Monica Hampton has had a lifelong interest in the arts and education. Her background is a combination of fine arts, art history, education, and public outreach, with an emphasis on program development for museums and organizations specializing in history, fine art, craft, and design.
As an independent consultant, she produced the American Craft Council’s 2016 conference. Monica served as the Director of Education at The Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) and was formerly the Director of Education at the American Craft Council (ACC).
Past positions include working with the Society for Environmental Graphic Design (SEGD), Metropolis Magazine, and the Cooper-Hewitt.
She studied fine arts and art history at Bard College, received a dual fine arts/art history BA degree from George Washington University, and holds an MS in Museum Education from Bank Street.
Director of Education
Pam Robinson is a Chicago-based Jeweler, Artist, Educator, and Arts Administrator.
She was the Director of Education and the Jewelry & Glass departments at a large art center in Chicago.
She is a member of The Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) and served on their Board of Directors. As their conference liaison, she was instrumental in organizing, planning, editing, and scheduling conferences. In 2019 she received the SNAG Volunteer Recognition Award for her service.
Pam is currently on the board of the Women’s Jeweler’s Association (WJA) — Chicago chapter as their Programming VP and received their prestigious Shining Star Award for volunteerism. She was also a founding member of The Chicago Metals Art Guild (CMAG).
Pam earned her BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, minored in art history, and studied at The Gemological Institute of America. She is proud of her community outreach work, has exhibited her work nationwide, published in books and magazines, and is happiest when she’s in her studio creating and sharing her passion with others.
Jacklyn Scott was born into an artistic family and spent most of her childhood in her mother’s clay studio, volunteering at craft centers and working summers at Peters Valley School of Craft during college. Her exposure to the beauty of handmade objects and the interesting people who make them, led her to study and earn a degree at the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia where she explored her many interests in printmaking, sculpture and ceramics. From 2014 – 2018 she worked at Hood College as the Studio Manager for the Art Department where she earned her M.A. in Ceramic Arts.
In 2020, Jacklyn relocated to Memphis, Tennessee to work for Arrow Creative as the Programs Manager where she oversaw the renovation of a 24,000 sq ft building to create 16 artist studios, 10 offices, and 3 community studios. She also served as co leader for the Memphis Chapter of the Rising Tide Society.
Jacklyn is currently working out of her studio, Craft Into Art, in Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania teaching art classes.
Video Editing Intern
Alexander Zimmerman is an artist, musician, YouTuber, podcaster and father. He likes to define himself as a creative as he does not align with any one particular form of creativity. Currently he is a MFA candidate at San Diego State University school of Art and Design. When he is not working on a project you can find him watching the Seattle Seahawks, watching Marvel movies, hanging out with his kids, or taking naps.
Check out Alex’s work on:
His Website, YouTube, TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter