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.
Bria recently earned her masters of education from Saint Michael’s College, specializing in teaching English as a non-native language. In addition to various schools in Burlington and Winooski, she has also taught in India and Brazil. She loves learning about new cultures through the arts, and harbors a passion for theatre she hopes to instill in students this summer. When it comes to crafts, Bria’s specialty is making new creations out of recyclables. In her spare time, she loves folk dancing, hiking, and philosophical conversations.