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Meet Our Teachers


Colleen McFarlin


BFA: SCAD, majoring in Fibers


Colleen teaches a wide variety of classes including: drawing, sketching, design, and all fashion / fibers related classes like weaving, quilting, sewing, fashion sketching, and more!

Fun facts: her favorite foods are french fries and pasta. She loves sloths. She can just about fall asleep anywhere!

Visit colleenmcfarlin.com to see some of her work!

Kim Belleavoine

In her little town of Chepachet, RI, down in her basement studio, Kim creates translucent and colorful works of art using salvaged glass panels and bottles. She graduated with a degree in Art Education and worked at Smithfield High School. Later she worked at the Golden Lam Buttery where she did gardening, grew flowers and made beautiful bouquets to showcase throughout the restaurant!

While art was always a part of her life, now she’s a full time artists with a full schedule of art shows, festivals, and workshops!!!

Click here to check out her website for more info and to see her work!

Mary Wayss

BAS: from University of MA Boston
MASTERS OF ART EDUCATION: Lesley University

Mary is an artist with many creative outlets, but specializes in Photography, Printmaking, and Sculpture! After high School she worked as a photographer taking school photos, then moved to Boston to continue her education. She worked with an auction house taking photographs of auction items for the catalog. She then moved to an Art Consulting firm in Boston. Eventually she eventually decided she wanted to become an educator! Mary has worked at schools such as Our Sister School in New Bedford and St Patrick Academy in Providence.

Fun facts: She loves to travel to see many different types of art. Her joy is being at the ocean.