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Meet your teachers! The Wayne Art Center has a faculty of fantastic professional artists excited to share their knowledge with you. Click on an instructor’s name to learn more and to see their current class offerings.
Chiwishi Joy Abney · Culinary
Abney Chiwishi at the stove View Chiwishi’s current classes Chiwishi Joy Abney is a chef and community based culinary arts educator. She is a 2004 graduate of The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College in Philadelphia PA and holds an Associate of Science Degree from America’s First Hospitality College. Chiwishi is the Founder & Executive Director of Five Loaves & Two Fish Unlimited-HERO Inc., a non profit 501(c)(3) organization on a mission to build a network of empowered youth and young adults through the exploration of the arts, health & wellness, service and technology. Chef Chiwishi enjoys event planning, teaching and catering to a large range of diversified groups. Chiwishi has over 15 years of management experience with a passion for the achievement and development of her team. She also has extensive experience cooking for clients with special diets. No matter the recipe, diligence, professionalism and excellence are always on the menu. Chiwishi has worked for the last ten years as a lead teacher, chef instructor and consultant in the non-profit sector.
Marlene Adler · Collage, mixed media, printmaking
View Marlene’s current classes I was born in Philadelphia, PA and now reside in Glenside, PA. I am an art educator and have taught art in public school for 25 years. I hold a BFA from Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and a Masters degree in Art Education from the University of the Arts.My initial interest was in studying painting and was inspired by the challenges found when attempting to imitate or re-create the various textures found all around me. However, once I discovered printmaking and the art of making handmade paper, I found these disciplines to be much more compatible in enabling me to create the various textural elements that are an integral part of my creative endeavors. I sometimes use found materials such as stones, wire or string and embed these materials into the surface of my handmade papers. I often combine handmade paper and printmaking to create mixed-media works. Many of my works express a variety of symbols to tell a story. The symbols I use can be spiritual, representative of basic elements, and are often inspired by nature.
Kassem Amoudi · Painting
View Kassem’s current classes MFA, PAFA. BS, Art & Education, Cairo, Egypt. Faculty Member, PAFA.
Sharon Bartmann · Ceramics
View Sharon’s current classes After getting a degree in Journalism/Communications, Sharon spent almost 20 years in the field as an art director/graphic designer, with her last five years as Art Director of the Philadelphia Zoo. Sharon has brought her vast experiences into her teaching and many mediums. Although she is mainly self taught, Sharon has taken various classes and workshops in clay, metals, print making and brought all of these to her current work. Her knack for breaking the rules of traditional ceramics by introducing other mediums, makes her work unique. Her clay has brought graphics back into her surface design through decals and screen printing. She is currently on the faculty of several community art centers, teaching children and adults. She also serves as a ceramic tech.
Karen Bentz · Culinary
View Karen’s current classes Cooking and baking have been a lifelong avocation of mine, even doing some private baking business on the side. I still read cookbooks the way some people read novels. After leaving my previous career to raise twins, I returned to work in a new realm at Williams-Sonoma. My culinary knowledge earned me a spot as a Culinary Specialist, also coordinating the internal demo cooking program, teaching technique classes and managing the food prep for special events. I left Williams-Sonoma to find a less time demanding schedule teaching culinary classes.
Susan Branco · Children’s art
View Susan’s current classes Graduate of Hussian School of Art. Specializes in younger children’s art classes and birthday parties for Wayne Art Center.
Rosemary Campellone · Ceramics, children’s art
View Rosemary’s current classes Rosemary Campellone received her both her BFA in Studio Art and her BA in Psychology from West Chester University of Pennsylvania. She is enjoying her role as Studio Manager here at the Wayne Art Center and is also currently part of the Work Exchange Program at the Clay Studio of Philadelphia.
Martin Campos · Painting
View Martin’s current classes Martin studied at the University of New Mexico from 1998-2000, Majoring in art history, with a minor in studio arts. He received a Certificate in Painting from Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in 2007. His work has been featured in many group and solo exhibitions, including the Rosenfeld Gallery and the Artist’s House in Philadelphia.
