2022 TAC Mentorship Program with Arts Access:


​In 2022, Teaching Artists Connect launched their pilot program in partnership with Arts Access to offer a 4-month mentorship program to artists and teaching artist with disabilities. 

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Our six teaching artists were:

Suzanne Adair: literary arts teaching artist

Suzanne Adair is a teaching artist whose disciplines are the literary arts and creative writing. Published since 2006, she's an award winning novelist of historical mystery, and she makes presentations and conducts workshops on history and writing. She's a recipient of a Professional Development Grant from the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County. In her spare time, Suzanne participates in hands-on living history as a Revolutionary War reenactor.

Learn more at http://www.SuzanneAdair.net

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Haley DeLorme: visual teaching artist

Haley DeLorme is a visual artist whose practice includes painting and other creative interests. She has experience in supporting a diverse population of children and families, including those facing challenging circumstances such as hospitalization, military life, trauma, or special needs. She uses creativity as a tool for developmental growth, play, education, and as a healthy coping strategy. She holds her B.S. in Human Environmental Sciences, focusing on Human Development and Family studies from The University of Alabama.

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Danielle Fenton: theater teaching artist

Danielle Fenton is a performing artist, singer, writer, and director. She teaches beginning

through advanced acting, improvisation, scene study, audition techniques to all children and

adults. Danielle trained and performed professionally in New York City and was also a standup comic. She also works with students in developing their own material, and finding their voice in humor, including working on comedy routines. She has three sons and lives in Carborro. NC. 

Phoebe Granderson

Phoebe Granderson: visual teaching artist

Phoebe Granderson is a mixed media artist who picked up a paint brush at the age of six and is still being creative over 50 years later. She is a disabled navy veteran who loves to serve her community and has worked with many non-profit organizations over the years. She also really enjoys working with veteran organizations, such as the veteran’s art therapy program and the Joel Fund-Operation Art for veterans.

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Alexander Roa: visual teaching artist - origami

Alexander Roa is a self-taught origami artist who has taught his craft at festivals and museums in the past. He has also had art on display at different local galleries. Alexander started doing origami at the age of four after his parents bought him a paper airplane book that had instructions for an origami crane in the back. Learn more about Alexander at his website, at  https://www.roasorigami.com

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Sydnee Yates: multi-media artist

Sydnee Yates is a painter, dancer, writer, and, altogether, creator who likes to make things look pretty. She has a degree in Non-Fiction Creative Writing from UNC-Asheville, is a represented artist by a company called ArtLifting, and has also been showcased in several places in the Triangle. She adores kitties of all shapes, colors, and sizes. She is firm in the belief that there is no way to angrily say the word "bubbles".

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About Arts Access:

The mission of Arts Access is to enable North Carolinians with disabilities to have full access to arts programs and facilities, and to encourage them to participate fully in the rich cultural and artistic life throughout the state.

For more information, contact: Arts Access

Tel: (919) 833-9919 https://artsaccessinc.org

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