Art Education

Focusing Your Art Career is a workshop series for professional artists and creative entrepreneurs hosted by the Jamaica Plain Arts Council, Alternate Currents, and Boston Handmade.


Anna KoonAnna Koon

For almost twenty years Anna has lived and worked in Jamaica Plain. In addition to exhibiting and selling her artwork on a continual basis, she is a board member and educator for the Jamaica Plain Arts Council, The Eliot School, and The Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston. Through Creative Coaching she offers principled guidance and practical assistance to artists and creative entrepreneurs. Anna also supports her community in her work as a small business consultant. She has a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, with additional studies at The Atlanta College of Art, and the Photography School of France.

Kathleen RobeyKathleen Robey

Originally from St. Louis, Kathleen has twenty-eight years of experience as a CPA in accounting, taxation (corporate, individual, partnership, S Corp, estate/trust and planning). She works with artists and craftspeople, helping them manage their books and prepare tax paperwork. Her firm, Simon Robey & Associates is based in Concord, MA however she handles clients from Boston and its surrounding neighborhoods.

Scott CipollaScott Cipolla

Since 2004 she has served as Director of Alternate Currents, a platform developed to bring together contemporary artists from Boston’s diverse neighborhoods and represent them as a whole; encouraging networking and communication between these talented groups through promotional events and curated exhibitions. Since receiving her BFA in painting from Boston University, she has employed her talent for design and marketing through websites, printed materials and event planning. A former gallery owner, Scott currently assists the Education Department at the Peabody Museum of Harvard University.

Matt McKeeMatt McKee Photography

An active member of the Jamaica Plain and Hyde Park art scene, Matt has taught several photography workshops for local venues. For over twenty years Matt has been creating photographs for commercial clients and private collectors.    He was a member of the Jamaica Plain Arts Council for a decade. His work can be viewed on and

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