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Arts Beacon

Arts Beacon is dedicated to providing exceptional art education for our students and career advancement and opportunities for our resident artists.

The Studio

Arts Beacon Mission

We strive to be a beacon in our community with exceptional art education, inspiring exhibitions and to provide supportive environment for our resident artists. Arts Beacon's team is made up of resident artists. Our resident artists learn, teach, exhibit, curate and critique together. We share our collective knowledge with each other so we can improve our art practice, guide our students and inspire our community. Our foundational teaching philosophy is to develop creative thinking while teaching students to develop a rich visual aesthetic.

New 2022 Classes

Learn more about our 2022 Class offerings. We are excited to offer lessons in person with several new instructors.

See all of our classes here.

2022 Semester Dates

Spring

January 11th- May 14th

Summer

May 31st - July 31st

Fall

Session 1 - August 16th-October 4th

Session 2 - October 17th-December 15th

Breaks

Spring- April 4th-10th

Summer - July 2nd-10th

Fall - October 10th-16th and November 21-27th

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Kids Classes

Lessons available in person, vaccination required

Teens Classes

Lessons available in person, vaccination required

Adult Classes

Lessons available in person, vaccination required

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Resident Artists

Arts Beacon's team is made up of resident artists. Our resident artists learn, teach, exhibit, curate and critique together. We share our collective knowledge with each other so we can improve our art practice, guide our students and inspire our community. Our foundational teaching philosophy is to develop creative thinking while teaching students to develop a rich visual aesthetic.

Our next opening for resident artists will be January 1st 2022. Our gallery is a dedicated space for our resident artists to show and sell their work. All resident artists have the opportunity to teach classes or workshops. We have regular openings and events to promote our residents and expand our community. We are open to any type of artists working in any media but we would love to expand our media specialties into Photographers, Printmakers, Clay artists, and Jewelry artists.

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Learn more about our current artists below.

Jena Dost

Jena is the owner/ director of Arts Beacon Studio and co-founder of Arts Beacon Gallery. She holds a BFA from the Atlanta College of Art and an MFA in Sculpture and Drawing from Queens College CUNY. She is the director of the studio program and lead instructor for the teen, adult program. She also founded the resident artist program and the FIRE critique group. Jena's specialty is in portfolio development, artist mentoring, observational drawing, figure drawing and handbuilt ceramic relief, sculpture and functional ware.

Group classes, Private and Semi Private Lessons available Tuesdays-Fridays.

Jena's art is always on view and available at the gallery.

See Jena's work at jenadost.com

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Erin Drakeford

Erin Drakford is co-founder and curator for the Arts Beacon Gallery and is our social media guru. She is a painter of vivid, colorful figures and the emotional complexities they mask. She is also a Mint Studio Artist.

See Erin's work at www.erindrakeford.com

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artist - Karissa Miller

Karissa is a Georgia native with a focus on recycling found materials into new artworks. She is skilled in painting, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, wood works, metal works, drawing, assemblage, mixed media and jewelry making. She has earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Education. 

When not teaching children in her community at Arts Beacon and Panorama Oaks Day Studio, her focus is building new pathways to self-expression through experimental creative processes in ceramics, sculpture and painting. Her personal work is focused on trauma and healing, spiritual inclinations and patterns as they relate to everyday life. Karissa’s work is both reactionary and visionary in the response to the world around her.

Katie Lebel

Katie is the leader of the kids art program and the photography program. She specializes in fun, wonkey and whimsical art including ceramics, silk paintings, and drawing. She offers multi media private and semi private lessons and small pod group classes to our artists 12 and under and photography for teens.

Lessons Available Tuesdays-Saturdays

See Katie's work at katielebel.com

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Erin Wicker

Erin Wicker (erin T great) is an Arts Beacon Gallery co-founder and curator, administrator, and an artist/illustrator/muralist. There is a whimsical element to Erin’s work. She often incorporates natural found materials juxtaposed with bold colors and patterns. Erin has illustrated 3 children’s books and 1 not so children’s book. Her art has been featured on television (Extreme Makover: Home Edition 2010) and film.

See Erin's work at www.erintgreat.com

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Jeremy Dost

Jeremy Dost is an artist and technology lover. He is an oil painter of expressive figures and landscapes when he isn't being our technology expert, web designer and developer. Jeremy also designed our rockin sunburst logo.

Jeremy's art is always on view and available at the gallery.

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1039 Grant Street SE A-34 Atlanta, GA 30315

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1039 Grant Street SE A-33 Atlanta, GA 30315

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