Pamela Burroughs has taught every grade from 1st through graduate student. She has a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Art Education, and a Master of Fine Arts in Design from the University of Kansas. She also owned a business called The Silversmith in Terre Haute for 9 years. Some of the places she has taught in the past are: Indiana State University, University of Kansas, Schulte, Oblong Elementary, and the Oldenburg Academy. After retiring, Pamela moved back to her home town, Terre Haute, and got a great part time job at the Swope. She still enjoys making art, enters juried art shows, and occasionally teaches.


Korinne Cantin is in her 8th summer teaching classes at the Summer Art Studio. She is currently the art teacher at Otter Creek Middle School and previously taught elementary art in Clay County. In her free time, Korrine likes to research beekeeping and enjoys working on encaustic paintings.


Cindy DeGrothy is a 1981 graduate from the University of Wisconsin, with a degree in Education – Behavioral Disabilities. Cindy has had a long career working with people of all ages with disabilities and in various capacities. She obtained a teaching license in Special Education-Mild Intervention in 2010 from Saint-Mary-of-the-Woods College and obtained a license in Special Education – Intense Intervention from IUPUI in 2016. She is currently employed as a teacher in the life skills classroom at Terre Haute North Vigo High School. She has also taught at the middle school level. Cindy loves art and enjoys creating beautiful things in her spare time.


Shayla Fish is in her 3rd summer teaching classes at the Summer Art Studio. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Indiana State in 2016 and is currently teaching art at Sullivan High School. In 2016, Shayla received the Student Art Teacher of Indiana Award through the Art Association of Indiana. In her free-time, she enjoys creating her own artwork. She enjoys drawing, painting, and collages and has been published in many magazines and books with her artwork and unique lesson plans.


Heather Hammond graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Art from Indiana State University. Heather has exhibited artwork at Arts Illiana and Indiana State University’s Juried Exhibition from 2015-2018. She has received the John K. Baker award three times and the President’s Choice Award at ISU for works exhibited. This is Heather’s 1st summer teaching at the Summer Art Studio.


Cathie Laska is a veteran elementary school art teacher of the Vigo County School Corporation (36 years), who presently works at the Swope Art Museum as a Gallery Attendant and as a docent, occasionally giving tours. She has been weaving for over 40 years and enjoys sharing her weaving skills with others. Cathie belongs to the Wabash Valley Weavers Guild and has, throughout the years, taught continuing education weaving and felting classes to adults, been a pioneer weaver at Fowler Park’s Pioneer Days, and has had numerous other weaving instruction opportunities. Cathie also enjoys painting, drawing, photography, as well as a few other creative endeavors.


Angel Spangler is in her 8th summer teaching classes at the Summer Art Studio. She earned her bachelor’s degree in art education for grades K-12 at Saint-Mary-of-the-Woods College. Currently, she works as an art teacher at South Vermillion Middle School in Clinton, IN. She is also an associate member of Covered Bridge Art Gallery in Rockville, IN and has taught there in the past.


Edward Trover graduated with a Master of Fine Arts in Visual Studies from Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, OR. He currently works at the Swope Art Museum as Curator of Collections and Exhibitions and previously worked as Registrar/Preparator at the Swope. Edward enjoys printing, painting, sculpting and drawing.





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