Main Idea

Mark Parella

Resident Visual Art Teacher

Mark is a Worcester native who studies Elementary Education and Visual Art at Worcester State University. He discovered his love for teaching after interning as a youth art teacher for Main IDEA in 2018. Since then, he has dedicated his time to further develop both his visual art and education skills in order to best support the next generation of future artists.

Talia Harlow

“Art is a means of connection of communication, both to others and communication of our own selves. I grew into myself through art throughout my childhood.”

Gabriela do Nascimento

“Since I was 8 years old, art has been the way I express who I am to the world. It’s my opportunity to show my truest self to those who I love and appreciate.”

Ella Henry

“I think art is important because it is a creative form to learn about others individual experiences and express yourself.”

Maggie Hastings

“Art is important because it allows people to showcase the way that they perceive the world and also view the ways others perceive their own.”

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