RECENTLY ADDED WORKSHOPS
Alice Farris (Springfield, MO) recently received Best of Show awards at the 16th Annual Open Exhibition of the St. Louis Watercolor Society, the 4th Annual Missouri Valley Impressionists Society National Juried Exhibition and the Visual Artists Alliance of Springfield Open Portrait Exhibition.
Richard Stephens is a native of Hot Springs, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Central Arkansas in 1969 with a degree in art.During the past few years Stephens has enjoyed success by winning awards in numerous watercolor shows and competitions around the country.
Alice (West fork, AR) earned her Bachelors of Science from The University of Minnesota in Applied Design with a minor in Tailoring and Clothing Construction. Involved many in collaborative projects that have been shown around the US including group art quilts done with young artists, to Native American spirit costumes made from hand woven cloth. She has taught to both children and adult for over 20 years, and has served on numerous judging panels and art committees.
Dan (Eureka Springs, AR) is a multi-talented artist with a background ranging from watercolor, charcoal, paper mache to metal sculpture. He is a Little Rock, Arkansas native and has attended six different art colleges over his career, including the San Francisco Art Institute and Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. Dan has his BFA in Metal Arts from Millersville University in Lancaster, PA. His vision enables him to create both whimsical and realistic pieces. Dan is currently the “Artist in Residence” at ESSA.
Anne (Pawlet, VT ) has been an independent studio artist for 15 years and has work included in numerous exhibitions, collections and publications. Most recent: Art Jewelry Today 4 and Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist’s How to Enamel Jewelry, and acquisitions by the Enamel Arts Foundation.
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.
Eleanor (Eureka Springs, AR) has a large studio in Eureka Springs where she weaves and beads. She was chosen for the 2016 Arkansas Living Treasure Award based on the quality of her work and her success in sharing the knowledge of her art by teaching all over the world.
Les Brandt (Huntsville, Arkansas) has studied with many national turners, Trent Bosch,
Christophe Nancey, Mike Jackofsky and others. He uses the knowledge and inspiration
gained from many classes and symposiums to create his body of work to educate others.
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.
Bert (Bentonville, AR) started his interest in blacksmithing while attending the grand opening of ESSA’s blacksmithing studio in 2014. He now has his own forging shop, The Smithin’ Jones Backyard Blacksmith Company, and is an active member of The Blacksmithing Organization of Arkansas. Bert joined ESSA‘s Board of Directors in 2016. He also owns Gaskin’s Cabin Steakhouse in the Eureka Springs area.