Instructors Q-T

I am entrepreneur from India and recently graduated from Hult International Business School. I am passionate about painting and cooking. I would love to share my skills and ideas of Indian cooking - Chicken Curry & Chicken Biryani and other Indian healthy snacks and curries.


Bryan Ramey received his BFA from Alfred University in 2008, after which he honed his craft, traveling internationally before settling in Brisbane Australia. While there he worked with the artist group Jugglers Art Space as well as landing his first solo show. He returned stateside to attend the Post Bachelorette Program at the School for the museum of Fine Arts in 2011. Over the last six years Bryan has exhibited both locally and internationally while working with musicians and authors as a freelance illustrator. He currently lives and works out of his home studio in Allston MA.


Alejandro Ramirez is a freelance writer and student in the Solstice MFA Program at Pine Manor College, where he studies Creative Nonfiction. His personal essays have appeared in Defunct Magazine and Solstice Magazine. He has also written articles and features for Spare Change News and Dig Boston. His creative writing won a 2012 Kingston Mann Award for Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship, which is awarded by a council of Boston-area professors.

Joe Ransom is a recent graduate of the University of San Francisco MFA in Writing program where he studied under the guidance of writers such as Catherine Brady, Lori Ostlund, Joshua Mohr and Susan Steinberg. He is the current Fiction Editor of Switchback, USF's online literary journal. As a Graduate Student, he led two semesters of creative writing workshops as a Teaching Assistant. He recently completed his first collection of stories

Originally hailing from the rural, rural wilderness of western Massachusetts, Jesse Rasid is a glassblower that has been in the field for fifteen years. He graduated from Mass Art in 2003 with a BFA in Sculpture-Glass. He started his company, UpperCut Glass, in 2005 shortly after his retitrement from competitve amateur boxing. He has since worked for various other glass artists as a mercenary-type glassblower for hire, and more recently designed and fabricated a hot glass shop for another successful young glass artist. Most recently he has started his own glassblowing school, NOCA Glass School, in North Cambridge where he keeps a studio. Jesse resides in a flamingo pink house in Cambridge with his girlfriend, cat, puppy dog, and garden, in a state of domestic bliss.

Monica Raymond has taught writing, public speaking, and interdisciplinary art classes at many local colleges and universities, including Harvard and the Boston Museum School, where she founded and ran a writing center. She's a prize-winning poet and playwright.

Artisan Potter and Jeweler

Ginny Remedi-Brown has been an artisan jeweler and potter all her adult life.  She brings a wide variety of expertise in many types of art expression.  She works in precious metals and gems as well as porcelain, crystal and mixed materials. She designs and fabricates custom made jewelry and has made lamps, sinks, teapots, dinnerware, clocks, candles, shelving, and displays.  She loves to fix things! 



Catherine Reurs has been a needlepoint/textile artist and designer for over 20 years and is the author of two books "In Splendid Detail: Needlepoint Art" and "Splendid Needlepoint". Her books and hand-painted needlepoint canvases are featured on her website.


Artist/Wellness Coach 

Heidi Reynolds is an artist and wellness coach in the Boston area. She received her MFA from the SMFA and is the owner of Re-create, a wellness and creativity coaching business. She believes that creativity is alive in all of us and that making space for personal expression leads to greater health, fulfillment, and connection.

Anthony Riccardi is a local artist who has graduated from Mass College of Art, where his concentration of study was in painting. His studio is located in Cambridge, where he paints in many mediums, including watercolors, oils, and acrylics. He has exhibited widely in the Boston area.

Sheila Rice, a native of Boston and a lifelong maker of art, is a nonobjective artist who has a talent called synesthesia; she sees colors when she hears sounds.  Rice believes her art making is a journey of self-discovery made visible in her acrylic stain and gestural paintings rooted in her passion for drawing and reflecting her synesthesia. Additionally, she is a watercolorist and an experimental printmaker.  Rice studied with American Impressionists (Aldro Hibbard, John Chetcuti, John Buckley) in Rockport, MA, as a child, continued painting at Harvard where she earned her undergraduate degree, and completed her training at the Boston Museum School.

Susan Rice teaches drawing, cartooning and mixed media to children and adults in various art centers and schools in the Boston area. She has a BFA from RiSD, and has been a member of the Blacksmith House Printmakers since 2007.

