2018 Camp Encore Teaching Artists
Mr. Austin is a University of Florida graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in theatre performance. After living and working in New York, he returned to the North Florida area to participate in its current arts and culture renaissance. Mr. Austin regularly works with local theaters and was voted Best Actor in Folio Weekly’s “Best of Jax” (2014). He also hosts a Northeast Florida lifestyle program, “Hometown,” on WJCT. Last year, he taught CAP Theatre classes at Camp Encore, Jacksonville Heights Elementary School and an integrated theatre/civics course at Lake Shore Middle School.
Ms. Cagle began her formal visual arts education at the age of 9, attending an arts magnet middle school. She graduated from Douglas Anderson School of the Arts with a focus in sculpture and photography and received a degree in sculpture from the Atlanta College of Art. Ms. Cagle is versed in many processes of sculpture making, including stone working, woodworking, welding, forge working, casting, assemblage and installation. As she traveled the world and lived in South Korea for almost eight years, her work and knowledge base has grown and evolved with her experiences. Teaching art making to both young and old brings her great joy. She joined CAP in 2018, teaching sculpture at Camp Encore.
Mrs. Gibson has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance performance from Jacksonville University. She studied dance and theatre at Savannah Arts Academy, where she was also an avid community theatre performer. Since graduating from JU, Mrs. Gibson has worked as a dance instructor and freelance choreographer for various organizations, including Savannah Arts Academy, Don’t Miss a Beat, Inc., and Fusion Arts Academy. In addition to her afterschool Arts Ignite! classes at Brentwood Elementary School, she also teaches K-5 dance at Brentwood during the school day. She began teaching for CAP in 2013.
Mr. Schuman is a Jacksonville native and has been teaching private music lessons for five years. He teaches at the Ronan School of Music in Avondale, as well as Reach Academy working with children who have autism and other cognitive disabilities. He studied at Jacksonville University, earning a bachelor’s degree in music performance for guitar. Mr. Schuman joined CAP in 2018, teaching ukelele at Camp Encore.