Meet The staff

Instructors

We love getting to know you in class, so now it's time for us to properly introduce ourselves! Here is a quick look at the talented teachers that make The Palette such a fun place learn a new skill.

Owner

Claire Meil

Claire has a degree in Graphic Design from Colorado Mesa University and opened The Palette in 2012. "It was my dream to create a place where friends can get together for a creative - and wine filled - night out! Six years later we are working hard to constantly bring you new projects. It's such a joy to offer a unique outlet for people of all skill levels to step outside of their comfort zone and Uncork Your Inner Artist!"

Instructor

Andrea Wilkins

Andrea has a Graphic Design degree from Colorado Mesa University and has taught at The Palette since 2014. "It's a great place to work because this job allows me to be creative and meet so many friendly people. I love watching people of all skill levels push themselves outside of their comfort zone and embrace their artistic side!"

Instructor & Bartender

Vandy Moralez

Vandy began at The Palette early 2018 as a bartender and is now our newest Wood Workshop instructor. "I love working at The Palette because it's a great escape for people who want to test out their artistic side. My favorite thing is helping people create something special that they can hang in their home forever!"

Instructor

Audrey Neumiller

Audrey has a BA in Art from Columbia and is currently working on a MA in Education at Western State. She has taught at The Palette since 2016. "I enjoy working at The Palette because I get to meet a ton of people and help them be more creative. I love seeing people conquer their nerves (sometimes with the assistance of wine) and do something they thought possible!"

Instructor

Mackenzy Miller

Mackenzy is the type of person born with natural artistic talent and didn't have to learn it in school! She's taught at The Palette since 2014. "I love teaching because I get to paint, meet and interact with our awesome customers, and drink wine! Born and raised in GJ I have a huge love for this community. Helping people enjoy a fun evening and go home with their own work of art is the best!"

Instructor

Savannah Ashmore

Savannah, the newest staff member at The Palette, has her BFA in Illustration from Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design. "I love teaching other people to embrace their creativity and make something beautiful in every class. Supporting and working at a local GJ business that inspires people to be creative is a great way to give back to the community I grew up in!