Ms. McAuliffe graduated from BU’s Arts Administration program in 2017, and was the recipient of the Award for Excellence in Graduate Studies. Ms. McAuliffe also earned her Bachelor of Music degree in Music History and Voice from the University of Massachusetts, and completed graduate studies in Historical Performance and Musicology at Boston University. She maintains an active freelance career in Boston and beyond. Shannon Rose is the interim manager of the SAA, during the Fall 2021 term.
The Student Art Association (SAA) provides extra-academic, hands-on instruction and studio experience in the arts for all levels in a range of media. Priority registration is given to MIT undergraduate and graduate students, though all MIT affiliates may participate as space permits. Sign up to develop or refine your art in an open, hands-on, relaxed environment.
MIT Student Art Association
Stratton Student Center, MIT Building W20-424 (fourth floor)
84 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139
About the Staff:
SAA Program Manager
M.A. Art History and Non-Profit Management, Tufts University, Medford, MA
Stacy is the Finance and Operations Manager for the Arts at MIT and the Program Manager for the Student Art Association. Prior to joining the Office of the Arts, she was the Senior Administrator for Lemelson-MIT Program and the Education Director of the New Art Center in Newton. Stacy is on parental leave during the Fall 2021 term.
Ceramics Studio Manager, Ceramics Technical Instructor
Darrell is a graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy, Interlochen, Michigan and holds a BFA from Massachusetts College of art in Boston, MA. Prior to MIT Darrell was staff and a resident artist of the Ceramics Program, Office of the Arts at Harvard. He has been guiding MIT students to value technique and to troubleshoot numerous aspects of the creative process since 1997. Darrell was awarded the ‘Outstanding Teacher Achievement Award’ from Boston Center for Adult Education and was the recipient of the 2014 MIT Excellence Award , ‘Serving the Client’ presented by Provost Martin Schmidt.
Drawing and Painting Instructor
Nancy Hart has an MFA in Visual Arts from Lesley College of Art and Design. Her BFA in painting and art history is from Tufts/SMFA.
Harts’ interdisciplinary work includes, drawing, painting, collage, photography, installation, bookbinding, and other methodologies. She is a studio arts instructor at the Museum of Fine Arts and Provincetown Art Association and Museum and a portfolio reviewer for the College Art Association in New York City and Los Angeles.
Hart has attended residencies at Open Wabi in Ohio and Arte Studio Ginestrelle Italy, attended Documenta in Kassel Germany and Asia Contemporary Art Week, Field Meetings Take 4 and 5 in NYC.
Maker in Residence, Wiesner Student Art Gallery Coordinator
Sarah Hirzel is an artist, teacher, and gardener who explores how landscapes in urban and suburban spaces are shaped by human values. She works in traditional drawing media and with textiles, printmaking and photography. She has taught at Wesleyan University, Fordham University and Stern College of Yeshiva University. She is a graduate of the Yale School of Art, Department of Painting and Printmaking, and Wesleyan University.
Marc is a maker, teacher, and thinker who welcomes minutiae, experiments with processes, and pushes materials to extremes. As a ceramics educator for nearly 25 years, Marc still looks forward to discovering better modes of communicating with students and other teachers. He is keenly interested in finding the nuanced sentiment, a useful reference, or the right technique that propels someone forward. He works and teaches in several studios around the Boston area.