RECENTLY ADDED WORKSHOPS
Sam (Berryville, AR) is a lifelong woodworker and retired educator. Originally trained as a cabinetmaker, he takes a hybrid approach to custom furniture design and lamp work in his workshop near Eureka Springs.
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.
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.
Kerry Rhodes (Delaware City, DE) has been an artist blacksmith for over 26 years. In 1990 he founded Forged Creations, LLC as a means to express his love of the natural world. His commissions include Winterthur Museum, The American Birding Assoc., Harley Davidson and Vietnam Memorial in Delaware. He has exhibited nationally and has been featured in various publications.
Fran Carlin (Eureka Springs, AR) discovered mosaics working under the master, James Hubbell, and later studied in Ravenna, Italy. She became further inspired in 2014 when she attended the Society of American Mosaic Artists (SAMA) summit where she was able to further explore mosaic processes with international mosaic masters.
Grace Hilliard Koshinsky
Grace is a metalsmith and sculptor who primarily works in steel. She earned her Masters of Fine Art (MFA) with a concentration in metalsmithing from UMASS Dartmouth. Grace’s work explores the intersection between the fields of art and child welfare.
Erin Younge,(Asheboro, NC) is a sculptor working with various materials to create pieces that convey the spirituality of sacred sites. She has a BFA in Sculpture from the University of NC at Greensboro with an MFA in Ceramics from East Carolina University. She is currently a resident artist at STARworks clay studio.
Tim Tyler (Bella Vista, AR) is a contemporary artist who has been inspired by the Old Masters. Tyler’s skills and technical ability to achieve high levels of realism are impressive, yet it is his visual wit, use of satire and clever method of social commentaries that he weaves into his compositions that elevate his works above practicing realist artists. Tyler has a distinctive career and has received honorable recognition for his work in the arts, such as the late Charles Banks Wilson.