Georgia Renfroe

Subjects taught at EAC: 
Drawing, painting, pastel, sculpture (except clay), glass fusing, fashion design, printmaking and collage.
Artist's Statement: 
I prefer to make my sculpture from "found" metal because each piece already has a story in it. As an artist, I "read" these stories, combine pieces and fashion them into sculpture that others can "read" as well. For the last eight years I have been making art that celebrates women because I believe it is important for all of us to see images of women that are positive, powerful and divine.
Approach to teaching: 
I teach art because it improves one's ability to innovate or solve problems and because it improves self-esteem- mine and my students'. Mostly, I teach art because I enjoy it and I want my students to know how fun it is too!
Training and Distinctions: 
I have a BFA from Univ. of Colorado and an MA in French Language and Literature from Middlebury College Language Schools. I received a tuition grant from the SMFA in Boston in 1985. I have studio credits from The SMFA , and MassArt, Boston, MA, in drawing, painting, sculpture, metalsmithing. I used to teach Continuing Ed at Northern Essex Community College, (drawing, pastel, French conversation). I also taught art at Phoenix Academy in Lawrence, MA. I currently teach a variety of art classes at the Punchard Center, in Andover, MA and grades 1-4 art, with the 21st Century Community Child Care Program.