: Statement of Purpose

 Primary purpose: Art Lessons including but not limited to drawing, painting, printmaking, graphic design & jewelry making .This well lit multi functional art studio will facilitate weekly art classes as well as weekend “feature” workshops. The space will accommodate up to 20 artists working with easels and side tables (more in most cases). Many feature guest artists will teach in our space. SCAC Teaching Artists will include:

  • Edna Sealy Booker
    Edna Sealy Booker ArtAbilities & Children's Art Instructor
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    • Art Abilities Director
    • Art Instructor for Seniors & Children

    Edna Sealy Booker attended Auburn University where she completed her Bachelor of Arts, Masters of Education, and Education Specialist degrees. Edna has taught in public schools for 26 years and presently she directs and teaches art for the SCAC’s ArtAbilities Program. ArtAbilites brings art and music lessons to special needs students in over 20+ Shelby County Schools at no cost to the schools or students. She has continued her artistic education by taking courses at UAB, the Birmingham Museum of Art, and studied under artist Linda Vance. Her awards & achievements include: Selected to paint “In the Park” at Seaside, Florida; Former Hoover Art Show winner; Recipient of the Shelby County Teacher of the Year Award.

  • Lynn Dodson
    Lynn Dodson Painting Instructor
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    • Relaxed, Creative, Productive Painting class for adults
    • Private Instruction

    Lynn’s love for painting began over 25 years ago. As a student at the University of Montevallo, Lynn was honored two consecutive years with the “Excellence in Painting” Award.  She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Montevallo in 1997.  Since that time, Lynn has been working full time as a freelance artist, receiving commissions from both private and corporate patrons.  She has also enjoyed teaching art classes to adults and children.