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.
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 a degree in Early Childhood Education with a focus on Special Education. Ed has taught for Dot Art in our school partnership program for several years and also holds a degree in Art Education from Mass College Art.
Cheryl Robinson is an artist, teacher and mother who has taught classes for Dot Art for over ten years. She has an undergraduate degree from Mass College of Art in Painting and Printmaking and an MFA in Drawing and Intermedia from the University of Iowa. She is licensed K-12 Visual Arts Teacher in the State of Massachusetts. She has created public artworks for the Boston Housing Authority with funding from the Edward Ingersoll Brown Fund. She has exhibited regionally and nationally.
Liz Carney, Director for Dot Art, is a visual artist born and raised in Dorchester who has twenty years of experience working in the classroom and as a community arts educator. Liz was former director of Arts Programs for Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester and has taught art in the NYC Public Schools, Boston Public Schools, The Boston Housing Authority and the Provincetown Art Association and Museum. She has served on numerous arts related boards and is also the owner of Four Eleven Gallery in Provincetown MA. Liz has exhibited her own artwork in numerous solo and group exhibitions and has a degree in Studio Art from Smith College.
Darrell Anne Gane-McCalla is an artist and educator with a degree in Art Education from Massachusetts College of Art and studied art at Sarah Lawrence College. A teacher in the Boston Public Schools as well as Cambridge, Darrell promotes art as a vital element in the struggle for human rights, and in the creation of new ways of living. Her own practice is primarily sculpture, illustration, and mixed media. Her community collaborations are mainly murals, mosaics, and workshops. She believes that art can change perceptions; create spaces for dialogue and instill senses of possibility.
Samantha Driscoll is a Dorchester resident and current candidate for Masters in Library Science from Simmons. She has an undergraduate degree in Studio Art with a concentration in Photography from Smith College and has worked with children for nearly 10 years in out of school time programs.
Tracy Huerta is a graduate student in Art Therapy at Lesley Universtity and received her undergraduate degree Psychology and Art from Georgia State University. We are fortunate to have Tracy with us doing her practicum through an emerging partnership with Lesley University’s Expressive Therapies Program.