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 About Us

As the founder and artist in residence at The Dundalk Art School, it is my joy to welcome you! My name is Barbara Bustard and I have been a teaching artist for over 20 years; working with adults and children in both private and group settings. These include venues such as after-school programs, summer camps and church groups, as well as with The Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts, and Art with a Heart.

Seeing the excitement and joy on the faces of my students, children or adult, when they create something, makes my day. I believe expressing oneself creatively is not only a boost to self esteem, but an opportunity to connect with and release emotions, enhance meditation, or just plain have fun and relax. I love being able to journey with students as they unleash their potential.

Dundalk is my home town and I am happy to be back, having returned to the house I grew up in, last year. For many years my primary focus was as a ceramic artist working and teaching from my Footed Bowl Designs Studio and gallery. I am now very excited to expand my teaching with The Dundalk Art School back in my hometown!

I hope to see you and your children in class!