About the Artful Healing Instructors

Emily MunsonEmily Munson has a degree in Art Therapy from Lesley University. She teaches in the Artful Adventures program at the MFA, at Boston-area schools and organizations, and is also trained to bring art to children and families in hospital settings as part of the Artful Healing program. As a Community Arts Liaison she enjoys working closely with the West End House Boys and Girls Club in their afterschool programming. Emily has also been very involved in teaching and expanding Special Arts, a class for children and families with special needs at The Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center. In her free time she enjoys travelling, painting, and design.


Krista Langley studied Psychology and Art + Design at Northeastern University. In 2011, she attended the Burren College of Art in Ballyvaughan, Ireland, where she used interviews, photography, creative writing, and book art to explore Irish culture. She is most interested in art as a creative release of emotion, communication and healing. Krista currently instructs in the MFA’s Artful Healing program, where she is trained to do art-making projects with patients and their families in local Boston hospitals. She also helps teach in the Artful Adventures Program at the MFA. In her free time, she enjoys painting, photography and creative writing..


Jeremiah StevensonJeremiah Stevenson majored in Studio Arts at Trinity College in Connecticut, and received a Master's degree in Art Education from Massachusetts College of Art & Design in 2011. His teaching experiences have included teaching ESL classes in South Korea, spending five summers working at the Cambridge Adventure Day Camp, tutoring students at the Cambridge Hospital Adolescent Assessment Unit, and leading after-school art classes in his hometown of Cohasset, MA. He is currently trained to bring art to children and families in hospital settings as part of the Artful Healing program, works as an instructor in the Artful Adventures program at the MFA, and is the Community Arts Liaison for the United South End Settlements House. Jeremiah finds his inspiration mostly in drawing and painting.


Hilary Zelson graduated from Union College in Schenectady, NY, Magna Cum Laude, with a Bachelor's of Art and a minor in Classical Studies. She also attended an artist residenecy at the Chautauqua School of Art during the summer of 2010. Currently living in Boston, Hilary spends her time working as an artist in mixed media and photography. Her specialty is using colored glitter instead of paint. In addition to creating art and participating in art exhibitions across the county, she loves teaching and currently works as both an Artful Adventures instructor and as the Community Arts Liaison for the Charlestown Boys and Girls Club.


Pablo FriedmannPablo Friedmann obtained his Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from Escuela de Pintura, Escultura Grabado y Dibujo "La Esmeralda" in Mexico City and later received his Master's in Fine Arts in Painting from the Royal College of Art in London. For ten years Pablo worked as the Artist Facilitator in the Arts in Corrections Program at the Calipatria State Prison in California, and has taught art history at Massachusetts Community College, Cambridge College, Bunker Hill Community College, and for Boston University's Prison Education Programs. As an artist Pablo has had exhibitions in Paris, London, Mexico, and the United States. At the MFA Pablo also works as instructor in the Artful Adventures and is the Community Arts Liaison for the Roxbury Boys and Girls Club.


Sarah Arcotta received her Bachelor in Fine Arts in Art Education at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She has over seven years of experience coordinating and implementing arts curriculum in various settings including, galleries, schools, and non-profit art organizations. She is currently a gallery educator at the Bakalar & Paine Galleries where she works with local schools to promote visual literacy and awareness. Sarah is a Licensed Massachusetts Visual Arts Teacher for grades k-12 and has worked in a Boston public school. Upon graduating Sarah was awarded the Dorothy Jacobs Platt Prize in Art Education. Sarah is a practicing artist with a passion for teaching. She finds the challenges and triumphs that come with teaching exciting and rejoices in the joy that art can offer..