Beth Shapiro is a teaching artist. She is thrilled to join the Fusion Academy Malvern team. Beth graduated from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 1982 with a Bachelor’s in Fine Art, majoring in painting and minoring in animation. In 2010, Beth earned a masters in Fine Art from The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art. She has been exceptionally fortunate to have had amazing experiences working in the arts including the areas of floral design, medical illustration, visual merchandising, and as an outreach teaching artist in and around Philadelphia. Beth has had numerous shows and has received honors for her painting work. Home has always been Philadelphia where she raised five children. Beth is a certified health and wellness coach earning her certificate from the Maryland University of Integrative Health in 2017. Beth brings a healing presence into her classroom teaching and art making endeavors. Central to her life is her family and close friends with whom she rides her bike, takes long walks and is occasional known to take to the beach.