Artists by Type: Visual Arts
The Clay Studio is rooted in the belief that all people deserve access to arts learning opportunities, and assumes a strong responsibility to reach all segments of its local community. Our professional teaching artists bring to the partnering sites a “pop-up” ceramics studio that uses the accessible and tactile medium of clay to foster the practice of imagination, critical thinking, persistence, and to serve as a catalyst for community engagement.
Portside Arts Center is enabling children, teens, and adults in Philadelphia to remain uniquely creative through arts and music programs year round.
Nationally exhibited artist, Jessica Curtaz, works with paper, graphite, clay and fiber. A native Californian, she holds a Bachelors of Arts from UC Santa Cruz in both plant biology and printmaking and an MFA in drawing from Claremont Graduate University.
Averil Smith Barone lives in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylavania and is a practicing watercolor artist as well as an art teacher. She received her bachelor’s degree in Painting and Art History, with a minor in English, from Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio in 1990. In 1994, she received a master’s degree in Art Education from University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Following that, Averil worked as an artist representative for illustrators for nine years.
Alicia is an Art Therapist who has experience working with adults with intellectual and psychiatric disabilities. She is also a professional artist with exhibited works in acrylic and drawing.
Note- Alicia is only available on weekends, as of 2018.