Art Faculty


Polly Anderson– Art. With a BFA and a Masters in Art Education, Polly Anderson taught art in the Mohawk Trail Regional School District for 35 years. Polly teaches a wide range of media from drawing to sculpting. She stresses the attainment of technique as the means by which the student can manifest their creativity.

Becky at Sandys'Becky Clark – Visual Arts.  Born in Lima, Peru, Becky has a studio at her family’s orchard, Clarkdale, in Deerfield, Massachusetts. She has shown her work throughout the Northeast, and has taught all ages. When Becky is not working in her studio or teaching, she loves to walk and to be outside, and helps on the farm during the harvest season. Her mission as an instructor is to have every artist meet their personal goals.


Tina Clark – Art. Current elementary art teacher in Greenfield Public Schools, Greenfield MA.

Steve Murphy – author of over 100 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic book and cartoon scripts, and the critically acclaimed Puma Blues.

Astrid SheckelsAstrid Sheckels – Visual Arts – A.S. in Fine Art from Greenfield Community College Astrid is a painter and an award winning book illustrator who works primarily in oils and watercolor. She has been painting landscapes, still life, portraits, and illustrating children’s picture books professionally since 2006. People, animals, places, lighting, and color all inspire her, plus a good dose of imagination! With subject matter that ranges from pastoral landscapes to garden-tending rabbits, Astrid’s style is a mix of classic realism and whimsy.

Rhonda (3)Rhonda Wainshilbaum – Visual Arts. B.F.A. and graduate studies, University of Massachusetts. Rhonda Wainshilbaum has thirty years of experience teaching art in local schools and camps. She also makes decorative and functional pottery, and enjoys passing on her love of art to kids.