Deborah Ankrom Kepes
Drawing & Painting Instructor/Artist
Adults & Children 12 - 19
Homeschooling for ages 5 - 18

I have instructed drawing and painting for more than a
decade.  Teaching has always been a rewarding and
humbling profession for me.  It can excite the soul to
know that you are passing on the traditions and
techniques that will live on in those that we teach."

Deborah has studied with James Douglas Adams, Edward
Jonas, Richard Haas, and many other acclaimed master
artists.  She is an award winning portrait painter and was
the 1st Georgia State Goodwill Ambassador for The
Portrait Society of America an international organization
with amembership of over 3,000 worldwide.

Memberships:  Portrait Society of America - since 2000
Portrait Society of Atlanta - since 1999
Watercolor Instructor/Artist
Ages 18  -  Adult

1981 BFA Atlanta College of Art
"In 2005 after going on dialysis and then having a kidney
transplant, I now have a new perspective on life.  I hope it
shows in the way I paint and teach others to see the world's
natural beauty portraying it through bright transparent
colors.  I fell in love with the way watercolor flows, their
brightness and transparent quality."

"Thru the years of creating in different mediums, I now work
primarily in Watercolors. I like to start with light pale colors,
building up layers to achieve more depth and a brightness that
is realistic, yet in a painterly fashion.

I love that the translucent colors seem to have a spirit of their
own, bringing the artwork to life.  My hopes are that others will
wantand enjoy the peaceful harmony of these paintings as much
as I enjoy creating them."  ~John Duke

Memberships:  Snellville Art Guild, Southern Heartland Art
Guild, North Georgia Arts Guild, North Gwinnett Arts
Association and Art Station.
Carla Crawmer
Children's Instructor/Artist
"Little Leonardo's" Instructor

AFA - University of Wyoming
BA - Children's Education

Carla is an award winning scholar, artist and writer trained
in classical, traditional and contemporary practices of Art
from the age of six from various artists, instructors and
professors.  She was graduated Phi Kappa Phi from the
University of Wyoming with an Associate of Fine Arts and a
Bachelors of Arts in Education.  She specialized in painting
murals and faux finishing in residential and commercial
settings in both the Atlanta area and Park City, Utah.  
Currently, Carla is directing her talents to landscapes
painting in both the acrylic and oil mediums.
Elise Longnecker
Children's Instructor/Artist
"Little Leonardo's, Homeschooling, Special Needs

Elise brings a unique ability to connect with children.  Her
fantasy and anime, yet she educates them in how
important it is to have a strong foundation in measurement
and proportion.  Elise is immensely talented in both the
visual arts and writing.  She is the youngest member in the
history of the Georgia Writers Guild.  Currently Elise is
enrolled in Georgia Gwinnett College as she assists her
mother in the classroom.  We are thrilled to have her here
and find it exciting to watch her educate the children.
Lora Hill
Oil, Pastel, and Charcoal Artist
"Little Raphael's" Instructor Ages 5 thru 7

Portrait Artist Lora Hill is a Juried Member and past
President of the Portrait Society of Amercia.  Her work
is held in many public and private collections
throughout the United States.  

"I love the human form and face; they are a constant
source of fascination which invites excitement when
the subject's personality is captured.  As an artist, this
is a grand experience".

Memberships:  Portrait Society of America - 2001
Portrait Society of Atlanta - 2002
Kaylah Stapleton

Assistant to Lora Hill
"Little Raphael's"
Ages 5 - 7

Kaylah is a third year student of Deborah Kepes class and is a
Junior at Shiloh High School.  She assists Lora Hill working
with the children on drawing and painting.

Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Graphite,

"Kaylah has been an asset to CCS Art Academy  bringing her
gentle personality and artistic abilities to each student.:"
                                      Deborah Kepes  
Tracey Mitchell

Assistant to Lora Hill
"Little Raphael's"
Ages 5 - 7

Tracey is a 2015 graduate of Brookwood High School
and is a two year student of Deborah Kepes.  She is a
floating assistant to the instructors at CCS Art
Academy.
Tracey would like to pursue an art career after college.

Oil, Watercolor, Acrylic and Graphite

"Tracey's sweet personality and love for art adds a
special touch when working with the children."
                          Deborah Kepes