Elizabeth Rich received her Masters of Liberal Arts Degree in History of Art and Architecture from Harvard University in November 2009.  Her master’s thesis focused on Moise da Castellazzo, a Jewish artist who lived in Venice during the Venetian Renaissance.  She continues to research this topic by visiting the State Archives of Venice (Archivio di Stato di Venezia) as well as attend lectures and workshops. During the day, Elizabeth is the Assistant Director of Faculty and Staff Services in the Harvard Benefits office.  She joined the department in January 2006 and has 16 years of experience working in an academic environment. Elizabeth loves to travel, especially to Venice where she visits at least once a year.  

Jeremy Richman is a graduate of Brown University (B.S. Computer Science, 1983), on his second career as a real estate agent since 1982. He has written a booklet for home buyers called "The Massachusetts Home Buyer's Companion" available on Amazon via He has been teaching classes for home buyers and home sellers since 2004. He is the Executive Director of Boys to Men New England, a mentoring network for teenage boys. He has recently begun teaching classes on better communication skills and for people considering becoming real estate agents.


Natasha Roule is a specialist in French baroque opera and musical manuscripts culture. As a Ph.D. candidate in historical musicology at Harvard University, she is finishing her dissertation on the reception of the operas of Jean-Baptiste Lully in the ancien régime French provinces and in modern-day Europe and North America. The recipient of numerous academic awards, including the American Graduate Fellowship and the Anne Louise Barrett Fellowship for musicology, Natasha is active in the sector of museum education. Natasha has directed numerous workshops along the East Coast on medieval, Renaissance, and baroque musical cultures, notation practices, and performance styles. She is currently the Co-Artistic Director of Les Enfants d’Orphée, an ensemble devoted to French baroque vocal music and music education outreach.

I am a molecular biologist with 7 years of cardiovascular research experience. I hold a B.S. in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and a M.S. in Regulatory Affairs. Three years ago I decided to take control of my health and dove into a fitness lifestyle that has transformed me. Since becoming consistent with and passionate about living a healthy lifestyle, I have become a wellness coach, a certified Advanced Nutrition Advisor, and a fitness instructor. I am certified to teach the Insanity fitness class format, which focuses on max interval training techniques.

My “Sangre Andaluza" comes from San Fernando (Cádiz) and my passion about flamenco, started when I was a child with Cocha Baras.

I studied Spanish Dance and Flamenco in the Professional Conservatory of Dance in Madrid. I had the opportunity to attend to some Dance Workshops with the most important Artists in the World like Antonio Najarro or Aida Gómez. I participated in some performances in “La Resad Theater”.

I had different performances in Spain during this period, working in different dance events, in some TV Shows, and also managing my own Beneficent Dance Events.

Currently, I am still learning from the best in Amor de Dios with Sara Martín and having some performances with the Sara Martin Flamenco Company.

I am passionate about Spanish Dance and Flamenco and I really want to spread it all over the world and because of that, I decided to move to Boston.

Vinicius de Aguiar Sanchez (b. 1987, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) is a multidisciplinary artist based in Boston. Crossing media such as printmaking, animation and sound, Vinicius creates short animated films that explore mythology. Focusing in folklore traditions, botany, and literature, he creates narrative imagery using woodcut, screenprint, and etching. He attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (B.F.A 2011), and the Studio Arts Center International (Post Baccalaureate 2012).

Laurie Savage received a BFA in metalsmithing from MassArt in 1998. She has taught the jewelry program at CCAE since 1999 and metalsmithing workshops at the DeCordova Museum School since 2005. Her work is included in numerous private collections nationally and internationally, and is available by commission. She maintains a studio in the Distillery Building in South Boston.

Award winning composer Paul Sayed writes in a variety of musical styles ranging from the avant-garde to Latin-infused chamber music and electronic atmospheres.  As a composer, Paul has received premieres of his works by top tier musicians such as Alan Black, principal cellist of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra.  In 2012, Paul collaborated with poet Mary Bonina to write his song cycle Grace in the Wind. With Grace in the Wind, Paul has given presentations on the process behind writing art song at the Conservatory Lab Charter School in Brighton, MA and Davidson College in Davidson, NC.  In 2014, Boston-area pianist Daniel Padgett recorded Paul’s Seven Morsels in the Form of a Persimmon which is available worldwide through iTunes, Amazon, and Spotify. 

In order to fund his academic and musical pursuits, Paul began bartending in 2006.  As a bartender, Paul enjoys mixing complex cocktails that blend unique flavor profiles.  Paul has tended bar in places with different cocktail cultures such as Northern New Jersey, North Carolina, and New York City and collected a wealth of experience and recipes.  When not working behind the bar, Paul usually orders whiskey based cocktails and enjoys variations on the old-fashioned. 

Instagram: @paulksayed