Teaching Artists

Shannon Belletti received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin. Although she began her career as a graphic designer, she quickly discovered a passion for photography. She has been a professional photographer for over ten years. She has won numerous awards including “Best Photographer in Atlanta” and has photographed weddings and events around the world.




Eleanor Bennett has a degree in Violin Performance from Georgia State, Teaching Certification from Michigan State University, and a Masters in Music Education from Georgia State. A registered Suzuki Method teacher and a member of the Cobb Symphony Orchestra, she has performed with the Atlanta Community Orchestra and other regional orchestras.




Elena Cox holds a Ph.D. in Education from Walden University and studied music education at Archbalevsky School of Music. She has taught private piano lessons at Classic Winds Studio and several other studios and schools in the Metro Atlanta area. Ms. Cox seeks to equip students with the performance, composition and theoretical skills that will see them excel in music.




Adrienne Jackson attended UGA to study visual arts to develop painting and foundation drawing skills. In addition she has continued her skills development through figure drawing classes and mentor-ships from other artists. She has been influenced by several contemporary artists, but enjoys traditional painting in oil, watercolors and ink drawings.




Chris James is a national award winning poet, TED Talks speaker, author, playwright and teaching artist.  As a teaching artist, Chris integrates poetry and theater into public schools across the country.   He is the author of Black Boy Blues and The Odds Against U.S.   In 2014, Chris founded poetry venue and the art gallery,  The House Art – which is the top non -profit art space in Arkansas.




Kate Kasmier is an Atlanta native.  She received her Bachelor of Music Degree in Vocal Performance from Mercer University.  She is currently performing in productions with the Atlanta Opera Chorus.  She is an enthusiastic voice instructor having taught at various churches and studio’s throughout Metro Atlanta.




Stella LeMone is a public school teacher whose credentials are in Home Economics.  She is a graduate of San Francisco State University with a  B.A. degree in Home Economics & Art. She has years of experience in 3 -D art, paper crafts, sewing and scrapbook making  just to name a few.




Janis McCalister is a gifted lead teacher with Clayton County Public Schools and has works as a staff artist with the East Central Regional Library System.  Of the fine arts, her specialty is visual art: drawing, painting, ceramics, photography and interior design.  She received her formal training from Georgia Southern University.




Elizabeth Mobley began making stained glass art such as panels, sun catchers and three dimensional buildings back in 2005.  She describes glass as being diverse, having many methods to transform glass.   She has had her work featured here at the CAC and the Spruill Center for the Arts.  She has also participated in the Decatur Arts Festival and Taste of Marietta.




Keith Wilson earned his degree in Landscape Design and Fine Arts from Atlanta College of Art.  Keith currently works as a Deputy Sheriff for the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office and operates Lamdan Designs, an artistic services company that creates custom art products.



Want to Teach an Arts Class?

Artists or craftspeople interested in teaching a class or workshop are encouraged to Contact Us. We are interested in one-session workshops, short-term classes, and semester long classes. We are interested in theater dance, literary, musical, visual art and craft disciplines.