Shelley Friedman

After earning a B.S. in Film from Boston University, Shelley worked as a TV and film producer all the while also volunteering with EngAGE, a creative non-profit offering arts programs to seniors. At EngAGE, several of her programs were funded by the National Endowment of the Arts and the California Council for the Humanities.

Finding her volunteer work more gratifying than her day job, Shelley followed her heart and transitioned to a position as program director in senior care. There she continued to hone her arts and teaching skills to the point of becoming a teaching artist. 

Through her business, Papercuterie, in which she sells her weavings and paper arts, she began teaching paper cut art and fiber art to elementary school-aged children. Passionate about encouraging people of all ages, Shelley finds creative inspiration in all things weird and whimsical.