Meet the Instructors
Jacob is a magical realist painter and educator from Texas. He has exhibited extensively and currently shows with Gallery Henoch in Manhattan. Jacob has taught children and teens for West Nottingham Academy, New York Art Studio, Manhattan Youth, and CMA.
Specialties: Painting, Drawing, Illustration, Graphic Novels, Comics, Cartoons, Portfolio Development
Samantha is a visual artist and educator based in Brooklyn. She explores the many dimensions of emotion and mental health through her work. She has taught children of all ages throughout the five boroughs and loves using art as a tool to help children grow their imagination and creativity.
Specialities: Stop-Motion Animation, Clay Sculpture, Life Drawing, Collage, Painting, Art History
Flowers as big as trees, books the size of mattresses, a friendly pink snake with lime-green polka dots – these are just some elements you might find in Deepti’s artwork. Whether it’s crafting giant animals and plants out of papier-mache, making illustrative clay sculptures, or creating illustrations, Deepti finds great joy in the mere act of making something with her hands. Currently based in Brooklyn, she describes herself as an illustrator and maker. Her style is whimsical and inventive, pairing together bright colors and rhythmic patterns to construct fantastical worlds, characters and scenes.
Specialties: Papier-Mache, Clay Sculpture, DIY Crafts (Recycled Crafts, Piñatas, Weaving), Illustration, Drawing, Painting