Community Education Bios

Cotty Kilbanks

Cotty KilbanksCotty Kilbanks began teaching art to adults and children in 2000 at Bethlehem Campus and the Fowler building on the South Side. Her classes include Cartooning, Acrylic Painting, and Anime. For the youth program, she teaches Cartoonarama, Animal Drawing and Painting, Minecraft Mania, Sculpey Creations, Drawing and Painting Disney, Dragons, Monsters, and Robots, Anime, and Fairies, Flowers, and Fantasy.

She worked in the animation industry in NY and LA on "Bugs Bunny Classics", Nickelodeon ("Rocko's Modern Life"), "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles", Disney, Marvel (Iron Man), and South Park. She is also an accomplished painter who has exhibited her works in several gallery shows, as well as a children's book illustrator.

Cotty has a BA in Illustration from Syracuse University, including a year in London at St. Martin's School of Art. She enjoys sharing her knowledge and experience in the professional art world with students of all ages.