Faculty

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Phyllis Andrade | Collage & Mixed Media

I have made art all my life, always drawing and sketching. Early on I discovered printmaking, mostly making monoprints. Gathering materials to apply to my prints gradually led to using my older prints in collage form. I love combining images that seem to have no relationship. Once things are down, a dialogue develops between myself and the work till I’m pleased. I hope students and viewers can create their own narrative and enjoy!

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Tony Andrade | Painting & Photography

I make images with paint, paper, canvas, cameras, computers and a deep love of art. Most are different, except for an occasional series that may stay with me for a time. I enjoy making art as much as I can. Always trying to find a new way to touch people whether through nostalgia, narrative, figurative or abstract approaches. The response from students is what excites me the most about teaching. I strive to have them as excited
about making art as I am.

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Prachi Bansal | Traditional Indian Painting

I am Prachi Bansal, born and brought up in India. I pursued my Master of Fine Arts(M.F.A) from Banaras hindu University, Varanasi, India and came to the United States in 2019.  The medium I use in painting and art work is Water Color as it's bright and transparent in nature. My accomplishments include contributing to charity by participating in Art Fair in India and also winning 2nd prize in Quincy Art Fest 2022 for one of my paintings in the same medium.  The reason I am interested in teaching is to share my knowledge and experience, that I have learned, to a broader audience. 

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John Marshall Dyke | Watercolor

John is a noted illustrator and graphic artist. He transitioned to watercolor and is now one of the South Shore’s most popular watercolorists producing award winning artwork. John exhibits in one-man exhibits as well as sponsored events in and around the South Shore. He has been a valued instructor at the QAA for many years. John’s annual one man show is held in April at the Avon Library. John also started painting in abstract and one of his paintings was awarded Best in Show at the 2009 Spring into Art, members’ exhibit at the Thomas Crane Library in Quincy.

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Laura Glassman | Explore The Arts!

Hi! My name is Laura Glassman. I am a 2009 graduate of Massachusetts College of Art and Design, where I majored in art education. I have experience teaching in both private and public schools. My favorite medium is charcoal and pastel. I love drawing because all you need is a paper and pencil and I can do it anywhere. I carry a sketch book everywhere I go just in case I get the chance to capture portraits and wild life.

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Sue Hoy | Clay & Children's Painting/Clay

Sue is a Milton artist who enjoys working in

various media. She teaches ceramics and painting classes for children and adults. Sue loves watching students discover the endless creativity that clay provides. Sue has a BFA from UMASS Dartmouth, with continued studies at the Museum of Fine Arts. Sue is a member of the Dedham Square Artist Guild and was chosen to paint one of 15 fiberglass rabbits for the Dedham Public Art Project. Her work has been in numerous shows in MA and NH.

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Kris Kreitman | Oil Painting

Kris is a very passionate and talented artist as well as a valued member of the QAA team. His presentation of ‘Techniques of the Old Masters’ is a favorite among artists in and around the South Shore. Kris takes pleasure in demonstrating various phases of his presentation to novices and fellow artists alike. Kris is a graduate of the Art Institute of Boston and continues to enjoy exploring and experimenting as he creates his artwork.

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Rebecca Lampert-Egan | Children's Storybook Art

A lifelong resident of Quincy, I am a graduate of QPS and Eastern Nazarene College. I also earned a degree in Interior Design at Newbury College. My artistic endeavors dance around the fine arts in jewelry making and tablescaping.  However, teaching preschoolers ignited my passion for the art of illustrated books. I was then excited to create programs where children of all ages could disassemble and reassemble story book elements and ideas to make original works. I look forward to sharing the continuous discovery of messages and moods, insight and inspiration from the vast art galleries of illustrated books.

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Dan Myers III | Figure & Portrait Sculpture

Dan is a native Kansan. He has the unique distinction of producing award winning art in three different media: drawing (charcoal & pastel), painting (oil) and sculpture (terracotta & plastilina) and has won numerous awards for his drawings, paintings and sculpture. In 2008 Dan won Best in Show at the annual Quincy ArtsFest for his sculpture. He is an excellent instructor and many of his students have won awards. Dan is a graduate of Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts and specializes in human figure drawing, painting and sculpture exclusively.

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Peter Previte | Oil Painting

I received my BFA from Massachusetts College of Art in 1997, Post Baccalaureate degree from Brandeis University in 1998 and a carpentry certificate from the North Bennet Street School in 1999. (I make all of my own picture frames.) The reason I was interested in teaching adults, teens and children together is because I believe art is a microcosm of life and therefore should be all inclusive. I'd like to facilitate learning your voice through the visual language of art. Your voice,Your expression. I was trained classically but gravitated towards the abstract expressionist genre because originally it seemed the furthest idea from my own aesthetic and sensibility. It turned into my passion as it really resonated with the voice I needed to find. I'd like to help you find your voice through the visual language of paint.

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Isabel Shamitz | Oil Painting & Drawing

Isabel’s oil painting classes at the QAA are open to all levels and explore the value of colors as well as the ability to use photography and assembled objects as visual references. Her love of Boston’s scenery is evident in the vivid colors and details of her distinctive cityscapes and portraits, capturing both image and essence in her subjects. Isabel attended the Corcoran Museum in Washington, D.C., has a B.F.A from the University of Maryland, a Certificate from the Art Institute of Boston, and has studied under Robert Cormier of the Boston Artist Guild and at the Museum of Fine Arts Extension School. We are pleased to have Isabel as a member of our faculty.

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Maureen Vezina | Oil Painting (Outdoor)

Maureen is a Copley Society of Art Artist Member and has been a juried participant in the

Boston Guild 5 of the last 6 years. She received First Place in oils for the painting,

"Duchess" and the Kelly Cobble Award, "Best Walk - Shore Walk" at this year's QAA

Artfest.  "I am delighted to have this opportunity to share what I have learned during the creation of

hundreds of plein air paintings in all seasons and weather."

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