Jim Bush is a nationally published, award-winning political
cartoonist for the Providence Journal. Jim’s Studio and Gallery
are located just above the Warren Art Spot where his illustra-
tions, watercolor and acrylic paintings are on display. In addition
to cartooning and painting, Jim coaches high school tennis,
basketball and softball. He is also the father of three creative
young children who keep him on his toes. For more information
visit his website www.jimbushart.com
Lauren Enjeti is a RISD graduate who enjoys crafting and
graphic design. She teaches full time in the art department at
Mt. Hope High School and spends her summers indulging her
creative side alongside her artsy children and husband!
For more information visit her website at
Hilary Treadwell is an artist, designer, and treasure collector who
loves living in the littlest state. When she’s not making art, she
can usually be found playing with babies and mischievous
children. For more information on her various projects, includ-
ing her line of silkscreen clothes for children and adults, please
Karen Usas is a Docent at the Museum of Art RISD and loves visiting
museums of all kinds in her world travels. She has a BFA from the
University of Illinois and worked in the classrooms in California and
New Jersey while raising her family and doing marketing communication
at a Silicon Valley High-tech company.
Jorge Paricio was born in Madrid, Spain. He received his
Doctoral Degree in Fine Arts from the Complutense University in
Madrid in 2008, Spain; his Master's Degree in Industrial Design at
Pratt Institute, New York in 1994 and his Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts
in Madrid in 1992.
Jorge has practiced industrial design in New York City and Madrid.
In 2001 he moved to Denver, Colorado, where he worked as a full-time
instructor at the Art Institute of Colorado in the industrial design
department and later transferred to The Art Institute of Pittsburgh,
Online Division where the currently teaches in the interior design
department. He is also a part-time faculty member at RISD in the
Industrial Design department, and loves to prepare lectures about
drawing and rendering with traditional freehand techniques and
digitally. He currently lives in Barrington, Rhode Island with
his wife and two young children.
Instructor Leigh Medeiros is a 2010 RISCA Screenwriting Fellow.
She formerly worked as a Hollywood script reader, and as a
screenwriting instructor in the RISD Continuing Education program.
Since 2005 she has provided story and development notes to writers
through her company, Silver Wing Script Services. (www.silverwingscripts.com)
Throughout her career as a designer & artist Paula continues to
teach college students and children. Teaching allows Paula to share
her expertise and love for textiles with young people, giving them
the opportunity to learn valuable hand skills, discover & develop their
unique talents, learn about the history of textiles and create work with
their own two hands!
Paula has taught textile design and weaving at Rhode Island School of Design,
UMass Dartmouth and Philadelphia College of Textiles & Science. She teaches
children's workshops at The Westport Art Group and Artworks! in New Bedford.
She has also taught various workshops at the Sakonnet Arts Network, Amicable
Congregational Church and St. Stanislaus School.
Jennifer has been painting all her life, most recently focusing on
“I am drawn to works of natural design and find great joy creating the
curve in a feather, the vein in a leaf, the iridescent colors in a fish.
To remove barriers, I put paintings on doors, pillows and floors. My works
are meant to be touched by head, hands and feet with the goal of infusing
practical and usable things with unexpected splendor. Rather than viewed from
behind the velvet rope in a museum, I hope my pieces are touched, turned, and
tussled, showing signs that people enjoy and are moved by art.”
Jennifer is a trained art historian. She has a her BA and MA in Art History
from the University of Colorado and pursued her doctoral degree in Art History,
specializing in Italian Renaissance Art Theory at Brown University. In addition
to painting, she has also been teaching children the joy of textile painting in