Youth Programs Faculty Information
Pat Atkinson (fine art) received her bachelor of fine arts and her art teacher certification from Moore College of Art & Design. Since 1992, she has taught fine art and art history at St. Mary Magdalen School in Media, PA and is highly skilled in the area of curriculum development. She has been a member of the Young Artists Workshop faculty for more than 10 years and the college recently recognized her for contributions to the Young Artists Workshop.
Anna Marie Biscoe (art foundation) holds a bachelor of science in education from Temple University and has more than ten years of teaching experience and art education. She also studied color theory and ceramics at University of the Arts and Portrait Painting at Studio Incamminati. Her professional experience includes the co-ownership of Epoch Designs, a company that produced period decorative art. Epoch Designs was featured in Country Living, Victorian Homes and Old House Interiors.
Suzanne Bransome (fashion) was the creator and sole proprietor of Suzanne Designs and has over 30 years’ experience as a fashion designer, manufacturer and industry consultant. Suzanne Designs, is a multi-faceted apparel, accessories and home design business. She also developed TEE PARTY, a creative “design-your-own” enterprise focusing on preteen party activities where participants make their own uniquely designed tee shirts and accessories.
Jacki Cantor (photography) is an art educator with an extensive professional background in photography. She received her bachelor of arts and sciences with a concentration in photography from Bloomsburg University, her art teacher certification from Moore and her master’s in art education from Arcadia University. She has received numerous awards including the Chester County Art Association Excellence Award. Exhibitions of her work include Blue Café, Downingtown, PA; Chester County Art Association; St. Kitts & Nevis Art Teachers Association, St. Kitts West Indies. She was also a Peace Corps volunteer in St. Kitts & Nevis, West Indies.
Jackie Cervino (art foundation/site coordinator) is a high school art teacher at Nazareth Academy and also coordinates and teaches art workshops in mixed media, mosaics and painting at Perkins Center for the Arts. Jackie received her BFA in illustration and her art education certificate from Moore. She is currently working with artists and residency programs including Build-a-Bridge, The Philadelphia Museum of Art and The Memory Project.
(fashion) is a Moore alumna with a major in textile design and minor in fashion design. Her many interests include screen printing, hand and machine sewing, costume history & design, draping, pattern drafting, printmaking bookmaking, weaving, macramé and Kumihimo (Japanese braiding). and textile practices including weaving, felting, macramé and kumihimo (Japanese braiding). In her spare time she enjoys designing print repeats, reading, bicycling, traveling, collecting vintage anything and having fun with her two children. 3 things she can't live without are Art & Design, coffee and family. Her portfolio can be viewed at www.coroflot.com/elizajeanchan
Trichita Covington (art foundation) holds a bachelor of fine arts in textile design from Moore College of Art & Design and has been teaching in Philadelphia schools for more than ten years. Her professional experience includes curriculum development and therapeutic staff support. A mosaic artist, she has displays in several Philadelphia locations including Reynolds Elementary School, Robert Vaux Middle School and the Philadelphia Hair Company.
Peggy Lavoie-Davis (fine arts) holds a bachelor of fine arts in painting and certification in art education from Moore College of Art & Design. She is a painter who works in both oils and pastels, her landscape and still life paintings are in public and private collections in Gloucester, Delaware and Chester county. She continues to exhibit in the Delaware Valley area. She is actively involved in the painting program at the Studio Incamminati. In addition to teaching in Moore’s youth program, she is a full time art teacher in Orchard Valley Middle School, Washington Township, New Jersey, where her professional experience includes, a district wide workshop on creativity in drawing and curriculum development for the middle school art program.
Kirsten Fischler (fine arts) received a MFA in Painting from Pratt Institute and a BFA in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design. She also currently teaches drawing and interior design at Delaware College of Art & Design and previously has taught at Pratt Institute and Widener University. Her work has been exhibited throughout the Philadelphia region, in New York and in Italy. She is included in the book “100 Artists of the Brandywine Valley”.
