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.




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.




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.




Mar Pierce holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journal-ism from the University of Georgia working in advertisement and entertainment. She is also a hand lettering artist and illustrator and paper craft fanatic. She has worked with various arts programs around Metro Atlanta helping people express themselves through calligraphy and crafting.




Elisheva Pierce is a painter and illustrator and sponsored artist with Raw Artists. She currently is a live painter with the League Tavern as well as other live shows around Metro Atlanta. She is also a skilled floral designer. Elisheva is excited to bring her gift and talent of visual art to the CAC this summer.




Elizabeth Mobley began making stained glass art such as sun catchers and three dimensional buildings in 2005.  She describes glass as being diverse, having many methods to
transform glass.  She has had her work featured at the CAC and the Spruill Center for the Arts.  Elizabeth has a Bachelor of Science degree in Management and many years of technical experience in information technology.  She is the Programs Chairperson for the Atlanta Glass Art Guild, and is active member of the Carrollton Art Guild as well as the Douglas County Art Guild.  She enjoys teaching kiln-fused glass classes as much as sharing and collaborating with other artists.



Sharon Young has over 30 years of artistry experience and a passion for teaching children and adults the Arts and life lessons through the Arts. She is a former instructor of voice, ensemble and ear training at the world renowned Berklee College of Music. She has worked with Grammy award winning artists. She has also performed in Broadway in The Lion Kings as the lead role Nala and in several television commercials for Fortune 500 companies.



 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.