Our Incredible Instructors
I am a South Carolina girl, originally from Sunset, but currently reside in Powdersville. I have considered myself an artist since I was a child, but professionally since 2008. I graduated from Anderson University and focus my talents in ceramics and painting. I am a full-time art teacher at Pickens High School, and for the last 5 years I have also been teaching various classes at the Arts Center. In my spare time I like to spend it with my husband and our animals. We have 10 acres with a small farm. We love our animals! When I am not with them I like to paint and read. We are expecting our first child, a little girl Alysse, at the end of August!
Dr. Ginger Hicks
I grew up just over the lake in Seneca. I've drawn and painted as long as I can remember. I was that kid who was always making things. In elementary school, I remember checking out books in the library about John Singer Sargent and Winslow Homer and trying to copy their styles in my own paintings. I took art lessons from local painter Ginger Sebeck for many years. I also had the opportunity to attend the SC Governor's School for the Arts in high school. I earned my degree in Art Education at Winthrop University and learned so much from the amazing studio art instructors. I love to paint in acrylics and watercolor but am up to try almost any medium. Lately I've been trying out kintsugi. I've taught at the art center on and off since 2016. When I am not teaching in some way I love to spend time with my family and two small dachshund mixes, exercise on an elliptical at the Clemson Central Rec Center, or make something creative.
Hi, I’m Jenna Yeager. I’m originally from Indiana and have been living in SC for six years. I am a painter, sculptor, potter, musician, and songwriter. I have been working with the Arts Center for about a year, teaching youth and adult clay. Outside of TAC, I work for a church as the Music and Communications Director. I love being creative, in many different ways, and enjoy helping people tap into their creative side. If I’m not creating I’m either outside enjoying nature or watching a good show.