Kip Rogers Kip has his BFA from the Atlanta College of Art and has been teaching at Metro Atlanta recreation centers for 25 years. He teaches a variety of painting and drawing for children and adults. Kip takes each adult student and works at their level creating a positive and laid back environment for learning. With his kids classes, he teaches a step by step approach to break down processes and help them learn techniques that can last a lifetime.
Emily Knapp www.ekstudioart.com The inspiration for Emily's art comes from her love of all things natural - animals, nature and her farm. While interested in all artistic media, she is known for her ceramics and jewelry. Each piece is handmade in her Georgia studio and emphasizes her strong design and attention to detail.
Vanessa Sebastian For 15 years, Vanessa has been a freelance graphic designer, web designer, and illustrator. She obtained an associates degree for 3D animation from the Art Institute of Atlanta after initially receiving her bachelor degree in chemical engineering. She has also been teaching character drawing classes and camps aimed at young students for about 8 years and recently started a traditional drawing class as well. Vanessa hopes her students learn valuable art techniques while being entertained by the drawing process. She often jokingly tells her students "Failure is the path to success!" which reinforces the idea that constant practice, including all the mistakes made along the way, are what ultimately makes a successful artist. In her spare time you can find Vanessa watching Japanese anime, reading comics, playing video games, or teaching a martial arts class.
Christy Hayes www.christyhayesfineart.com Christy Hayes lives in Marietta with her husband, two children, and two dogs. She graduated from UAB, in Birmingham, Alabama, with a B.S. in English and Fine Art. She earned a second degree in Education, from Georgia State University. She taught Middle School Language Arts, until her children were born. Painting was a hobby while her children were young, but when they started school, it became her "day job"! In the last 16 years, Christy has lived in Northern California, Connecticut, Alabama, and Georgia. Through this time, she has experimented with acrylic, watercolors, paper paintings, oil paintings, and lately, poured acrylic abstracts. She is inspired by Norman Rockwell, American Impressionist painters, designer color combinations, moments, and personal photographs.
While living in Connecticut, Christy was a member of the West Hartford Art League, and was exhibited in a juried Canton Artist Guild show, and two juried West Hartford Art League shows. Recently, her work was shown at the Marietta Museum of Art as a part of the Trilogy Show. She continues her art education through classes and workshops, and regularly tries to learn something outside of her usual mediums, in order to improve her craft. Christy has been a member artist at Gallery 4463 in Acworth, Georgia, and is currently a member artist at the Marietta Square Artist’s Attic, in Marietta, Georgia.
Nelah Gabler While she has a theatre degree from The University of West Georgia, Nelah has also been teaching visual art classes to youth for over 35 years. Recently retired from Cobb County PARKS as the coordinator of The Art Place-Mt View for 20 years, she continues the fun part of that job which includes teaching, set design and painting, acting and directing in local theater. Off the clock she explores painted paper collage, hiking, kayaking and traveling with family.
Stephanie Hartrick Stephanie Hartrick is a visual artist working out of Marietta, Georgia. She received her BFA at Kennesaw State University's School of Art and Design in 2011. Stephanie’s expertise is in Drawing and Painting. After 11 years in the restaurant industry, and having two children, life presented her with an opportunity to become a full time artist. She jumped at the chance to fulfill her dreams. In addition to teaching at The Art Station, she creates and sells fine art pyrography pieces and paintings online from her studio.
David Batley David Batley’s passion for photography began while serving in Southeast Asia with the military in the late 1960’s. He is recognized as a great teacher and has many years of experience passing on this passion and enjoyment to hundreds of students for over the past 15 years. As a photographer, he uses his skill to create unique images of all types, including fine art, commercial, event, or journalistic work. David holds a Masters degree in communication and design. He prides himself in sharing the challenge and fun of learning to develop a personal perspective for students.
Camille Morgan www.byCamilleDesigns.etsy.com Camille is a Jamaican born artist who enjoys creating. . . whether it be needle felting, painting, sewing, crocheting or knitting. She holds a BFA in Computer Art and Animation from The Savannah College of Art and Design where she attended aided by a portfolio scholarship. She has taught various subjects over the years and has run a busy Etsy shop since 2008. She currently teaches Art in the ASP program at various elementary schools and resides in Powder Springs with her daughter and two bunnies.
Reid Stevens Reid Stevens is an American record producer, singer-songwriter & multi-instrumentalist, based out of Atlanta, GA. With degrees in Media Arts and Business from the University of South Carolina, Stevens founded the music production & promotion label, 33 1/3 Records, in 1999, to serve as a platform for releasing his work as a producer and songwriter. Since its inception, 33 1/3 Records has evolved into an agency that not only produces music, but also operates as a platform for exposure for artists and bands.
Stevens recently produced Step Inside for 33 1/3 Records as well as singles, EPs, compilations & albums for artists & bands. Stevens has also been featured in the "At Home for Christmas" series, a global charity relief project assisting St. Jude's and Project Half Way based out of Myrtle Beach, SC featuring top national acts and recording artists for iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, wrote a jingle for an iPhone/Android app, had original songs "Dream" chosen as Dave FM's new music seminar, "Welcome To The Universe" chosen for UPN/WB television series & created music for AllTwang TV Music Web Series, performed original Songs, "Sunrise" & "Going Back To Old Days" for Comcast Artist On Demand Music Series, participated in CBS Competition series "Rockstar" (INXS & Supernova) judged by creators/ producers of hit television series Survivor and has performed alongside #1 multi-hit songwriters.
A proud native of Atlanta, Georgia, Elycia Phelps has over twenty years of professional dance training under her belt. Her extensive training in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, and various other dance disciplines, has made her both a versatile and a skillful performer. Elycia has trained with several notable choreographers, including Chet Walker, Kevin “Tokyo” Inouye, Trina Parks, Janet Robertson, Kelvin Amburgey, and the late Deborah Barnes.
Elycia has also perfected her craft through various performances including her career involvement in competitive dance. As a professional dancer, choreographer, and artistic director, Elycia has been graced with the opportunity of performing for Jennifer Holiday, MC Hammer, TLC’s Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas, and Travis Tritt to name a few. Within her dance career, Elycia was also fortunate to redefine and exhibit her talents in New York City at Broadway Dance Center. A proud recipient of Miss Dance America – Kids Artistic Revue Dance Competition both Regional and National, Elycia seeks to instill knowledge, confidence, and passion into aspiring dancers, while maintaining a professional and healthy learning environment.
Yvette Renee Hawkins, is the owner of Fun Art Works, in metro Atlanta. She teaches art workshops to children and adults of all ages for just about any occasion, such as, home schools programs, cooperate and team building, book clubs, women’s ministries, family reunions, birthdays, bridal showers, school events, and more. Yvette Renee’ is a native of Massachusetts. She obtained her Bachelors of Fine Arts from Jacksonville University in Theatrical Design and in Visual Arts. She studied Art and Art History abroad in the southeast end of Europe. She has freelanced over the years as well as worked collaboratively on a variety of social projects for over twenty years. Yvette frequently exhibits her art. She has also volunteered her talents to Compassionate Care of Atlanta, painting and drawing clients for their loved ones for nearly three years as well as created art for the residents at Roswell Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of Georgia.