Charles Baughman knew since childhood he was an artist. His family always supported his endeavors and in 2004 he and his wife, Kate Pepper, made dreams come true when they opened their own studio, the Monart School of Art and The Art Park Enrichment Campus. Charles is a contemporary, abstract expressionist painter, whose work is shown in several galleries internationally. He received his bachelor’s degree in Studio Arts and Art History from Kearney State College in Kearney, Nebraska and his Master of Fine Arts in Painting/Sculpture from Wichita State University.
In addition to Charles’ extensive background as a fine artist, he has been involved in art education for over 30 years. Charles has been an instructor at the Wichita Art Museum, Wichita State University, and Friends University, to name a few. At his own studio, the Monart School of Art, Charles teaches drawing, painting, and sculpture classes to students of all ages. Charles enjoys showing students who may have little to no art experience that they too can create and learn new skills. Once students have gained basic drawing skills in his classes, they are then supported while developing their personal drawing style and encouraged to try new media and techniques.
When not in the classroom Charles can be found painting, exploring nature, gardening, cooking fabulous foods for his family, and begging his wife to not adopt more animals.