artCamp’s Talented Teachers
Our much loved artCamp (July 18-29) opens in just four weeks. Registrations are arriving daily. Excitement is mounting!
Thinking about our coterie of talented teachers makes me want to be a kid again attending and learning and art-making with them, though I love my job as camp director-gofor-dispenser of fruit juices.
Photographer and author of digital books, Deb Bentlage, teaches in southwest Missouri while renovating her home on old family farmland.
Alexandra Burnside has been teaching elementary art at Fairview Elementary for three years. She serves on the Board of Directors for Art Feeds.
Award-winning professional artist and a painter on the Great Wall, Cheryl Church-Saving has taught art at Carthage High School and artCamp for a number of years.
Sandra Conrad achieved a Bachelor of Fine Arts on a full merit scholarship at MSSU. She was recently featured in a solo artCentral exhibition titled “Winged Women”.
As an accomplished, exhibiting painter and experienced teacher in oil and acrylic, April Davis-Brunner is well known in and around Carthage.
Teri Y Diggs has taught kids’ art classes in her home studio for the past few years, offering instruction in painting, Zentangle, crafts and jewelry.
Anne-Marie Gailey, a longtime participant as an artCamp educator, has experience teaching in high school and elementary art programs and at Spiva.
A CHS Summa Cum Laude graduate, talented artist Kahlie Jones worked for many summers as an artCamp aide before becoming a teacher.
Tom Jones, an accomplished and prolific artist in many media, holds both Bachelors and Master’s degrees in Art Education. He teaches art at CHS.
Tiffany Kunkler taught art majors in her graduate program at the U of Iowa. At Joplin’s RSVPaint, she teaches beginners and advanced painters.
Recently retired as a public school art teacher, Sam Lewis, continues to guide young artists in many local venues including Spiva and The Nature Center.
Jane McCaulley taught elementary art for thirty-five years in Indiana before moving to Missouri. Today she teaches glass classes at Spiva and the Bella Vista Village Art Club.
Teacher Sarah Serio is a nationally exhibiting printmaker and serves on the Neosho Arts Council Board of Directors. She’s exhibited in NYC, LA, Chicago and Miami.
Landon Stark—artist-performer-host of Famed Comedy Nights-international award-winning comedian-magician—delights in sharing his secrets with young students.
For artCamp registration information call (417) 358-4404. Forty different classes are offered in diverse media. Two artCamper exhibitions are scheduled. Through the generosity of community donors, scholarships are available with teacher recommendations.
artCentral’s Annual Membership Exhibition remains on view at Hyde House through Sunday, July 31st.