Tina Hotchkiss was raised in central Ohio on a horse farm. She received a Bachelor?s degree in Arts and Sciences from The Ohio State University. She worked as a commercial and residential designer for 15 years and had the pleasure of working with designers who showed excellent drawing skills. During those 15 years she fell in love with the drawing and rendering processes of design. Wanting to share the skills she learned, Tina decided to teach drawing to people with the mutual love for the arts. Tina enjoyed this new adventure so much, she expanded her skills to watercolor, color pencils, and pastels. Her goal is to experience more forms of art and expand her horizons and at the same time, share these skills with others. She is currently an art instructor at multiple locations. In addition, she is teaching private and semiprivate classes in her home and online. She is a member of the Ann Arbor Women Artists, Colored Pencil Society of America (and the Detroit chapter), and National Watercolor Society (and Michigan chapter). Tina has participated in many juried and non-juried shows sponsored by these organizations.