Our Teachers

Jenny Jones –
  • I am a native of Newnan and Coweta County and a Newnan High School graduate. I am a member of the Unity Baptist Church of Newnan, the Newnan Coweta Art Association, and was employed with Newnan Utilities for 26 years as the Billing Manager and retired in 2009.  I have two daughters, Aimee and Sarah and Grandchildren Jones, Lilly, and Alana.
  • Needing a hobby in 1999, I began with stenciling and wall murals in my own home.  My mother, being a craft painter, invited me to visit a craft painting class with her.  Soon after, my desire to paint grew and I began to buy woodwork, windows, glass objects, and any other materials using glass paint and acrylics. My mother invited me to an oil painting class in 2000 with the late Marge Groth and then with Jean Westbrook.  I am now teaching classes, which I took after Jean Westbrook stepped down from teaching.
  • I take commissions for oil paintings acrylic, murals, and crafts, including woodwork, metal, glass, and windows.
  • My favorite subjects to paint are landscapes with a lot of color, the ocean, and buildings, especially lighthouses.  Painting is very relaxing to me.  With very much encouragement from my family, friends, and my students I plan to continue my love of painting for many years to come.
  • When I opened Corner Arts Gallery I wanted to have a place where people could come learn something to do that would make them feel good about themselves and also for the Local Artists to have a place to show and sell there works of art.
Andrea Faye (Boswell) –
  • Andrea began working with clay in 2000 by taking a six week pottery course through the Fayette County Parks and Recreation department.  She continued to attend these courses for several years developing her skills on the pottery wheel.  Andrea, however, enjoyed handbuilding with clay which, she believed, allowed for a greater range of artistic expression.  In 2006, Andrea became a student of Karen Beswick who taught her different clay firing techniques and provided her artistic instruction.
  • Ms. Boswell has continued her education in clay by attending workshops taught by such clay artists as:  Curtis Denzel, Robin Hopper, Chris Grydner, Gerit Grimm, and Bill Van Guilder.
  • 2009 saw the construction of her backyard studio fondly dubbed, Studio B.    Andrea has been active in Fine Arts and Crafts Entrepreneurs (FAACE), The Potters Guild, Newnan Coweta Arts Association, Ceramics Daily and she has recently established the first annual Art Studio Tour which featured 10 artists and 9 studios.  This year the tour will take place November 16th and 17th in Fayette County and will include several more studios.
  • Along with creating her own clay art, Andrea also instructs open studio classes and workshops to adults interested in working, building and expressing with clay.
  • Andrea has been a Speech and Language therapist for over 30 years.  Her specialty is with the preschool population.
  • Andrea has been a Speech and Language therapist for over 30 years.  Her specialty is with the preschool population.  In May of 2013, Andrea retired from the school system and began working for Pathway Programs where she is currently providing speech therapy services for Babies Can’t Wait and other private clients on a part time basis.  This allows her to pursue and share her knowledge of ceramic art.
  • Andrea offers Pottery Classes at her Studio in Peachtree City.
Chelita Freeman
  • I started painting in the early 1980’s. I am a certified teacher of Tole and Decorative Painting; also I am certified to teach Wet on Wet Landscape Technique’s.
  • It is a wonderful feeling to teach people how to paint and to see their faces when they finish their painting. They all think that it is hard, but I promise that I can teach anyone how to paint.
  • Come to the Gallery and see me, I would love to show you the items that are on display. I have paintings of Landscapes and Tole and Decorative Paintings on wood and on canvas. I also love teaching children; they are so open and ready to explore everything. My enjoyment in life is my painting and being able to teach others
  • Tole and Decorative Painting:              You will learn to paint Flowers and Fruits.  You will learn how to do many different Background Techniques. How to Stain, Seal, Pickle, how to do Graduated Background from dark to light.
  • Leaves are taught in full detail.
  • Basic Brush Strokes with both the round and flat brush, and correct Double-Loading techniques and Dry Brush Blending are taught.
  • You will also learn about Proper Paint Consistency.
  • Remember, there is a garden in your paint brush.
  • Wet on Wet Landscape Techniques:             Wet on Wet is a technique used to paint in oils on canvas, also known as quick landscaping in oils, you will see things a lot different. Colors will look bright and more vivid than before. You will learn to paint, mountains, trees, water, skies, meadows, rocks, logs, barns, fences, oceans, waves, sunsets, sunrises. You can paint many things and be proud that you painted that picture. You learn how to properly load your brush and how to use your brush.
  • You will enjoy every minute that you have to spare, painting on canvas.
  • You will never learn if you don’t try.
 
Nancy Twomey
  • I have been creating jewelry for the last 8-9 years.  I got into the jewelry-making business as a hobby while I was recovering from major foot surgery.  Then I was hooked!
  • I love the colors and combinations beads can make when strung together.  I really like teaching classes to all ages, because I like getting to know people and helping them create a new jewelry piece.
  • Kids are great to work with because it helps them with hand and eye coordination and they are just fun to talk to.  One of my best young, jewelry makers would not sit down in a spot for longer than a minute at home, but when she came to beading class, WOW what a transformation!  She was my best focused, young student I have ever had.
  • I create classes for beginners as well as more experience jewelry students.  I love to do projects that are current with the trend of the day.
  • I also enjoy doing custom orders and have completed wedding pieces for the bride as well as for her bridesmaids.
  • I would love to have you in one of my monthly classes at The Corner Arts Gallery:)
Sandy Mann
  • I teach Quilling classes on the first Saturday of each month at Corner Arts.
  • Quilling is the art of curling paper strips to make different shapes.
  • The shapes are glued together to make flowers, plants, animals, people, etc.
  • These can be used to make cards, pictures, boarders, Christmas ornaments, earrings, etc.
  •  I have been quilling for over 40 years.