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Academics . For Teachers + Counselors . Teacher Workshops . Instructors 


These instructors taught during our 2019 Spring workshops.

James Peake is an avid origami enthusiast, specializing in art, education, and exhibition curating. After graduating from Oberlin College in 2006, James spent 11 years as the Education Director with the Firelands Association for the Visual Arts (FAVA). An active member of the international origami community, James has organized and hosted over a dozen origami gallery exhibitions that feature master paper folders from around the globe. In 2017, James opened his very own “Foldspace Origami Studio” in Oberlin, which doubles as an art studio and lesson space for classes and workshops. He also runs the online store, The Americas Origami Shop (, which supplies books and paper to customers across North America.

Claire Marks is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Akron, Ohio. An alumnus in Printmaking from the Cleveland Institute of Art, her pieces have been exhibited in many northeast Ohio venues including the Morgan Conservatory of Papermaking (Cleveland), Summit Artspace (Akron), the John F. Seiberling Gallery (Peninsula), and Lynda Tuttle's Art Center (Canton). She is the recipient of the Zygote Press 2015 Emerging Artist Fellowship and the Cleveland Institute of Art's First Agnes Gund Traveling Scholarship. Claire also keeps busy by making handmade sketchbooks and marbled paper items for her business, Peaceable Kingdom Books, which she started in 2018.

Nathan Ward is a cartoonist and illustrator from Cleveland, Ohio. He has had comics published in The Plain Dealer, Scene Magazine, Maximum Rocknroll, Happiness Comix, and many others. An active musician locally and nationally, his work has been featured on countless flyers and record covers. In 2016, Nathan received a Creative Workforce Fellowship and self-published the first issue of his anthology series, Warpwish Comix. He graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2014.

Anna Tararova was born in Russia and currently lives in Cleveland, Ohio. She received an MFA in Printmaking from Ohio University. Anna is a printmaker and papermaker. She completed artist residencies at Women’s Studio Workshop, The Center for Book and Paper Arts at Columbia College Chicago, The Morgan Conservatory, and Dundee Contemporary Arts. She is the gallery and artist opportunities coordinator at the Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory and Educational Foundation. See her work at

Spring Teacher Workshops

When: Saturday, April 20, 2019
Who: K-12 Instructors, any subject!