Who We Are And How To Contact Us

Dennas Davis

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.

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.

Emily Venturino

Emily Venturino

Instructor

Emily has been at Firstlight for several years and teaches a large number of our classes in addition to working on our website and curriculum. She has shown her work in Nashville and Franklin galleries, and loves to use vibrant color in her work. Always smiling and encouraging, her classes have become a favorite of students.

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.

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