EUREKA SPRINGS SCHOOL OF THE ARTS
In the belief that art is vital to the human spirit, we are committed to cultivating, promoting and encouraging artistic expression by providing art education opportunities in a unique environment of beauty and creativity.
This year, the Eureka Springs School of the Arts celebrates 20 years! When ESSA began in 1998, we were a school without walls, with passionate local artists offering up their studios to support workshops. A few years later, ESSA moved into a small campus with one building and an acre of land. Today, ESSA has grown into a 55-acre campus with seven teaching studios located in the beautiful Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas.
|Date: September 25-26, 2018 Tuesday & Wednesday|
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.
Edward (Eureka Springs, AR) is a professional photographer utilizing cutting edge techniques to capture the spirit of the Midwest landscape. Edward’s work has been featured in numerous publications and in 12 coffee table books. Clients include Bass Pro Shops, Sierra Club, and Crystal Bridges Museum of Art. He also owns the Sacred Earth Gallery next door to ESSA!
Preston (Eureka Springs, AR) has many years of experience in all types of welding, having set up and run his own welding business, as well as a welding shop in Kansas City area for a large manufacturing facility.
David (Eureka Springs, AR) has been making scroll saw ornaments since the mid-1970’s. His medium is ¼ inch thick primarily hardwood stock of walnut, cherry and maple. His themes range from holiday to native animals, and whimsical to lifelike. Recently, he has been exploring Victorian tabletop picture frames.
Joe (Strafford, MO) started welding and working with metal at age 13, and found a way to turn his industrial experience into an art form. He has been represented by art galleries throughout Missouri and has sculptures in municipal shows in Missouri, Illinois and Iowa.
Dana (Senatobia, MS) holds a BFA in painting and an MFA in studio art from Memphis College of Art. She spent her early years roaming the creek banks and meadows of north central Arkansas’ Ozark Mountains finding clarity of spirit outdoors. Her work is a visual response to her time spent outdoors.
Judy (Piqua, OH) has been turning wood full time since 1985, and has taught classes across the US and Canada for nearly thirty years. She has written two books and many articles on woodturning.
Robert (Seymour, CT) is an artist/educator/author and developer of materials for artists. His work can be seen in numerous books, publications, museum and private collections around the world. He has taught workshops around the world and maintains an active teaching studio.