Giovanni Casadei · Painting
Academy of the Fine Arts, Rome, Italy, Scuola Libera del Nudo, Rome, Italy and PA Academy of the Fine Arts. He has taught at Manayunk Art Center.
Marsiella Catanoso · Ceramics, children’s art
View Marsiella’s current classes Marsiella graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 2011 receiving her BFA in Ceramics with a minor in Art History. In 2012, she participated in a short summer residency program as an assistant at Watersheld Center for the Ceramics Arts in Maine. Later that fall she headed down south and enrolled at Clemson University as a post bac student, furthering her education within the ceramic field. In 2013, she moved to Floyd, Virginia and took on a two-year apprenticeship with potters Donna Polseno and Richard Hensley.
Roger Chavez · Drawing, painting
View Roger’s current classes Roger Chavez has had solo exhibitions at the Berman Museum of Art, Collegeville, PA, Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, and with Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia. Selected group shows include Woodmere Art Museum, Hopkins House for the Contemporary Arts, Haddon, NJ and Cacciola Gallery, New York. His projects and research have been supported by the Ballinglen Foundation, The Pollock Krasner Foundation and a Sacknoff Prize. Chavez received his MFA from American University, Washington D.C. and completed his undergraduate studies at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia.
Beth Clark · Painting
Beth Clark-Curved Trees View Beth’s current classes EDUCATIONPennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts – MFA Graduate 2002 University of Pennsylvania, Bachelor of Fine Arts, 1978-1982 Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1977-1981 Moore College of Art, Summer School, Landscape Painting, Instructor William Freeland 1976, 1978 Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa – January-December 1976 Wilmington Friends School, Wilmington, Delaware, 1975AWARDSQuita Brodhead Memorial Award, Wayne Art Center, 2002 American Artists Professional League (Salmagundi Club), Scholarship Award with Exhibition, New York City, 2001 Lewis S. Ware Memorial Traveling Scholarship, Philadelphia, 1981 Robert A. Riker Memorial Landscape Prize, Philadelphia, 1981 Sylvia G. Wexler Memorial Award, Philadelphia, 1979 PUBLICATIONS A profile with reproduced work appears in the publication Speaking for Themselves: The Artists of Southeastern Pennsylvania by Daphne Landis (published by Chester County Historical Society, 2003)
Jaime Lynn Connolly · Children’s art
View Jamie’s current classes BFA/Painting and Drawing. PA Certificate, Art Ed K-12, University of the Arts.
Ellen Cooper · Painting
View Ellen’s current classes MFA in Scenic Design for Theatre from Temple University, Phila. BFA from the Tyler School of Art. 2007 Exceptional Merit Award winner in The Portrait Society of America’s International Portrait Competition.
Matthew Courtney · Ceramics
View Matt’s current classes Matthew recieved his M.F.A. Ceramics from Kent State University, OH in 1991. In addition to his work at the Art Center, he currently teaches at UPenn & at University of the Arts in Philadelphia. His work has been included in numerous group & solo exhibitions in the Philadelphia & Cleveland, OH regions.
Valerie Craig · Painting
MS, Georgetown University, studied extensively with nationally recognized painters and is member of Oil Painters of America. Associated with Artists’ House Gallery, Phila, Peter McPhee Fine Arts, NJ, and Newman and Saunders Galleries, PA.
Laurie Daddona · Watercolor
View Laurie’s current classes BA, East Carolina Univ. Signature member PWCS, BWS. Also teaches at greater Norristown Art League & Methacton Continuing Ed.
Chris Darway · Jewelry, metalworking
View Chris’s current classes BFA in Craft Design, The Philadelphia College of Art. Teaches for UArts, is a senior PMC instructor for Rio Grande Company, and is currently president of the Pennsylvania Society of Goldsmiths.
