Our East Coast Team
Susan Lynn Smith
Susan holds a BFA in Photography & Imaging from New York University and a MFA in Photography from the San Francisco Art Institute. She has taught with Putney Student Travel’s Excel programs, Academy of Art University, and Good For Kids Foundation, for which she also served as program manager. Since 2008, Susan has been part staff at The Oxbow School in Napa, CA, where she first served as a photography instructor for Oxbow Summer Art Camp. She then began to direct the summer program in 2011. Her work has been exhibited at the Visual Studies Workshop, Gulf and Western Gallery, The School at the International Center of Photography, Cantor Film Center, Fort Mason Center, Root Division, San Francisco City Hall, MarinMOCA, Cordon | Potts Gallery, Garrison Art Center, Diego Rivera Gallery, Book & Job Gallery, RayKo Photo Center, Inclusions Gallery, The Bascom, Berkeley Art Center, Upstream Gallery, and the SE Center for Photography. She has participated in artist residencies at Penland School of Craft, the Hambidge Center, and at Vyt – Art Students League of NY, The Rensing Center, The Lillian E. Smith Center, and VCCA.
Lauren received her BFA in Studio Art, a BIA in Interior Architecture and an MAT in Art & Design Education from Rhode Island School of Design. She has taught art to students ranging from Kindergarten to 12th grade and worked with community-based art programs for the past 10 years. Lauren is currently teaching high school students in Rhode Island and manages her own graphic design business. In her personal art practice, she enjoys working with clay and mixed media.
Hana is an actor, teacher, and lifelong artist. She holds a B.A. in Spanish & Portuguese and Latin American Studies from Smith College. She received acting training at The Stella Adler Studio, American Conservatory Theater, and Shakespeare & Company, before becoming a co-founder of the Berkshire-based comedy improv troupe The Whitdiots. Hana has experience teaching students of all ages, with a recent focus on grades 3-6, and always enjoys exploring the interplay between language study and visual art.
Katherine has been involved in educating youth as a swim instructor since 2010 and began working with Green Art Workshop in 2016. Her main creative interests are in making collage-style recycled art and portrait photography. She loves teaching kids new things and watching them explore their own creativity. Katherine currently attends the University of Massachusetts Lowell, where she is studying Psychology with a concentration in Public Health.