It is the sincere goal of my work to positively affect our existence by creating new avenues for us to understand and reflect on our surroundings. My practice is grounded in drawing, woodworking, and printmaking. I believe creating art is a transformative pathway to interact and grow with our surroundings rather than simply manipulate them. I enjoy working with wood as I can often participate directly in its harvesting and appreciate the organic, warm, and familiar properties of local species.

My artwork and teaching practice aims to nurture those very interactions with our surroundings and allow people to feel seen, heard and a part of something larger than themselves in various artistic communities, especially woodworking.  

I am trained to teach the Arts to people of all ages, and in the past 5 years have had the privilege of focusing my practice on the art of teaching woodworking. I currently teach full time as the PK-8 Woodworking Instructor at Dedham Country Day School. I have been fortunate to be able to offer workshops at craft schools ranging from WoodenBoat, The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship and Herreshoff Marine Museum to The North Bennett Street School. I also currently teach summer workshops for children at Elements Learning Collaborative and LC Makers on the South Coast of MA and RI.

When I am not teaching woodworking or making art, I can be found farming, sailing, rock climbing, backcountry skiing, or tree climbing with my partner who is an arborist.
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If you are interested in discussing commissions, collaborations or have absolutely any comments or wonderings, please reach out! My email is

R E B E C C A   L E V I / / (857) 204.8305

Initial Certification in K-12 Visual Arts, New York State, granted July, 2017
Initial Certification in 5-12 Visual Arts, Massachusetts, granted February, 2018

Columbia Teachers College, Manhattan, NY, September 2012—May 2014
        Master of the Arts in Art Education, GPA 4.0
Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO, January 2008—May 2011
        Bachelor of Arts Degree, GPA 3.6, Major: Art Studio Minor: Environmental Issues

2024                         Workshop Instructor, LC Makers, Little Compton, RI
2024                         Turning Instructor, North Bennett Street School, Boston, MA
2023, 24                   Workshop Instructor, Elements Collaborative @ RTB Farm, MA
2023, 24                   Instructor, WoodenBoat School, Brooklin, ME
2023, 24                   Instructor, Herreshoff Marine Museum, Bristol, RI
2022, 23                   Asst. Instructor, Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, ME
2020-Present           Instructor, Private Woodworking Lessons, Greater Boston, MA
2019 Aug-Present    Woodworking Teacher, Dedham Country Day School, MA
2018 Aug-2019 Jun  Integrated Art/Woodworking Instructor, BB&N, Cambridge, MA
2018 Summer          Instructor, Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts Camp, Boston, MA
2017 Sep-2018 Jun  Visual Arts Teacher, Boston Green Academy, Brighton, MA
2017 Sep-2018 Jun  Woodworking Teacher, Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts, MA
2016 Sep-2017 Jun  T.A., The Art of the Book, Brown University, RI
2016 Fall                   English & STEAM Teacher, St.Michaels Country Day School, RI    
2016 Summer           Summer Arts Counselor, Cambridge School of Weston, MA
2015 Aug-2016 Jun   Art, Photo, Art History Instructor, Riley School, Rockport, ME
2015 Sep-2016 Jun   Interdisciplinary Arts Instructor, The Steel House, Rockland, ME
2014 Aug-2015 Aug  Workshop Instructor, Westport Art Group, Westport, MA
2014 Jun-2014 Aug   Science Camp Counselor, Bankstreet School, New York, NY
2013 Oct-2014 Feb   Afterschool Clay Teacher, Bankstreet School, New York, NY
2013 Spring              Sculpture Shop Graduate Asst, Columbia Teacher’s College
2011 Summer            Woodworking Paraprofessional, Colorado College (during                                                 course “Vernacular Architecture: The Yurt”)

2022     Assistantship, 2 months, Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, ME
2022     North Bennett Street School, 2-day Stringing & Banding Course, Boston, MA
2021      Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, 10-day Turning Course, Rockport, ME
2016-2022     First Mate/Crew, Schooner Valora, Vineyard Haven, MA
2019-2020     Rock Climbing Instructor, Central Rock Gym, Watertown, MA
2018      Freelance Letterpress Printer, AS220 Industries, Providence, RI
2017      Coordinator, Dean Fleming Artist Assistant Project, Gardner, CO
             Art, English and Spanish Tutor, Varsity Tutors, Boston, MA
2016     Artist in Residence, Libre Artist Commune, Gardner, CO
             Freelance Letterpress Printer, The Steel House, Rockland, ME
2015     Work Study Scholarship, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME
             Finish Carpenter, David Brady Carpentry, Newport, RI
2012-2013     Gallery Assistant/Docent, DCKT Contemporary, New York, NY
2011-2012      Apprentice, The Iron Man Cord blacksmith shop, Westcliffe, CO
             Artist in Residence, Libre Artists Commune, Gardner, CO

2019 Apr-Present       Volunteer, Vanguarden CSA, Dover, MA
2016 Jun-2016 Sep    Volunteer, Eva’s Garden, Dartmouth, MA
2015 Aug-2016 Jun    Greenhouse Program Coordinator, Riley School, Rockport, ME
2015 Mar-Aug            Assistant Manager, Brix Bounty Farm, Dartmouth, MA
2012 Sep-2014 May   Outreach Coordinator, Brooklyn Bears Community Garden, NY
2012 Apr-Aug             Harvest Manager, Four Season Farm, Harborside, ME
2022   “What’s In Your Toolbox?” Article, Dedham Country Day School Blog
2013    Myers Media Art Prize Winner, Teachers College
2011    Distinction in Art: Best Senior Thesis Show, Colorado College


       SAFETY           Stop the Bleed Certified—October 2021
                              CPR + First Aid Certified—October 2021
                              WFR (Wilderness First Responder) + CPR Certified—Jan 15, 2009
       MEDIA   Woodworking: machines, power tools, hand tools, very proficient
                     Printmaking: letterpress, lithography, linocut, woodblock, etching
                     Drawing: a huge range of media and 25+ years experience
                     Painting: Watercolors, Acrylics, Tempera, Advanced color mixing
                     Clay: Hand building, kiln firing, basic glazing techniques
                     Photography: Digital and basic darkroom proficiency
      TECH      Microsoft Suite, Google Suite, Adobe Creative Suite (with extensive                                     experience in Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign)
      LANGUAGE     Spanish, fluent (coursework completed in Cuernavaca Mexico,                                     2006, Barcelona, Spain, 2008 and Santiago de Chile, 2010)
      OTHER     Leave No Trace Outdoor Ethics—Trainer Certified—July, 2009
                      The Science of Well-Being Online Course, Yale University, Spring 2023
                       Restorative Justice Training, April 2023