Catherine Darlington · Jewelry, metalworking
Darlington Enamel View Cathy’s current classes Jewelry artist Cathy Darlington is the founder and owner of Darlington Design in Chicago, Illinois. Over the past 15 years, Cathy taught at the International Academy of Design and Technology in Chicago, specializing in fashion illustration, portfolio development, and beaded, woven, and cold connection jewelry making. She also taught drawing, figure rendering, and design classes.Education: International Academy of Design and Technology, Chicago, Illinois 2012 Pursuing: Associates: Fashion Design Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois 2001 Master of Arts: Interdisciplinary Arts The Albert P. Weisman Memorial Scholarship Fund, Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois Concordia University, River Forest, Illinois 1993 Bachelor of Arts: Secondary Education, Minor: English Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois 1989 Bachelor of Arts: Illustration and Jewelry
Robert Deane · Ceramics
View Bob’s current classes BA in ceramics from Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA.
Laura Demme · Ceramics
Teaches Ceramics, Raku firing, Decorative Painting and Dollmaking at local community Arts Center. Runs a series of workshops at her studio in doll making, encaustic painting and concrete sculpture.
Teresa DeSeve · Pastel
View Teresa’s current classes BFA, Rosemont College, Painting & Drawing. Attended PAFA. Received the Andrew Giuffuni Award from the Pastel Society of America. 2012 The Pastel 100 Competition · The Richeson Prize. Top Six Pastels Nationwide. A signature membership in the Philadelphia Watercolor Society and the Pastel Society of America.
Sasha L. Diehl · Drawing, painting
View Sasha’s current classes PAFA. Children’s instructor.
Patti Dougherty · Jewelry, glass
B.F.A. 1982 Glass, Tyler School of Art, Temple University. M.F.A. 1985, Maryland Institute College of Art,Mt. Royal Graduate School of Painting. Selected Awards: Leeway Foundantion Window of Opportunity Grant 2005, PA Council for the Arts- Artist in Residence 2002, Belber Award for Jewelry 2000.
Michael Doyle · Drawing, painting
View Michael’s current classes Certificate/Painting, PA Academy of the Fine Arts where he received the Lambert and Emma Wallace/ Cadwalader prize.
Laura Ducceschi · Photography
View Laura’s current classes MS Education, University of Pennsylvania. Represented at Seaworthy Gallery, NC and Tyme Gallery, PA. Published in newspapers and books and other publications.
Nathan Durnin · Drawing, painting
View Nathan’s current classes Nathan Durnin has exhibited at Artists’ House Galley, Goggle Works and Works On Paper Gallery. He is the recipient of the Artists’ House Gallery Award, the Benjamin West and the Charles Toppan Prizes along with other numerous drawing and painting awards. In addition to teaching at the Wayne Art Center, Nathan also teaches painting and drawing classes at Delaware County Community College. Nathan Durnin received his Master of Fine Arts degree from The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, PA.
Louise Graham Dusinberre · Children’s art
View Louise’s current classes BA, Moore College of Art in Graphic Design. Senior Designer of New York apparel company Putumayo for 6 years.
Mary Filippone · Drama
View Mary’s current classes Mary Leigh Filippone is a local theatre director, teacher and arts administrator. Her work has been seen onstage at Springfield High School, Young People’s Theatre Workshop, The Players Club of Swarthmore and Upper Darby Summer Stage. Favorite directorial projects include Our Town, Annie Get Your Gun, Cheaper By The Dozen and Bye Bye Birdie. As a performer, Mary has enjoyed time on stage as Queen Aggravain (Once Upon A Mattress), Aunt Eller (Oklahoma!) and Mrs. Sizemagraff (Betty’s Summer Vacation). Mary holds a Bachelor of Science in Educational Theatre from New York University and is currently pursuing a Masters of Science in Arts Administration from Drexel University. Her students hold winning titles from the Greater Philadelphia Cappies Awards and The West Chester University Annual High School Theatre Festival and have gone on study performing arts at various prestigious institutions.
