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Meet The Artful Parent Team

The Artful Parent team

The Artful Parent has grown in so many ways over the years and so has our team. Meet our team and the artists who contribute regularly to The Artful Parent blog.

Rachel Withers


Rachel lives in Portland, Maine and teaches toddler & preschool art classes in her home.

She’s taught photography and art in school & after school settings and is passionate about kids exploring creatively through art.

Rachel shares about her family’s experience creating art each week on The Artful Parent Instagram account.

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Gianna Christia Bumanlag

Gianna Christia Bumanlag


Gianna lives in the Philippines and does lots of behind the scenes work for Kids Art Spot. There’s a great chance that she’s the one responding to your queries or requests if you send an email over at [email protected]. Gianna enjoys anything and everything art (digital or visual). She’s a graduate of Master in Businesss Administration, and joined us in August of 2018.

Anna Harpe


Anna lives in Fort Wayne, Indiana where she spends her days playing with preschoolers.

She also operates @KidLitCrafts, pairing beautiful children’s books with creative family activities.

Anna loves inspiring families to find fun ways to build creativity into their lives! Anna keeps great content flowing to our readers on social media and our newsletter.

Andrea Martelle


Andrea lives in Portland, Maine with her family. Previous to working at the Artful Parent, she taught Kindergarten for many years, working with English Language Learners. She also taught at a local children’s art studio.

These days you can find her editing blog posts for the Artful Parent, helping run our Kids Art Spot and doing art projects with her own two preschoolers. Andrea enjoys hand-lettering, watercolor painting, and collecting vintage kitchenware.

Contributing Writers

We have a group of artists who regularly write for The Artful Parent. Meet them below!

Danielle Falk

Danielle started her children’s art school ten years ago when she realized many students lacked adequate opportunities for creativity in the day-to-day curriculum.

Little Ginger Studio hosts after-school & visual arts programs that explore all manner of making with a focus on big, messy creativity & contemporary crafts.

Danielle loves nothing more than letting children loose on a pile of shiny new (or recycled!) art materials and watching their creativity ignite. Follow Little Ginger Studio on Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest.

Catalina Gutierrez

Originally from Colombia, Catalina runs Redviolet Studio, combining 11 years of experience with mobile art classes for children in Miami.

Catalina teaches after school art for pre-k & elementary kids and sensory art & play classes for toddlers. She’s very interested in the Reggio Emilia approach to education (where the children lead their own learning process with the teacher as a facilitator).

She loves crafting with her boys & enjoys a good process art session. Follow Catalina on Instagram.