PT Artscape Teaching Artists
Whether hammocking in Brazil, exploring in Hong Kong, dodging taxis in Russia, studying art in Europe, dancing in Jamaica, or raising kids in Port Townsend, Washington, Jesse connects with people. He loves both the differences and the similarities that are so colorfully displayed across our diverse world. Jesse's passion and appreciation of people is voiced through his brush and on his canvas.
His illustrations have been featured in magazines, art publications, CD covers and children's books.
Jesse has illustrated the NY Times Best selling Hank Zipzer series by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver, the Ziggy and the Black Dinosaurs series by Sharon Draper and These Things I Wish by Lee Pitts. Jesse's most recent book is Chess Rumble by G. Neri with Lee and Low Books. He is currently working on writing and illustrating several other picture books.
McDonald grew up in Newfoundland, the oldest girl in a family of seven children. From an early age, she helped out at her father’s sawmill learning to use industrial tools. She earned a degree in fine art, art education and design from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax, Canada. Besides creating metal sculptures, Margie is also accomplished in weaving, spinning, felting, dyeing, knitting, and papermaking. Her work has been exhibited in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, Port Angeles, and Port Townsend.
Wanda LeClerc is our Teaching artist at Grant Street. Wanda was born in Puerto Rico and has a degree in Art Education from Western Washington University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture from the University of Puerto Rico. Wanda has also taught Spanish at Jefferson Community School. She has taught the Visual Arts to all ages from kindergarten to adult.