Madelyne Fitzgerald · Children’s art
View Madelyne’s current classes BFA in Crafts, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, 2007. Teaching Certificate, Pennsylvania Professional Education I Art K-12, 2007. Taught with Philadelphia School District and Northwood Academy Charter School in Philadelphia.
Karen Carlin Fogarty · Drawing, painting
View Karen’s current classes Attended Moore College of Art & Design and PAFA. 2002-03 Leeway Grant awardee for works on paper.
Emma Fogt · Culinary, team building
Learn more about team building Emma Fogt, MBA, MS, RDN, FAND leads the popular corporate culinary team building program at the Wayne Art Center. She is an award-winning nutrition counselor, media personality, and consultant, and provides both individual and corporate nutrition services to leaders, emerging leaders and their teams. Emma is an active member of Nutrition Entrepreneurs (Chair 2012-13), the National Speaker’s Association and a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics. She is the author of two books: Having YOUR All, How Self-Care Leads to an Energized, Empowered and Effective Life! (co-authored with Nisha Shah) and the children’s book called Lainy’s Polite Bite.
Jennifer Frudakis · Ceramic sculpture
View Jennifer’s current classes Certificate/ Sculpture, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Studied at the Frudakis Academy with Evangelos Frudakis for four years in an intensive sculpture program.
Anne Graham · Painting
View Anne’s current classes Portrait and figurative artist who has recently returned to the Philadelphia area after living and working in England for the last 40 years. Training: Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, education in both Cambridge and London, England. Extensive body of works has included 20 portraits specially commissioned by the Royal Society of Portrait Painters.
Amy Grant · Children’s art
B.A. Art History, Marymount Manhattan College. Experienced preschool through middle school art teacher.
Mark Gruener · Children’s art
View Mark’s current classes Mark Gruener recently retired from his career as a school teacher and is starting a new career as an art teacher. He has taught cartooning at the Wayne Art Center for many years.
Elise Diamond Gutkind · Children’s art
Middle school art teacher in Norristown Area School District. Bachelors Degree in Illustration from Moore College of Art and Design. Masters Degree from Arcadia University.
Claire Haik · Drawing, painting
View Claire’s current classes MFA, School of Visual Arts, New York. Four-Year Certificate of Fine Arts, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. BA, University of Memphis. Teaching experience includes the Art Workshop Collective, the School of Visual Arts, and PAFA.
Michèle Haines · Culinary
View Michèle’s current classes Michèle Haines – teacher, mother, photographer, interpreter, chef, cook – is the Founder and Executive Chef of the Spring Mill Café in Conshohocken, PA. Michèle has traveled extensively and, as a guest chef, has shared her culinary talents worldwide. Born in Paris, France, she now resides here in Philadelphia.
Jennifer Hall · Children’s art
View Jen’s current classes Jennifer Hall is an artist and teacher based in Philadelphia. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Ceramics as well as her PA teaching certificate from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University in 2015. Currently, Jennifer teaches elementary art for the School District of Cheltenham Township. Jennifer’s art work consists of functional pottery, tile mosaics, photography, and paintings. She loves teaching for the Wayne Art Center and is looking forward to another fabulous year of summer camps and classes!
Barbara Hanselman · Ceramics
Barbara Hanselman’s love of clay began when she attended a workshop given by Jeanne Haskell at The Vermont Clay Studio in Montpelier, Vermont. She has honed her skills over the years with constant work and by taking classes at many schools and studios throughout the area, including: Perkins Center for the Arts in Moorestown, New Jersey and The Clay Studio in Philadelphia.
Kate Hochner · Children’s art, mixed media
View Kate’s current classes M. Ed, Nazareth College of Rochester. BFA, Ceramics: Alfred University. Scandinavian Seminar in Denmark.
