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Geraldine G. Forkner Edit Profile

artist , art educator

Geraldine G. Forkner, American art educator, artist. Certified crochet instructor 1998. Recipient 1st place award, Athens Council for Arts, 2001, award, Handweavers Guild of America, 1999, First place award for felting, Georgia National Fair, 2000; grantee, Lee Stelzer Heritage Museum, 1999, National Endowment of Arts, 2002-2003.

Background

Forkner, Geraldine G. was born on July 15, 1945 in Charleston, South Carolina, United States.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University Tennessee, 1967.

Career

Pre-school teacher Out-of-Doors School, Atlanta, 1980—1984. Teacher art 1st Presbyterian Pre-school, 1985—1989. Paraprofessional City Schools Decatur, 1990—1992.

Co-director day camp Venetian Pools Comty. Association, Atlanta, 1990—2000. Teacher art Torah Day School Atlanta, 1992—1997, Fernbank Elementary School, Atlanta, 1994—2000.

Owner Weaving Arts Studio, Sweetwater, Tennessee, since 2000. Day camp instructor Children's Museum Oak Ridge, 2001—2003.

Achievements

  • Certified crochet instructor 1998.

Membership

Volunteer Atlanta His. Center, 1992—2000, Fernbank Museum of national His., 1992—2000, Chattanooga Aquarium, since 2001. Member of National Art Educators Association, Southern Highland Craft Guild, Peachtree Handspinners Guild, Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild (secretary, historian 1999—2002), Dekalb Investment Club (co-president 1998—2000).

Connections

Daughter of Frank V. (Stepfather) and Bess Good Hazelwood. Married John P. Forkner, May 14, 1967. Children: Sam, Rebecca, Julie, Paul.

father:
Frank V. Forkner

spouse:
John P. Forkner

children:
Sam Forkner

Rebecca Forkner

Julie Forkner

Paul Forkner