Meet the Team

Helping you learn…

Our team of highly professional painting Instructors will do whatever it takes to teach you to paint… With their help, hundreds of students were able to excel at becoming quite good at their painting routine.

Painting for beginners and painting for more advanced artists do not involve totally different processes. Only the familiarity with basic painting instruction and the ease of executing those technical steps is what separates a beginner painter into an advanced one.

Learning how to paint—right here and right now—starts with our instructors explaining you the steps that will allow you to grow in confidence and skill as an artist.

Laurie Harden


Currently working as a free lance illustrator. Some of her clients have included Harper Collins, Ladies Home Journal, McGraw-Hill, Redbook, the New York Times, Scholastic and Simon & Schuster…

Mark de Mos


An elected member of the New Jersey Watercolor Society as well as a signature member of the North East Watercolor Society in Kent, CT, the Garden State and Baltimore Water Societies. In addition, he has concentrated on…

Ann Taylor


Award winning artist, explores watercolor techniques with emphasis on wet‑into‑wet brushing, washes, masking out, composition and value. She has a B.A. in Fine & Applied Arts from Brooklyn College in Brooklyn, N.Y.  Further studies in…

Tim Maher


Primary medium is oil, but also enjoys working in watercolor and pastel. His interest is in the figure and portraiture, usually in a realistic, contemporary environment. He considers himself an…

Carol Lynn Nellen


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…

Evan Stuart Marshall


Award-winning artist Evan Stuart Marshall is best known for his whimsical, vividly colored mixed-media abstract paintings. His work has been featured in many juried exhibitions, both solo and group, and is held in many private collections around the world…

Barbara Sax


Barbara is an award winning artist and teacher with over 40 years’ experience. She has a BA and MA in education from Montclair State University, working in public schools in Roseland, Maplewood and Livingston and teaching privately in NJ and Florida…