Teaching Artists

Serve as an Artist-in-Residence

Focusing on building access to participatory arts enrichment and experiences for underserved areas, All Access Arts works with a diverse group of locally-based artists who teach across various visual, performing, and media arts disciplines. From elementary schools and senior living facilities to your local libraries and community centers, All Access Arts initiatives reach over 40 programming sites annually. In support of Arts Council OKC’s mission and the arts economy of Oklahoma City, All Access Arts contracts over 20 artists a year at pay rates above the state and national averages.  

Sheila Guffey - Creative Aging

Meet Sheila Guffey, a dedicated teaching artist and consultant who holds a Bachelor of Fine Art and Master of Adult Education. She brings over 13 years of experience in developing and teaching specialized art programs and community outreach initiatives for senior adults. Sheila dedicates her expertise to teaching a variety of fine art mediums in senior living facilities including assisted living, nursing and memory care facilities. 

She creates a supportive environment, making art not just an activity but a journey of self-expression, confidence building, healing and social bonding for her students during difficult life transitions. Her unique blend of teaching and therapeutic skills creates a nurturing environment, providing joy, solace and inspiration. Her students often create finished products that become cherished gifts for loved ones, providing a lasting legacy.

She creates a supportive environment, making art not just an activity but a journey of self-expression, confidence building, healing and social bonding for her students during difficult life transitions. Her unique blend of teaching and therapeutic skills creates a nurturing 

Jasmine Jones - Arts in Schools

Jasmine Jones is a multidisciplinary artist and maker from Midwest City, Oklahoma. She grew up deeply interested in dance, music, and visual arts, having opportunities to learn in each. She officially dove into the OKC art community while studying at Rose State College, where she graduated with an Associate in Arts in 2016. 

Afterward, Jasmine went on to obtain a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art from the University of Oklahoma in 2018. Today, through her art she traverses through various ideas, methods, and materials – working with concepts such as spirituality, chains of memory, play, and interaction while utilizing her stylistic 2D and 3D tranquility and whimsy. Jasmine is a member of two artist collectives: Art Group and Factory Obscura. 

She also works often with Arts Council Oklahoma City and has worked with SPARK! Creative Labs. Both solo and collaboratively, she creates to show that art can be interactive, immersive, beneficial, and so much more – helping people find curiosity or beauty striking at any moment.

Katelynn Knick - Arts in Schools

Katelynn Knick is a professional artist, educator, and creative coach living in Oklahoma City. Her solo projects have been exhibited at the Ft. Smith Regional Art Museum, Plaza Walls Mural Expo, Paseo Arts & Creativity Center, ahha Tulsa, and MAINSITE Contemporary Art. 

Dedicated to supporting artists of all ages through empowerment, education, and community building – Katelynn founded the online artist platform Art Friends, co-founded the Oklahoma-based artist collective Art Group, and currently serves as a board member for Sunny Dayz Mural Festival and as an independent teaching artist and consultant for art organizations across the state. 

Connect with Katelynn and see more of her work at katelynnknick.com or online @katelynnnknick.

Paul Medina - Art Shaping Character

Oklahoma born artist, Paul Medina, has been making art for over 50 years. His themes have remained constant through the years. Capturing human truths, the ether that binds us all in countless ways, has been the overriding goal of Medina’s work.

Through the late seventies and on into the early nineties, Medina flourished as a gallery artist. He was represented throughout the United States, including many galleries and exhibits at the Oklahoma Museum of Art, The Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, and the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona. Throughout his commercial success, he amassed collectors from all over the world including writer Judith Blume of New York, the late actor, Robin William of San Francisco, and Yannick Noah of Paris, France to name a few.

Today, Medina continues to try new things, working with clay and wood and creates painting using acrylic paints and other mixed mediums. He keeps busy with numerous commissions and occasionally exhibits locally and in surrounding states.


Alfonso Pule - Arts in Schools

Alfonso Fīnnest Pulé is the founder of The Groovemeant Community LLC, a street dance organization created in Oklahoma City, to increase local interest and accessibility to Street & Break dance culture. Considered the first company of its kind in Oklahoma, his play for free artist teaching and development services has captivated artist communities & educational institutions locally and globally. 

Originally from Chicago, Illinois raised in Los Angeles. Considered a Hollywood Kid living though the beginning of hip hop culture, he spent the majority of 35 years in California learning the ins and outs of the entertainment and dance industry. Through artist development he has dedicated the last 13yrs mentoring and developing interested youth and established amateur street performers in Oklahoma city and the surrounding southern region. Actively training, entertaining and showcasing with peers and students on industry level platforms.

•Instagram – @thegroovemeantcommunity

•TikTok – @thegroovemeantcommunity

The Groovemeant Community – OKC Streetdance / Hip Hop / Freestyle

Mercedes Smith - Arts in Schools

Mercedes Dawn S, is a public school art teacher and All Access Arts featured artist. She enjoys painting, making mini comics, cross stitching and so much more. She is passionate about connecting with people through the arts.

Get Involved

If you are interested in becoming a teaching artist and instilling confidence and fostering creativity, contact All Access Arts Director Nick Caudle