Teaching at CCSA
We hire our instructors based on the excellence of their craft as well as their ability to effectively teach. We provide training opportunities for those interested in teaching to develop their skills and help them become effective instructors. We draw talent from everywhere but have focused concentration of showcasing talent from this area. Our instructors are hired as independent contractors, making 60% of class revenue. In most cases, instructors provide materials necessary for their classes with a fee paid directly to them by their students upon arrival. Instructors establish a minimum and maximum number of students, in cooperation with school administration with an agreed two week notice agreement prior to class about the status of enrollment. CCSA welcomes proposals year-round and encourages prospective instructors to complete and submit a completed package for committee review and consideration. Please contact us if you are interested in teaching at CCSA and we will send you an application package.

Instructor Opportunities

  • Exhibit and Sell your work
  • Provide examples that best exemplify your work as well as class samples for sale in our gift shop.
  • Join us in special programming:  Fundraisers, Festivals, Demonstrations, Class by Design
  • Volunteer at an Open Studio

Current Instructors
Keith Andrews
Rhea Bourne
Lauren Byron
Dara Buck
Ann Childress
Linda Davis
Ron Davis
Donna Ellis
Suzan Hamilton
Ken Hobson
Kit Holland
Amy Jackson
Richard Lake
Jonni McGuire
Amanda Moore
Lindsey Nale
Chris Pollins
Kevin Powell
Debby Reeder
Bob Rozaieski
Morris Schlesinger
Karl Shad
Dennis Walters
Mark Whittle


Give the gift of time—volunteer at Chestnut Creek School of the Arts. We depend on our wonderful family of volunteers to help keep the school running.  No matter what your interests or skills, we need you! Jobs include staffing the gift shop, assisting with special events, helping with special projects, serving on a committee; fundraising, etc.

Benefits of volunteering include tuition discounts, resume building, an annual volunteer appreciation dinner, an opportunity to meet new friends, and the knowledge that you are helping the community.

Please fill out the form below!


Are you interested in internship opportunities with Chestnut Creek School of the Arts? There are many internship opportunities available, including, but not limited to: accounting, inventory management, marketing, business administration, arts administration, purchasing, economic and community development, human resources, event planning, and 501c3 non-profit operations.

Fill out the following form if you are interested in pursuing an internship or are looking for internship possibilities for your students at Chestnut Creek School of the Arts in Galax.

For more information about internships, you may call 276-236-3500 and ask to speak with Dixie.

Internship Form Coming Soon!