Johnce Parrish

Johnce Parrish

Visual Arts
Southwest Region
Glenwood, Arkansas
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When beginning an art program in an educational setting, I like to let the students know who I am in the beginning. I introduce myself, show examples of my work through slides and actual pieces, and answer questions. I feel it is important to establish a rapport and trust with students before beginning instruction. Capturing their interest and giving them the confidence to try something new is my goal.

When working with teachers and students, I do not expect them to be at my skill level. I try to begin at their levels. The content I teach is based on the teachers goals and needs for the students. Flexibility is the key. My expected outcomes are an increase in interest, skills, and confidence for each student. Creating is always an on-going process, and I find joy in teaching students and well as teachers.

Available to conduct teacher workshops.


Johnce Lyle Parrish has received training at Cerritos College in Cerritos, California. He served in the United States Marine Corps for nine years and received an honorable discharge. He has served as a professional woodworker (hand-carved furniture), sign painter, muralist, custom interior designer, and art teacher (all ages).For the past two years, Johnce has served as the resident artist and co-executive director for the Elberta Arts Council.

AIE Program

Preferred Age Level: All ages
Geographic Availability: Statewide
Time Availability: Open
Special Needs: