Who We Are And How To Contact Us

Betsy Caldwell

Betsy Caldwell

Instructor

A talented and accomplished artist for many years, with a background in both art and teaching, Betsy has been a huge part of Firstlight for most of our 12 years. She loves painting and drawing in all media, and sells her work and prints in several venues.  Betsy has helped in creating our curriculum for the KidsART program.
Robynn Butler

Robynn Butler

Instructor

Robynn Butler comes to Firstlight after teaching drawing as a professor at the O’More College of Art and Design in Franklin, TN.  She is originally from Boulder, Colorado where she grew up hiking, running, and playing golf.  She received her BFA from the University of Colorado and her MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design.

Carrie Hull

Carrie Hull

Instructor

Carrie is a teacher in her third year at Firstlight. She was a student at Firstlight for several years before graduating and moving into an assistant role, and finally teaching classes. Carrie also works on our curriculum.
Maggie Ives

Maggie Ives

Instructor

Maggie began as a student at Firstlight in our early years and stayed in classes even after graduating high school. She began teaching for us last year, and drives an unusually colored car, that our advanced art students painted last Spring!

Dennas Davis

Owner & Director

Illustrator, painter, teacher, and director of Firstlight, Dennas has been a professional artist for 40 years. He has millions of books in print worldwide in over 30 languages, and is also the Founder of The Art Instructor, an online curriculum site for art educators.