Meet our 2019 Summer Teaching Artists


Stephen Armstrong is a graduate of West Georgia Technical College with a primary focus on portrait and cinematic photography. Having attended Shutterfest and Professional Photographers of America Conference just recently, Stephen is ready to share his love with others and help them capture unforgettable moments with the touch of a button.






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 has been nominated two years in a row by The New Orleans Art Show and National Art Show. She is also a strong advocate for arts in the schools and has taught master workshops to elementary and middle school students.

Joseph Falligan is an expert and professional drawing artist as well as medical and comic book illustrator.  His work has been featured in medical textbooks, journals, and medical-legal cases.  He also illustrates for comic books, video games and animations.  He has studied at the New York School of Visual Arts and Jersey City State University with a focus on medical and biological illustration.





Elizabeth Mobley began making stained glass art back in 2005.  She has studied under Master Glass Artisan, Miriam de Fior, of Glass Fusing in Italy.  She describes glass as being diverse, having many methods to transform glass.  She has had her work featured at the CAC, Carrollton Arts Center and the Spruill Center for the Arts.  She has also participated in the Decatur Arts Festival, Taste of Marietta and Mable House of South Cobb Arts Alliance.   She is currently the president of the Atlanta Glass Art Guild.





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 Sam-buca 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 skills and expertise to the CAC this new quarter.





Dr. Marcy Simmons has been a music educator for the past 24 years, serving 19 of those ears in the Atlanta Public School System.  She is currently a music specialist and integrationist.  Dr. Simmons has a BA in music and voice from Morris Brown College; a M. Ed in Curriculum and Instruction from Coppin State University and an Ed.D. in Teacher Leadership from Walden University.  She recently authored her first published curriculum guide for teachers entitled, “What’s the Cake?” Teaching Music Across the Curriculum Can Be a Piece of Cake”.







Sharanda Wilburn artist name SAW. From Atlanta Ga. As a child she watched her step-father draw. So she picked up a pencil & haven’t put it down since. As she got older, this love never faded and eventually, she went to college to study art. Ms. Wilburn uses many different mediums, such as pencils, pens, acrylics, charcoal, construction paper, pastels & crayons. She believes that working in mix media gives her art a different look. Each idea manifests in its own individual style.






Keith Wilson earned his degree in landscape design and fine arts from Atlanta College of Art.    He operates Lamdan Designs, an artistic services company that creates custom art products.  He has also studied art and design at The University of Illinois, Chicago campus with an emphasis on figurative drawing.  Mr. Wilson’s work has been exhibited locally and has won awards in several portrait drawing contests.


 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.