Jessica has been learning and loving art ever since she was little. She has an Associate of Arts from Boise State University and is currently working on a Masters at Idaho State University. Jessica loves running, rock climbing, crocheting, and teaching at the Grape van Gogh on her nights off. She enjoys watching others put their own spin on a painting and exploring everyone’s endless creativity!
Jennifer has earned her Master’s from the University of Trial and Error, also known as the School of Hard Knocks. This has become a life of serendipity for her, and of being in the right place at the right time. She loves being around people who love life and strive to make the best of it. She has been a faux finish painter, muralist, and creative consultant over the last 33 years, among other things. Her motto is: “I will work it ‘till you love it!” She loves working for Amber and Shaun at The Grape Van Gogh!
Miranda is currently attending Idaho State University for Nuclear Operations, and is a graduate from Century High School. She was born and raised in Pocatello and has always had a knack for the visual arts. Instead of playing with barbies when she was little she was always drawing. In high school she was the Editor in Chief of the school's yearbook, President of the school’s competitive broadcasting club, and took several art and ceramic classes including AP Studio Art. Miranda is an artist who is sure to bring out the individuality of your paintings and make everyone's unique style shine.
A professional artist Jonathan Peder Pedersen has plenty of experience and a college education in oil and acrylic painting as well as drawing and illustration. As a proud member of Grape Van Gogh, Jonathan has a passion for teaching painting and seeks to inspire and foster creativity in all of his students.
Jen is a graduate from Central Michigan University and has a Bachelor's in Art Education, K-12. She has taught art at Pocatello High School for the past 7 years. She has a passion for teaching, working with people, and having fun along the way! Her experience includes mural painting, commissions, teaching, and is a self published children's book illustrator. In her free time, Jen enjoys the outdoors, traveling, and hanging out with her husband and dog. Want a relaxed, fun, humorous, and educational paint session? Sign up with Jen V.!
Katie lives in the cutest log cabin out in rural Idaho with her Husband and fur-babies. She earned her Bachelors of Art in 2012 and has been teaching art to all ages since 2011. She is a professional artist and is skilled in a variety of mediums including acrylic, watercolor, and charcoal. Katie loves being an instructor at the Grape Van Gogh. She enjoys sharing her passion of art with others and guiding them step by step in creating their own masterpiece.
While she grew up in SE Idaho, Ashley has recently relocated here from Wyoming with her family. She has been involved in art for as long as she can remember. When she isn't too busy with her three kids, she enjoys video games, reading, and painting on canvas, glass, wood, and houses both inside and out. She loves sharing her passion for the arts with others of all ages, while helping them to discover their creativity and is very excited to be a part of the Grape Van Gogh studio.