Painting Certificate, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
BFA, University of Pennsylvania
M.Ed, Rowan University
Japanese Fish Prints
Betsy will teach the art of Japanese Fish Printing. This form of printmaking is called Gyotaku from the Japanese “gyo “for fish and “taku” for rubbing. This ancient form of printmaking dates from the mid 1800’s, when it was used by fishermen to make a visual record of the fish they caught.
Betsy has been teaching in the public school system for 25 years. She currently serves as an Instructor and the Practical and Fine Arts Coordinator, at the Cumberland Regional High School, located in Seabrook, NJ. As the coordinator, she oversees the Fine Arts, Industrial Arts, Home Economics and Vocational Agriculture Departments.
Betsy started teaching the tiny tots class with Pat in the early 80’s. This experience with Pat helped Betsy form her teaching philosophy. Part of what Betsy learned from this experience at The Barn inspired her master’s thesis.
When her children, Carley and Jacob started at the Barn, Betsy reconnected with Pat and returns periodically as an instructor.