Janet Shea is an artist, teacher and parent with experience in painting, drawing, printmaking, and set design. She studied art history and studio art at Simmons College and has a MA in Studio Art from Harvard University. Janet has been teaching early childhood art classes with Dot Art for 10 years.
Camilo Cárdenas is a Sculptor and Educator from Colombia. He graduated from Massachusetts College of Art and Design where he majored in Sculpture and also worked with film and animation. He has been teaching art ever since he finished school. Camilo's current work has an emphasis on public art display and community collaboration. His hope is to promote the importance of art and strengthen the values and practice of art education.
Judy Shea is a social worker, therapist and parent living in Dorchester. She is the former Director of the Parent Child Program at The Little House, a community agency in Dorchester. Judy has an MS in Social Work from Boston University and has been teaching early childhood art classes with Dot Art for 10 years.
Ed Pazaneese is and Art Educator who has for many years been the director of the Families Learning Together Program at Spontaneous Celebrations in Jamaica Plain. He has taught for Dot Art in our school partnership program for several years and holds a degree in Art Education from Mass Art.
Abbie Wanamaker is an artist, illustrator, early education teacher, and mother living in Dorchester. She studied painting at UMass, Amherst and received her MFA in visual art at the University of Southern California. Abbie has been an early education teacher for over ten years teaching in North Carolina, California and most recently at a Reggio Emilia inspired school in Cambridge. She is active in the community and in parent groups, founding a cooperative art play-group for young toddlers in Dorchester. Abbie is also a self-published children’s book author whose books take their inspiration from her work with children and the city she lives in.