RECENTLY ADDED WORKSHOPS
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.
Dee (St. Louis MO ) studied graphic design at CalArts in Valencia, California. She utilizes her design background and her love of fiber when creating her abstract encaustic art. In 2016 she exhibited as an emerging artist at the prestigious St. Louis Art Fair.
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.
Maureen Alexander (Eureka Springs, Arkansas). Maureen has called Eureka Springs home for over 10 years and has been creating stained glassworks for over 30 years. She explains that mosaics give her the freedom to create the images in her mind easier than traditional stained glass.
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.
Lowell Baker is an internationally known teacher, writer and artist who has taught over 50 workshops across the United States, Cuba, Guatemala, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Singapore and Japan. Baker has published over 70 articles relating to his technical and experimental research in ceramics.
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.
Jody Stephenson (Eureka Springs, AR) is the artist and author of Faltering Towards Perfection: Art, Faith, and Everything in Between. Jody and her husband, Ron Lutz, live and work at Studio 62, their Eureka Springs gallery. Jody’s work is represented by many fine art galleries and is collected all over the country. Her fine art notecards have been featured in Barnes & Noble Booksellers and Neiman Marcus stores nationwide. Jody has a B.A. Degree in Art History and has participated in numerous post-graduate art studies and one-person art shows.
Cathrin Yoder & Sheri Cunningham
Cathrin & Sheri (Eureka Springs, AR) are co-owners and collaborators of Arts of Mud professional clay studio. Sheri has a B.A in Pottery and Ceramics with experience as a studio artist and teacher. Cathrin has a M.A. in Humanities with an emphasis in Art and Technology. She has taught at the college level, conducted teacher workshops and is currently a studio artist in Eureka Springs. Both have exhibited in numerous galleries throughout the United States. Together they have over 50 years of combined experience teaching art.