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Art Instructors

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Kendra Dupre

Owner - Art Director - Art Instructor

Kendra Dupre attended college at Nicholls State University where she recieved her Bachelors in Fine Art.  She began teaching while still in school and immediately knew that she wanted to pursue teaching art as a career. She started Brushworks in 2005 with her husband Jason and younger sister Lacy. Her love of working with children has always motivated her to study and learn more about art, and she credits her students through the years for teaching her how to become a better teacher and artist!  Kendra also has been training in Jiu-Jitsu at Evolution Training in Houma since 2010 and teaches a women's self defense class there. In her spare time she also trains at Crossfit Houma and enjoys playing the guitar and singing.

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Lacy Miller

Art Instructor - Classroom Manager 

Lacy Miller has been teaching at Brushworks since 2005.  She helped to start the business along with her sister Kendra and brother-in-law Jason.  She attended college at Young Memorial earning her degree in accounting. She has been an artist since she was a small child.  She has studied many styles and forms of art through the years. Her focus is on painting and drawing.  She does commissioned pet portraits in her spare time. She also enjoys music and playing the drums. For more info on a commissioned piece email her at

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Stacey Fabre

Art Instructor - Graphic Design

Stacey Fabre attended college at Nicholls University, where she received a Bachelor’s of Fine Art in 1999 with an emphasis in Graphic Art. While pursuing a career in Graphic Art she followed her passion for painting with palette knives in highly textured style called impasto. Inspired by landscapes and buildings from South Louisiana, she has created art shown at over 100+ art shows and festivals all across Southern Louisiana. Influencing the younger generation to successfully follow their passions is something she is very excited to be a part of.


Riley McIlvaine

Art Instructor 

Creating art is Riley's passion and she could never imagine herself doing anything else for the rest of her life. She started the Brushworks art program when she was just 6 years old and continued all the way through high school learning from our instructors. As a student at Brushworks she always strived to give the best effort and never gave up on a challenge. Shortly after enrolling in Nicholls State University to study Art Education, she was hired at Brushworks to teach art classes and camps. Riley plans to graduate in 2024 with a Bachelor's in Art Education and has aspirations of making her career in art and becoming a full-time professional artist.

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