Staff

Directors

Margaret Coleman

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 McHale

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 5th grade at the Sustainability Academy and a pre-schooler who enjoys hanging out with the big kids at after school art.

Teachers

Maria Carvalho Sandoval

Maria is a Burlington based jewelry designer & visual artist. She is also a massage therapist & CranioSacral practitioner. Maria is the mother to a kindergartener & has extensive experience working with children of all ages. Her approach with teaching children is to let them lead the way, while helping them to feel safe, heard & loved. See more of Maria’s art & offerings at FireBirdArtHouse.com

 

Lily McNamara

Lily has been painting with acrylics, watercolors, and tempera paints, usually on canvas or watercolor papers for the last 4 years of her life. She loves art in all its various forms and thinks the joy of finding your own creativity is something that should be encouraged and nurtured in every child.

 

 

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