FACULTY

JANET ARSENAULT
MS, Special Education, Johns Hopkins University; BFA, Art Education, Virginia Commonwealth University. Teaching experience: Frost Center, Rockville, MD; Frederick County Public Schools.

 

BETH CAREY
BA, Art Education, St. Mary’s College of Maryland; studied at the Gemological Institute of America. Teaching experience: Hagerstown Community College, Frederick County Public Schools. Washington Goldsmith Guild member.

 

SOPHIE COCHRAN
BA, Art Education, Shepherd University. Teaching experience: Howard County Public Schools.

 

LESA COOK
BA, University of South Carolina. Studied at George Mason University; Corcoran School of Art + Design; The Art League in Alexandria, VA; Florence Academy of Art, Italy. Teaching experience: Frederick Community College.

 

GEORGINA COPANZZI
Diploma, Penn Foster. Studied at the Gemological Institute of America, Montgomery College, Jewelry Arts Institute. Founder, GMC Designs.

 

JEFF GREER
BA, Indiana University at Indianapolis. Teaching experience: Indianapolis Art Center.

 


JOHN KACHIK
BFA, Maryland Institute College of Art. Teaching experience: Maryland Institute College of Art. Award-winning and internationally recognized illustrator. Exhibits regionally.

 

LAUREN KOCH
MFA, University of Maryland (UMD), College Park; BFA, University of West Georgia. Teaching experience: Frederick Books Arts Center; Shepherd University; UMD, College Park. Exhibits internationally.

 

CAROL LEADBETTER
BA, McGill University, Montreal, Canada; AA, Photography, Montgomery College; Electronic Digital Photography Certificate, Montgomery College. Award-winning photographer. Exhibits regionally.

 

ROSA LEFF
MS, University of Pennsylvania; BA, Sarah Lawrence College. Editor of First Cut Magazine, publication of the Guild of American Papercutters. Exhibits internationally.

 

JOANNA LOHR PhD, Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences. Teaching experience: private instructor in egg painting and glass blowing.

 

CHRISTOPHER MADDEN
BFA, Ohio State University. Teaching experience: Yellow Barn Studio, Griffin Art Center. Exhibits regionally.

 

DAVID MODLER
MFA, James Madison University; MEd and BS, Towson University. Teaching experience: Shepherd University; Perquimans County Public Schools, NC; Loudon County Public Schools, VA. Exhibits nationally.

 

LEE NEWMAN
MFA, American University. Teaching experience: College of William & Mary, American University, Georgetown University. Founder, Washington Studio School. Exhibits internationally.

 

MARK PALMQUIST
BS, Industrial Design, Georgia Institute of Technology. Studied at Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, and Danish Institute for Study Abroad. Founder, Mark Palmquist Design.

 

CALVIN EDWARD RAMSBURG
Studied with Vo-Dinh Mai. Teaching experience: Artist-in-Residence, Maryland State Arts Council; Frederick County Public Schools. Exhibits internationally.

 

SUKEY RANKIN
MA, Gifted Education, Shippensburg University; BA, Juniata College. Teaching experience: Hood College, Washington County Public Schools, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts.

 

JODIE SCHMIDT BFA, McDaniel College. Teaching experience: FCC; Daybreak Adult Day Services, Frederick, MD; Buckingham’s Choice, Adamstown, MD.

 

TOM SEMMES
Studied at Rhode Island School of Design; Master Artists Program at Compass Atelier, Rockville, MD. Teaching experience: 505 North Gallery, Compass Atelier, Shepherd University, Yellow Barn Studio. Exhibits regionally.

 

PRIYA VADHYAR
MA and BA, Economics, University of Mumbai, Maharashtra. Teaching Experience: Pyramid Atlantic Art Center.

 

VIRGINIA WARWICK
MFA, Rinehart School of Sculpture, MICA; BA, UMD, College Park. Teaching experience: Frederick Community College. Exhibits regionally.

 

DEBORAH WINRAM
MFA, University of Delaware. Teaching experience: Shepherd University, Frederick County Public Schools, Buck’s County Community College, University of Delaware. Individual Artist Award, Maryland State Arts Council.

 

JEFF WOYTOWICH
MEd in Curriculum and Instruction, McDaniel College; BS, Millersville University; AAS, Pennsylvania College of Technology. Teaching experience: Carroll County Public Schools; Cocalico School District, PA.

 

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