Subjects taught at EAC:
Clay, Drawing, Painting, Art Masters, Papermaking, Fabric Dyeing
I am currently working with mixed media, and I have had a life long interest in primitive/tribal arts around the world; which I try to reflect in my work. I am particularly focused in surface design, color and pushing the boundaries of sculpture with unconventional media.
Approach to teaching:
I believe the art classroom provides students with important life skills necessary to learn about and appreciate the world around them and that art is an essential component to overall learning and expression.
Training and Distinctions:
B.A. Graphic Design, Salem State College, Masters of Art Education, SMFA/Tufts University. Art Work Published: Creative Ways with Polymer Clay, Dotty McMillan, Sterling Publishing; Polymer Clay- Creating Functional and Decorative Objects, Jacqueline Gikow, Krause Publications; Jewelry Crafts Magazine; Foundations in Polymer Clay Design, Barbara McGuire, Krause Publications. Art Exhibitions: Essex Art Center Faculty Exhibit Lawrence MA; The Gallery Different, Santa Fe NM; Brookline Craft Center, Brookline MA; Guilford Craft Center, Guilford CT; Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield CT; RAVE Exhibit, Seattle WA; Gallery 5, Tequesta FL; “Pop@ Panorama of Polymer” Business of Art Center, Colorado Springs CO