About This Artist
Art Form(s)Visual Arts
Teaching Artist Institute Graduate
About this Artist
Amanda Pellerin has had a passion for the arts, especially clay, since the age of 15. She specializes in handmade tile murals and clay sculptures and has 20 years of experience in teaching both children and adults. Amanda has been a workshop presenter for the Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore Clayworks, and arts integration professional development sessions. Amanda Pellerin received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Maine College of Art, and her Master of Fine Arts from Towson University. She has worked in collaboration with the Ronald McDonald House in Portland, Maine, with pediatric patients at Maine Medical Centers, and community centers and schools throughout Maryland.
"A great program that truly integrates art into academics. It is not time away from teaching but rather cross-curricular that helps create the whole child. This art mural has impacted our students, staff and school community. Students learned about working together to create the end product. They also learned about their surrounding community and different art techniques."
Laura, Teacher, Calvin Rodwell Elementary
"My name is Jayla, I am 9 years old. I made a bird sculpture, a Northern Cardinal. It was very hard to make. It was the most challenging thing I did all summer. I haven’t worked with this much clay before. My art is normally written on paper. The most challenging thing was trying."
Jayla McCullough, Student
"Students learned new ceramic techniques. Teachers are still oohing and aahing over the mural. Everyone is so impressed. Absolutely positive! Everyone loves the mural and would love to see more."
Amy, Art Teacher, FAST