Art and Sewing Instructors


Kim Pilkerton


Ms Kim completed her BS in Business and Management at the University of Maryland College Park. While she works full time in the financial field, she has always had an appreciation for art. She has been sewing for over five years now, and loves to create handmade items that are both functional and beautiful. She owns a small business called Joyfully Sewn, and you can find her handmade wares at local shops and markets throughout the Southern Maryland area.


As a mother of two, and a former Cub Scout Den leader, she has plenty of experience teaching children. She teaches by way of “hands on” activities, as she believes that’s the best way for students to learn. She is looking forward to teaching young students how to sew and sharing her enthusiasm to create handmade.


Karen Day

Advanced Art

Karen Day received her BFA from the Cleveland Institute of art with a major in drawing and a minor in sculpture. She worked several years as a freelance illustrator for many publications, most notably for the Washington Post.
Karen enjoys combining her love of both 2 and 3-dimensional art, producing abstract collage and mixed media.
She has been an instructor for children and adults at the Torpedo Factory Art League school for 27 years. Karen enjoys doing wine and design events at various locations and art retreats for specialty groups and corporations. Her passion is to create a positive and fun personal artistic experience with all her students; enabling them to experiment and create outside their comfort zones.
Karen lives with her husband, Jim, in Maryland and is a doting grandmother of three.