Teaching Artists

The Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Museum School at PAAM is committed to year-round programming, taking advantage of the talented artist-teachers who live here and students who are excited to learn from them. These working artists are here to share their excitement, skill, knowledge, and contagious love of creating.

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Donald Beal and Rob Dutoit

Don and Rob met in New York in the 80’s, while attending the graduate program at Parsons School of Design. They both did post graduate work (with many other artists) at the celebrated fruit stand …

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Maura Coughlin

Maura Coughlin (PhD, NYU 2001) is an Art Historian who teaches courses in Art History, Visual Studies and the Environmental Humanities. Her recent research concerns French Atlantic visual culture, coastal ecology, the rise of marine …

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Lisa Palladino

Palladino founded The Drawing Room in 2020. After teaching art for 7 years in San Francisco, she pursued a PhD in Clinical Psychology, combining art and therapy in private practice. After moving to Ojai, CA …

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Susan Overstreet

Susan Overstreet’s creative process of weaving vibrant colors with a staccato technique of palette knife and brushwork captures a visual tapestry between abstract imagery and representation. Overstreet’s bold expressive style is driven by unique natural elements …

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Hannah Capra and Maeve Noone-Price

Hannah Capra has have been involved with the youth programs at PAAM since age 12. As she aged through the programs, she began mentoring at 16 and fostering a love for teaching. Capra was an art …

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Grace Emmet

Grace Emmet is a studio designer, freelance illustrator, and a teaching artist. She earned her BFA in Illustration at Massachusetts College of Art and Design and now works designing home decor products at a company …

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India Clark

India Clark is a Life Path Mentor for creative souls and the Founder of the Wayfinder Institute, created to unlock the power of art observation and mindfulness to spark personal growth and wellbeing. She holds …

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Hannah Capra

Hannah Capra has have been involved with the youth programs at PAAM since age 12. As she aged through the programs, she began mentoring at 16 and fostering a love for teaching. Capra was an art …

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Elizabeth Bradfield

Elizabeth Bradfield is the author of Toward Antarctica, Once Removed, Approaching Ice, and Interpretive Work as well as Theorem, a collaboration with artist Antonia Contro. Her work has been published in The New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, Kenyon Review, and her honors include …

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Lise Motherwell

Lise Motherwell, PhD, PsyD is a retired licensed psychologist and President of the Board of PAAM.  Prior to becoming a clinician, she earned a PhD in Learning and Epistemology from MIT’s Media Lab where she …

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