C. Bridget Hochstoeger · Children’s art
Bridget majored in Photography, with a minor in Art History and certification for K-12 Art Education at Tyler School of Art. She is currently teaching Elementary Art at Swarthmore-Rutledge School and is involved in a community outreach beautification program with elementary age students in her district community.
Kim Honig · Culinary
View Kim’s current classes Kim Honig is a cooking instructor at Sur La Table in Boca Raton, Florida for adults and children, and at the Wayne Arts Center. She previously taught at Viking Cookware, and James A. Michener Art Museum. Her current passion is healthy and nutritious food—she is a personal chef in Stuart, Florida for clients requiring organic, paleo, vegan, but is knowledgeable about all cuisines and specializes in gluten-free and dairy free baking.In her culinary career, she was caterer for renowned chef Daniel Boulud at a play, Tamara in New York City. She was co-owner with her husband of the highly acclaimed new French/American restaurant, The Black Walnut, in Doylestown, Bucks County, Pa.Kim is a graduate of the New York Restaurant School and has a sommelier certificate from the American Sommelier Association. She was a cookbook editor for major NYC publishers and is author of the Woman’s Day Book of Turkey Feasts and articles for Restaurant Business magazine, Rodale Press and TC Palm (Gannett Newspapers).
Bridget Hughes · Ceramics
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Shailu Jaswal · Culinary
View Shailu’s curent classes SHAILU JASWAL was born in New Delhi and now lives in Bryn Mawr. She is a mother of three and cooking healthy is her passion. Her “heart healthy” ideas are inspired by her marriage to a cardiologist. Her cooking focuses on making simple dishes, mostly vegetarian, using healthy Indian spices. Most of these dishes are easy to make for a weeknight dinner. Her motto is to introduce more vegetables (cooked in a healthy way) into the diet of our children and adults, and although she uses Indian spices, her goal is to make eating vegetables flavorful and not necessarily spicy.
Patricia Jordan · Drama
Pat-Baby-1-16mf View Pat’s current classes Pat Jordan is an award-winning professional actor-singer, writer, director and historical interpreter. Pat studied at H-B Studio in New York with Herbert Berghoff and Hal Holden; and the Juilliard Opera Workshop with Vincent LaSelva.  She holds a BA (cum laude) in Theatre and Communication Arts from Villanova University as well as advanced study in acting, directing and playwriting.  The Wayne resident is an acting teacher and coach.
Carol Kardon · Pastel, painting
View Carol’s current classes Bennington College; Art Students League, NY; Member: Pastel Society of America; Pew Foundation Grant; Who’s Who in American Art.
Meg Kennedy · Book arts
B.A., College of Notre Dame of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, 1974. Meg Kennedy is a calligrapher and book artist who lives in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania.
Joy Kerschner · Ceramics
Ceramic Instructor, BFA from Maryland Institute in Baltimore, art director for Florida newspapers, 25 year career as a graphic designer.
Mark Kidd · Stained glass
View Mark’s current classes Self-taught artist, he has developed his own avant-garde style and works out of his stained glass studio which he owns and operates.
Sarah Kolker · Children’s art
View Sarah’s current classes Sarah Kolker, a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and Moore College of Art, was born and raised in Philadelphia and has studied health and wellness practices in Philadelphia, Jamaica, SF Bay Area and New York City. Sarah is an Artist, Educator, Chef, Certified Yoga Instructor and Wellness Consultant.
Georganna Lenssen · Painting
View Georganna’s current classes Certificate Painting, PA Academy of the Fine Arts. BA, Villanova University.
Stefanie Lieberman · Painting
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Michela Mansuino · Painting
BFA Magna Cum Laude from Tyler School of Art, Temple University, 1983. Full Time graduate student at Studio Incamminati, School of Humanist Realism, 2013-Present. Ms. Mansuino has previously taught both in the public/private school setting and in many regional art centers in Pennsylvania and Virginia.
