Heather Day is an artist, poet and educator. She is a strong believer that the creative process opens the doorway to other valuable lessons and adventures in life. She lives with her husband and two young sons, who present her daily with many opportunities to use the creative process!
Ted DeMille is a teacher, writer, musician, artist, and fourteen year veteran of Art Camp. For thirty-two years Ted has woven music, collage, painting, and drama into the curriculum of his elementary school classes in Massachusetts, Cape Elizabeth, and for the past fifteen years, at the Center for Teaching and Learning in Edgecomb, ME. In 2007 he published the critically praised book Making Believe on Paper for Heinemann Press about how to teach young children to write quality fiction literature. Ted performs all over New England as a member of various roots music bands, and as a solo artist. Ted has recorded several albums and has written over one hundred songs for kids and grown-ups. He can often be caught creating elaborate doodles during staff-meetings.
Rosamond Gross is excited to assume the role of Director for the Bowdoin College Summer Art Camp for her ninth season. She is an artist, art educator, and mother of two. She holds a Master’s Degree in Art Education from Goddard College and has been teaching visual arts at Cape Elizabeth High School for the past ten years. She values personal exploration in her own arts practice and encourages personal inquiry in her teaching. She is passionate about the creative process and fostering a creative spirit in others.
Bridget McAlonan is an artist and educator. She has taught ages birth through adult both in art as well as in violence prevention issues. Bridget earned her undergraduate degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and holds a master's degree in Education from Antioch University Seattle. Her own art practice ranges from watercolor to performance art to puppetry (and often beyond). She has exhibited her art throughout the country as well as being a puppeteer for the Peeper Puppet Theater; hosting the radio show with her son (who was eight at the time), The Psychic Puppet Story Hour; and most recently doing experimental theater with the troupe, Inventing Trees.
Greta Van Campen is a painter from Thomaston, Maine known for her contemporary hardedge style. She comes from a family of artists and grew up painting beside her mother and father. Greta graduated from Bowdoin College in 2005 with a major in Visual Art. After college, she spent some time abroad and then moved to Chicago where she worked as a Montessori teacher and studio assistant to artist Tony Fitzpatrick. In 2011, she received funding through Kickstarter for her "Greta Paints America" project, which allowed her to travel the country and develop her process while painting all fifty states. In the last two years, she has had solo shows in Rockland, Chicago, Park City, and San Francisco. Greta now works with the Farnsworth Art Museum as a teaching artist. She lives in Tenants Harbor, Maine.
Abigail Willwerth is a potter and teacher working out of Portland, Maine. She holds BFA and a K-12 Art certification from the New Hampshire Institute of Art. Her work is inspired by the relationships we keep with the world around us. She has taught at schools including Hall Elementary, Biddeford High School and Cape Elizabeth High School. This is Abbie’s first time at Bowdoin and she is excited to see all of the creativity and expression to come.