Linda Celestian is a fine artist with extensive experience teaching all levels of drawing and painting. She started teaching when her daughters attended a Montessori School from preschool through 6th grade. She designed curriculum based art projects for the classroom, and worked as an artist in residence once in the classroom and once with the teachers funded by grants through the Delaware Division of the Arts. Her lessons often involved observational drawing, a skill she feel aids learning on many levels. She applies her passion for art education to the development of easy and fun lessons for students of all ages.
Susan Benarcik is a sculptor and surface designer who is deeply rooted in horticulture and environmental design. Her sculpture and print designs evidence a fondness and respect for the natural world, and bring equilibrium to our senses by allowing the natural world to become part of our daily cognitive experience.
As an artist and educator, Susan believes it is important to expose students to a variety of creative materials and methods in an effort to unleash their own creativity and subsequently, improve collaborative, communicative, and problem-solving skills. The artist received her B.F.A. from Rosemont College in Pennsylvania, and her M.F.A. from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan.
Please visit the artist’s website: www.susanbenarcik.com