Our Staff

Our young artists learn from degreed artists who are also experienced teachers and trained childcare professionals. They have a love of children and a passion to share their talents and expertise. Each instructor brings a unique artistic perspective to the program so that our young artists are exposed to a rich and diverse range of activities. Because our class sizes are small, teachers develop close, nurturing relationships with each child within a safe, supervised and supportive environment. All staff receive annual childcare training and are CPR and First Aid Certified.


Shannon Irvin – Assistant Director
BFA Ceramics, Clemson University

Shannon joined the CW studio in the Fall of 2015. She is an invaluable member of the Color Wheel team in countless ways.  Prior to joining the CW team she managed three Painted Pot pottery studios in Brooklyn, NY in all capacities including after-school programming and children’s classes. She has an innate ability to draw the very best art work out of her students and she embodies the Color Wheel mission in all of her hard work at the studio. Shannon act as Assistant Director and leads our studio along with Katie Bosley and Cathy Spencer.


Katie Bosley – Studio Coordinator, 1st & 2nd Grade Instructor
BFA Ceramics, University of Florida

Katie acts as our right-hand woman coordinating daily operation and assisting our team of staff at the studio. She brings a lot of positive energy to our younger artists in her fun projects and art-based field trips around the city. Katie has a wide range of teaching experience. In addition to her work at Color Wheel she currently she acts as Studio Assistant at the Callenwolde Fine Arts Center and teaches adult classes at the Johns Creek Arts Center.


Kari Culberson – Textiles Instructor
Masters of Interior Design,  Florida State University
BA Sociology, Anthropology, Denison University


Madi Sibley – Multimedia Instructor
BFA Sculpture, Georgia State University


Candace Caston – Drawing & Painting Instructor
BFA Painting, SCAD Atlanta


Larisa Mapp – 1st & 2nd Instructor
BFA Painting, Drawing & Printmaking, Townson University


Nikita, Raper, Ceramics Instructor
BFA, Textiles, BS Psychology, University of Georgia, 2014


Danica Lee, Artist Assistant


Ashlee Wynn, Artist Assistant