Students are exposed to all kinds of art from professional artists in the Tannery Lofts and studios located at the Tannery Arts Center 1050 River Street Santa Cruz, CA. Some of our artists:
Lisa Silas: Sculpture and Figurative Drawing… Lisa studied at The Florence Academy of Art, and is the co-creator and teacher at Neoteric Renaissance School of Art. She teaches classical figurative drawing.
Oumou Diamanka: Senegalese and West African Dance, and Singer… Oumou demonstrates and leads students in Senegalese and West African dance. She has taught dance at workshops and camps in African and across the US. She brings smiles to dancing.
Elijah Pfotenhauer: Elijah teaches at Cabrillo College and works with middle and high school kids throughout the county.
Salif Malima: African Drummer, Singer and Drum Maker… Salif was born into a Griot family from Burkina Faso. Griots are aural libraries of history and cultural passed down through generations.
Miggy Verar: Caricature and Portrait Artist… Miggy is a fixture at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. He has created caricatures for thousands of tourists and locals alike
Johanna Atkinson: Teacher, Print Maker and :owner of Proper Native Clothing, and member of PATT (Printmakers at the at the Tannery). www.facebook.com/Propernativeclothing
Sonia Le: Sonia participates in FashionArt Santa Cruz as a fashion designer, as well as facilitating Fashion Teen events. She has her own shop and sewing studio for classes at the Tannery.
Micha Scott: Micha Scott is a Modern dance professional with more than 25 years of performing, choreographing, and teaching experience.
Babacar Biaye: West African Painter and third generation djembe drummer from Senegal, West Africa. He uses traditional African material for figures and patchwork.
Sandra Shamma: Singer & song writer for Shamma Mama, local club band.
Kat Factor: Performer, songwriter, and teacher. Classically trained songstress in the folk-jazz-indie-electro fusion arts.
Margaret Niven: Natural word artist and teacher. The subjects of Margaret’s paintings, prints and drawings are themes of natural forces and forms.
Maha Taitano: Beautifully crafted Re-cycled and Upcycled jewelry. Her art reflects her concern for our wasted resources.
Noelle Correia: SPECTRA teacher, dancer and visual artist, working primarily with textile collage and painting.
Ibou Ngom: Ibou facilitates community drumming and dancing with adults and students of all ages. He is a SPECTRA artist and has worked with and performed for elementary though university schools. Born into a Griot family of traditional musicians in Senegal, West Africa, he has been carrying on his family’s musical lineage since childhood
ARTIST TOURS & DEMOS:
Heejin Lee: Painter and Open Studios artist, “Art is my life- that’s why I flew across the Pacific Ocean from my country, Korea”
Angela Gleason: Teaches at Cabrillo College and owns and operates Jewelry Toolery, a working studio with bench space and classes for jewelers.
Nathan Bennett: Glass blower and owner of Alexander Art Glass at the Tannery.
Ann Hazels: Ceramist and Installation Artist…
Howard Seth Miller: Digital Photography, musician
Joohee Kim Miller: Gourd Art, re-purposed/ re-designed clothes and jewlelry
Mary Atkinson: Abstract Art / Printing
Kirby Scudder: Artist, illustrator, author, filmmaker, arts advocate “creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes, art is knowing which ones to keep”