Hello! Julia Capallo (formerly McTighe) here, creator of A Marvelous Spark. As an artist and educator, I seek to find a balance between making my own artwork and using art processes as a learning tool for my students.

I began teaching art in the Fall of 2011. I received my Bachelor of Science degree at Towson University in Graphic Design, and my Master of Arts in Teaching at the Maryland Institute College of Art.

Teaching philosophy: I believe that some of the most important aspects of art education are to understand, learn from, and reflect upon artistic processes. Students should be able to use art as a vehicle to express their ideas, explore various art media, and collaborate with others. My goal is for students to develop “artistic behaviors” including art appreciation, critical and creative thinking skills, and the ability to learn from their experiences.

My hobbies and interests include creating my own art and jewelry, practicing yoga, going to concerts, reading, and traveling. I am passionate about teaching, learning, and continuing to grow as an artist and educator.

I recently married my best friend, Andy. We love going on adventures, hanging out with our cat, and being weird together.