Ebla Al Hawi is a visual artist and educator with a background in digital and studio art. She holds an MFA in Fiber Arts at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, where she also received a Post-Baccalaureate certificate in Textile Design/Fiber Arts. Ebla also holds a BFA from the College of Fine Arts in Damascus, Syria. She has taught many crafts-making classes for different age groups in Syria and the United States that focus on using re-purposed materials. She believes that art is both a universal language and a tool of expression.