RECENTLY ADDED WORKSHOPS
Kip (Rogers, AR) has been turning for over 30 years, currently making small to moderate scale vessels from domestic woods. He is a co-founder of the Stateline Woodturners and has taught at ESSA and the Arkansas Craft School.
Lyla Allison (Eureka Springs, AR) is a jewelry instructor who helps each student fine tune their own individual designs. Lyla teaches her students the technical skills necessary to bring their jewelry ideas to life.
Julie Hop (Rogers, AR) earned her BFA in Painting and Drawing from Columbia College, Chicago. She has been a muralist and has participated in exhibits in Chicago, New Orleans and Eureka Springs. Julie has designed and implemented art classes for children, teens and adults and has experience as a public school teacher. She is currently Program Coordinator at ESSA.
Mary Springer (Eureka Springs, AR) is both a sculptor and a painter with a BFA from the Memphis College of Art. She has taught and attended many workshops in different artistic disciplines and spiritual philosophies (including five trips to India to study with Satha Sai Baba) and a trip to France to study painting with Robert Baxter and Anne Tomlyn Rothe. In addition, she studied figure painting with Philip Pearlstein at the Corcoran in Washington, D.C.
Carrie (Bella Vista AR) is a certified Creatively Fit Coach who is passionate about two things, her kids and her art. Her sterling silver jewelry has won local awards and can be purchased at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.
Gasali Adeyemo is from a small village in Nigeria. His mother taught him the traditional Yoruba technique of adire eleko and how to prepare an indigo pot. He studied at the Nike Center for Arts and Culture and mastered the traditional techniques of adire eleko, batik and tie-dye. Gasali now travels worldwide, sharing the arts and culture of the Yoruba people of Nigeria. Gasali currently resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Alison Pack (Radford, VA) is an associate professor at Radford Universty. She received a 2016 Niche award in the Holloware/Cast Category. Her work has been featured in the books, Humor in Craft, Art Jewelry Today 3, Art Jewelry Today 2, and About Art.
Barbara Kennedy (Eureka Springs, Arkansas) is self-taught artist and comes from an artistic family. Early on Barbara learned to experiment with color, materials and new ideas. She prefers painting in oils because of their rich colors and ease of blending, but she also uses acrylic paints and colored pencils in her work.
James (Eureka Springs, AR) has lead several neighborhood groups of 3-5 students in similar workshops. James also guided a 2 day locals workshop in 2016 at ESSA for 5-6 students. James has years of experience in providing training and instruction in business, science and computer software programs during a 45 year career in the military and business community.
Danielle (Raleigh, NC) is a metalsmith, neon artist, educator, designer and storyteller. She started her passion for jewelry making at Millersville University and received her BFA in jewelry design in 2010. In addition, she is a recent graduate of the MFA metals design program at East Carolina University.