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Faculty and Staff

The full faculty and staff at Snow Farm Summer live on campus with the students, providing instruction, supervision, mentorship, and a lot of laughs.  From schedules to med call, they sweat the small stuff so the young artists don't have to.

Brian Brown (right) is the Director.  He has worked in various capacities at the New England Craft Program since 1994 and served as the director of Snow Farm Summer for nine years. A veteran high school social studies teacher in the off-season, Brian is active in the performing arts and in coaching high school and youth sports. Young people find it easy to talk with Brian; parents appreciate that he is responsive and responsible.  

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Anthony Weber is also a high school teacher and has been the assistant director at Snow Farm Summer for six years. He brings a sense of humor and deep caring about the students to his role.

Avia Ferrende rounds out the administrative squad serving as the Student Life Coordinator.  Avia is returning this year for her second summer. A recent graduate of the University of Massachusetts, she aspires be a high school teacher. At Snow Farm Summer, she's in charge of FUN!

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2019 Summer Faculty

Our instructors are accomplished artists who come from all around the United States. Each studio of nine students is staffed with two instructors who have an MFA or equivalent experience in their medium. Snow Farm hires instructors who are creative, fun, intelligent, hard working, and well-rounded. Instructors live at Snow Farm during the summer and interact with students both in and out of the studio. Together, they form a strong community of role models who positively impact the lives of young people. We are delighted to introduce the following faculty for the summer of 2019:

Veteran instructors Kristin Imre and Spencer Kirk Jackson will be joined by John Landsman in Glassblowing.

In the Painting & Drawing studio, we welcome Slater Sousley who is an alumnus of the Snow Farm Summer High School Program and a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He'll be teaching the full summer with Fia Sutton joining him Session 1 and Sonja Holmberg on board for Session 2.

In Ceramics, Annette Gates is returning for her second summer and will be joined by Laura Foster.

Angie McHale and Alex Cincotta will back for a second summer in Flameworking.

The Metalsmithing Studio will be humming this summer with Lydia Martin and Talya Kantro


Last but not least, Beca Acosta will be back for her 7th (maybe 8th or 9th) summer inspiring young makers of metal sculpture and Thomas Brown returns to Snow Farm after many years away.