Laura Guinan came to EWS as a parent wanting meaningful education for her children. This interest blossomed into the study of Anthroposophy and a desire to integrate her life as an artist and educator with its ideals. With 20 years of classroom experience behind her, Ms. Guinan began teaching art in the Emerson Waldorf High School in 2008. In 2011, she completed her Waldorf High School Teacher Training through The Center for Anthroposophy and continues to seek opportunities to inspire her art and teaching.
Laura grew up in Texsas, where she obtained a BFA in Studio Art from the University of Texas. Her love of art, culture, and travel has led her throughout most of the United States, much of Europe, Mexico, and Canada. After meeting her husband, a Texan living in Italy, she earned her MS in Art Education at The Pennsylvania State University, and then settled down for 8 years in Wyoming, where she made and taught art. While there, she won a Wyoming Arts Council Fellowship, as well as an Ucross Foundation Residency. Laura and her husband left the West for Chapel Hill in 2001. They are currently happily raising their two children, Luci and Nico, and a bunch of chickens.