Here is some of the talent that you can learn and be inspired by at the Charity Wings Art & Craft Center
Jamie has been involved in the arts since her late teens. She is a self taught artist and her skills range anything from fine arts, mixed media, all the way to graphic design.
Jamie has been in the crafting industry for the past ten years and has had her first signature collection produced with Prima Marketing Inc, called the Bloom Collection.
Her collection stemmed off of her Fine art pieces which have been lovingly dubbed “Bloom Girls”. Jamie’s Bloom Girls have become a signature of her’s and she teaches Bloom Girl workshops internationally. She has a love for art but her creativity doesn’t stop there, she is also an independent author who currently has three books published on Amazon and Barnes & Nobles with more to come.
Jen Cushman is a natural storyteller who found mixed media art 15 years ago and never looked back. She is drawn to the imperfect, the funky, the quirky, the artsy and the authentic: be it people or objects or art. Her work has been widely published in national art and jewelry magazines, and she currently writes a DIY colum called “The Mixed Media Metalsmith” for Cloth, Paper, Scissors magazine and a business column called “Straight Talk; The Art of Business” for Artists and Makers magazine. She is the author of two jewelry books, and she travels the country teaching collage, assemblage and jewelry making techniques. An inspiring speaker, Jen’s been invited to share her knowlege of business, marketing and creativity as a panelist and presenter at industry conferences and art events. She is Vice President and Partner of Susan Lenart Kazmer LLC/ICE Resin. To learn more about ICE Resin, visit the company’s website.
To visit Jen Cushman website visit her website.
Hi! My name is Laurie and I’ve been a professional artist and K-A art teacher since graduating from art school 30 years ago. When I’m not creating in my studio, I’m collecting inspiration from my love of family, friends, animals, nature and more. Through teaching I’ve learned that magic really does happen when people come together in safe, creative, non-judgmental environments. These moments are wonderful opportunities for both artistic and personal growth for people of all levels. With every class I encourage students to let go of any fears and really embrace their personal unique process. I always like to say, no matter what happens… “Everything is fixable in art…. it’s true…(paint is a wonderful thing , haha!) : D
I look forward to creating with you!
Ryan Mathew Gray is a Youngstown, New York native and draws heavily from the influence the area had on his developing sense of aesthetics and balance of the natural world. After graduating from Lewiston-Porter, where Ryan first was exposed to the world of ceramics, he was accepted to Buffalo State College in Buffalo, New York. There, he majored in ceramics and acted as the President of the student run ceramics club.
After graduating with a B.S. in Ceramic Design, he went on to complete his Masters in Fine Arts at San Diego State University in San Diego, California, a three year program culminating in his final thesis show, Insincerus, April 2014.
Ryan is currently working as an adjunct professor in Ceramics at Miracosta Community College. http://ryanmathewgray.weebly.com