Bonnie Bruce Mettler · Painting
View Bonnie’s current classes BFA, Moore College of Art & Design.
Debbie Miller · Children’s art
View Debbie’s current classes For the past seven years has worked as an instructor in the environment of community art centers. Masters in Art Education and Bachelors of Fine art from Arcadia University, Glenside, PA.
Paris Muchanic · Jewelry
View Paris’s current classes Paris has always felt the push and pull between her love of the natural sciences and art. She discovered metalsmithing in early 2000. The craft of working metal for her is the perfect marriage of her creativity and interest in the sciences. Her jewelry designs either reflect the sinuous lines of nature through the science of anticlast/synclast forming or the abstraction of fused metal juxtaposed by the constraints of geometric symmetry. Paris served on the board of the Pennsylvania Society of Goldsmiths from 2006 – 2010. As Workshop Coordinator, she has participated in sessions with world class jewelry artists such as Todd Reed, Cynthia Eid and Bill Fretz, and has received extensive instruction from Betty Helen Longhi. She is also a studio assistant at Bucks County Community College.
Mary Elizabeth Nelson · Book arts, mixed media
View Mary Elizabeth’s current classes Lettering and book artist. Studied in US and China. Instructor for University of the Arts Continuing Education.
Abby Ober · Painting
View Abby’s current classes Abby Ober is a fine art painter, art instructor, and graphic designer. After studying fine art at Rollins College(FL), she furthered her study in graphic design at the Corcoran College of Art in Washington DC. She designed large decorative canvas floor coverings for private collectors while spending 10 years in advertising design. When she moved to the Philadelphia area, she returned to her love of painting, studying with various recognized artists at the Wayne Art Center and competing twice in Wayne’s Plein Air Festival. She is dedicated to painting simple still lifes, quiet landscapes, and home portraits, capturing the distinctive light and pattern of color that surrounds each subject. Abby is inspired by such artists as Matisse, Hopper, and Fairfield Porter; but is mostly inspired by the dynamics of the creative process and the challenge of interpreting a scene.
Sally Pillion · Children’s art
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Piera Raffaele · Stone sculpture
View Piera’s current classes BFA from Moore College of Art and Masters in Education at Cabrini College. Stone sculptor.
Jon Redmond · Painting
View Jon’s current classes MFA, University of Delaware. BFA, West Chester University, West Chester, PA. 4-Year Certificate from PAFA. His work can be found in many collections, both public and private.
Lindsey Louise Robin · Children’s art
Bachelor of Science in Education from Kutztown University, May 2013. Teaching Artist at Phoenix Village Art Center (PVAC) since June of 2009. Art Instructor at Antietam Middle and Highschool since August 2013.
Rea Rossi · Jewelry
Rossi wirewrapping beads View Rea’s current classes Rea Rossi is a practicing studio jewelry artist. Her work integrates both traditional practices and cutting edge technology such as 3D printing and laser cutting. Rea is passionate about creating jewelry and teaching others who are interested in learning how to produce their own works of art.
Karen Sacks · Ceramics
View Karen’s current classes Karen Sacks received her BFA from Clark University and has studied illustration at PCA. Karen has taught children and adults since 2000.
Wendy Scheirer · Watercolor
View Wendy’s current classes BFA in Graphic Design, Arcadia Univ. 25 years teaching experience includes West Chester University, Immaculate University, as well as local art centers and workshops. Signature member of PWCS, PWS, BWS.
