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FINE ARTS INSTRUCTORS

FINE ARTS INSTRUCTORS

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Larissa Kofman

Fine Arts Instructor

Ms. Kofman is a multidisciplinary artist with experience teaching sculpture, drawing, jewelry making, and various other arts and crafts. In her art, she upcycles everyday objects to create original works of art. A graduate of the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem, Israel, she holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Larissa has traveled the world and her art is influenced by her experiences. Ms. Kofman is delighted to be part of DaySprings' amazing instructors team.

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Kaitlin Wilfing

Fine Arts Instructor

Kaitlin Wilfing is an artist and curator, receiving her Bachelors of Fine Arts with an emphasis in Painting and Minor in Psychology in 2018 from Webster University in Webster Groves. While getting her undergraduate degree Kaitlin studied abroad twice in Vienna, Austria in 2016 for Psychology and again in 2018 for an artist residency program. Shortly after graduating she became a volunteer, and later the Exhibitions Manager, at the Foundry Art Centre in St. Charles, Missouri. Since the pandemic, Kaitlin has been furthering her fine arts practice in painting and photography, focusing on ideas of identity and historical impacts on art history. She is eager to pass down her knowledge and practices to the next generation of artists.

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Tatiana Weedman

Fine Arts Instructor

Tatiana Weedman is a local photographer and media manager. She graduated from Georgetown College in 2019 with a Bachelors in Art and Psychology. Since then she has worked as an Art Teacher in Louisville, KY at Foster Height Elementary School. Now she lives in St. Louis teaching our students all about art! Tatiana loves to inspire the next generation to express themselves through art and enjoy the creative process! Tatiana is excited to be a part of the DaySpring Community!

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Shilpa Rao

Fine Arts Instructor

Shilpa Rao is a Saint Louis based, interdisciplinary artist with experience in teaching and community art, striving to expand artistic horizons, promote multicultural outreach and connect communities through art. She believes Art can bridge gaps in communities, help heal, voice opinions, and spread positivity. Being a certified teaching artist helps her share her passion for art and empower youth with a powerful means of communication. She is inspired by ancient art forms especially rooted in geometric and patterned symmetry. Main components in her work are symmetry, detailed patterns, vibrant colors, and textures. She strives to strike a balance and connection between all the components, creating a meditative imagery that evokes feelings of calm. She has shown her work in invitational art shows, galleries, art fairs, led community art projects, murals, commissioned work and held workshops for various age groups.

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Angela Lamb

Fine Arts Teacher

Angela Lamb graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor's in Fine Art with concentrations in photography and graphic design and Psychology with a Minor in Education from Marymount Manhattan College in New York City. While in college, Angela ran the art & crafts program at PlaySpace, an indoor playground for children, and worked as a substitute preschool teacher. While in New York, she also worked for McGraw-Hill School division developing the art projects that were inserted into children's textbooks. Angela has taught commercial and traditional art to adults and children for years. She also has worked in marketing departments in New York and St. Louis as a graphic designer and art director. Angela has produced five documentary films distributed internationally, has written and illustrated a book and works commercially as a photographer, videographer and video editor. She loves all visual art forms both traditional and commercial and enjoys teaching children the creative visual art process.