Creative Aging Teaching Roster

Robyn Barber

Robyn is one-half of an Artisan Couple living in Santa Fe, Tennessee. While she has had a life-long passion for creativity, her husband has fostered a love of woodworking.  They now nurture their creativity in a combined workshop known as Chestnut Grove Studios. Robyn’s earliest artwork exhibited an impressionist style with acrylics on canvas.  Her […]

Rita Hubbard

Rita Lorraine Hubbard ( is a retired special education teacher who helps marginalized teens and elderly citizens express themselves through art and writing. Her book, THE OLDEST STUDENT: HOW MARY WALKER LEARNED TO READ, tells the story of an elderly citizen who never gave up on her dream; and her book, HAMMERING FOR FREEDOM: THE […]

Ryan Laskowski

Ryan Laskowski is a Chattanooga native and founder of Scenic City Shakespeare. He has been involved in hundreds of productions ranging from children’s theatre to rock concerts. In addition to numerous roles on stage, Ryan has worked in nearly every aspect of the theatre ranging from box office sales and marketing to lighting and sound […]