John Smalley

John Smalley holds MA and MFA degrees from the University of Iowa. As Head of Visual Arts at TASIS The American School in England since 1987, he has led an innovative program aimed at integrating studio art and art history. A practicing draftsman, painter and printmaker with an international exhibition record, he brings in-depth knowledge of figure drawing, perspective, architecture and landscape painting to the program. Mr. Smalley has inspired many TASIS graduates to pursue post-secondary degrees in studio art and art history. He is the Directory of the Fleming Gallery and oversees the successful visiting artist program at TASIS England.  



Fernando Gonzalez

Fernando Gonzalez earned a BA in Visual Studies from Harvard University and studied architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. He taught photography, art and architecture at Phillips Academy and at The American School in Switzerland (TASIS) , where he served as Chairman of the Art Department. He has been Administrative Director of the TASIS Schools and Summer Programs in Europe and has directed summer programs and led student trips throughout Europe for the past 40 years. He has overseen TASIS campus development projects in England, Switzerland, France and Greece and in 2002, he co-founded the TASIS School in Puerto Rico. His love of vernacular architecture has led to his restoration of Les Tapies over the past 40 years. 


IB Workshop Leader


Mira Módly 

Mira Módly is originally from the United States. She has taught IB Diploma Visual Arts for 12 years, and has been an visual art examiner since 2007. Mira has worked at schools in the United States, North Africa, East Asia and Europe. She is a practicing artist and has consistently shown her work since graduating from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. A former participant in Les Tapies Art Teacher Workshop, Mira believes in restoring and nurturing the artist in the teacher. She is currently Head of Arts at Istanbul International Community School where she teaches DP Visual Art and Theory of Knowledge.

Visiting Artists



Alyssa DeLaBruere is an artist and educator based in Newport, Vermont. Alyssia is an accomplished painter, printmaker and teacher. Alyssa attended the University of Vermont where she studied fine art and art history, then continued her education further at Johnson State College where she obtained duel certification in both elementary and art education.


Barry Iverson 

Barry Iverson was a photographer for Time Magazine for 25 years covering the Middle East from 1981-2007, photographing all of the major events of the region during that time. These included such paradigm changing events such as the assassination of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, the takedown of the Taliban in Afghanistan in the aftermath of September 11, coup d’etats, archaeology and famine. He was the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship to research the history of photography in Egypt, and concurrently taught photography at the American University in Cairo. His fine art work is represented by galleries in New York and Cairo, with his work being held in many public and private collections.



Sally gall (2013)

Sally Gall is a photographer living and working in New York City. In addition to her fine art career, she teaches photography, and works as an editorial and advertising landscape and lifestyle photographer. Her work is in numerous museum and corporate collections and she has been awarded several prestigious fellowships, which include two MacDowell Colony Fellowships and a Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Residency. Gall has an extensive history of solo and group shows at museums and galleries.