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.
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. At the MFA Pablo also works as instructor in the Artful Adventures program and is the Community Arts Liaison for the Roxbury Boys and Girls Club.
Robin DeSantis is a teaching artist and community arts enthusiast. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Hispanic Studies and Studio Art from Boston College. As a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Dominican Republic, Robin mobilized at-risk communities through visual arts and dance, designing and managing the production of collaborative murals and pioneering a national creative arts initiative. She believes in the power of the arts to unify people of varying cultures and experiences. Robin also works for the Big Sister Association where she supports matches of adolescent girls with women mentors, while promoting expressive arts as a vehicle for youth development. At the MFA, she is currently an instructor for both the Artful Healing and Artful Adventures programs.
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.