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Meet Our Amazing Team

We don't hire just anyone at our studio! We find accomplished, local Denver artists who love to teach! Each team member has committed to our social entrepreneurial business model which includes community fundraisers for non-profits, and putting the community first. We are proud of our amazing staff and the things they accomplish both in the studio, in their own professional work, and in the community at large!



Owner and Manager. Certified Bob Ross Instructor

Nancy is Owner and General Manager at Sipping N Painting Hampden. After previous careers in early childhood education, interfaith education, community organizing and being a stay-at-home mom, Nancy learned to paint at age 50!  She teaches wet-on-wet oil painting as a Certified Bob Ross Instructor (CRI), as well as acrylic classes. Nancy's goal is to help every customer feel welcome and encouraged to express their inner artist!

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Bookkeeper, Bartender

Saul is an accomplished Bio-medical engineer with a PhD by day, and a helpful bookkeeper, bartender and stockperson on the weekends. He can often be found selling beer and wine behind the bar, stocking shelves, and otherwise supporting wife Nancy in her business. Saul enjoys volunteering at a local food bank and playing tennis in his spare time.



Administrative Assistant, Customer Relations, Event Planner

Jayne is the person you will likely work with to plan your successful private event, or to help you with your registration. Smart, detail-oriented, caring and efficient, Jayne will help you so you can come in to relax and do a little sipping and painting! Working with us remotely from Tennessee, Jayne enjoys spending time with her husband, children, grandchildren, and two crazy dogs.



Staff Art Instructor

Local Denver artist Cynthia has been with Sipping N' Painting Hampden for 7 years!  Originally from Maryland, Cynthia studied Fine Art at Washington University in St. Louis. When not teaching our acrylic classes, Cynthia runs her own freelance artist business, specializing in portraits, paintings and fabric art. Some of her portraits hang in Fortune 500 buildings!  Cynthia enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her (also very creative) husband and children. 

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Staff Art Instructor

Vanessa graduated with a degree in graphic design, and has worked as a professional designer and visual artist since 2002. Bilingual in English and Spanish, she's also a Zumba instructor, devoted mother and frequent volunteer in the community! Her energy, kindness and optimism lights up every room she is in! We've been fortunate to have Vanessa on our team for 6 years!



Staff Art Instructor

Public high school art teacher, licensed real estate professional, community outdoor art exhibitor, photographer and part-time Sipping N' Painting Hampden instructor -- Nakaya does it all! Originally from Virginia, Nakaya and her husband Murray enjoy living in beautiful CO with their dogs. Nakaya has worked with us since 2017!



Staff Art Instructor

We're very excited to have Raechel join our team this year! After studying Visual Arts at Metro State University in Denver, Raechel traveled to Barcelona to study fine art on a Daniels scholarship. A part-time staff art instructor and part-time hair stylist, Raechel specializes in 2D, 3D mixed media art and digital photography. Raechel enjoys yoga and is working on designing her own tarot card deck!

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Certified Ross Instructor® Assistant Teacher


If you take a Certified Bob Ross® class with us, you will likely meet Gina who assists in our Bob Ross classes, and is a back-up for our instructor, Nancy. Gina started taking Certified Bob Ross classes with us several years ago, and recently became certified to teach after training at the Bob Ross Workshop in Florida!

When Gina is not painting with us, she works full-time at Denver public schools and creates beautiful art for her web-based art business.




Bartender/Art Instructor in training

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