Speaking to visiting students from China at Harvard Art Museums 2019. Photo: Yan Jiang, Sugart Studios

NEW: REMOTE AND SOCIALLY DISTANCED LESSONS - I now offer small group lessons for teens and adults weekly via Zoom as well as socially distanced in-studio lessons. Zoom classes emulate the friendly collaborative setting of my studio. Painting instruction is offered in all color media including collage. Virtual Gallery Drawing on Zoom recreates the experience of my museum classes, with fair use images of masterpieces of world art as inspiration. Socially distanced studio lessons follow all guidelines and precautions for the current phase of reopening in Massachusetts. Please click here to inquire about remote or socially distanced lessons.


QUALIFICATIONS - I hold a Masters in Art Education from Tufts School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Massachusetts DESE License 2717504.

PHILOSOPHY - Art Builds Community. Read more here.

STUDIO - I offer small group lessons in my Cambridge studio for teens and adults. Teen students have earned Scholastic Art honors, including Gold and Silver Keys for painting. Adult students have gone on to enroll in top undergraduate and graduate art programs, including VCUArts and Tufts' School of the Museum of Fine Arts. I emphasize oil painting in a workshop setting, with a focus on green studio practice. Karl Stephan Studio is fully insured. Student Work may be seen here. Please click here to inquire about lessons.


MUSEUM - I teach teens and adults year-round in the galleries of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. Teen classes include Saturday Drawing Foundations and week-long Summer Drawing Intensives. I have also developed two unique offerings for adults: Drawing to Develop Your Visual Language and Drawing to Painting. I belong to the Greater Boston Museum Educators Roundtable. Click here to view and enroll in Studio Art Classes at the MFA.


COLLABORATION - I have lead collaborative art-making activities for educators, families, music students and other groups in studio, museum and university settings, including Tufts University, Longy School of Music and the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. See an example here and click here to inquire about collaboration.


CULTURAL EXCHANGE - I work with international organizations providing art and art historical instruction for visiting students at Karl Stephan Studio and in area museums. Click here to inquire.


Upcoming: April 2020 - Visiting Artist, The Fessenden School, Newton POSTPONED

March 2020 - Pilot Video and Consultation on Remote Learning, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


Spring Semester, 2019-2020 - Guest Instructor/Collaborator, Longy School of Music, Cambridge

Winter-Spring 2020 - Mentor, Teen Studio Art Fellowship, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

July 2019 - Instructor, art-making and art history for students visiting from Beijing and Hong Kong at Harvard Art Museums and MFA Boston, in partnership with Sugart Studios, Lexington


March 2019 - Instructor “Collections That Inspire” gallery talk and collaborative art-making for members of the National Art Educators Association


2018-19 Academic Year - Program Supervisor observing and evaluating Master of Arts teaching candidates, Tufts University School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Medford/Boston


May 2018 and May 2019 - Coordinating Artist “EDUnified” Department-Wide Art Collaborations, Tufts Department of Education, Medford


October 2016-May 2017 - Student Adviser, Polykhroma Student Curatorial Collective, Tufts University, Medford


October-December 2016 - Visiting Lecturer “Art and Community” Tufts University Department of Anthropology, Medford


September 2016 and 2017 - Coordinating Artist, Tufts Community Day Art Collaboration, Tufts University Art Gallery, Medford


March 2016 - Visiting Artist After-School Art Program, Grade 6, Community Art Center, Cambridge


Fall 2015 - Special Teaching Assistant “Art as Process” Full Semester University Course, School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University, Boston/Medford

July 2015 - Lead Instructor - “Art Builds Community” Al Rowwad USA (teens from Aida Refugee Camp, Palestine) Karl Stephan Studio, Cambridge


April 2014 - Visiting Artist, Watercolor and Hand-Colored Printmaking, Grades 6-8, Greater Hartford Academy of Aerospace and Engineering

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