Mary Bass grew up in Chapel Hill, NC and has lived in Savannah, GA for the past 25 years. She earned her BFA from East Carolina University, took MFA courses at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and earned her Masters in Education, Curriculum and Instruction in Art Education from Armstrong Atlantic State University. She works in fibers, crocheting, felting and embroidery. Her interest in drawing and painting is translated into her embroidery and needle felting designs.
Introduction to Jewelry Making
Andrea Vicens was born in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico. At a very young age she was introduced to arts and crafts through scouting which led to an interest in art and fashion design as a young adult. In October 2009, she moved to Miami, FL to pursue her dream of fashion design in Miami International University of Art and Design. After a year of studying fashion design, she focused on accessory design where she modeled and worked with jewelry, shoes and handbags. In January 2013, Andrea move to Savannah, GA to continue her education in design and jewelry making. Andrea graduated from Miami International University in 2012 with an Associates in Accessory Design and in 2016 she completed her Bachelor at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Jewelry.
Glass Beads and Jewelry
Crystal has always immersed herself in art, taking classes
in community centers, and learning something new from anyone willing to teach
her. She is practiced in lapidary, metalsmithing, fiber arts and clay, as well
as lamp work bead making. This kind of attitude led to teaching summer camps
and weekend workshops at Savannah’s Cultural Art Center. She is very excited to
share her knowledge with anyone interested in learning.
Improv for Kids
Intro to Improv: Adults
John R. Brennan (Instructor/Improviser/Comedian) is the
founding member of Savannah’s Improv Company. A graduate of Chicago’s Improv
Olympic and New York City’s Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, Brennan started
his Improv career at Charleston, South Carolina’s Theatre 99. A company member
of Theatre 99 since 2002, he soon joined the company’s National Touring team
The Have Nots! Tour Team in 2003. As an actor and improviser he has
participated in many fringe and comedy festivals around the continent such as
The Vancouver Fringe Festival, LA Comedy Fest, Annapolis Comedy Festival, The
Orlando Fringe Festival and Piccolo Fringe. The Annapolis Comedy Festival was
started by John in 2011 to bring Improv to a town that had few outlets for such
performances. In 2007, John was the first artist ever to win both Best Local
Comic and Best Local Actor awards voted on by readers of the Charleston City
Paper. On television, John has uttered a few sentences on the popular dramas One Tree Hill and Drop Dead Diva.
John made his first appearance Off Broadway in 2011 where he improvised
dialogue as the DJ with members of the audience in an interactive show called
‘The Awesome 80’s Prom.’
John’s 13 years in the improv world, his countless
performances, his years of teaching and coaching experience and his captivating
energy are what fuel his passion to bring improv to Savannah.
John is the creator and producer of comedy shows: Front Porch Improv, Sorry Not
Sorry & The Crash Comedy Show.