Ms. Lauren Gueli came to Fontbonne to replace Mr. Bellinger ("Mr. B") who retired last June. Ms. Gueli teaches five classes at Fontbonne including Visual Perception, Major Art, and Photography.
Prior to joining the Fontbonne staff, Gueli taught art at a co-ed school and an all-boys high school. Gueli also taught at an elementary school for and started her own vertical garden company. This is her seventh year teaching.
“All of the girls are so sweet here at Fontbonne. They are on top of academics, good at participating, and the faculty is very nice,” said Gueli.
When asked what Gueli’s favorite things about Fontbonne were, she explained the welcoming school community and how open the art students are to new projects and ideas.
“They are really diving into their pieces!” said Gueli about her new art students at Fontbonne Hall Academy.
Gueli studied at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI where she got her Masters of Art in Teaching, Bachelor of Interior Architecture, and Bachelors of Fine Arts.
When asked how she became interested in art, Gueli said “I think I was born interested in art. From an early age all I ever wanted was more art materials and to learn to draw.”
As Gueli got older, she became interested in Interior Architecture and Design after seeing her father's projects. Her father was a General Contractor. She would always be in awe of the spaces they built. When asked who her favorite artist was, she explained that it was Egon Schiele who inspires her.
Ms. Gueli will build upon the tradition of creativity and artistic appreciation here at Fontbonne.
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