Margaurita Spear

teaching Visual Art, School Manager

Margaurita was the first to pursue a double major and a double minor from Montserrat College of Art. She graduated with a B.F.A. in Painting and Art Education with two minors: Creative Writing and Art History.

For over fifteen years, Margaurita has been teaching art on the North Shore. She has held positions as an art instructor or visiting artist at various camps and organizations. She teaches occasional art workshops at the Marblehead-Salem School of Music.

Margaurita’s approach to teaching is that art is a universal language, open to anyone interested in expressing themselves through creative exploration. She utilizes a mix of teaching philosophies depending on the needs of her students. She has studied a range of educational theories, including Reggio Emilia, Montessori, and Differentiated Learning, among others, and chooses parts of each to incorporate into her teaching style. She believes in teaching towards an appreciation of art and an understanding of the creative process more than a focus on the end product.

When she is not busy keeping the music school running smoothly, Margaurita continues to create her own art. Her preferred medium is oil paint, but she has also dabbled in other media, including mosaics and paper crafts. Her work has been shown in smaller galleries and exhibits over the last few years.  Most often, she donates her artwork to fundraisers. She has donated repeatedly to the annual 4X4: Artist’s for Education fundraiser at the Brush Gallery in Lowell (benefiting a scholarship fund for local teens) and to Hope For Creativity (raising funds for art supply packs that are provided to homeless youth).