After receiving her MFA from the University of Alabama and teaching part-time at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, Francesca “Checa” Baldarelli started a full-time position as Printmaking Teaching Artist at the Hope Center for Art and Technology in Sharon, PA.  Since last fall, she has been coordinating and building the program and its facility to align/collaborate with our printmaking area here at YSU—educating and exposing both youth and adults of our region to the world of Fine Art Printmaking. Baldarelli currently is teaching and Introduction to Printmaking: Intaglio and Relief course.