Our Teaching Artists
After graduating from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts with a BFA, Claire worked commercially for several years as an illustrator and assistant to restaurant and graphic designers. Later moving to Little Compton to raise a family, she freelanced and began painting again. For the last 15 years she has been exhibiting, selling, winning awards, and doing commissioned work throughout New England. These accomplishments have inspired her to share her creative talent and knowledge and “coach” or guide others in their desire to create. This has been accomplished through demonstrations, workshops, and as a substitute art teacher. She has held after-school enrichment classes for grade school children and “coached” weekly art classes for adults. She has run summer-long programs for children consisting of basic two dimensional design, drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture. “I find teaching others inspires my own work. My reward is catching a glimpse of the student’s face, adult or child when the “light bulb” has been lit or when I’ve been given an acknowledging smile.”
Sue Kent is a Freelance Illustrator, Product Designer, & Art Instructor based in Tiverton, RI. She hold a BA in Graphic Design with a concentration in Painting. Her professional experience includes Staff Artist positions at Paramount Greeting Cards, Hasbro Toys, School House Candy, and Fetco Home Decor. She has been teaching art to kids privately, as well as in after-school programs in Tiverton, Little Compton, & Westport, for the past 15 years – always encouraging creativity within the child! Sue is an avid runner and in her spare time you will find her running all over the town!
I am a Designer and Illustrator settled in beautiful Tiverton, RI. Being surrounded by nature inspires my many floral designs that are cheerful and colorful creations. I work mostly in watercolors, the earthy pigments glow and reflect the natural subjects that inspire me most. I also enjoy the flexibility that digital design offers. Photoshop helps me to create patterns that repeat with precision and care. I love to create fun and colorful designs for my Spoonflower shop under the designer name of BeeBumble. I began my career as a textile designer/stylist at a local fabric company, designing fabrics for Quilting and crafts. Most recently I can be found home with my three children, building my freelance work and happily creating in my studio.