Clarissa Shanahan · Painting, encaustic
View Clarissa’s current classes Clarissa Shanahan is a fine and decorative artist. She has been an adjunct faculty member of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts since 2000, teaching varied subjects such as Medieval manuscript illumination, encaustic painting, symbolism of color, and film-related painting classes. Clarissa is represented by Artists’ House Gallery and Carol Schwartz Gallery in Philadelphia, and has exhibited her work in shows around the country. Her work is included in numerous private collections. Originally from New York, Clarissa studied painting at the New York Academy of Art, The Art Students League , and the Isabel O’Neal Studio on full scholarship. She holds a BFA from University of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and is a Bread Scholar, a merit based full scholarship from UPenn, the first Pafa/UPenn student ever to be awarded. As a past member of the Society of Gilders, she has extensive studies and professional experience in decorative arts. In 1993, she received a full scholarship and invitation from Friends of Vielles Maisons Francaises to restore a 19th-century horse carriage in Buxy, France. After extensive studies and professional experience in decorative arts, with private clients as well as commercial projects for American Express, Oscar de la Renta, Bendels, Fendi, Planet Hollywood, Saks, and Lord & Taylor, Clarissa spent almost twenty years in the film industry as a scenic artist, producing sets for over 40 film and television productions. In addition, she produced both original and reproduction paintings for numerous productions, including the Lee Krasner paintings for the film Pollock. Her credits include Julie Taymor’s The Tempest, Salt, Summer of Sam, Angels in America, and Boardwalk Empire. She is a longtime member of the United Scenic Artists 829.
Daniel W. Shipley · Drawing, painting
View Dan’s current classes MFA in painting, American University. BA in psychology, University of Rochester, NY. Certificate/painting, PAFA.
Madeline Rile Smith · Glass
Madeline is a BFA student in glass at the Tyler School of Art. She is the 2012 recipient of the Steve Stormer Memorial Award. She is also the recipient of the 2011 McDaniel Award and the 2010 Robert Jergens Scholarship at the Cleveland Institute of Art. Recently, her works has been displayed in juried shows at Craftforms 2013, 2014 and 2015, the Abington Arts Center, the Crane Arts Center, and the Tyler School of Art.
Tony Squadroni · Children’s art
View Tony’s current classes Tony is a Philadelphia native with a lifelong passion for art. He dedicated his free time to sketching and drawing from an early age. Transitioning into the professional realm, he attended the Hussian School of Art and graduated in 1972.Over the past four decades, Tony has been a freelance illustrator, utilizing a myriad of techniques and styles. His works have appeared in a variety of formats including advertisements, magazines articles, and newspaper editorials. Paintings and drawings of his hang in the homes of friends and family, given as gifts. He has also filled countless sketch books with portraits and scenes from everyday life.More recently, Tony has been teaching at Philly area art centers, starting with Wayne Art Center in 2001 and expanding to Main Line Art Center in 2008. His classes have focused on the fundamentals of drawing as well as cartooning, spanning several age groups.
Christine Stoughton · Printmaking
Teaches print making at several community art centers and for the Professional Institute for Educators at UArts. Educational background: PhD in counseling psychology from Boston College and a diploma from PAFA.
Joseph Sweeney · Pastel, painting
View Joe’s current classes MFA in Printmaking, Penn State University. BFA in Painting & Drawing, Philadelphia College of Art. Also teaches at PAFA.
Brett Thomas · Ceramics
View Brett’s current classes Ceramic exhibition coordinator/ceramic instructor. Founder of Mobile Raku. BFA, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA); MFA, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.
Robert Waddington · Printmaking
View Robert’s current classes Robert Waddington earned his BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City, attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Skowhegan, Maine, and earned his MFA from the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia.Throughout his long career of teaching, he has taught at The School of Visual Arts, Moore College of Art, Art Institute of Philadelphia, Ursinus College, and guest lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania. At the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, where he has taught for more than a decade, he currently teaches a variety of specialized classes including Bookbinding, Anatomy, Renaissance Painting and Drawing, and Printmaking.
Jackie White · Children’s art
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John Wilson · Ceramics
View John’s current classes BFA, Fine Art, Emporia State U, Kansas. Has taught K-12 at Glen Mills Schools, PA, Brandywine School District, DE, and most recently Nueva Esperanza Academy High School Art Dept.
Shannon Wolsky · Children’s art
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