Alexandra Cohen received her Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology with a focus in Archaeology from the University of Oregon and a Master in Education from Wheelock College in Boston. During her undergraduate work she assisted with archaeological digs and served as a museum educator at the University of Oregon’s Museum of Natural History. Alexandra taught children with special needs for four years and is currently working at the MFA as an instructor in the Artful Adventures and Artful Healing programs.
Dana DiNatale received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Art Education with a focus in Community Art Education from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She also has a Massachusetts Visual Arts Teacher’s License for grades K-12. Dana has worked in community based art centers, schools, and hospitals in the Boston area. She has training in early childhood education, special issues and art, art and literacy, as well as the arts in healing. As a visual artist Dana works in mixed media: painting, collage, and printmaking, and she also has a passion for photography. Dana is currently working as an instructor in the Artful Adventures, Artful Healing, and Gallery Learning programs at the MFA.
Molly Atryzek is an artist with a passion for sharing her love of creating with others. She attended Massachusetts College of Art and Design where she obtained her BFA in Illustration and her Master’s of Arts in Teaching. Molly has experience in teaching visual arts to a variety of ages from toddlers to teens, in a variety of settings. In her own art practice, Molly works in paint, collage, and embroidery. She currently teaches at Brookline Arts Center, a non-profit visual arts school. At the MFA, Molly is an instructor for the Artful Healing Program.
Pablo 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. Pablo is currently the Art Director at the Roxbury/Yawkey Boys and Girls Club in Boston in addition to working as an instructor in the Artful Adventures program at the MFA.
Robin DeSantis is a teaching artist and community arts enthusiast. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Hispanic Studies, Studio Art, and Philosophy from Boston College. As a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Dominican Republic, Robin taught visual arts and dance to at-risk youth and supervised a cooperative of female artisans. She is an advocate of art education for cross-cultural communication and social change. Robin also works for Big Sister Association of Greater Boston where she provides case management support to matches of girls and women mentors. At the MFA, she is currently working as the Artful Healing Coordinator and occasionally teaches Artful Healing and Artful Adventures programs.