Arlene began her life’s journey with a strong desire to teach and a love of creating art. She received a BS in Art Education from Indiana University of PA and completed graduate studies which included two summers in Lucca, Italy. Besides drawing, painting and sculpture, her graduate work also consisted of several classes taught by Donn Hedman, the person she credits for her pottery skills and love of all things ceramic.
Arlene recently retired after 31 years of teaching art in the Indiana School District.
Additionally, she enjoys jewelry making, travel, reading, knitting, sewing and spending time with family and friends.