Rebecca Quinn – Visual Arts

Rebecca was born in DC and was raised in Fauquier County where she currently resides.  Rebecca graduated from George Mason University in 2003, with a Bachelor degree in Educational Leadership and Transformation.  Her interest in how people learn and transform themselves, has its mirror in the clay she loves so much.  

Rebecca began her art career in conjunction with her teaching career.  Initially, taking summers off to create independent bodies of work in drawing and painting (2004-2005), clay (2006-2007), and mosaics (2007-2009).  Predominately self-taught, she used her summer collections to obtain a full scholarship to the Corcoran College of Art and Design in 2011.  By 2012, she was team-teaching in the sculpture department (Clay, Stone, Metal) to adapt materials and course requirements for students with disabilities.  Her Masters exhibition was in Book Arts and Printmaking, guided and inspired by the Printmaker Georgia Deal and the visually impaired students she taught.  

Rebecca received her Masters in Art Education from the Corcoran College of Art & Design in 2014, earning several awards, including the Art Education Faculty Award, the Outstanding Achievement in Leadership Award and the Emerging Leadership Award.  She taught  the Corcoran’s Practicum/Pre-practicum classes in Art Education (2013-2014).  

Post graduation, Rebecca’s work has earned seven portfolio awards from the Corcoran curators — two in clay and five in metal and book arts.  She has participated in several group exhibitions in Fairfax and Washington, DC. She currently teaches Art at Saint James Elementary School in Warrenton, VA.

Rebecca was recently awarded a five year grant to learn, grow and teach Art in Virginia. Her recent projects include a mobile pottery/art studio which will enable her to teach outdoors in communities that do not have ready access to arts education.