(fashion) holds a bachelor of fine arts degree with a major in fashion design and minor in theatre arts from Howard University and an associates of applied sciences degree with a major in womenswear design and minor in childrenswear design from the Fashion Institute of Technology. She is the founder and designer of NIC*Fish Womenswear. Her professional background includes working for several years as a Technical Apparel Designer at Urban Outfitters, Inc., as a Costume Designer for several films, and as fashion designer/stylist for television shows and music videos. She is currently a technical designer for contemporary brands at QVC. www.nicfish.com
Cari Freno (art foundation) holds a master of fine arts from Virginia Commonwealth University and a bachelor of fine arts from The University of the Arts. Ms. Freno’s professional and teaching experience includes adjunct professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, Assistant Director of the Summer Art Intensive Program at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Visiting Artist with Philadelphia Reads, and teacher with the School District of Philadelphia. She has an extensive exhibition record.
(art foundation and digital design) holds a bachelor of fine art in Illustration from Parsons School of Design and a master of education degree from Cabrini College. She has taught at the elementary and high school level in addition to serving as art department chair. Ms. Gleit has participated in extensive exhibitions and completed freelance work. www.shoshanagleit.info/classroom/
Rich Harrington (illustration and fine art) is assistant professor of illustration at Moore College of Art & Design and has taught with Moore’s youth programs for more than ten years. Rich has an extensive teaching and exhibition resume and has represented Moore College for many years at various high school National Portfolio days. He is active with the Philadelphia Sketch Club and Society of Illustrators in New York. In April, 2011, Professor Harrington received the Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award at Moore.
Alan Hoffman (illustration) is an animator and illustrator with more than 30 years’ experience in the design industry. He has extensive experience as a storyboard artist in Hollywood working on such exciting projects as The Accused directed by Jonathan Kaplan; The Naked Gun directed by David Zucker; It’s a Thin Line Between Love & Hate directed by Martin Lawrence; Creature from the Black Lagoon directed by Jeff Bleckner and ER TV Episodes directed by Jonathan Kaplan. Alan is a native Philadelphian and attended Philadelphia College of Art. He is an adjunct faculty in the Illustration department at Moore.
Jasen Hudson (photography) is the creative principal of Jasen Hudson Photography, a photography studio offering fashion, commercial, beauty and event photography. Clients include Laforce + Stevens, Sundance Channel, Discovery Channel, City of Philadelphia, Anthropologie, Trump Casinos, Q102, Power 99, Clear Channel, Cashman & Associates, and Jack Horner Communications. Jasen studied at Fresno State University California, Oakwood College and Drexel University.
Karen Kirchoff (photography) holds a bachelor of arts in photography from San Francisco State University and a master of fine arts degree in photography from Tyler School of Art. She has extensive teaching experience as an adjunct faculty with Delaware County Community College and Tyler School of Art. Her professional photographic experience includes freelance commercial photography. She has received numerous awards, has been featured in solo and group exhibitions and has curatorial experience.
(graphic design) holds a master of science in interactive digital design from Philadelphia University and a bachelor of arts in communications/graphic design from Arcadia University. He also studied film and general studies at Auckland University in New Zealand. His professional experience includes freelance design work focused on print/layout design, website visuals and content layout.Mr. Le is the cofounder of creative collective Pixel+Pen and is currently creative specialist for the non-profit organization the Spaces Between Your Fingers Project (SBYF Project.) In his spare time, he advocates craftsmanship, specifically through art, design, writing and his dedication to a cultural martial art called Kwong Sai Jook Lum. He believes that through education and action the artisan can change the world. You can learn more about Phillip at www.philliple.com
Gigi McGee (graphic design) is professor of graphic design at Moore College of Art & Design She has worked as a design professional and educator for over 25 years in both Philadelphia and Los Angeles. Her teaching experience includes California Institute of the Arts and Otis College of Art and Design. She enjoyed a diverse professional background including Seiniger Advertising, entertainment graphics; The Office of Richard Saul Wurman, information graphics; and Sussman/Prejza, environmental graphics, before opening her own studio in 1989. A native of Philadelphia, she received a BFA in Graphic Design from Philadelphia College of Art (now University of the Arts). Recent exhibitions include the Faculty Triennial Exhibition – Practice and Process, The Galleries at Moore, 2010. She has served on the Education Committee of AIGA Philadelphia for seven years and the AIGA Board for three years where she co-organized many student centered initiatives and curated several exhibitions including: BYOB (Bring Your Own Bag), 2010 and Campain 2 Sustain, 2008 at The Icebox Gallery at the Crane Arts Building.
