Staff & Faculty

Cheltenham Center for the Arts Staff:

Margaret Griffen - Executive Director

Sherri Feinberg - Manager, Administration & Registration

Molly McLaughlin - Communications & Outreach

Patrice Caron - Marketing & Special Projects

Alison Baer - Manager, Cheltenham Center for the Arts Shop

Faculty

Teacher: Painting and Drawing

Anthony Bowers is an artist based in Philadelphia, originally from Indiana via Chicago. Anthony holds an M.F.A. in Interdisciplinary Arts from The University of Pennsylvania and a B.F.A in Painting with minors in History and Art History from Indiana University.

Teacher: Ceramic Arts

Danielle Catté is an interdisciplinary artist from Glenside, Pennsylvania. She has studied fine art, music, dance, and writing. Today her work comprises of painting, drawing, sculpture, and functional art.

Teacher: Ceramic Arts

Laura Demme teaches at many Community Art Centers in the area (Main Line, Wayne and Wallingford), as well as at the Cheltenham Center for the Arts. Her work encompasses sculpture using ceramics, concrete and mixed media.  She also works as a painter in oil, encaustic and decorative slip painting.

Teacher: Printmaking

Nicole holds an M.F.A. in Printmaking from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY and a B.F.A. in Painting and Drawing from Tyler School of Art, Elkins Park, PA. She has been teaching art to adults and children for 11 years.

Teacher: Painting and Drawing

Colleen graduated from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and received a BFA from the University of Pennsylvania. She has taught in the Division of Continuing Studies at the University of the Arts, The Mural Arts Program and Gloucester City Community Education Program.

Teacher: Ceramic Arts

Barbara is a self proclaimed Claysmith, a maker and mentor of all things clay.  Her pots, constructed from slabs or using a pinch-strip method she developed, bear the look of fabric, metal, leather or whimsical china.

Teacher: Ceramic Arts

Angie Humes graduated from Pratt Institute in 2012, majoring in photography with a concentration in ceramics. She interned with Monica Stevenson from 2011- 2012 focusing on studio photography, lighting, photoshop, equipment handling, and location shoots.

Teacher: Painting and Drawing

Stephen Kennedy is a painter and printmaker who lives and works in Fort Washington, PA. He studied painting with Nelson Shanks and Danni Dawson and has painted portraits for over 30 years. Collections include The Academy of Natural Sciences, Phila, PA, The Athenaeum of Philadelphia, and Campbell Soup Company, Camden, NJ.

Jeanine Leclaire is a Philadelphia based artist who has been making and selling her work for twelve years- since she graduated the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 2005.  She has the unique experience of working at a major Philadelphian gallery for almost a decade.

Teacher: Ceramic Arts

BFA, Ceramics, Phila. College of Art, Grad. studies in Ed., MCCC, Temple U., Cheltenham Clay Guild, Vermont Craft Center, League of New Hampshire Craftsmen. Taught at (GYW-YWCA), Mount Airy learning Tree, Wyncote Academy, Vermont CC.

Corissa is a ceramic artist based in Elkins Park, PA. Originally from Michigan, Corissa received her Bachelor’s degree from Albion College in 2016. During her time at Albion College, Corissa was awarded the Arthur and Eva Janson Art Scholarship, as well as the Presidential Recognition Award.

Teacher: Special Workshops

 Shane Perry is an experienced fine-art calligrapher. He was the winner of the Hermann Zapf Scholarship in 2008 through the Washington Calligraphers Guild.

Teacher: Ceramic Arts

Alfredo Ratinoff is an Argentinean-American ceramic artist. He studied at the National School of Ceramics in Buenos Aires, and continued his art education in Madrid, Barcelona and different cities in Italy. Alfredo is a faculty member at the Museum of African Art at the Smithsonian Institution, and the art curator for the Embassy of Argentina in Washington DC.

Teacher: Painting and Drawing

Rona received her BFA in Painting from the University of the Arts.  She continued her graduate studies at Columbia University, the New York Studio School, and at Tyler University.  Rona has also studied hand papermaking in Japan, Thailand and Burma.  She is an award winning exhibitor in the American Color Print Society show, Artis

Teacher: Painting and Drawing

Julia Rix is the Cheltenham Center for the Arts' Painting Artist-in-Residence for the 2016-2017 year. Julia is an art educator.  She trained at the Florence Academy of Art in Italy, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and at Tyler School of Art.

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