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Art Instructors

Mr. Vaughn Holsey holds an M.A. Degree in Art Education from George Washington University and a B.S Degree in Fine Arts from Morgan State University. He was been at teacher and chair of the Fine Arts Department at DeMatha since 1992. Along with his teaching duties, Mr. Holsey is the moderator for many school organizations, including the Art Club, Ping-Pong Club, Black Student Union, and coaches the JV golf team.

Mr. Holsey's style of artwork over the year has gone from abstract, in which the subject is no longer recognizable, to genre painting art depicting everyday scenes, and back to abstract. Since the early 1990s, Mr. Holsey has been exhibited all over the metropolitan area, especially in Montgomery County. In 1990, eight of his painting were featured in the Montgomery County Executive Office Building for Black History Month, and he has painted murals in seven schools over the last twenty years.

Mr. Holsey has eight paintings and six mid-medium illustrations in print, including his "Giclee Prints" which are available in limited quantities. He currently teaches Fundamentals of Art, Advanced Art, Drawing, Painting, and Ceramics.

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Mr. Edward Potskowski has been at DeMatha for twenty years, and has thirty-eight years of teaching experience overall. He has a B.A. from SUNY - Albany in Political Science and a M.A. from the University of Maryland - College Park in Soviet Studies & Political Behavior. He currently teaches courses in Introduction to Photography, Digital Photography, Darkroom Basics, Advanced Photoshop, Photojournalism, and US History.

He is the main photographer for the school and can be seen at all types of DeMatha events and functions, including athletic events, convocations, prayer services, graduation, etc.