Our Instructors

All classes are held in the Hamilton Center for the Arts unless otherwise notified.  

Located next to the Broad Street Gallery at 20 Broad Street, Hamilton, New York 13346

To register, please contact Kathy Herold at *Hamilton Center for the Arts* 

(315)368-4453 OR hamiltoncenterforthearts@gmail.com

Cris Amann

Cris Amann has been knitting for over 20 years, and has been making her own patterns since the beginning. She specializes in sculptural knitting but can knit a hat or a pair of socks without needing a pattern. She has also been dying yarn for about 15 years and especially loves to make self striping sock yarns because they're so much fun to knit with.





Bennie Guzman  

Born and raised in San Antonio, TX, Bennie Guzman is a painter, poet, dancer, and a graduate of Colgate University. His work focuses on highlighting the identities and the histories of communities of color and the LGBTQ community. Furthermore, his work attempts to engage with the art making practices of those communities, particularly graffiti. 



Iryna Juravich

Originally from Ukraine, Iryna self-taught herself  beading  after while studying at the University.  She came to United States in 1996 to join her husband. Together they now have 3 children and live in Owego, NY.  Her work includes study and re-creation of old and forgotten traditional seed bead decorations as well as incorporating traditional designs into modern jewelry.  Her inspirations come from never ending harmonies that can be found in rich and colorful traditional Ukrainian embroideries and beadwork.