Fall 2018 Teaching Artists


Michelle Crist is a self taught visual artist.  She started taking her skill and love for art to the next level in 2009.  Currently she has hosted several  paint and craft parties.  She specializes in acrylic painting and is looking forward to  bringing her expertise to the CAC this fall.




Julie Tucker—Demps is a professional impressionist for over 25 years and native of New Orleans.  Her work has been featured in the Academy of Fine Art in New Orleans, local libraries and festivals.  She is also a strong advocate for arts in the schools and has taught several master workshops to elementary and middle school students.




Latisha Johnson has operated her own cupcake business for over three years, where she specializes in “from scratch” desserts and pastries.  She has also taught cupcake and cookie decorating  in Alpharetta. She enjoys bringing the love of baking to others in the form of decorative classes.




Stella Lemone received a BA degree in Home Economics from San Francisco State University. She is skilled in sewing, scrapbook making and interior design. She is a  former art teacher at Oakland Unified.  She also has her own non– profit program entitled, “Academics thru the  3R’s.




Ilja Moston has over 30 years of professional experience in various areas of music. Mr. Moston has played on cruises, hotel piano bars as well as Churchill Ground Jazz Cafe and Sambuca Jazz Cafe.   He has recorded and released two original CD’s.  He specializes in piano (one man band) and is looking forward to bringing his skill and expertise to the CAC this fall.




Elisheva Pierce is a freelance artist who performs live paintings and partners with different businesses to provide art such as mascots, murals and commissions.  Specializing in free-hand and realism, she values the power of self expression through the arts and the therapeutic properties that the arts have.




Victoya Venise is an artistic voice within her community having many years of experience as a graphic designer.  Just recently relocating from New York, she has curated shows, held workshops on various topics including graphic design, sewing and self empowerment . She is also a proud board member of a social intervention group with Columbia University.




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.  He also 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.  Contact our Arts Education Coordinator at: [email protected] for additional questions.