Working With WAVES Instructors:
Laura has a M.S. in Arts Management from the University of Oregon (2007), a B.A. in Studio Art and an Art Therapy Certificate from Webster University (2002) St. Louis. Laura directed youth summer art camps at Laumeier Sculpture Park in St. Louis prior to moving to Oregon in 2004 for graduate school at the University of Oregon. Laura provides marketing and development support for a nonprofit hospice organization based in Corvallis and she also works as an independent contractor providing professional creative services. Her company, founded in 2007, is Arts Programming Support LLC. Laura was the former Program Manager of the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology and a former Board Member of the Corvallis Environmental Center. She is also the mother of three.
Maria Murphy has a B.A. in English Literature and a Minor in Biology from Trinity University in Washington, D.C. Through the years she has been a Child Life Advocate where she ran art and educational programs for children in transitional shelters, and has run art and writing programs for at-risk teenagers. She has also spent time in the corporate sector as an Internet Marketing Manager and content developer for websites, blogs, and social media campaigns. She is an enthusiastic artist and crafter, and enjoys teaching people soap and lotion making. She is very excited to join the Working With Waves team as it perfectly brings together her passions for children, art and science. She moved to Corvallis in 2012 with her husband, daughter and two dogs. She is delighted to call Corvallis “home,” and she and her family have been happily setting down roots here.
Working With WAVES Founder:
Carol Selberg taught summer arts camp at Corvallis Montessori School for twelve years. The program she developed “Learning Science through Art”- is an exploration of the electromagnetic spectrum- using light not paint alone, for very young children. She also worked with Winter Wonderings- the OSU Talented and Gifted program for 2 years. With a BFA in Art Education from the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, her students have ranged from three to eighty three. She has worked as a book illustrator, graphic artist for the Gazette Times, and selling art materials.
Carol’s landscape paintings reflect her passion for the visual effects of color. She worked for fifteen years developing a palette, containing six pigments, which captures the Northwest’s moist light. You may have visited the Old World Deli (341 SW Second Street- next to the Post Office) where as Carol “Angela” she is semi- famous for over seventy portraits on the ceiling.
Carol grew up painting the “Bridges of Madison County” with her art teacher Don Thomas. While living in Winterset- the county seat and birthplace of John Wayne- she learned about building community through the arts. Corvallis has gained the group gallery on Second Street: Art of the Valley, and Vistas and Vineyards, the plein air painting group as a result, plus “open exhibits.” Carol, and husband Jerry, keep fit to bicycle tour internationally. Their usual bicycle trip lasts three months, and our latest destinations have been in Southeast Asia, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and the Philippines. This year her odometer turned over 59,000 miles. Home? Corvallis for 30 years.