Meet Our Amazing Team!

Each artist is a successful, independent, community-minded, art, education or business professional in their own right.

We don't hire just anyone at our studio! We find accomplished, local Denver artists who love to teach! Each has committed to our social entrepreneurial business model which includes frequent community fundraisers for non-profits. 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!

Thia

Sr. Staff Art Instructor

Thia attended Washington University in St. Louis earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration and Graphic Design. A 20 year transplant from Baltimore, she worked in the graphic design and marketing industries before coming to SNPH. She is a freelance artist and a devoted mom, whose interests include education, the environment, nutrition and fitness.

Vanessa

Sr. 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!

Alexis

Staff Art Instructor

Alexis is a full-time university student studying business and art. A talented painter and illustrator, accomplished athlete and hard-working college student, Alexis brings a multitude of strengths to her career as a paint and sip Instructor!

Katie

Staff Art Instructor

Katie has been creating and enjoying art since she was a child and truly loves helping people through the artistic process! She recently moved back to Denver after spending 5 years in Southwest Colorado where she worked on her degree in Art Education. Katie is also a devoted mom to two young children, bringing her kind and creative energy from home to the studio!

Sarah

Staff Art Instructor

Sarah is a Denver born and raised artist with a BFA in realism painting and drawing from Western State in Gunnison Colorado. When she is not making art you can find her playing music on sax with a plethora of bands at your local venues. Sarah is a gifted painter and teacher and brings excitement and fun to every class!

Katherine

Staff Art Instructor

Katherine earned her degree in Visual Communications in Nebraska. She returned to Colorado in 2017 to pursue her freelance painting career and became a stay at home mother. She has been in the restaurant and bar industry for well over a decade, leading her to discovering her dream job at Sipping N' Painting Hampden! 

Berthie

Customer Service and Registration Coordinator

Berthie works as our registration receptionist, answering emails and helping customers register for their classes. Reach out to Berthie when you want to plan that special in-class celebration! When Berthie is not working for us, she is a proud wife, mom, grandma, community volunteer and activist.

Nakaya

Substitute and Guest Artist

Nakaya is a full-time public school teacher, photographer and professional artist who helps us out from time to time. Originally from Virginia, when she is not spending time with her fiance Murray and their adorable dogs, she enjoys the great Colorado outdoors!

Shriya

Guest Artist

CO native Shriya completed her degree in Psychology with a minor in Studio Art in 2017, and is currently working on obtaining her master's in social sciences at UC Denver. She's also a full-time paralegal and advocate for justice. A sculptor and painter, Shriya believes in using art as a tool for mental health and social change. In her free time, she enjoys movies, being at home with her family and running away to the mountains for camping and hiking adventures.

Sabrina

Guest Artist

Actress, painter, and full-time college student Sabrina helps us out when she is not in school in New York. Her flair for all things dramatic makes her classes, fun, exciting, and care-free! Sabrina also works as a face painter and balloon artist for hire!

Nancy

Owner, Studio Manager, Certified Bob Ross Instructor (CRI)

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 is a Certified Bob Ross Instructor (CRI). Nancy's goal is to help every customer feel welcome and appreciated!

Saul

Co-Owner, Bartender

Co-Owner 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 playing tennis in his spare time.

Nicole

Stocking Assistant

Nicole is a hard-working college student studying accounting, currently working as a certified nursing assistant at UC Health Medical Center in CO Springs. Bilingual in English and Portugese, Nicole lends a hand at the studio occasionally. When Nicole is not in school or working, she spends time with her boyfriend Jordan and their cute little dogs, Gidget and T'Challa.

Jordan and Jonathan

Behind the Scenes Support -- Stocking (and beer tasting)

Brothers Jonathan and Jordan lend a hand when they can. Unwrapping and stocking thousands of canvasses, tending bar, climbing ladders, etc. -- they pitch in whenever needed. Jon is a full-time Environmental Engineer, Jordan is a recent college graduate in Mathematics and Economics. (Brother Adam does not work at the studio, but we like the photo of the 3 of them!)

T'Challa the Chorkie

Cutie Patootie

T'Challa doesn't exactly work when he visits us, but he makes the place so much more adorable.

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