Rachael Baldanza

Curriculum Supervisor, Drawing, Art Appreciation

Rachael Baldanza has been a member of the Creative Workshop administrative team since 2004. She works closely with teaching artists, teacher’s assistants, interns, and volunteers to continue to grow the offerings of the Creative Workshop. As a team, the administration of the CW is committed to making art learning more available, accessible, and enjoyable.

In her role as Curriculum Supervisor, Rachael collaborates 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. Rachael also studied at the Warner School of the University of Rochester, completing a Master’s Degree in Human Development with a focus on volunteering, program evaluation, and collaboration in museums and non-profit arts organizations. She previously taught at Nazareth College and the High Museum of Art, Atlanta.

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. For her, drawing is discovery and joy.