Stained Glass Artist. VAC Gallery Artist. VAC Exhibit Artist. VAC Art Teacher.

Risa Batterman-Dera– I received my formal art training and Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree (BFA) in Graphic Design (1985) from the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island and in 2015 I completed my Masters of Fine Arts Degree (MFA) from Warnborough College.  My medium of choice is stained glass and it is what I have been working in, exhibiting in and teaching for the last 15 years.  I actively exhibit my work and have Gallery Representation.  Simultaneously, over the past several years I have had the opportunity to teach and interact with diverse groups of students in many different venues including adult/continuing education programs, after school arts & crafts programs as well as designing and implementing a weekly arts & crafts workshop for disabled adults.

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