Our director, Joanne, minored in Art History at Pace University, which use to be known as Good Counsel College. She pursued graduate work at the City College of New York in Education. She also did graduate work in Art Therapy at the College of New Rochelle. Her education continued at the Bronx Botanical Gardens in Botanical Drawing, Color Pencil and Watercolor. She studied with Angelo Grado, Jim Ford, Bette Halliday, Mindy Lighthipe and other prominent New York artists.
With more than 40 years in education, her expertise includes twelve years of teaching in P.S. 174 in East New York, Brooklyn. She founded and taught more than fifteen years at Serendipity Super Stars, a private nursery school. Her home-based Art studio has been in operation since 1996.
She has received medals of honor at Chelsea House in Roslyn, New York and The National Art League in Douglaston, New York. She is also a member of the National Art League and Montauk Art League.
Her artwork has sold at Perriwater Ltd. in Manhattan as well as through private purchasers.