OUR ARTCAMP TEACHERS ARE THE BEST!
Our artCamp teachers are the best! They’re experienced and creative and talented and caring and kind and fun and funny, too! When I put out the call for class proposals, they respond with exciting ideas.
artCamp teachers inspire me! They come early each artCamp morning to set up their classrooms and hang out on the porch with arriving artCampers. They teach all day giving hands-on instruction, guidance and encouragement to our aspiring young artists. At lunch break they hang
artCamp 2017, July 10-14 and 17-21, will have eleven teachers who’ve helped me build an awesome curriculum with forty unique classes. This is going to be the best artCamp ever! I’m delighted to introduce you to half of our staff today. Next week I’ll introduce you to all the others.
ALEXANDRA BURNSIDE – Alexandra grew up in El Paso. She loves her musical husband, cats and playing with clay! She teaches elementary art at Fairview Elementary and loves making art with kids and watching their creative minds at work. For Alexandra, drawing and doodling are fun and relaxing.
APRIL BRUNNER-DAVIS – Well known in and around Carthage as an accomplished painter and experienced teacher in oil and acrylic, April exhibits and teaches frequently throughout southwest Missouri. She is one of the seven artists contributing to the mural on artCentral’s Great Wall.
TERI Y. DIGGS – Teri holds a BS in Graphic Design. Her original design is the official art for our 2017 Maple Leaf Festival. Teri works as a Mark Twain tutor and teaches art classes and parties for kids and adults in her home studio. She lives in Carthage with her husband, Craig, and their son, Jasper.
ANNE-MARIE GAILEY – Anne-Marie is a longtime participant as an artCamp educator. Art was the emphasis of her Bachelor degree with a minor in Art Education. Anne-Marie‘s teaching experience includes high school and elementary art programs in this region and at the Spiva Center.
ALICE LYNN GREENWOOD-MATTHEWS – Alice Lynn is an artist and the Director-Curator of artCentral and artCamp. She LOVES artCamp! With her artist husband, David, she likes to go for vintage boat and motorcycle rides to discover inspirations. They travel, garden & share a big, old house filled with their art and their furry and feathered companions.
DAVID GREENWOOD-MATTHEWS – A professional artist and artCentral’s prepitor, David substitute teaches in R9 and R7 during the school year. He holds a BFA from the KC Art Institute, a BS in Education from MSSU and a lifetime teaching certification. Trained in military marching, he’s an experienced Kazoo Band member.
Next week I’ll introduce six more fabulous artCamp teachers—Kahlie Jones, Tom Jones, Tiffany Kunkler, Jane McCaulley, Nicole Meyer-Foresman and Sarah Serio. In the meantime artCamp 2017 registration flyers are available for pick up at artCentral, the Carthage Public Library, Cherry’s, Mother Road Coffee and the Deli.
Get your artCamper registered today and mark your calendar for a weekend viewing treat. Come see artCentral’s Annual Membership Exhibition during gallery hours through July 30.
Information: (417) 358-4404 and www.artcentralcarthage.org.