Our Instructors

Our art instructors are hand selected to ensure we provide the best experience possible with our program. Below is a brief description of who the instructors are and a preview of their work. Click on the picture to view the slide show.

Jay Durrah

Specialization in Drawing and Painting

Figure and Portrait

Jay Durrah's introduction as an artist is long overdue. He  has known for some time that his purpose in life was to be a visual artist and realized that Gods purpose for his life is undeniable. This gifted artist has trained at the Corcoran School of Art and the Montpelier Art Center.


Jay has shown his work in student exhibits at the Corcoran and other galleries throughout Washington, DC and received his most recognition during the 2009 Art-o-Matic show in DC where he was honored as one of the top 10 artist in an exhibit of over a 1,000 participants.

DomiCat Black Hughes

Specialization in Drawing, Painting, Mixed Media and Abstract



DomiCat is a Mixed Media/ Multi - Media Artist. Her artwork is bursting with different creations. From paintings to pieces by means of spoken word. DomiCat also involves the combination of art genre to create something not only fresh, but unconventional. Over the past few years she has established much as an Artist, producing mentally stimulating work. The following pieces in the gallery are just a scarce number of Art pieces that will optimistically make an impact in the art realm. DomiCat creates to share the awe and tranquility that is experienced. She hopes to convey freedom of expression and a sense of wonder by accenting different elements and small details in her work. Mixed media, in visual art, refers to an artwork in the making of which more than one medium has been employed.


Tony Dyson

Specialization in Drawing and Illustration


The entity I call Eyestorm, almost never existed. I've been in the art and design field since the '70s, longer if you throw in all the art I did as a child. I sold my first painting when I was, maybe 16 or 17. I've worked as a Tech. Illustrator, a Graphic Designer and I was an Art Director for a while. Eyestorm, as a concept, came about , slowly, as  I began  to realize that what I was being moved and inspired by was more than just a love of art.  It was something that was a part of my being that took on a life of its own. I named it Eyestorm.

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