Teaching Artists

Adrian Leffingwell

Adrian Leffingwell has been creating in clay since 2004, received a BFA in ceramics in 2006 from the University of Central Arkansas, and completed post baccalaureate work at University of Arkansas, Fayetteville in 2010. He has shown his work in Crystal Bridges Museum of Art, Arkansas Decorative Museum and numerous galleries nationwide. Adrian has worked with and for international artists such as Christa Assad, Judith Duff and Ron Myers. In 2014, he was selected to be Community Creative Center’s first resident artist and has been involved teaching there since

Allyssa Dezaldivar

Allyssa DeZaldivar is a Fayetteville transplant, born and raised in Redlands, California. While she was previously an outdoor science major, Allyssa blended her interests of nature and art and is now currently studying fine art with an emphasis in sculpture. When she is not in class or at the Community Creative Center, she is usually painting in her makeshift studio or out with friends and family.

Angela Korbe

Angela Korbe is a teaching artist specializing in painting and ceramics. She has a B.F.A. in Art Education from the University of Arkansas School of Art. In her free time she enjoys baking, gardening, and hiking.

Chrystal O’Boyle

Chrystal has had a lifelong love of the arts. Born and raised in Fayetteville, Chrystal attended the School of Art at the University of Arkansas, and graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in art education. In 2018 she joined Community Creative Center, teaching classes in ceramics, painting, and glass fusing. She enjoys working with students of all ages. When she is not in the studio, Chrystal is serving her fifth year as choreographer and instructor with the Fayetteville High School color guard program. She also enjoys creating her own works of art, and hiking.

Sarah Martin

Sarah Martin is a multi-disciplinary artist with a background in ceramics. Through her work, Sarah recreates personal moments while emphasizing humor in the mundane. She is currently the studio manager and a teaching artist at Community Creative Center.

Kanisha Payne

(coming soon)

Kiara Page

Kiara Page is an artist who graduated from the University of Mobile with her Bachelor’s in history and studio art. She is most well versed in painting with watercolor, acrylics, and oils, but she also teaches ceramics and a wide variety of 2D arts. Her personal art style is colorful, illustrative and usually combines portraits with plants and other organic subject matter. You can see more of her art on instagram @KiaraRae.art and you can contact her at KiaraRae.art@gmail.com.

Sean Fitzgibbon

Artist Sean Fitzgibbon, an Ozarks native, explores unusual, real places and events through his work.  He’s been teaching art (drawing, figure drawing, watercolor, comics, 2d design, mixed media, illustration) for over 16 years, and has an MFA in art from the University of Arkansas and a passion for making art, visual storytelling and teaching.  He has exhibited work throughout the US.  He has illustrated books and has recently completed illustrating and writing a fully painted 230 page, documentary-style graphic nonfiction that depicts the mythologies surrounding the Crescent Hotel’s years as the Baker Hospital, a Depression Era experimental cancer hospital in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.  Visit seanfitzgibbon.com for more information. Also, be sure to also follow his work on Instagram at http://instagram.com/seanpfitzgibbon.

James Williams

James Williams has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Arkansas with an emphasis in ceramics. James teaches wheel throwing and hand building classes at the Community Creative Center.

Kim Tomlinson

Kim Tomlinson is set to earn a degree in Printmaking from the University of Arkansas Spring 2020. Tomlinson uses art to connect with her community and highlight our shared experiences.

Mikayla Hoffman

(coming soon)