Anna Wadman is the visual arts department chair at Oaks Christian, where she teaches four levels of drawing and painting from middle school to high school. As an artist, she was trained in realism, but her interests led her to experiment with mixed media and non-representational art.
She loves teaching fundamentals to her students and then coaching them to develop their artistic voices. Although she grew up in Southern California, she loves to travel and has explored over 20 countries, experiencing arts and architecture firsthand.
She graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor of arts from Westmont College and earned a master of teaching degree in art education from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She has a single subject California teaching credential, is BTSA certified and is a National Art Educator Association member.
She began teaching at Linfield Christian School in 2000 and has been at Oaks Christian since 2008. She has grown from fellowships which include the Teacher’s Institute of Contemporary Art in Chicago and the Art Educator’s Summer Retreat at the New Hampshire Institute of Art. She has taken courses through the Fallbrook Art Center and the California Arts Institute.
Wadman's students have been featured in Art & Activities and won numerous local and regional awards. Her students have gone on to study art at SAIC, RISD, Laguna, OTIS, UCLA, Art Center, Fashion Institute of Technology, and Loyola Marymount.
Lynnae Maki teaches Visual and Digital Arts at Oaks Christian Middle School. Lynnae earned her degree in Graphic Design and Photography from California Baptist University. Her classes at Oaks include Fundamentals of Drawing and Painting, Art Exploration, Multicultural Art, and Digital Art and Photography. Over her teaching career, her passion for working with youth has allowed her to work as a youth leader for Young Life San Pedro and teach visual art in various capacities for grades K-12. Lynnae’s passion for art goes beyond helping her students create beautiful pieces. It is her fundamental desire to implement art as a means for her students to explore creativity and find healing through artistic expression. In her classes students will learn to view art through a Biblical worldview and create pieces that allow them to connect with the world around them in a meaningful way.