Phone: 785.289.8766


Degrees and Certifications:

Pratt Institute, BFA Illustration & Printmaking Emporia State University, MA Education KSDE Certified K-12 Art Education

Mr. Todd Poteet

A little about me. I'm a graduate of Lawrence High School, and attended Pratt Institute for my BFA in Illustration and Printmaking on a full scholarship. I completed a Masters program at Pratt and received my Masters in Education from Emporia University. My teaching experience includes teaching at Pratt Institute and LaGuardia High School for the Visual and Performing Arts. In addition I am the founder of The Art Effect's Art Institute in New York where I taught advanced courses in Portfolio Development, Painting, Drawing, Figure Drawing, Mixed Media and Digital Painting. During my time at The Art Institute I placed 100% of my graduating class in college on merit-based scholarships from a variety of schools including Yale, Maryland Institute College of Arts, Carnegie Mellon University, Columbus College of Art & Design, and CalArts. 

For over 28 years I operated a graphic design and creative services firm in New York with clients from Disney, American Express, the National Park Service, Revlon, Clinique, Olana, Millbrook Vineyards and many more. As a fine artist & illustrator, I have illustrated annual reports, magazine articles, books and other publications; had group and solo exhibitions; and created murals in a number of states and two countries. I am a bee keeper, farmer, hiker, and love coffee. 

I am thrilled to be teaching at the very school I received my start and look forward to meeting, working, and learning alongside each of you.