Jessica Hagar

I grew up in McMinnville, TN, where I first found a love for art.  When I was young I became involved in community art projects.  I later attended TTU and the Appalachian Center for Craft where I fell in love with fiber art.  In my own work I mainly focus on design and craftsmanship.  I hope to carry on these skills by sharing them with others.  I love teaching, which is why I also decided to get a degree in Art Education.  I believe that students will get more out of a class when they are interacting with the curriculum.  Art allows students to recognize their abilities, to create and to problem solve.  I believe these skills are essential in every aspect of life.  I encourage my students to use the knowledge that they gain in my class for all of their future creative endeavors.

Bobbie Patterson

Bobbie Patterson has taught art classes in grades K-12 for over 20 years with the Arts Enrichment Program & now Peachtree Learning Center.  Her high school students have won awards in several art competitions. She began her art studies at Central Michigan University & continued studies at the Appalachian Craft Center, Arrowmont & with several well-known & accomplished artists in Tennessee & California. Bobbie owns a block print business Linen & Paper & paints.

She believes the creative process brings joy as you work through the challenges presented to a satisfying end result.

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Leah Smith

Leah Smith grew up in Algood, TN. She was homeschooled, and attended the Homeschool Arts Enrichment Program, and Cathedral Oaks Dance Arts dance school. In high school she assisted in art classes at HAEP, and taught dance classes at CODA. She attended Seattle Pacific University, majoring in Russian Studies with an emphasis in Russian Language. This provided the opportunity to study abroad in Russia for one semester. She has since taught dance, coached teams, and danced with the company at Reflections School of Dance in Mill Creek, Washington, and taught Russian History, Art, and Music at Sulamita Christian School in Mukilteo, Washington. In June 2018 she relocated to Cookeville, Tennessee. Leah believes that the arts are a perfect avenue to explore development through the senses. Touch, sight, movement, and hearing can be used not only to learn, but to worship our creator and give back to Him all He has given to us. 

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