Monday & Thursday 10am-8pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday 10am-6 pm
Saturday & Sunday 12-4pm
*Look for additional hours for “friends of the Tin Can” during workshop and class hours. See the calendar for event dates.
What is the Tin Can Chandelier?
A functional work-space for seasoned artists, aspiring artists or just downright creativity junkies to hangout and learn, teach and share what inspires them. It’s a fun community of like-minded people
Set in an open-spaced barn-like setting, enjoy free-flowing conversation with other fun loving creative people. Whether you’ve been teaching collegian level art classes for decades or you just like to work with your hands making anything, you will enjoy the no-pressure environment at the Tin Can.
Keelie Wurster – Owner
Keelie obtained a business degree with a minor in psychology from Ashland University in 2003. She worked with the YMCA for over 11 years creating programs and working with children and the community.
Although, she doesn’t have any formal art training she loves to create, learn and “try everything”. Her love of travel and exploring has helped with the vision of the TCC. When she is not at the TCC, she can be found on the family farm, in her workshop or hanging out with her kiddos.
Mary Cooper-Creative Director
Mary has loved the arts her entire life and remembers sitting at the kitchen table as a young child drawing still-lifes for fun. She turned her passion into a career by earning her Bachelor of Education degree from The University of Toledo and is a licensed art teacher. She has been teaching art for the last 11 years in many capacities, as a public and private art teacher as well as Education Director at the Mansfield Art Center. At the TCC, Mary teaches Home School Art, Mommy and Me, Story Time Arts and Crafts among other classes and helps run the TCC alongside Owner, Keelie.
With her minor in photography, Mary enjoys being behind the camera and occasionally photographs weddings or portraits. She loves any type of DIY project and has inherited her Grandfather’s love of refinishing furniture. She has been a vendor at Ashland Fall Festival for the Arts, Dazzle, and has exhibited her work at the Mansfield Art Center. “I am thrilled to take on the role of Creative Director at the TCC and am humbled that I’ve been given this opportunity,” says Mary Cooper. When she isn’t busy teaching or creating, you can find her cooking in the kitchen and spending time with her husband Pete, their two children Vienna and Otto, and Golden Retriever Abel.
Elizabeth Klingler-Lead 2D Instructor
Elizabeth obtained her Bachelors in Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing at the University of Akron in 2011 and Masters in Fine Arts in Painting, Drawing and Printmaking at the Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 2014. She has lived in Ohio her entire life and loves the small town feel that Ashland has. She couldn’t imagine living anywhere else! Soon after moving to Ashland, Elizabeth and her sister opened a gallery in Cleveland and served the art community by giving opportunities for up-and-coming artists in the greater Cleveland area to exhibit their work. However, she missed serving in her own community, and decided to pursue her passion for the arts in her own town. Elizabeth is excited to have the opportunity to serve her community as the 2D Lead Instructor at the TCC. Elizabeth is a passionate educator and believes that everyone should have the opportunity to be creative. Her specialties include watercolor, mixed media and printmaking. She enjoys the challenge of creating work that utilizes various forms of media to obtain a final product. When she’s not teaching, Elizabeth enjoys spending her free time with her husband Kyle, daughters Lydia and Ruth, and painting in her home studio.
Nataleigh Everett-Lead Ceramicist
Julianna is thankful for the opportunity to teach and create ceramics with the beautiful Tin Can Chandelier community. She left her hometown of Pittsburgh, PA to attend Ashland University and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Family Consumer Science Education in 2016. She first experienced ceramic wheel throwing in middle school and was fortunate enough to continue her passion through high school and college courses. When Julianna’s not covered in clay, she’s most likely covered in flour while baking for her little business called Vines Bakery. She hopes to be able to throw some pottery with you soon!
Juli Schneeg is so grateful for this opportunity at the Tin Can Chandelier. Juli coordinates many of the additional “walk-in” projects and additional family events. She is the TCC’s Soap-Making, Glass Etching, and Lip-Balm instructor, and has also taught classes on “Green” Cleaning and Poetry. You may see her often on weekends as she is also one of our weekend staff members.
She has never considered herself an artist but has always appreciated the arts and everything that goes into them. Her experience at the Tin Can has introduced her to new artistic techniques and processes that she enjoys practicing for herself and also teaching to others.
In 2012, she earned an English degree from Berea College in Kentucky. For the last five years she has been a stay at home mom. When she isn’t playing at the TCC she enjoys reading, running, and finding new ways to entertain her kids. She is always looking for new experiences and ideas and is looking forward to working with you and your family!