Studio Manager & Art Instructor

Martha Mann

Assistant Studio Manager & Art Instructor

Martha has worked with the special needs population since 2002 and has been with Santa Barbara Art Works for over two years. She has been creating art since her childhood and holds a B.A.  in Studio Art from the University of California Santa Barbara. She is excited to bring her passion for helping people with disabilities and her love of art together in her career.

Brian MacLaren

Art Instructor & Resident Artist

Art has played an important role in Brian’s life from the time he was a young child. Like most kids, Brian loved to draw and was influenced by Saturday morning cartoons, which can be seen in his current style of work.  Upon moving to Santa Barbara and taking classes through Adult Ed, he has been making stained glass for over 30 years.  Brian has also been an Art Instructor at Santa Barbara Art Works for two years, assisting with the Acrylic Painting class on Tuesdays and teaching Watercolor class on Fridays.

MEET THE TEAM

Jacob has a B.A. in Illustration and Fine Art from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.  Jacob has a younger brother with cerebral palsy, so managing and teaching at an art studio and gallery for artists with disabilities, is right at home for him.  Jacob manages the gallery-studio, curates the art openings and teaches classes in basic drawing, landscape painting, abstract painting, color theory, and the principles and elements of art.