Faculty

Nicolette Absil

Nicolette Absil is a metalsmith at Joy Stember Metal Arts Studio in Roslyn, PA. She also teaches a variety of jewelry and enameling classes at the Main Line Art Center and Rowan University. She has a BFA with a concentration in Jewelry from Rowan University.

Jonny Buss

Jonny Buss has worked for the Mural Arts Program over the course of many years and has completed murals in mosaics, paint and stained glass. You can see his work in various parts of the city including Germantown and East Falls. Jonny also just completed a mural working with youth from Baldi Middle School in Northeast Philadelphia as part of a partnership with the Philadelphia Art Education Fund and Abington Art Center.

Jen Clausen

Jen Clausen holds a Certificate and a BFA in painting from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art.  She exhibits her work in local Philadelphia galleries as well as New York and Wisconsin.  

Angela Combs

Angela has exhibited throughout the region in New York City and Philadelphia. In addition to her many years at AAC, she has taught ceramics at the 92nd Street Y in NYC. MFA, Tyler School of Art; BA, Bennington College.

Elaine Douds

Elaine is an accomplished painter who has exhibited her work in the Philadelphia area including the Artists House. She also teaches private students in the area. She received her certificate from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and also happens to be a registered nurse.

Patti Dougherty

Patti was introduced to glass beads while researching glass at The British Museum. She began collecting beads as a way to learn about ancient cultures and to understand the techniques of glass bead making. Her current work uses marine biology as a reference. MFA, Maryland Institute College of Art; BFA, Tyler School of Art.

Susan Dubrunfaut

Susan holds a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and is currently in the Art Education Certification program at Moore College of Art.  She has taught art in at Germantown Academy and  Green Woods Charter School.  She has exhibited at the Philadelphia Sketch Club, Abington Art Center and other local shows.

Margo Fotta

Margo Fotta is a custom framer at Allegheny Art Company in Newtown, Bucks County. She has exhibited her work in both solo and group shows throughout the area including Abington Art Center. BFA, Tyler School of Art.

Esther Goldberg

Esther has studied many modalities of yoga including Astanga and Bikram, beginning her studies at the Kripalu Yoga Center in 1973. She has combined her experience in both dance and yoga to create Yoga-Flow, the method that she teaches at the Art Center and at other area locations. BS Dance, Penn State University.

Marguerita Hagan

Marguerita has completed many artist residencies throughout the country including the Delphi Art Futures Program at The Philadelphia Museum of Art and the NewCourtland Artist Fellowship. MFA, Sculpture, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts; BFA, Ceramics, James Madison University.

Lisa Kelly

Lisa Kelly has a BFA in Graphic Design from Moore College of Art and Design. She owns her own business, Milkshake Crafts, a giftware company selling stationary, art prints and other objects. Lisa has also taught classes at McKinley Elementary School and the First Philadelphia Charter School.

Vivienne Lawerence

Vivienne Lawrence received her B.A. in English and Fine Arts from St. Joseph’s University. In 2012, she served as a group leader for Artology, a part of the Build a Bridge program in Philadelphia, PA. Vivienne also works as the ceramic technician at Abington Art Center.

Theresa Landolfi

Theresa Landolfi has been a Registered Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance since 2006. She has studied many styles of yoga for the past 20 years. Theresa has had the privilege of learning from some of the best yoga instructors in the New York City area, including certified Iyengar instructor Joe Cilmi. She continues to increase her knowledge of yoga and its healthful benefits through classes, workshops and reading.

Pat Lima

Pat has been an accomplished printmaker since 1989. Her prints have been shown in numerous national and regional shows, including The Art of Printmaking in Newport, RI and Art of the State in Harrisburg, PA. Pat received a BA in Fine Arts from Temple Tyler School of Art. She has been teaching at AAC since 1996. Website: patriciashawlima.com

Martha Kent Martin

Martha holds a BFA in Metalsmithing from Tyler School of Art and a MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. In October 2013,  Martha had an artist’s residency at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park  in conjunction with Arrowmont School of Art and Craft and the Friends of the Smokies for woodcut relief printmaking.   She has been a practicing professional jeweler since 1979, teaching since 1986. She has exhibited locally at The Germantown Friends Craft Show and Woodmere Art Museum, among others, and on a national level in Chicago and Baltimore. marthakentmartin.com

Maggie Mills

Maggie recently received an award from the prestigious Center for Emerging Visual Artists, an organization founded to support the careers of young, developing artists. She has an MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and a BFA from Tyler School of Art.

Vanca Muller

Vanca Muller has been teaching art classes at Abington Art Center for eight years. She received her BFA from Tyler School of Art and her teaching certification from Arcadia University. The work of Vanca’s students may be viewed at www. justmakeart.blogspot.com.

Melissa Mytty

Melissa is a Resident Artist and on faculty at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia, PA. She received an MFA in Ceramics from The Cranbrook Academy of Art and a BFA from the College for Creative Studies. She recently had an exhibition of her work at paulkotulaprojects in Ferndale, MI.

Peter Quinn

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Winifred Radolan

Winnie Radolan taught at the Rittenhouse Town Papermill for over ten years and currently travels throughout the tri-state area teaching in a variety of schools, art centers and universities. She currently teaches at The University of the Arts and Bucks County Community College and has been a guest instructor at Yale’s Center for British Art and Penland in NC.

Bob Skiba

Bob is a dancer, choreographer and teacher. He has taught historical and vintage dance for universities and music groups throughout the area. He also directs his own dance company, Mixed Pickles, with performances of American Social dances from the Civil War era through the 1930’s.

Kathleen Hope Smith

Kathleen graduated from Hussian School of Art with a major in Illustration. She has taught for over 20 years, teaching private classes, camps and workshops. She is also a practicing painter and stained glass artist.

Carol Stirton Broad

Carol received her BFA from Tyler School of Art. She has also studied at The Glasgow School of Art, the Scuola Arte del Mosaico in Ravenna, Italy and the Orsoni Mosaic Foundry in Venice, Italy. In addition to AAC, she also teaches at the Main Line Art Center.

Eva Szabo

Eva is a graduate of the Hungarian National Ballet Institute. She is co-founder of the Gyori Ballet. She has been awarded an International Certificate in Dance Education, teaches from pre-ballet to the professional levels and is on the faculty of The Pennsylvania Ballet’s Rock School and The University of the Arts.

Jonathan Twersky

Jonathan Twersky has taught design at Charter High School for Architecture and Design since 2006. He was also an adjunct professor at Holy Family University where he taught Ceramics I and II. Jonathan has a Master of Arts in Teaching from The University of the Arts and a BFA in Ceramics and Painting from Pitzer College in Claremont, CA.