Arts Department Team
Foundation Academy is blessed with an incredibly talented and accomplished team of instructors and leaders in the Arts Department.
Patti Cogburn – Fine Arts Department Chair
Patti has been active in Theatre professionally and non-professionally since high school. She has been teaching since 1989 and has been a high school drama director in Louisiana and Florida for 12 of those years. As an actor, she has performed professionally in New York City, New Jersey, Florida, and Los Angeles. She feels that God has placed her at FA for “such a time as this” to work with students in a fun and creative way, which allows her the time to develop relationships and show students the love of Christ. She continues to perform as a singer in the First Baptist Orlando special events choir.
Adriana Uhlman – Upper School Art and Photography
Adriana Uhlman attended The University of Central Florida and received her Bachelor of Arts in Art with a specialization in Photography. She worked at Universal Studios Orlando as a photographer in the Publicity Department. Her duties were to photograph celebrities, advertising, and documentation of the park’s expansion. She has owned a photography business, where she did portraits and advertising.
Her photographs have been published in The International Library of Photography, Cypress Dome Literary Magazine, Photographer’s Forum Best of Photography Annual, and Photographer’s Forum Best of College Photography Annual.
Mrs. Uhlman’s classroom will be a place where students will learn new art skills and practice what they have learned. By using different mediums they can be creative and learn new techniques.
Mrs. Uhlman lives in Winter Garden with her husband and two sons who attend Foundation Academy.
Kirk Hensley – Upper School & 6th Grade Band Director
Kirk Hensley graduated from Mississippi College with a Bachelors in Music Education. As a percussionist in college, he was in the Symphonic Winds and on the Drumline. He was also the lead drum set player for Jazz Band and one of the founding members of the Mississippi College Percussion Ensemble. He has also played percussion, guitar, and bass guitar for various community club and church worship services. In addition to performing in several ensembles and genres, he has also taught private music lessons and instructed a high school drumline before joining Foundation Academy.
Cynthia Kime – PreK – 6th Grade Music and Elementary Drama
She is a graduate of the University of Kentucky with a Master of Education and Asbury University with a B.S. in Music Education, emphasis on vocal performance. She was a member of the theater performing troupe while at Asbury and traveled and performed all over the U.S. Cynthia also traveled in various singing groups while at Asbury, both for the university and for FCA.
After college, she taught elementary music and drama for 12 years in Kentucky, supervised student teachers, and worked with community theater groups as a performer. Favorite roles include Marian, from ‘the Music Man’ and Ado Annie from ‘Oklahoma’. She was a soloist with The Lexington Singers and her church, Southland Christian Church, where she performed as Mary in their Living Christmas Tree productions and in the church’s Easter pageants. She has had the privilege of singing with some of her music favorites, including Larnelle Harris and Travis Cottrell.
After moving to Florida in 2008 with her husband Dan and their three daughters, Cynthia became an active member at her church, First Baptist Church of Windermere. She has also performed in The Garden Theater as Baroness Elsa in “The Sound of Music”, and in “The Music Man.”
She now shares her passion for music and theater with her students.
Bess Robinson – Lower School Art
Bess Robinson is a graduate of Georgia College & State University with a Bachelor’s in Studio Art. Check back to read her full bio – coming soon!