Anastasia Semash is an artist and art instructor residing in Arlington, MA. She studied illustration at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and holds a degree from St. Petersburg State University, Russia. Before moving to the US, she studied graphic arts at the Northwestern Institute of Printing Arts in St. Petersburg, Russia, She currently teaches at various art centers, including Munroe Center for the Arts in Lexington, Russian Languages and Arts Center in Andover, and other. Her main artistic focus is on drawing (especially botanical drawing), acrylic painting and needle felting. She also teaches classes and runs workshops in needle felting and fiber art.