Our Instructors

Scott Lapham | Instructor 2016 | Summer Studio

Scott graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1990 with a BFA in photography. As an artist his primary mediums are photography and sculpture. His work is in the collections of the The Museum of the Rhode Island School of Design, Fidelity Investments Corporate Collection and Blue Cross Blue Shield of RI. He is also a teacher and free lance photographer. His work with the art center AS220 started in 1995 with the co-founding of the AS220 Community Darkroom. In 2001 he founded Photographic Memory, a youth photography program teaching photography and mentoring under-served youth in the Rhode Island Training School, Group Homes and the wider youth community.

Christine Enos | Instructor 2015-2016 | Portfolio

Christine is a designer specializing in furniture design who holds a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) from RISD, an MFA in Furniture Design from San Diego State University and a BFA in Furniture Design from SUNY Purchase. She has extensive college teaching experience, holding positions at RISD, Indiana & Purdue University at Indianapolis, and at the Oregon College of Art & Craft. Christine currently teaches at Hopkinton High School in Hopkinton, Massachusetts where she is a specialist art & design teacher.

Clara Lieu | Instructor 2013- present | Senior Portfolio

Clara is a professor, writer and visual artist. She is a blogger for the Huffington Post, where she writes an advice column for visual artists called "Ask the Professor."  Her first book "Learn, Create, and Teach : A guide to Building a Creative Life" was published in 20013. Clara currently teaches at the RISD in the Department of Illustration; she has additionally taught in Foundations and Printmaking. In addition to her teaching at RISD, Clara has taught at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Wellesley College and Lesley University College of Art and Design. Clara was for four years Director of the Jewett Art GalleryJ

Jonathan Chamberlain | Instructor 2015-2016 | POD-in-Schools & Summer Studio

Jonathan is a photographer who explores community-based participatory practices. His graduate studies were completed in RISD's Department of Teaching + Learning in Art + Design and he was in 2016 awarded his Master of Arts (MA) in Art + Design Education.

Alyson Maderson-Quinlog | Instructor 2015-2016 | POD-in-Schools

Aly is a multi-media artist who is especially interested in expanding the use of cyanotype in bookmaking. and particularly zines.  Her graduate studies were completed in RISD's Department of Teaching + Learning in Art + Designand was in 2016 awarded her Master of Arts (MA) in Art + Design Education program.

Munir Mohammed | Instructor 2013 - Present | Muralist-in-Residence & Summer Studio

Munir is an accomplished artist and muralist who maintains a strong community-based practice. A natural teacher and mentor he has been teaching since the 1970s, when he graduated from the Ghanatta College of Art and Design in his native country of Ghana, West Africa. Munir has taught at the University of Rhode Island and Rhode Island College; and while at URI he earned the Dean's 2013 Distinguished Achievement Award. Munir has for the last three-years been POD's muralist-in-residence at the William M. Davies Jr. Career & Technical High School , where he in collaboration with small groups of Davies' teens have produced three wonderful murals during each of his year-long residences at the school.

Robin Wiseman | Instructor 2014-2015 | Senior Portfolio

Robin has taught at RISD, Rhode Island College and Brandeis University. In addition to teaching in RISD's Division of Continuing Education, Robin Teaches at the Massachusetts College of Art & Design. His work appears in galleries throughout New England.                                                              

Masha Ryskin | Instructor, 2012-2013 | Senior Portfolio

Masha is a Russian-born painter, print-maker, and installation artist. Her work has been exhibited locally, nationally and internationally, and has been reviewed in a number of periodicals including The New York Times. She has been awarded fellowships and residencies in the United States, Europe, Indonesia, and Costa Rica. Ryskin is also the recipient of numerous grants and wards, including a Fulbright Fellowship to Oslo, Norway.

 Jane Masters | Instructor | Portfolio

Jane has taught at Rhode Island School of Design, Brown University, and Connecticut College.  Her works in drawing, print-making, metal and installation collapse the distinction between the fine and decorative arts and investigate the integration of systems, text and materials. She has shown at the Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College, the Fabric Workshop and Museum, the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park and the Williams College Museum of Art.

Johnny Adimando | Instructor, 2014 | Senior Portfolio

Johnny is currently part-time faculty in the Printmaking Department at RISD and is an adjunct faculty at Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, MA. In 2003, he received the Temple University prize to study in Rome, Italy. Additional residency and scholarship awards include a two-year residency and graduate fellowship grant at Bucknell University, the Frogman's Print and Paper Workshop scholarship, and a graduate study grant from RISD.  

Jo Sittenfeld, Instructor, 2014 | Artist Residency

Jo is a filmmaker and photographer from Cincinnati, Ohio. She graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University in 2002 and earned an MFA in Photography from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2008. Jo is a faculty member in RISD's Department of Photography. She is currently working on a documentary film project about families raising children on the autism spectrum.

Emma Hogarth, Instructor | Artist Residency

Emma is a Critic in the Division of Foundation Studies at Rhode Island School of Design, where she also teaches drawing in the Summer Pre-College program. She completed a BVA with First Class Honors at Sydney College of the Arts, and an MFA in Digital+Media at RISD. Drawing on a multidisciplinary background in painting, dance and digital media, Emma’s practice involves performance, drawing, video and installation work, often combining mediums to explore relationships between "old" and "new" media, performance, documentation, time and the image.