Marty is a long time instructor of glass art and watercolor at the College of Marin and was honored as the 2006 Teacher of the Year. She is the first recipient of the Youth in Arts’ Pamela Levine Arts Education Leadership Award. Marty studied Expressive Arts Therapy at John F. Kennedy University, and is certified in Art Therapy. She has worked with young people in recovery from substance abuse since 1987. Marty works in glass bead making, advanced lampworked glass bead making. She studied traditional stained glass, dalle glass, sculpure, acid etching, painting on glass with Roger Darricarrere, in Chartres, France. Marty apprenticed for many years with Judy Raffael (North) in the design and creation of stained glass panels, painting on glass, sand blasting and kiln work. Marty has also worked with students at several Marin elementary schools to create stained glass “murals” for their schools.
Marty offers students a unique opportunity to create fine art through painting and collage as well as small fused glass pieces. Students are encouraged to express their emotions through their artwork and in most cases, cannot wait to show their glass artwork off to family and friends. *Se Habla Español