Curriculum Director, Drawing, Art Appreciation
Rachael Baldanza has been a member of the Creative Workshop administrative team since 2004. Trained as an art historian and art educator specializing in 20th-century American art, she has long been interested in the ways in which artists build communities.
In her role as Curriculum Director, Rachael works directly with teachers to ensure that the Creative Workshop’s classes are of high quality and in line with what students want to learn.
Rachael earned an MA in museum studies and art history from Rutgers University and trained as an artist at Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute’s School of Art. As an historian, curator and writer, she has helped bring Hugh P. Botts work to view at MAG; co-curated the All Small Redux exhibit at Agnes Scott College’s Dalton Gallery in 2009; and previously taught at Nazareth College and the High Museum of Art, Atlanta. She is currently a part-time student working towards a doctorate in human development through the University of Rochester’s Warner School of Education.
As an artist, Rachael’s paper dolls won Best in Show at the Public Market’s Artist Row, 2008. She has held a residency at the Vermont Studio Center and in 2006 participated in a session on Craft and Social Conscience at Penland School of Crafts.
Pictured: TTC2, collage by Rachael Baldanza.