"Every artist has a creative process. From the inception of an idea to the execution of a vision, creators are driven to express themselves in ways unique to their style, point of view, and history. This video shares how Phillips Academy Andover art faculty approach various media and impart their expertise."
Emily Trespas joined the Phillips Academy Andover faculty in 1999. As a full-time Instructor of art, she teaches visual studies, printmaking, and introductory and advanced courses in painting and drawing, Her past instruction in Phillips Academy's Summer Session included painting, computer graphics, and two summers mentoring and teaching art in the ACE I (Andover Challenge Empower) program. Trespas coached Outdoor Pursuits for 13 years and through 2017 she was a resident house counselor in Morton House for 17 years.
In addition to teaching, Trespas serves the Academy as an academic advisor and complementary house counselor, coaches power walking, and is active in Community Engagement throughout the year. She is on the Campus Design Review Committee, the Working Group on Assessment and Grading, and the Faculty Housing Committee. She also regularly curates exhibits in the academy's Gelb Exhibition Gallery. Biannually, Trespas co-leads a Tang Institute Learning in the World trip. "Morocco: Inside :: Outside" is a cultural immersion program in Morocco where students engage with the country’s people, languages, arts, and history.
After earning a bachelor’s degree from Mount Holyoke College, Trespas worked in commercial galleries, university administration, and art museums, including Harvard's Fogg Art Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Following her master of fine arts degree in printmaking at Cornell University (College of Architecture, Art and Planning), Trespas moved to Rome, Italy and taught painting and drawing for Cornell's Rome Program.
When not busy with school, Trespas splits her time between ceramics studios in Beverly and Andover, shibori dyeing, sewing, weaving, playing in the woods, growing garlic, and restoring her 1967 Shasta Compact Travel Trailer.