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.
Spencer (Mt. Vernon, IL) a plein air and studio painter now well into his fifth decade of painting, and is fluent in watercolor, oils and acrylics. He has 20+ years of experience teaching workshops, specializing in strong design and understanding values as a solid foundation for a successful painting. Spencer teaches a variety of painting approaches, broadening each students view of creating art. Spencer has won multiple awards in juried competitions across the country and has been featured multiple times in Plein Air Magazine and other publications.
Billy (Jenkins, MO) is a 2nd generation white oak basket maker from the Ozark hills of southwest Missouri. Since 1999, Bill has taught the Ozark traditions of white oak basket making at conventions and workshops all over the country.
Kate (Lexington, KY) is a self-taught fiber artist. She has taught felting workshops locally in Kentucky and is a member in good standing of the Berea Arts Guild of KY. Her work has been featured on sites like BuzzFeed, Bored Panda, ThinkGeek, Geekology, and Fashionably Geek.
Marlene (Hot Springs Village, AR) has been an artist for 35 years. She creates in oil, pastel, watercolor, collage, glass and jewelry. She enjoys experimenting and says, “It sort of reminds me of being a child at play. I just enjoy having fun along with it being therapeutic for me.
John (Battlefield, MO) has been a professional woodcarver and watercolorist for over thirty years. He operates the John Engler and Associates Design Studio. John has taught in 18 states and judged over 50 woodcarving shows across the country.