Blog Contributors

Hiep Nguyen
With over 20 years of experience in making and teaching art, Hiep Nguyen has facilitated numerous community-based art projects for thousands of people around the world. Known for his dynamic, fun-loving, and non-judgmental facilitation style, Hiep's passion for making collaborative art is contagious. His unique participatory and social engagement process has transformed hundreds of empty walls and canvases and stretched the artistic muscles of people who otherwise do not have access to art or consider themselves creative. He is also a frequently sought-after master teacher and keynote speaker at art education associations, universities, and museums across the country and overseas. In 2007, Hiep founded Circle Painting (, a non-profit art organization where he currently serves as the Executive Director.
Stevie Ballow
Stevie Ballow has been teaching art and making stuff with kids and adults for almost 20 years. Since 2017, she has been the TAB Studio Director at Shady Oak Primary School in Richmond, Texas and has presented information about creativity and artmaking at Early Childhood and Art conferences across the state. With a degree in Biomedical Engineering, she uses her expertise in ideation, iteration, and problem solving to teach students how to think like artists. A self-proclaimed "non-drawer," Stevie discovered Draw All You Can during the 2020 lockdown and has been drawing ever since. Now she uses both Draw All You Can and Circle Painting to help students who -- like herself -- struggle to create without boundaries but thrive when challenged to think outside the box.