Artful Adventures Instructors

Abby McBride holds a master's degree in Education from Lesley University. A certified art and elementary teacher, Abby is the mother of a young child and loves creating interpretive lessons for children. Abby served for several years as the Manager of Family Programs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. At the MFA she designed curriculum and programs for children and families based on the Museum's extensive collection, and currently writes the family labels for special exhibitions. Abby is also an experienced painter who specializes in portrait painting.

Ashley E. Dotson received a BA from Dartmouth College. Since graduating, Ashley has worked as a studio instructor at Dartmouth and at an independent school in Massachusetts. Ashley has experience working in both museum and school settings. Inspired by artists such as Alma Thomas and Mark Bradford, Ashley's artwork focuses primarily on the use of color and mixed media materials to tell stories about life and lived experience. Ashley also has a background in theatric and architectural design, having designed the lights and sets for several stage plays and musicals. Ashley is currently pursuing a Master of Architecture degree at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

Emily Auchincloss is an artist and art educator living and working in Boston, MA, and was born in New York, NY. She received her MFA and a Master’s in Art History from Pratt Institute. Auchincloss’s paintings and weavings have been exhibited nationally and internationally. Her work is included in the exhibition A Wild Note of Longing -on Albert Pinkham Ryder and his influence at the New Bedford Whaling Museum. Recent exhibitions include a two person show, Anima Mundi, at Kate Oh Gallery in New York; The Idiosyncratic Pencil at Elizabeth Stone Harper Gallery, South Carolina; The Pratt Juried Alumni Exhibition; Lost Cat at the Cape Cod Museum of Art; and Pulp Painting at Studio Apothiki, Cypress.

Liam Jones is a public historian who grew up in central Massachusetts and the White Mountains of New Hampshire. He graduated from Salem State University with a Master's in History, has nearly 10 years experience as a stone mason, and has worked in a variety of settings within the field of education and public history. He is passionate about reaching, engaging, and educating the public in art, history, and often has a fun fact to share.

Molly Lamb holds an MFA in Photography from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and a BA in American Studies from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Her work has been exhibited nationally, most recently at the Griffin Museum of Photography, the Danforth Art Museum, the Center for Photography at Woodstock, the Houston Center for Photography, and the Annenberg Space for Photography. She currently teaches photography at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and at Simmons College. At the Museum of Fine Arts she works as an instructor in the Artful Adventures program and as the Community Arts Initiative Liaison for the Charlestown Boys & Girls Club.