Ginger Mimmo (art foundation and photography) holds a bachelor of fine arts and an art education certification from Moore. She also completed a study abroad program in Rome and brings her passion for art history and European studies into the classroom. She has taught elementary school in Philadelphia for a number of years and strives to create a dynamic classroom environment where students are enthusiastic about the arts. She has shown work at gallery 22, and space gallery.
, (fine art and illustration) a graduate of Philadelphia College of the Art, teaches at Philadelphia University and Moore College of Art & Design. He is a painter and illustrator with more than twenty years of experience. Larger exhibitions include shows at Princeton University and the Philadelphia College of Art and Design. Some samples of his illustration work can be seen at www.flyingblinddog.com
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(fashion) is a freelance designer with more than ten years experience working in the fashion industry on garment design, print and pattern, accessories and graphic design for marketing and public relations. Her notable client roster has included Lily Pulitzer, Alycia Ripley, Reem Acra, Jaclyn Apparel, and Capelli New York. She majored in illustration and minored in fashion design at Syracuse University. www.larageorgine.com
(illustration) has a multitude of roles: gallery assistant at Arcadia University Art Gallery in Glenside, PA; administrator for the Department of Art & Design at Arcadia; cartoonist; host of a podcast, called COMIC BOOK DINER, where he talks about the business of being a professional comic book artist; and as an adjunct professor at Moore College of Art & Design in the BFA Foundation department. www.jamarnicholas.com
Shanna O’Leary (art foundation) is a local Philadelphia artist who received her bachelor of Fine Arts in illustration and art education from Moore College of Art & Design. She currently does freelance illustration and teaches elementary art. Her favorite mediums are acrylic, watercolor and ink. Ms. O'Leary enjoys traditional art geared towards children and is passionate about bookmaking. Ms. O'Leary attended Moore's youth program in high school and has always been dedicated to Moore.
Lauren Parker (art foundation) holds a master of art education from University of the Arts and a bachelor of science in fashion design from Drexel University. She is a Pennsylvania certified art teacher, currently teaching at the Frederick Douglass Young Scholars School in Philadelphia. Ms. Parkers professional experience includes co-ownership of the Mew Gallery from 2006 – 2010 and fashion industry experience with Mitchell and Ness, Urban Outfitters, And One Basketball and Mothers Work.
Courtney Rafter (fashion) received her bachelor of science in fashion design from Philadelphia University and studied in Rome, Italy at the American University of Rome. She is currently Associate Designer at Free People. Her professional experience also includes working at Anthropologie and Betsey Johnson using a wide range of skills such as flat sketching, concept development, fashion illustration, patternmaking, trend forecasting and more. Ms. Rafter enrolled in Young Artists Workshop fashion classes when she was in high school and says that she discovered her true calling at that time.
Natalie Rhoda (fashion) holds a bachelor of science in fashion design from Philadelphia University and studied abroad at the American University of Rome in Italy. Her professional experience includes working as a designer at Free People as well as working with Destination Maternity, Norma Kamali, and designing jewelry at Digby & Iona. A perpetual creative spirit, she is often making jewelry and gifts for friends, and creating crafts for her blog, Ginger&Velvet. Ms. Rhoda joins the Youth Programs faculty at Moore having attended Young Artists Workshop classes in high school.
Tia Santana (art foundation) holds a bachelor of fine arts in 3D design from Moore College of Art & Design and a master of fine arts, ceramic concentration from the University of Delaware. She has extensive teaching experience with a diverse group of audiences ranging from elementary, middle school, high school and the collegiate level. Ms. Santana is an active exhibitor and holds several educational awards.
Denise Sati (fine art) is an art and creativity teacher, art display designer, art gallery director and certified French language teacher. She has studied art on 4 continents. Her professional teaching experience includes teaching in Montessori, high schools, and adult enrichment programs. She has her own Sati Art Studio and an inspirational book published in 2006, Radiant Reflections, of her original paintings and poetry. She has an extensive resume of art exhibits, lectures, multi-media presentations, several artistic music-videos, and is active in community cultural events.
