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Samara Barks

Instructor, Kids Can CAD Academy; Owner, Mixed Hues, LLC


Samara (Sam) is an accomplished 3D artist and illustrator. She’s been able to hone and enhance her eye for design through her time as a senior artist in creative fields that range from product to exhibit design. Nowadays you’ll find her constantly teaching, sketching, painting, designing or cultivating new techniques. She also makes time to teach 3rd-5th graders 3D and CAD design with Kids can CAD Academy. She thrives on teaching the next generation the things that inspired her as a young artist and designer.

She created her company, Mixed Hues, LLC, to fill a very real need of seeing more representation of women of color in two communities she’s passionate about: art and roller derby. As a retired derby skater herself, you can find this native Detroiter (now Austinite) at the local skating rink or learning to carve at the skate parks in Austin, TX.


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