Our Instructors

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 2013-2016 | 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 Gallery

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, printmaker, 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 warded 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.