One River School Staff + Instructors
We should live every day believing there is a chance that a beautiful piece of art has the power to bring people together. No matter our culture or background, we all have human experiences. Teaching has blessed me with the opportunity to share and create these “human experiences” for the past 16 years at a private school, and now here at One River School.
Favorite Artist: Frida Kahlo, George Segal
Sight to See: Rolling Green Hills of Ireland
Listening to Now: Simon and Garfunkel, Beethoven
I am very passionate about art education because of the positive impact it has on people’s lives. Art helps us with creativity, self-expression, relaxation, and critical thinking. As a Bergen County native, One River School combines my love of art with my love for this area. It is so rewarding to be part of such a fun and engaging community and to watch students grow as artists.
Favorite Artist: Gustav Klimt, Hieronymus Bosch, Kara Walker
Sight to See: Cape Town, South Africa
Listening to Now: Elvis Presley, Joni Mitchell
Digital Art Instructor
As a photographer and an art educator I hope to encourage students to view everyday life as an ongoing artistic process and to question and discover the endless possibilities of art. A major theme in my teaching strategy is life experiences. Being a part of The One River School is incredibly inspirational. I think each individual can bring something new and profound to the art world.
Favorite Artist: Sally Mann
Sight to See: The Great Pyramids of Giza
Listening to Now: Phoenix, Amy Winehouse, Disclosure
Adult Art Instructor
I enjoy painting but always love to explore new mediums and push my work in new directions. Teaching has been my way of giving back my knowledge and experience. What I enjoy most about One River School is that it allows students to explore their creativity while being amongst others who share the same passion and interests.
Favorite Artist: John Singer Sargent & Édouard Manet
Sight to See: Florence Italy & Museo del Prado, Spain
Working on Now: Series of paintings & pastels
Kids Art Instructor
My greatest joy comes from helping kids and young adults express themselves through art of any kind. It has been my mission to make art education accessible and fun.
Favorite Artists: Mel Kadel, Maurice Sendak, Henri Matisse
Listening to Now: Young the Giant, My Morning Jacket, Billy Joel
Working on Now: Watercolor & ink illustrations