Allison is an Arts Specialist at Ren School that teaches exploratory classes on all types of art-making, from drawing, painting, and sculpting, to sewing, cartooning, and bookmaking. She also runs choice-based after-school art classes, encouraging her learners to follow their artistic passions. Before coming to Ren School, Allison studied Fine Art and Art Education at New Hampshire Institute of Art. She also taught art to low-income at-risk communities as she believes that access to art is important for everyone and can lead to a happier life. She graduated in 2018 and now lives in Portland with her husband and dog. When not teaching, you’ll likely find Allison creating in her at-home art studio for local galleries, art commissions, and of course for fun!