Staff & Faculty

Cheltenham Center for the Arts Staff:

Margaret Griffen - Executive Director

Sherri Feinberg - Manager, Administration & Rentals



Teacher: Painting and Drawing

Heather Diacont Rinehart is an award winning artist and educator, active in the industry for more than 25 years.

Teacher: Fibers, Metals, Paper, and More

Marthe Roberts/Shea graduated from Moore College of Art, in Philadelphia, with a double Major in Advertising and Illustration. She has been Managing Art Director for Dupont de Namours Pharmaceuticals - Delaware, and CIGNA Corporation - Philadelphia. She has successfully run her own business, Taxi Graphics, Incorporated, since 1990.

Teacher: Special Workshops

Rebecca Schultz is a multi-disciplinary artist and arts facilitator/educator. Her creative practice includes painting, drawing, printmaking, and collage; participatory installation and public art projects; and performance art.

Teacher: Painting and Drawing

John is an accomplished Philadelphia painter.  He trained at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and has taught at the Fleisher Art Memorial, Delaware College of Art and Design, Immaculata College and Bucks County Community College.  He and his wife Lynn also have a blog:

Teacher: Painting and Drawing

Roberta Schlesinger is a master botanical artist, specializing in nature-based art and scientific illustration. She also does award-winning watercolor portrait/collage work. She is a Montessori Art Specialist for all grade levels and a Certified International Baccalaureate Diploma teacher at the high school level. She and her family are new to the Pennsylvania area. She teaches adults and children at her studio in Elkins Park.

Teacher: Other

Maryann Simms is CCA's resident Vinyasa Yoga instructor. Stemming from an extensive background in dance and fitness, Maryann was naturally drawn to yoga not only for its ability to simultaneously build strength and flexibility, but for its stress-relieving properties and heightened sense of mindfulness. Her all-level classes are for every body, shape, or size.

Teacher: Ceramic Arts

I love the concept of a variation on a theme. What better way to explore variation than through study of the human figure? So many ears, so little time…

Teacher: Theater

Shea is a Philadelphia-based actor/singer/all-around creative-type. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Theater with a concentration in acting and a minor in English Literature from Skidmore College in 2015, where she discovered her love of improv and sketch comedy as a member of the Ad-Liberal Artists.

I was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I attended The Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts as a visual arts student. It was there that I grew an interest in actually pursuing art as a career and was greatly encouraged to do so.

Kate VanVliet is a sculptor and printmaker from Philadelphia, recently relocated to Elkins Park, PA. She studied fine arts at Moore College of Art & Design before co-founding BYO Print with a fellow alumna in 2010.

Teacher: Ceramic Arts

Bruce Weiner has worked as an art teacher and clay artist in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania for almost 40 years. He received his BFA and master’s degree from Temple University Tyler School of Art.