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Fine Art Classes

Quality fine arts are difficult to find when you have a tight budget, and the constant running around can needlessly waste time and energy. ISA partners with professionals in each skill, giving your child the opportunity to be well-versed in each fine art offered. 

Meet The Teachers

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Dennis Ward

Studio Art | K-12th Grades

Dennis Ward is a retired public school teacher. He taught elementary school art for a decade — five years of Pre-K 4 and five years of elementary art at the same place, Morris Jeff Community School in New Orleans, Louisiana. Dennis established a pottery program for the elementary school and also advocated for, and got the opportunity to create a Talented In Visual Arts program for students who scored as being gifted in art. Additionally, he created an annual school-wide art show, where his students could experience seeing their work on display. 

 

Dennis also taught three years of private art lessons at an art studio in New Orleans called City Park Movement and Art where he taught students ranging in age from 3 to 17. As a hobby, Dennis has taught himself silver metalsmithing and loves making jewelry. His other creative pursuits include watercolor painting, woodworking, and learning pottery. 

 

Dennis is a devoted husband to Rachel Ward and father to fourteen-year-old MaryJane. He moved his family to Lakeland in 2021 and lives near Lake Hollingsworth. His family attends Resurrection Church. Dennis owns his own business, Fig & Fern Services, offering handyman services and landscaping.

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Austin Green

Music | 6th-12th Grades

Teaching students in high school is one of Austin Green's passions. Austin obtained a Bachelor of Arts from Crossroads Bible College in Indianapolis, IN after attending 2 years at the Word of Life Bible Institute. He worked as a student pastor and worship leader at several churches in the last 10 years and has an interest in musicianship, worship, and Biblical Apologetics.

Austin has traveled with Worship Ministry Teams throughout the US and Internationally, leading others in worship and sharping his skills as a musician. He can play the piano, bass guitar, penny whistle, as well as using his vocals in worship. Austin was in a Barbershop Quartet in high school and loves to sing and hear those tight harmonies with students as they grow in their musicianship.

Austin has lived in Lakeland for the last 14 years and currently works as a Senior Consultant for 2 tech companies, MySchoolWorx, and Active Defender. His wife, Nicole, and children, Alea (13), Caeden (9), Sophia (9), all love the outdoors, beach-time, pool-time, springs-time, basically anything having to do with water is the great day for them.

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Camille Stratton

Dance | 3-12th Grades

Camille Stratton is a graduate of New World School of the Arts with a BFA in Dance and an alumnus of Harrison School for the Arts. While at NWSA, she studied under Michel Foley, Gerri Houlihan, Peter London, and various other teachers. While in Miami, she guest danced with variety dance companies, performed in a music video, and a production company. Camille also danced three years with a professional dance company in Central Florida, danced with Vital Sparks and traveled to Spain with them.  She has taught at Florida Dance Theatre, Highlands School of the Dance, Rochelle School of the Arts, has guest taught at Harrison School of the Arts and Windermere Preparatory School.

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Pamela Bracey

Theatre | K-2nd Grades

With over 18 years of homeschool experience, substituting in schools and teaching Kindergarten, Pamela Bracey loves working with and teaching children. She makes learning fun so the children will love to learn. 

Pamela has served alongside her husband, Brian, in the ministry for over 25 years. She has served as a deacon's wife, Sunday school teacher, children’s choir teacher, Team Kids teacher, Women’s ministry leadership team, and VBS arts/crafts teacher for 150+ kids every summer. Pamela is also a Flight Attendant for a major airline which she enjoys doing 8-10 days a month. 

Pamela and Brian recently celebrated 33 years of marriage and have 3 wonderful children. Pamela loves spending time with her family, her pets (all 23 of them), and traveling.

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Dance | K-2nd Grades

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Music | K-5th Grades

Georgina Pirona is a violin, viola, and cello instructor based in Lakeland, Florida. 

 

She started playing the viola at six years old and learned violin at ten at El Sistema in Venezuela. At 11 years old, Georgina began playing in the town's youth orchestra. And at 14 she got invited to play at the professional state orchestra, Orquesta Sinfónica de la Juventud Yaracuyana (OSJY) as well as becoming her youth orchestra's viola sectional coach and principal violist. At El Sistema, Georgina played under the baton of several conductors, including Rodney Villamizar, Eddy Marcano, prodigy Diego Armando Guzmán Villalobos, and José Antonio Abreu (founder of El Sistema). Being trained strictly in classical music, she was able to play pieces from major composers, such as Mozart, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, and Shostakovich.

 

Upon moving to the United States, Georgina was taught by Manuel Tabora and played at Macon Youth Orchestra for two years as their principal violist and sub-string sectional coach. While studying, Georgina participated at The Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at the University of South Florida (CARD) "Arts in the Park" instructing general music, played viola at South Shore Symphony Orchestra and taught violin, viola, and cello private lessons at a local music school.

Currently, she is pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Viola Music Performance at Florida Southern College as a principal violist and studies under Lisa Suslowicz. At Florida Southern, she has worked at the String Orchestra Camp as a counselor, viola sectional coach, and violin aid teacher. 

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Nicole Green

Theatre | 6th-12th Grades

Born and raised in Lakeland, Nicole Green has been involved in theatre and ministry for the last 24 years, challenging students to use their gifts for the glory of God.

During her time at the Word of Life Bible Institute, she had the privilege to travel with their drama team sharing the love of Jesus through theatre! After completing her Master's in Counseling, she directed multiple plays, (2) broadway-quality musicals, and continued to grow her private counseling practice in the Lakeland area.

Her passion and heartbeat is to value relationships and connect people together in community. Nicole is humbly blessed and grateful for this new chapter God has prepared for her and her husband, Austin, and their 3 kids, Alea, Caeden, and Sophia. It truly is a journey of together for Him.

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Karen Booker

Theatre | 3rd-5th Grades

Since 2003, Karen Booker has been part of the big stage! From performing in large Easter productions to instructing students in the area of Fine Arts, as well as years of teaching musical theater to homeschool students. Her diverse background is perfectly poised to train the next generation of actors and create the right environment for students to reach their full potential. 

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