Instructors of Filoli

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Jacqueline Deely

Jacqueline Deely is an accomplished travel and wildlife photographer based in San Jose, California. Her work has been awarded, published and exhibited throughout the Bay Area and beyond. For more info, please visit

Conrad Johnson

Conrad Johnson has over 40 years of experience, working with digital photography. He is skilled in studio, forensic photography, product illustration, glass and metal, macro and telephoto photography. For more info, visit www.conradjohnsonphotography

Laurie Johnson

Laurie has been studying art since the age of 12. She has taken over 32 workshops and 22 different weekly classes at the Scottsdale Art School. For more info, please visit

Candace Kling

Candace Kling’s years of enthusiastic research in ribbon and fabric embellishment have led her to explore museum costume and textile collections across the country, teaching as she goes. For more info, visit

Maryjo Koch

Working from her studio in Northern California’s Santa Cruz Mountains, Maryjo Koch is widely regarded among the world’s most accomplished naturalist painters. She now conducts workshops at her studio. For more info, visit

David Landsidle, Filoli Docent

David Landsidle has been a Filoli House and Garden docent since 2010. Before moving to California, David lived in London where he gave tours of three historic properties, including the Royal Academy of Art.

Sara Loesch Frank

Sara Loesch Frank has taught in the Bay Area since 1976 with her Master’s degree in Art Education. Her work has been in many calligraphy books, included in international calligraphic conferences. For more info, please visit

Guy Magallanes

Guy Magallanes paints images of landscapes and flowers–subjects that we all pass daily–with heightened exaggeration for drama's sake. For more info, please visit

Jan Prisco

Jan Prisco is a pastel and oil painter. She holds indoor classes at University Art in Redwood City, teaches plein air workshops for Filoli and does individual lessons in pastel. For more info please, visit

Tiffanie Turner

Tiffanie Turner is a licensed California architect, fine artist and instructor in the art of paper flower making around the United States and beyond, and the author of The Fine Art of Paper Flowers. For more, please visit

Decorative Art

Lucy Barter

In 2015 Lucy and fellow embroider Ellice Sperber, co-Founded the San Francisco School of Needlework and Design. Through the school Lucy will continue to teach embroidery classes at Floli. For more info, visit

Gigi Erickson

Gigi Erickson has been working with stained glass since 1977. She has worked for many notable glass artists from the Bay Area before starting her own studio in 1990. She looks forward contributing to Filoli experience and educating the community.

Annalee Levin

Annalee Levin is a visual artist who works in a range of formats including sculpture, video, and textiles. She exhibits her art internationally and teaches regularly in the Bay Area and abroad. For more info, visit

Shirley Smith

In the last 20 years, Shirley has made countless mosaics for private commissions, architectural installations, public art and decorative pieces. She has also been teaching classes and workshops to create one of-a-kind pieces.

Botannical Art

Nina Antze

Nina Antze is a botanical artist and quiltmaker living in Northern California. Her quilts have won numerous awards. She works in colored pencil, graphite and watercolor and fabric. For more info, visit

Susan Fisher

Susan T. Fisher is the Director of the Art Institute at the Arizona–Sonora Desert Museum. Ms. Fisher is also an artist in the Filoli Florilegium Guild and conducts workshops throughout the United States.

Martha Kemp

Martha has exhibited widely in the United States in juried and invitational shows and has received numerous awards. For more info, visit

Lee McCaffree

Lee McCaffree is a botanical illustrator. She is a primary teacher and co-leader in the Filoli Certificate Program. She also teaches privately and has exhibited across the U.S. and in England. Contact:

Ann Swan

Ann is one of this country’s leading botanical artists working primarily in coloured pencil and graphite. Her original pencil drawings take many hours of intense observation and are imbued with a strong sense of design.

Catherine M. Watters

Catherine is one of the primary instructors and curriculum developers for the Filoli Botanical Art Certificate Program, and has been teaching at Filoli since 1999. FMs. Fisher is an aor more info, visit

Bruce Wilson

Bruce was the recipient of the Anne Ophelia Dowden grant awarded by the ASBA for work on his independent study project on the Wild Heathers of the Scottish Highlands. Elements of this study can be seen on his web site at

Floral Design

Baylor Chapman

Baylor Chapman is the founder and principal designer of Lila B. Design, a floral and plant design studio in San Francisco. Her work has been featured in Sunset magazine, Brides, California Home + Design, etc. For more info, visit

Katherine Glazier

Katherine is a flower arranger for the Elizabeth F. Gamble Gardens and operates her own freelance floral design business— Katherine J. Glazier Design. She conducts public demonstrations and exhibits at Filoli’s Flower Show.

Pat Gibbons

Pat Gibbons is known as one of the Bay Area’s most respected floral designers for weddings and special events. She is a founding member of the Wedding Industry Professionals Association, an education based organization for event specialists.

Alethia Harampolis and Jill Rizzo of Studio Choo, East and West Coast

Studio Choo is the work of two best friends, Alethea Harampolis and Jill Rizzo, who share a love for things natural and wild. Jill operates Studio Choo East while Althea remains on the west coast. For more info, visit

Wendy Morck

Wendy has exhibited at “Bouquets to Art”, Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco since 2003. Additionally she demonstrates for garden clubs and other outside organizations.

Jane Suiei Naito

Today, having studied ikebana for over 15 years, Ms. Naito has earned two teaching certificates from the Sogetsu School of Ikebana giving her a strong design background in contemporary Japanese flower arranging.

Teresa Sabankaya

Teresa Sabankaya is the founder and owner of The Bonny Doon Garden Company, a full-service floral design studio, florist and botanical gift shop open since 1999.

Laurie Stern, Perfumery Adventure

Laurie Stern meticulously crafts scented treasures from natural, organic and botanical essences without synthetics. A former wedding florist, Laurie left the business in 2000 and immersed herself in perfumery.

Katsuko Thielke

She is well known for her mastery of weaving techniques and creative use of material. Katsuko enjoys teaching students the beauty of ikebana and currently she conducts classes at the Mountain View Adult Education School and private lessons.


Hayley Carmody, Filoli Horticulture Staff

Hayley studied plant biology at UC Santa Cruz. She is a Californian native and has spent time living in Baja as a naturalist. After living in Baja she worked at a plant tissue propagation lab in San Diego before coming to FILOLI.

Mimi Clarke

She was first introduced to Filoli through the internship program and soon became a member of the garden staff and not long after a Lead Horticulturist. Mimi left Filoli to start her own business, Fiddle Fern Landscaping.

Nature Education

Charlie Blevins

Charlie Blevins and his wife Jill founded Habitat for Honeybees 6 years ago which is a non-profit dedicated to placing wayward honeybees in mutually beneficial urban habitats.

Bonnie Morse

Bonnie Morse, co–owner of Bonnie Bee and Company. Committed to providing a local source for bees and support (through classes, private lessons, and hive management) for local beekeepers.. For more info, visit