Amanda Bastien is an artist and visual arts teacher from central MA. She graduated with a BFA from Montserrat College of Art in 2001 and an MAT from Salem State College in 2007. She is a 2018 ArtsWorcester Material Needs Grant recipient, and has received multiple teaching grants from Auburn Cultural Council. She has taught at Georgetown Middle/High and Auburn High School for a combined 15 years. Bastien’s artwork ranges from abstractions of natural subjects to visual interpretations of life experiences. She is a naturalist at heart and loves helping people realize their creative potential.