Instructor Carol Lynn Nellen

Carol Lynn Nellen


Favorite painting style: minimalism

A Certified Art Teacher for Grades k-12 has taught in the West Orange Public School System since 1970. She attended William Paterson University of NJ and the University of New Hampshire where she was graduated with a B.S. in Art Education and also received her Teaching certification. She also earned graduate credits at Montclair State University, Kean University, Upsala College and Fairleigh Dickinson University


  • Favorite Artists – Marc Chagall, Nick Cave, Amedeo Modigliani, and Pierre-Auguste Renior
  • Favorite Painting to View – Monet’s Water Lilies
  • Favorite Painting to Instruct – Santori
  • Favorite Music for Painting – Sam Cooke, Stevie Wonder, The Mountain Goats
  • Hobbies – Making music, WINE, my cat, going on very long bike rides
  • Fun Fact – I have been to 48 out of the 50 states