Artist in Residence



I have been exploring the creative side of life for some time now and I have had all kinds of artistic adventures! I started creating in my teens but put creative projects aside to focus on career and family. My re-entry to the art world started with paper crafting and scrapbooking, which led to card making, mixed media, hand-lettering, paper and fabric marbling, and journal making. Where there are journals, there are boxes, and this is the path that led me to cartonnage- the art of decorative box making. The creative possibilities of designing projects with paper and fabric are endless! I want to share the joy of creating beautiful, functional, custom made items with others. It’s just plain fun!



Joyce will be demonstrating on

November 4, 5, 6, 12, 13, 18, 20: 12-4 pm

Still Life: Intro to Watercolor and Ink with Kathleen Nelson

Thursday, November 4: 6-9 pm

Have fun learning the basics of applying watercolor and ink with demonstrations and discussion on composition, focus on sketching, applying washes and mixology of the palette to create your own still life. Participants should bring a Micron black pen (size .5) and an object of their desire to paint. All other supplies are included.

$43 CCC Members / $52 Non-Members




Shawnta is an author and artist. Her writing addresses crucial topics like loving oneself, helping others, overcoming challenges, celebrating diversity, and championing inclusion – in a way that makes them accessible, understandable, and engaging for even the youngest learners. Her early childhood and school support work gifted her with worlds of backgrounds, lifestyles, challenges, and triumphs throughout countless communities, providing further inspiration for her work as an author. She is also the illustrator of her books. How did it all start for her? Shawnta’s corporate career in professional development ignited a commitment to lifelong learning which only grew stronger when she began working with children. She began blogging, and eventually began writing, illustrating, and publishing a series of inclusive children’s picture books. Shawnta lives with her beautifully multicultural family near Milwaukee, WI.

The artist will be demonstrating Wednesday-Fridays, December 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17: 3-5 pm and Saturdays, December 4, 11, 18: 1-3 pm.

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Discover the Stories Inside You with Shawnta Smith Sayner

Saturday, January 29: 1-4 pm

In this workshop, you will learn strategies to find inspiration and direction that will allow you to unlock stories from within yourself. You will learn how to recognize barriers to your writing process as we consider how to overcome challenges and develop greater confidence in your craft. We will also discuss how visual art can play a role in your writing journey. After instruction, you will feel excited and empowered to move forward with one or more writing projects. Students should bring writing utensils and a notebook, journal, or appropriately charged electronic note-taking device.

$37 CCC Members / $42 Non-Members