TEACHER BIOS

Beverly Busker

Beverly BuskerYour Choi Kwang Do instructor, Master Beverly S. Busker is a 6th Degree Black Belt who has trained under Grand Master Kwang Jo Choi for twenty eight years. She began her training as a school owner in 1988 and achieved her black belt in 1990. She tested for the rank of 5th Degree in March of 2007 and was the first female to become a Master Instructor in the art of Choi Kwang-Do.

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Denise Hemerlein

DeniseDenise Hemerlein is a multi-media artist who earned her Bachelor’s Degree at Kennesaw StateUniversity,  concentrating in ceramics and printmaking. Her passion is all things creative,whether 2D or 3D art, publishing  poetry or writing. Her works can be found throughout local art markets and at Found Co. in Decatur, GA. She had  the privilege of working directly with the Dean for the College of the Arts at KSU in creating gratuitous vessels for  scholarship donors.When she is not teaching, she enjoys time with her husband and twin sons and  continuously creates art at her home studios.

Holly Tate

Holly TateHolly Tate received her Bachelor of Music degree from Georgia State University with concentrations in Voice Performance and Music Education. Holly has been a music and arts educator for 20 years, teaching a variety of genres. Holly offers classes and lessons for students of all ages and ranges of experience, from infant music classes to advanced adult voice lessons.

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Jodi Franklin Kempany

Jodi Franklin KempanyThere is no doubt that "Ms. Jodi", has dedicated much of her life to the art of dance. There is nothing that she would rather do than help her students achieve inside or outside the studio. As the owner and director of both a dance and performing arts studio, Prodigy Performing Arts, established in 2006, as well as a mobile arts enrichment company, Heart And Sole Kids Arts Enrichment Program, she excels at teaching and inspiring young students.

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Karen Faucett

Karen FaucettKaren grew up here in Mableton. She now lives in Powder Springs with her husband Robbie and daughter Anna. Karen absolutely loves being outdoors in nature (hiking, camping, fishing, kayaking, etc.) and working with children. For the past 29 years Karen has worked part-time with Cobb Parks in the Athletics and Natural Resources Unit. During that time she has also been a substitute teacher, after school director and a Girls Club/ Girls Inc director.

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Kimberly Ford

Kim FordI have been teaching art to students of all ages for almost 16 years. I finished my Bachelor’s Degree in Studio Art at The University of Colorado - Boulder in 1998. I then went on to Florida State University to receive my Masters in Art Education. I began teaching 2-dimensional art to 9-12 grade students at Deerfield Beach High School in Florida for the next 4 years, while also serving as faculty advisor for Key Club.

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Lyrika Holmes

Lyrika Holmes bwLyrika Holmes is an internationally known harpist, singer, songwriter, composer, actress, teacher and founder of nonprofit arts school, “Artz for the Harp”. A classically trained harpist from St. Louis, MO, Lyrika has brought the harp into a futuristic world of electronic beats combined with r&b, jazz, pop, and classical elements to create a style all her own.

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Mariella Owens

Mariella OwensMariella has been doing pottery for over 35 years. As an artist, she is very creative with her work, exploring all the different ways of utilizing the clay and making it work for her. She has parallels between her work and nature.

Her career as an artist started as a hobby for relaxation. She would hand build pieces and play on the wheel.

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Miles Davis

Miles DavisMiles Davis is a lifelong painter and illustrator. Having grown up the oldest of 5 children and feeding his imagination with comics, cartoons, and movies, he delights in sharing his knowledge with his students. He currently has 4 picture books being published in June and continues to work professionally as an artist. His work can be viewed on www.massiveburnstudios.com or www.butterpupandfriends.com.