As a graduate of New England School of Art, Glenn Davis had the benefit of classes in commercial and fine art. He has worked as a fine artist and commercial illustrator since graduating. Today, he is working on a children's book and producing watercolor landscapes.
Carmela Goguen Fratus has a BFA in Applied Design with an emphasis in ceramics, from San Diego State University. She has been a summer ceramics instructor at the Summer Fenn Day Camp in Concord among many others, and she has taught sculpting and wheelwork to adults and children at several programs in California before coming here to manage Munroe’s ceramics program.
Jessica Going received her BA in Theatre and Performance from SUNY Purchase in 2014. Since then, she has taught theatre and dance with Wellesley Theatre Project, Winchester’s Kidstock Creative Theatre, Spotlight Productions, and the Medford Public Schools. She has also worked as a stage manager and young actor coordinator for the Longwood Players, Two Roads Performance Projects, Touch Performance Art, and Speakeasy Stage Company.
Carolyn Kingston is a singer and voice teacher who has been fascinated with mobiles since high school. She studied with mobile artist Vladimir Barzukov, and has since offered workshops for adults and teens.
Elizabeth Melnyczuk has a BFA in Printmaking from SUNY at New Paltz, and completed a Printer Training Program at Tamarind Institute at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. She taught her Saturday Papermaking workshop for children in Dieu Donné, New York.
Jason Miller is a graduate of Goddard College who has taught a diverse collection of art classes for ArtSpan that include drama, acapella singing, and comic book illustration. Jason trains in mixed martial arts, and is Sports Director for a camp in Andover.
For many years, Shira Moss was Visual and Performing Arts Teacher and Director at Cohen Hillel Academy in Marblehead. She has been a professional musician and percussionist since 2010. Shira's academic background includes a BFA from Philadelphia College of Art.
Becca Newhouse currently works as an assistant director with the Lextended Day Program. She has a Masters of Fine Arts degree from Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and a BA in Studio Art from the College of Wooster. At Meadowbrook Summer Camp in Weston, Rebecca was the Ceramic Specialist for two years, where she taught children ages 6-13.
Emily Passman exhibits her work regionally and is a member of the Lexington Arts Council. She studied fine arts at the University of Oregon and holds a masters degree in education from Boston University.
Yumio Saneyoshi is the founder and head instructor for Penguin Coding School, a Lexington after-school enrichment program teaching the joys of computer programming to elementary, middle and high school students. He has a PhD in Business Economics from Harvard University, and worked for Google, Yahoo!, and other tech firms.
Anastasia Semash is a freelance artist and graphic designed who was trained at St. Petersburg State University. She presently teaches at the Arlington Community Education Program and at the Russian Center for Languages and Arts.
After a career in visual development for educational publishing, Laurel Smith now paints and teaches. She has organized and led ArtSpan's Life Drawing group, and is focused on working with teen artists at Munroe. She has a BFA from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, teaches and studies locally, and has artwork in private collections.
Joanne Stowell is primarily a painter, with experience in drawing, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking and installation art. Joanne has an MFA in Visual Arts from Lesley University College of Art & Design in Cambridge, MA, and she lives and works out of her home in Ashburnham, MA. She has had artwork in several exhibitions both local and nationwide.
Kristen Fumarola, Director of Art Education
Address: 1403 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA 02420
Office Hours: Monday through Friday 9:30am to 4:30pm
Board of Directors
ArtSpan and Munroe Center for the Arts are managed by Lexington
Friends of the Arts, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
Board of Directors:
Greig Greenwald, Co-Chair
Cameron Purdy, Co-Chair
Kyle York, Treasurer