About the Studio Art Class Instructors

Erin Bisceglia received her BA from Brandeis University and her MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in affiliation with Tufts University, Medford.


Paula Pitman Brown has taught teens and adults painting, drawing, and sculpture for 36 years at schools and institutions such as Chelmsford High School, Waltham Public Schools, deCordova Art Museum School, and the Multicultural Art Camp. Brown graduated with distinction from Massachusetts College of Art, with a BFA in Painting and Art History, and also received the Massachusetts Teacher Certification for grades K–12 from Suffolk University and Boston State College. She is consistently creating her artwork of storytelling allegories that are inspired from personal ideas and art history. She has shown her work mostly around the New England area.


Isabel Cole is an educator and artist living in Salem, MA. She received her BA from Boston College where she studied studio art and educational psychology. With a focus on painting and drawing, Isabel creates comical scenes that reflect everyday life. Her previous work experience at the McMullen Art Museum at Boston College and deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum have exposed her to the important role museums play as cultural sites for the communities they serve. Isabel currently works at the Museum of Fine Arts as a Studio Art Instructor and the Community Arts Liaison with the Yawkey Boys and Girls Club of Roxbury and the Berkshire Partners Boys & Girls Club.


Katie Forsyth is a Boston native and graduate of Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She is currently pursuing her Masters of Arts in Teaching from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts and has worked within the MFA’s Studio Art Classes since 2016, having served as an intern, assistant teacher, and now as lead teacher.


Eda French holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Born and raised in Portland, Maine, Eda comes from a family of artists; her mother an illustrator and her father a photographer. Eda began working with the Museum of Fine Arts Studio Arts as an intern, became a class assistant, and now has transitioned into a lead teacher. Outside of teaching for the MFA, Eda is a practicing illustrator creating colorful and vibrant work in both traditional and digital mediums.


Sarah Goldsmith is an art educator and multimedia artist based in the greater Boston area. Her works include performance, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, and installation. She holds a BFA in Studio Art from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and an MAT degree from Tufts University. Sarah has experience teaching art to a range of ages and loves to share her passion and knowledge with her students.


Yoahn Han is a visual Artist (painter), from the Republic of Korea. He currently resides in Boston, Massachusetts where he received his MFA 2D at Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MASS ART). He obtained a Bachelors of Fine Art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). YoAhn’s work has been shown internationally in the United States, South Korea, and the Netherlands. Recent solo shows include “My Princess, Bari” at ART MORA Gallery in New York and “Dreaming Universe” at the Institute of Russian Healing Arts in Boston. His work has also been exhibited at several group shows including Seventh Juried Exhibition at Prince Street Gallery in New York and ART BLOSSM Exhibition at ART MORA NJ. Besides shows, YoAhn had illustrated a Children’s book, “King Leon in Lybeth” and “Science of Psychic Defense” He is currently teaching at MassArt and MFA, Boston. He was born in Seoul Special City and raised in the city of ChunCheon, Gang-Won province in South Korea.


Justin Life is a Boston based artist and educator. He received an MFA from Tufts University/School of the Museum of Fine Arts (‘07) and a BFA in painting from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (‘02); he also studied at the Winchester School of Art at Southampton University in England (‘02). He shows locally and nationally, most recently at the University of North Carolina’s Drawing Discourse Exhibition (’17). Life is a part time professor at Tufts University and a teacher at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston.


Caitlin Mavilia has her BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design and a Masters of Art in Teaching from School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University. Since 2015, she has worked with the MFA Studio Art Classes in a variety of capacities, including as an intern, assistant teacher, summer assistant, and now lead teacher, covering a wide range of ages and media.


Karl Stephan is an artist, educator, curator and consultant. He teaches teens and adults in his Cambridge studio, at the Museum of Fine Arts and at the university level. He has a BFA in Painting and Printmaking from Guilford College and a Masters in Art Education from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts. His work has been shown and collected on five continents.


Gianna Stewart is Boston-based artist with a passion for public art. She has created sculpture for the 2019 Underwater Museum of Art in the Gulf of Mexico. Her Iceberg, floated in the Fort Point Channel in Boston. She has also created site-specific temporary works for the Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, MA, 8Nights8Windows in downtown Boston, ReCreation on the Boston Harbor Islands, and “The Local” commission on the Rose Kennedy Greenway, and a Bonnaroo skylight at the Nashville International Airport. She received her MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/ Tufts University.