Meet The Faculty

Ann McKean

Art Department Chair
Office: Downtown Studio N104b; 719-502-3311


  • BS University of Southern Colorado
  • MFA Painting and Sculpture Fort Hays State University, Kansas.

Selected Exhibits & Professional Achievements

Great Plains National Juried Exhibition, Smokey Hill National Juried Art Exhibition, and numerous other juried group and invitational Exhibitions. Permanent Collections:Hays Fine Art Center, Fort Hays State University, CSU Pueblo.

About Teaching

“As an art educator and working artist, I simultaneous encourage students’ individual artistic consciousness while teaching practical technique and design. I feel it is important to impress upon the students a strong sense of artistic tradition through art historical examples, both classical and contemporary.“

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Laura BenAmots

Art Department Faculty
Office: Downtown Studio, S107; 719-502-4040


  • MFA Painting/Print Making/Book Arts – Univ. of the Arts, Philadelphia
  • BFA Painting – Tyler College of Art & Design, Temple University
  • 2-year studio program Painting, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art

Selected Exhibits & Professional Achievements:

     - Business of Art Center, Manitou Springs
     - SU Pueblo Fine Art Gallery
     - Sangre De Cristo Art Museum, Pueblo
     - CS Fine Art Center
     - Colorado College IDEA Space Gallery
     - Frost Art Museum at FIU Miami FL

About Teaching

"I am committed guiding students towards  the highest possible quality technical & artistic accomplishment while nurturing them to find their own 'voices' and express their inner worlds."


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Lance Timco

Ceramics Program Sub-Chair
Office: Centennial Campus F-300; 719-502-3200


  • BA in ceramics and a minor in photography from Stephen F. Austin State University
  • MA/MFA from the University of Dallas.

Professional Achievements

He joined the adjunct art faculty at Pikes Peak Community College in 2007 and became a permanent half-time faculty member in 2009. He has served as the chair of the ceramics department since the fall of 2008. Lance has been an artist/potter for over 30 years. Lance produces a wide range of High-Fire Functional and Decorative Vessels. He also produces Ash Glazed, Raku, Faux-Raku, Saggar and Multi-Fired pieces. He has conducted workshops in kiln building, wheel throwing and kiln firing. Lance has traveled extensively throughout Mexico, Central America, Europe, Japan and New Zealand. He enjoys the exchange of concepts and methodology with other artists. His work is exhibited in local galleries and shows in the West throughout the year. Lance is a member of Commonwheel Artists COOP and has a working studio/gallery in downtown Colorado Springs at Cottonwood Center for the Arts. When he is not working, he enjoys fishing, hiking, prospecting, exploring in his Jeep or riding his Vespa.

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Meet The Adjunct Instructors:

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Ron Koehn MA in Painting(University of California at Berkeley); BA (Fresno State College, Fresno, California);. Additional studio art Studies (University of California at Los Angeles, California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, International Summer Academy of Fine Arts in Salzburg, Austria)
Teaches Hand Built Clay

Ron Price
ron.price@ppcc.eduRecent Juried Exhibit: Glass Art Fellowship (Botanical Gardens, Denver CO) Custom Stained Glass: Fort Carson Chapel (CS); St. Auden’s Church (CS); St. Peters Church (Cripple Creek); Heritage Wesleyan Church (CS);
Teaches Glass Arts: fused, slumped, stained, painted

Kim Sayers-Newlin - BA from Indiana University, additional study at: John Herron School of Art, OregonCollege of Arts and Crafts, PortlandState University & UCCS as well as numerous workshops and professional development seminars; 30 years teaching experience, award winning artist
Teaches Drawing, Printmaking , Mixed Media and Art Appreciation

Zandra Zieman-Foster BA from UCCS (University of Colorado, Colorado Springs) - 1990 Major - Fine Arts; Other colleges attended and studied art:University of Minnesota at Minneapolis MN Dakota Wesleyan University, Mitchell SD
Teaches Bead Weaving

Linda Curell BFA Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA; 15 years experience as an staff illustrator for Hallmark Cards Inc. and Current Inc. ; 12 years as adjunct instructor for PPCC
TeachesFigure Drawing, Portraiture, Drawing I-IV,Pastel Painting and Pastel PleinAair.

Larry Terrafranca , , MA sculpture University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, BA Studio Arts, Psychology, Georgetown University, DC Professional Career architectural carving, historical restoration and original creations Selected Commissions: Stone carver Washington National Cathedral, Washington DC; Resident Sculptor Broadmoore Hotel; Zen Garden Abstract Women & Family Wing of Memorial Hospital, CS CO; Sculpture Restorations for Historic Penrose House Broadmoore, CS CO
Teaches Figurative Sculpture, Sculpture I and II

Lin Fife MFA Southern Illinois University/Carbondale, BA in Art Education, Colorado State University Professor Emerita, UCCS, Outstanding Teacher Award, 2005 Visiting Artist/Lecturer Queensland Institute of Technology, Brisbane, AU. Maryland Institure of Art, Baltimore, MD, The Textile Museum, Washington, D.C., University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
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Garry Glissmeyer BFA in Professional Fine Arts, Art Center College of Design CA; additional studies at University of Utah Design & Advertizing Awards CLIO for Art Direction, Hollywood Radio & TV Society International Broadcasting Award, additional Art Direction Awards in NY, Detroit & Chicago
Teaches 3D Design & Drawing

Janet Glissmeyer BFA in Illustration, Syracuse University
Teaches Figure Drawing and 2D Design