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Platemark is a podcast about art and ideas. Hosted by Ann Shafer and Ben Levy, formerly colleagues at the Baltimore Museum of Art, conversations focus on museums, curating, critiques, value (market/conceptual), the Western canon, and prints and printmaking.

Sep 13, 2022

In s3e8, Ann Shafer talks with Dave Cloutier who recently opened up Center Arts and Studios in Baltimore. CAS offers classes, equipment, critiques, and studio spaces to second-career artists.

Dave has been a faculty member at the Maryland Institute College of Art for sixteen years. He earned his MFA from the LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting in 2005, and has a BFA in painting and art therapy from the University of The Arts in Philadelphia (1991).

Prior to MICA, Dave taught in community arts throughout Baltimore for Clayworks and Towson University’s Community Arts program. Dave has taught adults and kids in community arts centers and in therapeutic after-school programs in and around Boston. Dave has worked with teens, adults, and older adults in psychiatric settings as an activities therapist and in direct patient care, continuing this work as a CNA in nursing facilities specializing in caring for residents with Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Dave has an active studio practice and recently opened his passion project, Center Arts and Studios, in Hampden, a neighborhood in Baltimore, MD.

Episode image of Dave Cloutier by Elizabeth English.