Alice received her BA in Studio Arts from the University of Rochester, and her MEd in Expressive Therapies from Lesley University. She began teaching at Hayden in 2002, with one class, Papier-Mache, and over the years has developed an array of original classes, including Art & Architecture, Animal Art, Drawing, Interior Building Design and Art Lab. Many of Alice's projects are prompted by images and ideas she sees in books, museums, newspapers, and nature. She is constantly inspired by the enthusiasm and creativity of the children in her classes. In addition to art-making at home (collage, decoupage, and pique assiette or broken pottery mosaic), Alice also loves taking long walks and hiking in the woods and mountains
Mai discovered her passion for pottery over a decade ago when she took a family ceramics class with her children. Since then she has been studying both the creative and technical aspects of the craft. Prior to teaching at Hayden, Mai spent several years as a volunteer pottery tech at Mudflat Studios while she worked on establishing her style as a ceramic artist.
Shailini Sisodia was born in Kathmandu, Nepal, and with her father being a well-known UN diplomat, the family lived all over the world. Massachusetts, however, has now been her home for the past few decades. A life long educator, Shailini taught at both Boston University and Northeastern University earlier in her career, and while she enjoyed that a great deal, she is currently living her true passion by teaching people how to cook food that is both delicious and nutritious. Toward that end, she teaches many different types of cuisines in her Boston area cooking classes, including at the well- known Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Kitchen and Boston Public Market. Shailini also volunteers with food related causes, and is a head chef for “Lexeatogether” right here in town. Most importantly, Shailini, or “Ms. S”, as her students call her, truly loves her cooking classes at Hayden Rec. Center!
Holly Brouillette has been with Hayden since 2014. She graduated from Westfield State University with a Bachelor Degree of Science in Biology, and went on to get her Masters of Education from Merrimack College. During the school year she is a full-time Biology teacher at Waltham High School, and in the summer she works as the Director of the Minute Kids Camp. Her love for science, crafts, and kids has led her to teach various enrichment classes at the Centre, with the hope of inspiring and educating our members!
BFA in Art and Psychology
Artist /Design Specialist
With several years of teaching art to students of all ages, pottery and slab building with clay is one of Nancy's favorite things to do! She strives to encourage "all " to find their creative side while learning techniques and sharing ideas!
Nancy has hosted various types of art classes out of her home, as well as thought in homeschool co-ops, summer enhancement programs for children, and for Adults. Additionally, she worked in advertising, logo design, and assisted contractors on custom jobs planning renovation designs, painting wall murals, and tile murals. Nancy also enjoys gardening as a creative outlet, along with painting, and repurposing old furniture. Working for Pottery Barn Kids as a Design Specialist since 2010, Nancy continues to gain much experience and opportunity there to use art in many forms. Nancy recognizes how art expands in many directions as a vital component of life, business, and our culture. One of her goals is to encourage others to cultivate their own creative potential and discover how that can flow into their personal interests too!