2017 Summer Camp Instructors

All CMA Summer Camp instructors are professional art educators. Meet our team!

Glenna Barlow
Glenna Barlow works in the Education & Engagement Department at the CMA as the Manager of Engagement. She has a Master’s of Science in Elementary Education from the University of Mary Washington as well as a Master’s of Art in Art History from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is certified to teach K-6 and has years of experience teaching children of all ages and in various museums.

Amber Christy
Amber Christy is a teacher at STEM-certified Southside Middle School in Florence, South Carolina. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in biology and Master of Arts degree in teaching learning disabilities from Francis Marion University. Amber learned sewing basics from her grandmother and over the years has honed her skills, often working for local seamstresses.

Max Clyburn
Max Clyburn was born and raised in Columbia and has had a life-long passion for art, technology, and just making things. With a background in design and filmmaking, he has been on both sides of a camera as a subject and creator. He was a manager and projectionist at the Nickelodeon Theatre and is now in the Education & Engagement department at the CMA.

Alex Fulmer
Alex Fulmer currently practices as an engineer but has been working with wood for the majority of his life. With a passion for traditional joinery and a desire for others to share his love of the craft, Alex has been teaching woodworking for the past three years. When his time isn’t occupied with various wood projects, he also enjoys painting with oils and welding, and he has recently begun exploring blacksmithing. 

Katrina Hampton
Katrina Hampton is a Columbia-based artist and teacher working across a variety of disciplines including printmaking, collage, painting and mixed media. She currently teaches visual art at Westwood High School in Richland Two. Katrina has been an instructor with CMA summer camps since 2013.

Mary Hendrix
Mary Hendrix received a B.S. degree in Art from East Tennessee State University and a Master’s degree in the Art of Teaching from the University of South Carolina. She has taught art in a myriad of institutions including senior citizens centers, psychiatric hospitals, private schools, and public schools. 

Becca Hinton
Becca Hinton is the manager of community programs at the Columbia Museum Art, where she works with at-risk children in the Midlands area. She has her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in fiber art from Eastern Michigan University. Becca has years of experiencing teaching art to groups ranging from preschoolers to senior communities.

Bobbi Leavens
Currently in her last year of her Graduate Program for a Masters of Arts in Teaching for Art Education at the University of South Carolina, Bobbi received her Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art from the University of South Carolina where she specialized in printmaking. She also has an Associates in Science in Graphics Technology from Eastern Florida State College, and worked in the field as a graphic designer for a time. Currently working on multiple lithograph projects, she has a passion for printmaking and social engagement. She has volunteered to help youth through art and reading workshops, and wants to share her passion for making with others. 

Jane Schwantes
Jane Schwantes believes that making art gives children joy. Those joyful, productive experiences seep into their lives and transfer to other areas. She has observed this in many years teaching in Richland One, Lexington, Charleston, and West Virginia. A nationally certified visual arts teacher, most recently, she worked as the visual arts teacher at Logan Elementary School while also managing their visual and performing arts program. Currently, she works as a potter making porcelain tableware. She strives for pieces that are botanically inspired, lovely to behold, and a joy to use. She is represented by two galleries in the Midlands.

Blakely Sheely
Blakely Sheely earned her BFA from Winthrop University and a Master in Art Teaching degree from Lander University. She is a National Board-Certified 3D art educator at Dutch Fork High School where she has taught sculpture for nine years. Blakely is a working artist in fiber, metals, ceramics, and jewelry.

Whitney Steinbrecher
Whitney Steinbrecher has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in interior design from Winthrop University, one of the two schools in South Carolina accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA). She is incredibly passionate about design as well as making jewelry. Whitney is a local artist that has participated in craft fairs throughout the state.

Kayleigh Vaughn
Kayleigh Vaughnworks in the Education & Engagement Department at the CMA. She has worked at the CMA for five years and oversees school, educator, and docent programs. She has a Bachelor’s in Arts degree in History from Lander University.

Dana Witkoski
Dana Witkoski works in the Education & Engagement Department at the CMA. A Columbia native, she has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations from the University of South Carolina. Dana has crafted and sold her own jewelry at stores and art fairs around the city.