Rachel K Benson

sculptor, felter, crafter Groton, MA

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Rachel Benson is a fiber artist working primarily with needle felting and other media to create whimsical images of nature, both realistic and abstract. Rachel studied Fine Arts and Technical Theater in college and is currently a freelance artist and art teacher. She shares her love of art through teaching, commissions, and selling her work at craft fairs and galleries. She is currently represented by Fruitlands Museum Store, Periwinkle Glassworks and the Wild Little Art Shop. She has been teaching art classes for the last 6 years in her own private business, The Fiber Web along with the following venues: Wild Salamander, Maker Farm, Colorful and Periwinkle Glasswork, Camp Med-O-Lark, along with workshops at many public libraries. She is passionate about creating and encouraging students to experiment, play, invent, and focus on the journey of art making rather than the final outcome.

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Education

Keene State College

BA in a Studio Art/Sculpture, Minor in technical theatre

Skills

Needle Felting Painting Mixed media teaching sculpture sewing crochet