A life-long artist, Dennas has always been dedicated to helping other artists overcome their fears and/or more easily realize their creative goals. He has a couple of learning resources available, in addition to his books; a Nashville art school and a Substack blog you can subscribe to for free.

Firstlight Art

In 2006, Dennas founded an art school for KIDS, TEENS, & ADULTS in Cool Springs (South of Nashville, in Brentwood, Tennessee). The school-year program has 250 students in weekly classes, and follows a mentoring style of teaching. With 2 full years of curriculum in the starting course, Foundations, the classes are great for beginners and intermediate artists. Many accomplished artists also attend advanced classes.

There is also a popular summer program, with 38 camps for 4 different age groups in 2024.

Click on the logo below to check out our website for more information and to get in touch.


Word snacks for the creative side of your brain.

This is a substack blog you can subscribe to for free. Most of the posts and features are free, but if you support this effort with a small monthly payment, you’ll get a few extras. Every post also arrives in your email. These arrive from Dennas’ brain to yours, about once every week or two. Mostly.

Click on this logo to visit Artibles in your browser, or look us up on the Substack app.