SAC Teacher Feature: Rachel Johnston

Another week, another Teacher Feature -- we are counting down the weeks till Summer Arts Camps! NCLAC has selected the best and brightest arts instructors in our area to lead these camps. This week, I want to introduce you to Rachel Johnston, a native of Quitman, Louisiana. Rachel Johnston Spinning

Rachel is a self-taught fiber artist who uses natural materials in her work to achieve an earthy, rustic quality. Her artistic skills include fiber arts, leather work, and soap-making.

Rachel has years of experience working in educational environments. She worked as a teacher’s aide at Trinity Preschool, volunteered during Summer Arts Camps in 2010 as a 2-D assistant instructor, and currently works as an art teacher for preschoolers at Creative Journey Studio. In addition to her background as an instructor, Rachel also has an outstanding record of service; she has gone abroad to Latin America nine different times to work with humanitarian organizations. We are thrilled to have her as a camp instructor this year!

For Summer Arts Camps 2013, Rachel will be a visual arts instructor at Chatham on June 22, and a 3D instructor in Jonesboro, July 15-22  in Jackson Parish.  Her classes will focus on sensory-based art activities.

The Chatham camp is a one of the “Super Saturday” workshops. Tuition is only $20, which includes a snack and the art supplies, if you register and pay at least one week before the camp. After that, tuition is $25. Be sure to take advantage of the discount and reserve your student's spot at the workshop! Art activities are a great way to channel your child’s creative energy during the summer break. For the five-day camps, tuition is only $60 if you pay before May 1 ($65 after that date). As with "Super Saturday" camps, tuition pays for a snack and art supplies. Students entering grades 2-7 are eligible to participate.

If you are interested in enrolling your child in one of NCLAC's camps in Lincoln, Jackson, Union, Claiborne, or Bienville parishes, you may register by phone at 255-1450, or by downloading a registration form from our blog @, or site @ Forms and checks should be mailed to NCLAC, PO Box 911 Ruston, LA 71273