Airy Knoll Farm Art Class

2018 Summer Farm Classes

May  18th – 27th
June  15th – 24th


The Visiting Artists

May 18-27

Suzanne Stryk was born in Chicago and currently resides in Southwest Virginia.  She has had solo exhibitions in locations throughout the country.  She received a Bachelor of Arts (art history) from  Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL. and a Master of Arts in Painting, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN.  Her drawings capture the essence of the small and numerous properties of nature enhanced by the surrounding environment. (

Larry Sorkin is a Renaissance man and published poet, and is a supporter of the arts of writing, painting, music and dance. (

June 15-24

Elizabeth Spotswood Alexander-Spencer has a Bachelors of Fine Art from Murray State University, Murray KY, and a Masters of Fine Art from the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, Dartmouth Mass. She also attended the Savannah College of Art. Spencer’s work deals with concepts revolving around the human condition, emotional space, and the balance between what is absolute and what is wished for. She collages wood, paint, paper and a variety of other materials to create layered and visceral narratives. (

Thomas Heffernan is a retired professor of English at UNC Pembroke and is an author of many publications of poetry. (