Margaret finished her BFA from the University of MN in 2005 and her MFA from Pratt Institute in 2009. She has had a broad range of experience in the arts from curating and teaching at the University level to developing children’s art curriculum and teaching community education. Many of the awards she has received for her community driven art have included involving the community, working with people of all ages and abilities. She travels frequently giving arts education workshops, curating art shows, and artist talks.
Becca has been living and working in Vermont since 2001. Originally from Maryland, she took many art classes at Maryland Institute College of Art, attended Carver Center, a magnet high school for the arts, then earned her BA in Fine Arts from St. Mary’s College of MD in 2000. She worked as a graphic designer for over 10 years, but is thrilled to be painting, getting involved with the local community, and working with other artists again. Becca lives in Burlington and (besides artistic endeavors), enjoys camping, hiking, yoga, meditation, and spending time with her family. Becca has a daughter in 2nd grade at the Sustainability Academy and a toddler who enjoys hanging out with the big kids at after school art.
Mellisa is thrilled to be joining the One Arts Team! Fusing her love of all things art with her goal of positively impacting youth, Mellisa brings over 12 years of experience as a teacher, after-school director and imagination to the ONE. A three year resident of the Old North End, Mellisa holds a Masters in Conflict Transformation and Youth Programming and a Bachelors in Peace Studies from Manhattan College and has traveled and lived in over 20 countries.
Berkley has been working in small-scale organic agriculture and education for the past few years in various spots in the U.S. and internationally. When it comes to education, she’s interested in fostering a sense of place and self through developing ecological knowledge in wilderness and agricultural spaces, and in creative expression of all kinds! She’s a largely self-taught artist, and lately has been especially interested in experimenting with various kinds of printmaking on fabrics, making clothes, and using natural dyes.
Emily is a junior at Saint Michael’s College studying Studio Art and Art Education. Originally from Massachusetts, she works at a summer camp in her hometown as the Arts and Crafts Director during the summer. Emily hopes to become a high school art teacher, as well as find the time to show and display her own work.
Marchelle is a recent graduate of Burlington College with a degree in Expressive Arts Therapy. Before becoming a Burlington College student, she pursued and completed a minor in education from Green Mountain College. Art education has always been on her radar, and she’s observed and co-taught at various schools in Southern Vermont. After moving to Burlington, she found work as a residential assistant for Howard Center and a homeschooling assistant for a local family. She found both jobs fulfilling, but still wanted to be in a classroom setting planning and enacting lesson plans with small groups. Her mediums of choice are paint, color pencil, and yarn. Next, she hopes to pursue Waldorf Teacher Education.
Kate is a public school art teacher and a practicing visual artist who specializes in Painting and Mixed Media. She has her BFA in Painting and MAT in Visual Art. Art has had a profound impact on her life and she hopes to be able to cultivate an environment where that is possible for all those that she has the privilege of teaching. She is delighted to be a part of the community at the ONE Arts Center and looks forward to sharing her knowledge, experience, and passion for art!