Meet the current Instructors leading classes & workshops at WheatonArts:
Deborah DiMarco, Veronica Kairos, & Michelle Rothwell
Deborah DiMarco has been a volunteer demonstrator at WheatonArts since 2005. She works at the torch and with the kiln, producing functional and decorative glass such as jewelry and miniature vases, barware, coasters, and serving plates.
With a background in fine and decorative arts and graphic design, Deb transitioned to glass in 2000, retiring from a 20-year career in advertising. Returning to school in 2003, she studied at Salem Community College to earn a degree in glass art. Deb currently teaches middle school art at Woodland Country Day School in Bridgeton, New Jersey. In addition, she teaches flamework and fusing at local art centers.
Ms. DiMarco’s work is available at the Museum Stores at WheatonArts, the Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts in Millville, NJ, and the Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University in Atlantic City, NJ.
Veronica Kairos is a multi-media artist specializing in mosaics. She combines techniques from other disciplines with her mosaic art with inventive results. She particularly enjoys combining sculptural techniques to create three-dimensional mosaics.
Ms. Kairos’ artwork has won multiple awards for excellence. Her work has been displayed in numerous galleries and museums in the New Jersey/Philadelphia area, including the Noyes Museum, PAFA, and Philadelphia City Hall Art Gallery. It is also in several private permanent collections. Prior to their shuttering, she was a resident artist at the Centre for the Arts in Bristol, PA. She teaches basic and intermediate mosaic techniques, specializing in building strong foundational skills in her students. She has been the lead artist on several community mosaic projects in conjunction with the Mosaic Society of Philadelphia.
Veronica Kairos is a board member of the Mosaic Society of Philadelphia and belongs to the Society of America Mosaic Artists.
Michelle Rothwell is a practicing Fine Artist, Designer, Educator, Author, and Founder of Holistic Creativity: A Transformational Path to Creative Fulfillment. She has over 30 years of professional experience. Her work has been shown in international and national solo and group shows. Michelle’s client list includes DuPont, Proctor & Gamble, GlaxoSmithKline, Merrill Lynch, SAP, and others.
As an Associate Professor of Art, Media, and Design, she developed college degree programs and dozens of courses, including founding the Game Art, BFA at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. In August 2019, she published a self-guided course book for the Holistic Creativity System. Michelle has been a student of Consciousness Drumming and Mystical Healing practices for nearly 20 years.