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Lea Blake

June 13, 2018
13 Jun 2018

Lea Blake is a dynamic artist who utilizes a wide range of art mediums. From sculpture to drawing to crafts, she’s done it all. After graduating with a bachelor of media arts and animation she had the drive to teach. Lea has also served as our Art in the Parks Coordinator this summer and last. Lea now teaches both adult and kids classes as well as private lessons. She also substitute teaches in the surrounding schools. Her art is inspired by nature as she loves to garden and observe wildlife. She believes that art is a universal communicator that can be enjoyed by all.

Holly Davis

June 13, 2018
13 Jun 2018

Holly Davis BWHolly Davis is an artist, wife and mom from York, PA. She received her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Ceramics from Beaver College, completed her PA Art teaching certification through Millersville University, and received her Masters in Education from Wilkes University. She also studied at Glasgow School of Art in Scotland and Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina. Holly has exhibited work throughout Pennsylvania, in Scotland, and in North Carolina, and she was the recipient of a PA State Grant for the Arts. Holly loves clay and teaching art, especially ceramics. She has taught artists of every age and has a passion for sharing her appreciation of clay with those she gets to work with.

Amy Diamond

June 13, 2018
13 Jun 2018

Amy Diamond is a senior at Millersville University studying Art education with a concentration in Inclusive Education. Her main focus is in ceramics, and Amy has attended multiple National Conferences dealing with ceramics and art education. While working with her own peers in class and her students in her middle school internship, she’s grown to appreciate the studio culture of collaboration. Amy enjoys learning through play and the educational and cultural benefits of creating art with others. She believes that all individuals have the ability to grow and learn and that art is a pathway to do so.

Roxanne Elfreth

June 13, 2018
13 Jun 2018

Roxanne Elfreth currently works at the Edgar Fahs Smith STEAM Academy, part of the York City School District. For the past seven years, she has been teaching art and exploring curriculum, 21st Century Thinking, and project-based learning. Through community programs, she has worked in the City of York to develop opportunities for children to explore ideas and experiences through art.

Ellen Ehlenbeck

June 13, 2018
13 Jun 2018

Ellen Ehlenbeck BW

Ellen Ehlenbeck holds a BFA in painting from Penn State and a MA in graphic design from Savannah College of Art and Design.  A working artist, Ellen has exhibited her work widely in the region, in both solo and group shows, as well as juried exhibitions.  She loves to teach, and currently serves as a Resident Teaching Artist with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts as well as teaching at Harrisburg Area Community College, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, and Creative York.

 

Samantha Heck

June 13, 2018
13 Jun 2018

Samantha Heck graduated from Kutztown University with a Bachelors degree in Fine Arts in 2014. Since then, she has been involved in many programs that allow her to work closely with two things that bring her joy, art and children. Recently she has been motivated to continue her education to pursue a masters degree in Psychology. She feels it is extremely important to continue to grow and achieve future goals that will enable her to become a better role model and mentor for youth. She is very excited to be able to serve the youth at Creative York!

Cassandra Horn

June 13, 2018
13 Jun 2018

Cassandra Horn is a graduate of Kutztown University, where she studied art education while also earning a minor in crafts that focused on ceramics. After graduation she has had many different experiences working with school-age kids as a day care teacher, summer camp facilitator, a substitute teacher, and a middle school and high school art teacher in York city.

Kayla Krebs

June 13, 2018
13 Jun 2018

Kayla-Krebs-80x80Kayla Krebs has been working with Creative York/YorkArts since 2009. She is involved in the Art in the Park program, teaching classes, and gallery sitting. In the past, she has been a judge for the Yorkfest Children’s Exhibit and the Yorkfest Chalk Walk contest. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Art Education from Kutztown University.

Lara McKusky

June 13, 2018
13 Jun 2018

Lara McKusky holds a dual BA in Elementary Education and Liberal Studies from the Notre Dame of Maryland University, magna cum laude. She is also a graduate of The Brainery: Online Speculative Fiction Writing Workshops and Resources, having taken the Short Fiction course on a scholarship. Finally, her writing credits include Technorati, Today’s Mama–Parenting Column for York, PA, and Fresh Fiction.

In addition to writing, Lara has been a lifelong artist, and attended the Art Institute of Pittsburgh—Online Division, getting over 40 credits in graphic design under her belt before life intervened. Lara’s artwork often reflects her love of reading, fantasy, detail and high contrast.

Ivy Rodgers

June 13, 2018
13 Jun 2018

Ivy Rodgers is a graduate of York College’s Fine Art program, where she focused on painting and printmaking, as well as minoring in Art History. She has had a studio at Marketview Arts in Downtown York for 2 years, and was the Gallery Assistant to Matthew Clay Robison for 2.5 years.  She had her first solo exhibition of her work at the age of 21, and has shown regionally at numerous galleries and institutions in group shows and juried exhibitions alike. She has experimented with many different mediums such as, collage, letterpress, charcoal drawing, ceramics and assemblage sculpture. Ivy is very involved in the downtown York arts scene, including designing the logo and branding for Paco’s in Royal Square District, as well as running York’s first-ever art criticism site entitled CritiqueYork. She listens to a lot of hip hop and eats a lot of noodles.

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