(fine art) received her master of fine arts from the University of the Arts and her bachelor of fine arts from Moore College of Art & Design. She is a member of Tiger Strikes Asteroid, an artist-run and artist-curated exhibition space in Philadelphia. She is an adjunct faculty member at Moore College of Art & Design, teaching Critical Discourse, and a variety of Ceramics and Sculpture classes in the BFA and youth programs. She also teaches children at Society Hill Synagogue. She had a solo exhibition titled Night is a Girl in April 2011 and has recently participated in two group exhibitions called Work and The Unsettled at The Crane Arts building in Philadelphia. She received her master’s degree in fine arts from the University of the Arts and her bachelor of fine arts from Moore College of Art and Design. www.terrisaulin.com
Crystal Shamblee (fashion) received a master of fine arts in fashion design from Savannah College of Art & Design and a bachelor of science in textile and apparel management from North Carolina State University. She currently works as an Academic Director of the Fashion Design Program at the Art Institute of Philadelphia. She is inspired by clean lines and minimalistic details and finds inspiration in the fine arts—sculptural art, architecture, paintings—and everyday life, such as billboards and nature. She advises students “to love what you do and get involved no matter what.”
Michael Smith (art foundation) is a former art school admissions officer and professional artist. He received his teaching certificate from the University of the Arts, his master of fine arts degree from Temple University and his bachelor of fine arts degree from the University of Michigan, School of Art. He has a wealth of knowledge and extensive experience on portfolio development. As a practicing artist for 20 years, he has exhibited prints, paintings and mixed media assemblages locally and nationally. His representations and collections include Twenty-Two Gallery, Philadelphia; Studio D Fine Art Consultants, Delray Beach, FL; Bell Atlantic Corporation, Philadelphia; CIGNA Museum and Art Collection, CIGNA Corporation, Philadelphia; and Brandywine Workshop, Philadelphia.
began painting at the age of 4, following in the footsteps of both parents, who were painters. He graduated from the Pennsylvania Academy of Art and has spent his professional career exhibiting in solo and group shows in New York and Philadelphia while continuing to teach. Mr. Tiberino also does considerable work for the Ellen Powell Tiberino Memorial Museum, which celebrates the life and career of his mother. The Tiberino Museum encourages artistic awareness and a love of community and spirit. www.tiberinomuseum.org
(digital art) received a bachelor of fine arts from Arcadia University with concentrations in graphic design and illustration. He also studied design at the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland. Mr. Waldron professional experience includes working as a graphic designer with the Broad Street Community Newspaper and currently as a junior product illustrator for Spirit Halloween as well as completing illustrations in digital and traditional formats for freelance, commission and exhibition. www.danwaldronart.carbonmade.com adventuresofdannyw.blogspot.com
Joe Winter (fine art) is an adjunct faculty member in the Foundation department at Moore College of Art & Design and has also been teaching with the Young Artists Workshop since 2004. He received his bachelor of fine arts degree from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and his master of fine arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He has an extensive exhibiting and commission background including commission sculptures at the Soeurs de l”Adoration Chapel in Togo, West Africa; the Russian Tea Room in New York and Temple University in Ambler. He has also completed freelance and contracted projects with a diverse group of private sector companies including Ceramic Dev. International, Franklin Mint, Lenox Porcelain, Disney Co., Philadelphia Zoo.
(fashion) holds a bachelor of fine arts in textile design from Moore College of Art & Design. She has lived and worked in Philadelphia and successfully established her textile work by developing a strong following with her unique and creative take on making fabric in various structures such as knit, woven, net, and crochet. She is a member of the 3 by Three collaborative, who believe handmade local fashion is important to building a caring and sustainable community that respects local makers, which then supports local suppliers, creating an overall smaller carbon foot print. Ms. Wysock also collaborates with Multi Cultural Youth Exchange working with youth and exhibiting in Design Philadelphia showcasing the many uses of the ubiquitous plastic bag both as function and as art. She has extensive portfolio of gallery exhibitions and shows including Bahdeebahdu, Highwire Gallery and the Woven Art Gallery. www.janellwysock.com