Lyndon House Arts Center Teaching Artists

Charles Warnock - painting
William Stephanos - jewelry
Amanda Scheutzow - jewelry
Robert Brown - cartoon illustration
Cassie Hawkins - black & white photography
Amanda Burk - printmaking
Katherine Dunlap - watercolor
Chris Taylor - land and environmental art
Marianne Parr - stainglass
Jennifer Kirkpatrick - ceramics
Toni Carlucci - drawing
Leslie LItt - enameling
Panda Parkes - youth

Teaching Artist Robert Brown with Teen Cartoon Illustrators Club: Full House Exhibit

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Amanda Jane Burk
Amanda is a printmaker and comedian living in Athens, Georgia. She earned her Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Georgia in 2007. She was a co-founder of Double Dutch Press, a fine art printmaking studio, also located in Athens from 2012 to 2016.
Amanda Burk
Will Eskridge - Painting

Originally from Kings Mountain, North Carolina, Will Eskridge attended the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, School of Visual Arts/Savannah and earned his B.F.A. in Interdisciplinary Arts from San Francisco Art Institute in 1999. With a father as a veterinarian and an artist mother, Will’s affinity for animals and art began when he was in pre-school. He explores many mediums including film, sculpture and mixed media, but his true love is painting. Eskridge’s work is in both private and public collections in Athens, Atlanta, Raleigh, Nashville, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, China, Germany, Italy, and Switzerland.

Will has roamed the southeast, setting up shop in Charleston, SC, Kings Mountain, NC and Nashville, TN. He now works as a full-time artist and resides in Athens, GA with his wife and their many dogs and cats. Along with art, Will also drums and plays guitar, volunteers in animal rescue and has an ongoing restoration of his beloved 1953 Buick.

WIll Eskridge painting
Jessie Jordan - Jewelry & Metalsmithing
I am an artist and jeweler living in Athens, Ga with my fiance, Bill. I have a Bachelor's of Fine Arts Degree in Jewelry and Metalwork from The University of Georgia. 

Growing up, industrial tools, torches, and traditional metalsmithing techniques were commonplace. My family taught me to be resourceful and gave me an understanding of the tools at hand. Looking back, I realize that rifling through my dad’s toolbox equally met my enthusiasm for digging through my grandmother’s jewelry box. With that knowledge and a continued love of adornment, I have since added small, calculated, and precious levels of refinement to those processes and materials. I feel comforted by the familiarity a shop environment, and the processes of jewelry and metalwork come naturally to me.

Rae Kretzer - Youth
Rae Kretzer was born, raised, and educated in Athens. She received her BFA in art education from UGA in May of 2016. She adores all forms of art and art history, but in her own practice, she loves drawing, illustration, and mushing together droopy clay sculptures. Other than the visual arts, her passions include mastering her curry recipes, watching cool movies, and going on walks. 

rae work
Katherine Miller - Book Arts. Paper

Katherine Miller is a printmaking-based artist from St. Louis, Missouri. Through her print- and book arts-based work, Miller reference the handwritten letter to investigate mental presence, slowness, and emotional intimacy. She received her BFA in Studio Art from Southeast Missouri State University (Cape Girardeau, MO) in 2014, and has exhibited and participated in residency programs nationally and internationally. She is currently an MFA Candidate in Printmaking + Book Arts at the University of Georgia (Athens, GA).

William Stephanos - Jewelry & Metalsmithing
Please welcome William to the Lyndon House Arts Center as the new Program Specialist in Art Education!
William is originally from Honolulu, Hawaii and has lived all over the world. He recently relocated back to one of his "hometowns" Athens, Georgia. Prior to joining us, Will was the Cultural Arts Administrator for the city of Kingsport, Tennessee from September 2012 to September 2016. He has two adult sons. He graduated with a BS as well as a Master of Education with a concentration in Media and Technology and a Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Planning and Development from East Tennessee State University. 
Toni Carlucci - children, drawing

Toni began her career as a teacher in 1987 as a Artist-in-Residence at an elementary school in south Georgia and has been teaching ever since. For 11 years, she taught children all over Georgia and South Carolina how to weave using techniques inspired by Peruvian, African and Native American weaving.

During that time she also finished her MFA from UGA in Fabric Design. She had the pleasure of teaching art when the Lyndon House Arts Center was in the historic house and has taught children and adults at Lyndon House since the expansion. She loves to draw and is passionate about showing others that they can learn to draw. 
Leslie Litt - Enameling
As a person who loves color; I was always watercoloring flowers from my mother’s beautiful and colorful garden. The scraps of material my grandmother gave me from her job I would make doll clothes; Later I began playing around with paper and plastic jewelry and than moved on to silver and gem stones. Wanting to add more color to my work I decided a good way to do that was to to use enamel. When I use enamel I feel that my works are bringing me back to my roots of painting. In my jewelry I tend to be eclectic and strive for my work to be one of a kind. Whoever chooses one of my creations, whether it be a piece of jewelry, an object of art, or a wall piece I hope my work is appreciated for my sense of color and the love I put into it.
Chris Taylor - land art
Fascinated with nests, roots and forest jetsam, literal and otherwise, Chris Taylor’s work is an exertive and ephemeral look at the permanence of putting down roots and starting a family, by using found materials and crafting them into a pleasing manner.
Chris Taylor is a native Georgian, raised in both Blue Ridge and Dalton. Chris is the Art Director for the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia and has been in Athens, and at UGA, for 16 years.

Chris serves on the AthFest Educates Grants Committee, the Casa de Amistad board, and a trustee of the Foundation for Excellence in Public Education in Clarke County. He is a Deacon at Milledge Avenue Baptist Church, and has been an active volunteer for Food2Kids since it’s inception, playing an instrumental role in putting on the annual Will Rock 4 Food concert. Through AthFest Educates, Chris helped plan the 2013 Clarke County Schools’ Fine Arts Day organizing it’s artist panel as both coordinator and speaker. As a sculptor, he has hosted workshops and installations with the Lyndon House, Sandy Creek Park and the State Botanical Gardens of Georgia. He has played drums and percussion for the Athens Symphony, Classic City Band and the Classic City Swing Band.

“My aesthetic comes from the mountains of Appalachia. Rustic, jagged, damp, dark and inviting. Full of stones, dead limbs, moss, creeks, salamanders, rhododendron, fog, wind and rain. The trick for me is discovering what the Southern landscape is saying. It can range from hot, dry and stark to cold, damp and claustrophobic. Winter, Spring and Fall are my favorite times in general, I’m no good in the heat, but they truly sing by allowing the forest and landscape to open itself up. By teaching and workshopping, my hope is to pass along discovery in the details. A stick, flower, bark, leaves, anything that makes someone stop and see what’s really around them. “
Chris Taylor 2
Charles Warnock - painting
Charles Warnock was born the second son of a Southern Baptist minister in the town of Soperton, Georgia. He graduated high school from Stevens County High in Toccoa, Georgia in 1976. In 1979, he entered the Air Force where he worked as an engineer for the next twenty years. Upon retiring from the Air Force, Mr. Warnock attended the University of Georgia where he received his Master’s Degree in Drawing and Painting in 2003.
Mr. Warnock currently teaches an open studio painting class at the Lyndon House Art Center in Athens and is the Gallery Director for the Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation. He is proficient in both oil and acrylic techniques and has produced numerous paintings. His primary subject matter has been large floral paintings.
Charles Warnock Painting (1 of 1)

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