Contact & Info
I have a Master of Professional Studies in Creative Arts Therapy from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts and Psychology, Mount Vernon Nazarene College, Mt. Vernon, Ohio and completed non-degree continuing education courses in ceramics at The Art School at Old Church, Demarest, NJ, Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY, Hot Mud Studio, Dobbs Ferry, NY and Super Mud Pottery, New York, NY.
Teaching Artist Experience
For 23 years, I worked in health care settings as an art therapist, administrator and educator. For seven of those years, I taught art therapy at the graduate, undergraduate and continuing education levels at School of Visual Arts in Manhattan and for a short time at College of New Rochelle and Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. It was a very rewarding experience to participate in the process of art making and self discovery of the many individuals I worked with, taught and supervised.
In 2008, I became a professional teaching artist through ArtsWestchester and conduct ceramic art residencies in public schools and community settings where I work with children, adults and seniors in Yonkers, White Plains, New Rochelle and Mt. Vernon.
I also teach children in preschools, after school programs and summer camps (for Clay Art Center in Port Chester and RiverArts in Westchester).
I have been on the faculty at Pace University in Pleasantville, NY since 2011 where I taught college students sculpture and presently teach ceramics. I have also had the pleasure of facilitating teacher training workshops through organizations such as WESTCOP, and leading workshops at The Hammond Museum, The Hudson River Museum, Blue Door Gallery and through ArtsWestchester’s Free Arts Days.