Here are brief biographies of our talented artist instructors:
Jeff Ellse –Portrait Painting
Jeff Ellse's current work ranges from photorealism to exploratory abstraction. He shows his work in local, national, and international contexts. Ellse has been featured in the Boston Globe, Boston Phoenix, and Artscope magazine. He received his MFA from The Art Institute of Boston in 2009 and BFA in 2004.
Angela Kelly – Drawing Techniques
Angela Kelly is a Boston-based artist. She gravitates towards painting, printmaking, ceramics, and fiber arts. Kelly has an affinity for color and mark-making. She sees value in everyday objects as well as “fine art” objects, not really caring about the distinction. Kelly has had numerous exhibitions at galleries including Galatea Fine Art, the Aurora in Worcester, and more. She will be included in an exhibition at the Fitchburg Art Museum in the summer of 2019.
Brian Sage – Landscape Painting
Boston-based artist Brian Sage earned a Masters in Visual Art from Lesley University in Cambridge and is a member of the Copley Society of Art. As an outdoorsman, environmentalist and artist, Sage has spent the last two decades exploring the landscape both by foot and through his paintings, observing the nuances of its beauty, and honing his skills and techniques to produce beautiful works of art. His work is represented in galleries throughout the United States.
Jessica Wilson – Vinyasa Yoga
Jessica Wilson is a Boston-based yoga teacher and artist. She has been practicing yoga for five years and completed her 200-hour teacher training at the Lakshmi Rising School of Yoga in Costa Rica in 2018. Jessica loves to create flowing lines and exhibit mindful expression both in her yoga practice and her artwork. She believes that yoga is an experience to strengthen the connection between mind, body, and soul, and it is by intentionally moving the body and quieting the mind that we are able to more deeply connect with ourselves, inspire creativity, and cultivate joy.