Brown, a twenty-one-year-old student at NSCC. I hail from New Zealand, but came by way of London. I have decided to dedicate myself to furthering my education, in order to fulfill my dream of becoming an educator. Writing has always been my main means of expression; I can formulate these thoughts with a pen, but somehow they get lost on the way to my mouth.
Hannah Kim is from South Korea and studying art at NSCC. Worn-out crayons, her father’s notebooks filled with typography, and her mother’s photo studio: these are the memorabilia from her childhood. Art and artists raised her, and now she is walking on the same path that her parents walked.
Jean Shaffer is a Seattle jewelry artist, metalsmith, and photographer. She is inspired by natural and abstract forms, and by scenes that capture the perseverance of the human spirit.
Jessica Halim is from Indonesia. She is currently a student at NSCC working toward her Associate of the Arts degree.
Drawing and painting allow me to collect myself, and every now and then, make something worth feeling good about. Learning from art teachers at NSCC, and local artists like Patrick Gonzales have given me the techniques and approaches that I reference when I’m in a pickle.
Kari Vanderburg was born and raised in Seattle. She has loved reading, writing, drawing, and painting since she left the womb. Her secret talents are unicycling and vegan baking, although she is not vegan. Kari is transferring to Western Washington University this fall, where she plans to use her superpowers for good.
My name is Ke Liu, I’m an international student currently at NSCC. I am majoring in art, and I’m very passionate about design and oil painting.
Kiam is studying Communications, Business Media, at NSCC. He enjoys drawing comic book illustrations, watercolor and acrylic painting, and portrait drawing. He also likes to write and record music, and playing piano.
Lauren is a student at NSCC studying biology. Along with art she enjoys rock climbing, playing the piano, and photography.
Lauren is a part-time student at NSCC and full-time supervisor at Starbucks. Her only ambition is to find her writing niche and make a living from it. Her favorite activities include reading excessively, listening to Florence + The Machine on repeat, running embarrassingly slow 5ks, and napping under a three-cat pile of snuggles.
Margie McCarty is a Seattle native who fell in love with the ocean the first time she saw it, and with mythology as soon as she could read. She changed course after a career in oceanography and began exploring myth through writing and printmaking.
I enjoy teaching visual art courses here at NSCC. Although I’ve been writing quasi-poems for many years in a more-or-less sub rosa fashion, I’ve only recently acquired the guts to start submitting them. To me, writing is much more difficult than doing art, quite a mysterious and vital process that I am cautiously exploring.
Megan has had a lifelong love of art and began a Fine Arts degree after high school, only to set it aside to marry and raise four children with Tom, her husband of 36 years. Now she is back in the classroom, loving her teachers, fellow students, and experiences at NSCC, and excited to see where this new path will take her
I write because it satisfies my creativity. I feel the need to make the world a little more beautiful, and with each piece I write, I get the chance to do that. I view writing the way I view dancing. I can be myself and it always leaves me feeling levelheaded and ready to take on the world!
For the one I love.
Natalia Uvalle prefers sleeping to any other activity. When she’s not asleep she likes eating hamburgers in bed.
Ki Yul Kim (Ricky Kim), born September 5th, 1992, is from South Korea. He goes to college at NSCC. He loves taking photos, and always tries to convey a message and communicate with people through his photos.
Sarah Meranda is a Seattle based artist. Working in sculpture, textile and metalwork, her art draws from contemporary concepts while sourcing nature as inspiration. She is interested in design, its funcion, and how people interact with it.
Tim Weinmann grew up in Colorado and came to Seattle in 2006 with his wife Jordan. Together they are raising their son, Henry, and looking after their dog, Nashville.
Vince Offenback has been a member of the faculty at NSCC since 1994. When he is not teaching engineering and computer science classes, he enjoys traveling.
Bonnie McLaughlin is a pre-nursing student at
NSCC. Last year she spent three months volunteering
in Hoi An, Vietnam. These people and
places are what inspire her as she pursues her goal
of becoming a Registered Nurse.
Brian Hashisaki is a student at NSCC. His favorite
foods are Japanese food, pan-fried SPAM, and
sometimes tacos. His favorite drink is Coke, but
only if it comes in a can. He lives in Seattle with
his dog, Ivy.
Gregory is an NSCC jewelry student with a sense
Hi, my name is Marianna. I am trying to decide
on my major right now. I have completed prerequisites
for the University of Washington’s Bachelor
of the Arts psychology program and some nursing
prerequisites. I am trying to decide between nursing
Philip Rodrigues is an art student currently focused
on exploring different media, and pushing the limits
of his own abilities through the learning process.
The Making of the Snake
This is a drawing collaboration between Kelda Martensen’s ART 111 class Fall Quarter 2012. Artists involved: Emily Adams, Lacey Elliott, Carol-Faye Freeman, Chris Ip, Hannah Kim, Bahar Kouhi, Jack Lazar, Kay McCormick, Mun Seonggyun, Megan Neill, Stephan Neu-Yagle, Emmy Nguy, Micky Nguyen, Miranda Parks, Juanita Prieto, Mercedes Ramos, Zaeynab Shaghaghi, Alaina Steffan, Emily Sutter, Jenny Tang and Xin Zeng.