Summer Studio Instructors


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Carrington Elliott graduated with a BFA from O’More in 2016. Her creative passions have led her to become the Associate Designer for Omega Apparel, and any moment of her free time is used creating something.
*Middle School Sewing - Sessions 2&4

Carrington Elliott

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Betsy Ferg is an award-winning designer who has over 20 years in product design and development. Recently she has created a new line of craft kits for teens, including a line of Essential Oil Jewelry. Betsy has a BFA from University of Georgia.
*Jewelry Design - Session 2

Betsy Ferg

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Amanda is the middle school art teacher at Harding Academy, and has 11 years of art teaching experience. She holds her BFA in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design, and her MEd from Arcadia University. Amanda has taught summer studio for the last three summers.
*Paper Doll Style *Animal Art - Session 1

Amanda Penecale

Dawn Wright1

Dawn has been a part of summer studio at least 5 years. She is a library media specialist for Williamson County Schools with 22 years experience. She has her Bachelor of Science, Master of Education, and Education Specialist degrees from Middle Tennessee State.
*Weaving Wonders *Jewelry Making - Session 1

Dawn Wright

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Brittney Council is an O’More graduate with a BFA in Fashion Design. She is an experienced illustrator and a full-time visual merchandiser.
*Fashion Illustration - Sessions 2&4

Brittney Council


*Book-Making *Creating with Clay - Session 3

Louise Braswell


*Weaving *Textile Arts - Sessions 2&4

Nicole Church

Heather Mchugh

Heather has been inspired by her world travels to encourage young artists to explore a variety of techniques.
*Clay Studio *Sculpture Studio - Session 2 *Portfolio Development *Woodshop - Session 4

Heather McHugh

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Ashley Balding is an O’More fashion graduate and founder of Ona Rex. She has been featured at Nashville Fashion Week, and was awarded the 2017 Womenswear Designer of the Year at the Nashville Fashion Alliance Honors.
*Pre-College Academy Fashion Design & Accessory Design - Sessions 2&4

Ashley Balding

marin brennan

Marin Brennan is a graduate of RISD, and enjoys exploring the world with a sense of humor, listening to/telling stories, and making artwork.
*Drawing & Painting - Session 3

Marin Brennan

Elizabeth Ingrish

Elizabeth is an art educator and loves to draw and paint.
*Creating with Clay - Session 1

Elizabeth Ingrish

BessForshaw – Betsy Ferg1

Bess Forshaw is a highly qualified art teacher at Currey Ingram Academy who is passionate about art. Her focus is on individualized instruction, as well as helping students succeed. Bess has a BA in Elementary Education and an MA in Art Education.
*Drawing & Painting *Animation Adventure - Sessions 1&3

Bess Forshaw

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Sher Fick is a contemporary artist with over 20 years of teaching experience in all media and ages.
*Zany Zentangles *Paper-Making - Session 3 *Collage *Encaustics - Session 4

Sher Fick


Robynn Butler is a local artist and business manager of Art and Soul in 12 South Nashville. She has a BFA from the University of Colorado and an MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design.
*Watercolor Step by Step - Session 2

Robynn Butler

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Carole is a local creative who loves travel, learning, and teaching art at New Hope Academy in Franklin. She has enjoyed working with students at O’More Summer Studio for many years!
*Creative Map Making - Session 2

Carole Virden

lauren rolwing

Lauren earned a B.F.A from SCAD and has worked for the New York Times, Elle Girl Japan, Harpers Bazaar Netherlands, Women's Wear Daily, and Adidas.
*Fashion Time Travel - Session 3

Lauren Rolwing

Shannon Jenkins

Shannon Jenkins is an award-winning Franklin photographer and excellent teacher of camera.
*Photography - Sessions 1-4 *Photoshop - Sessions 2&4

Shannon Jenkins

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Marlo has spent the past 7 summers teaching various courses at Summer Studio, and during the school year teaches art in Williamson County Schools.
*Jewelry Design *Portrait Drawing - Session 4

Marlo Lee

Kami Mead

Kami is a practicing Interior Designer who shares her talent with all ages.
*Interior Design *Tiny House - Sessions 2&4

Kami Mead

Nicole Greul

Nicole has been an art teacher for many years and she loves working with clay to create 3-dimensional art that lasts a lifetime.
*Creating with Clay - Session 3

Nicole Greul


Jennifer has a masters in Clothing and Textiles. She taught in middle school, high school, and college program in fashion merchandising.
*Sew much FUN! - Sessions 1&3

Jennifer Dunten


Eliza“Beth” counts it all joy to be able to be a part of Summer Studio. She has been with Williamson Co. Schools for many years and is currently at Mill Creek Middle.
*Woodshop *Sculpture - Session 1

Beth Perthel