Class Instructors

Amber Spence 

came from a family of educators and she has been teaching in early education for close to 8 years. Currently, she is teaching kindergarten at Monterrey Elementary. Amber received her BFA in fine arts from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. She has a passion for sharing her strengths in art and education to enrich art within the community

Anna Edwards

has been involved with ceramics for 16 years. Studying with her mentor, Aria Finch, she has been involved in teaching children and adults at the RMAC and has worked with the RISD. Anna has studied at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Potter’s Council, Santa Fe Clay and the RMAC.

Aria Finch

 holds a BA degree from the University of Texas at El Paso, and has attended graduate school at North Texas State University and Texas Women’s University. She is a 2013 recipient of the New Mexico Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts. In 2009, her work was chosen for the 5th World Ceramic Biennale in Icheon, South Korea. She has managed the RMAC ceramics program since 1979. 

Amanda Nicholson 

is the Curator of Education at RMAC. Amanda has over 10 years of teaching experience with students ages Kindergarten through 12th grade. She has experience teaching various media including drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, art history and art criticism. Amanda received her BS degree in Art Education from the State University of New York at New Paltz and an MA degree in Museum Studies from Syracuse University. 

Jeremy Howe

 grew up in New Mexico. He comes from a family of artists and was nurtured in his own sense of expression. His primary medium is fireworks with which he uses various techniques to capture colored smoke and oxidation trails onto paper. He holds a degree in geology from New Mexico Tech and currently educates the public about space science through the Robert H. Goddard Planetarium.

Jessica Parham

 holds a BFA degree from the University of New Mexico. She has been teaching digital media, ceramics and studio art since 2001, and was awarded teacher of the year in 2008 at a high school in Belen, New Mexico for her groundbreaking digital arts media program. In November, 2017 Jessica was awarded High School Art Teacher of the year by the New Mexico Art Education Association. Jessica currently teaches at Roswell High School.

Jordan Hickerson

has been a lifelong artist and holds and Associate’s in graphic design and loves sharing her work and artistic knowledge with others. Jordan especially enjoys teaching youth and adults how to express themselves through the arts.