Sandra Holliday, Co-Owner: BFA Arts Education, University of Maryland. 11 previous years teaching experience in art education K-12 (Established very first art program in a K-12 school. Developed a dynamic, creative environment that nurtured and cultivated positive creative growth in students. Worked with faculty members to incorporate academic lessons, school objectives and classroom goals with art. Taught students Art History, media techniques and design. Established annual art exhibits featuring all medias as well as puppets and puppeteer performances). Created and designed costumes and set pieces for local theater group. Yoga Instructor, certified with Yoga Alliance.
As our Creative Educational Director, Sandra oversees our educational programs and develops most of our curriculum, projects, special workshops, and events. She also instructs art classes and events.
Carrie Weiss, Co-Owner: BFA Graphic Design, Tyler School of Art, Temple University. Held Advertising Agency Art Director positions in Princeton, NJ and Doylestown, PA. Headed a screen-printing company art department in Freehold, NJ. Has extensive knowledge of current advertising trends, graphic design software and printing technologies. Designed and created theater set pieces for a local youth performing group for 7 years. Carrie lives with her husband and two children in North Hanover, NJ.
As our Creative Business Director, Carrie oversees business development, company relationships, branding, and public relations/advertising. New to teaching in 2014, she has found a great joy in developing and instructing art classes and events.
Diane Mack, Art Instructor: Art Therapy Major, Salve Regina University in Newport, RI, Associates Degree in Computer Information Systems from DeVry University. An art enthusiast from childhood, Diane is a mother of two wonderful children. As a paraprofessional in the local school district, she enjoys assisting special needs children in a 1:1 setting. She works with the local drama club by painting sets and backdrops.
Diane provides administrative support, instructional assistance to elementary and high school aged children in after school and summer camp art programs, and instructs paint events.
Bette Collins, Art Instructor: BFA Illustration, Moore College of Art & Design. Bette has worked as a freelancer and as an in-house graphic designer/illustrator at various companies, utilizing desktop publishing, drawing and photo editing software. She has also been very involved in creating and designing for many of her children's school events as a member of various parent associations.
Bette provides instructional assistance to elementary school aged children in after school and summer camp art programs and instructs paint events.
Victoria Mengel, Art Therapy Advisor & Art Instructor: BA Art Therapy, Seton Hill University and currently pursuing a MS in Counseling Psychology and Art Therapy at Holy Family University. Tori is also a Graduate Assistant at Bucks County Community College in the AACHIEVE Program that assists college capable students on the autism spectrum. She has interned at an inpatient behavioral health care facility, instructed at a DIY studio, acted as a university campus tour guide, and is a certified yoga instructor.
Tori provides lesson plan consultation from a therapeutic perspective, instructional assistance to high school students in after school art programs, and instructs paint events.
Susan Leonard, Yoga Instructor: BA, Rutgers University and MA, Kean University. Susan spent most of her career life teaching young children, particularly children with special needs. Once retired from the public school system in 2011, she supervised student teachers with Rider University, and worked with an agency that provided in-home therapy for children with autism. She is a certified yoga instructor and also has a kids’ yoga certification. Susan has found that teaching yoga to children brings together two important parts of her life: kids and yoga.
Susan provides yoga instruction to elementary school aged children in after school programs.