Meghan is an interdisciplinary artist and educator who enjoys working with a wide range of ages and abilities. She is passionate about using the arts as a learning avenue and recently completed a rigorous course in arts integration. Meghan holds masters degrees in counseling/art therapy and fine arts. She is an avid learner and has
Anne Ackerman, Lead Teaching Artist and Program Coordinator
Anne is an artist and educator, who hopes to instill curiosity, appreciation, and conservation of the natural world through the arts. Anne holds a Masters in Education and a BFA in Art Education from the University of Southern Maine. Anne has presented arts-integrated workshops at national conferences for both classroom and visual art educators, and received the Art Education Discipline Award
Anne is an artist and educator, who hopes to instill curiosity, appreciation, and conservation of the natural world through the arts. Anne holds a Masters in Education and a BFA in Art Education from the University of Southern Maine.
Rachel Gloria Adams
Rachel Gloria Adams is a visual artist living in Portland, Maine. Inspired greatly by her surroundings including the beautiful chaos her two daughters bring, Adams has developed a vibrant, graphic pattern-based visual language filled with references to the natural world.
Gretchen Berg is a teaching artist/educator with more than 30 years of experience. She is known for her collaborative approach, working with educators and students to integrate theater, dance, visual arts, and classroom curriculum in New England schools, community centers and museums. She received the Maine Alliance for Art Education’s 2007 Bill Bonyun Award for
Sarah Boyden is a resident artist in many local schools, specializing in large scale, collaborative, mixed-media projects. She grew up on a farm on the island of Vinalhaven where she learned the true meaning of being resourceful and building community. She has a particular passion for cardboard and other recyclable materials, making everyday items shine and
Meg Christie is a performer, teaching artist, and therapist. Improvising is an integral part of every aspect of her life. She is a founding member of Portland Playback Theatre, playing back stories from the audience since 2006. After working in community mental health for about 10 years, she started a small private therapy practice in
Leah Cross is an artist and teacher living in Portland, Maine. Leah works in a variety of media including ceramics, paint, textiles, and encaustic collage. She has been working with children in the Portland area for the last 14 years since moving to Munjoy Hill from the woods of western Maine.
Indigo Grey lives and creates in Lewiston, Maine, where they moved in 2015. Formally trained as a printmaker, and informally trained as a proletarian and malcontent, Indigo engaged with political organizing and community arts after becoming displaced by gentrification. Indigo has always enjoyed giving things to the people and communities they love. Things given can
Originally from Québec, Canada, Cat graduated from the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières with a bachelor’s degree in theater and visual arts education. She moved to Portland early in 2011 and began teaching at Oak Street Studios. In 2014, she began working as a Teaching Artist at Side x Side.