Stephanie has a BA in Art from Gettysburg College and an MA in Art History from the University of Delaware. While in graduate school Stephanie took elective classes in painting reconstruction from the Art Conservation Department. This experience cultivated a deeper appreciation of the craft of painting and the use of materials and techniques from different time periods. She is proficient in acrylics, watercolor, pencil, ink, gouache and mixed media on paper, board, wood and canvas; and also has graphic design and digital photography expertise. Stephanie provides hands-on art lessons for students of all ages and abilities. View her work & learn more at CreativeAnimal.net
"Stephanie has been a friend for years and I'm so happy to be able to include her and her artistic talent in Painting Parties! She's a great talent with the experience and desire to teach and help others create art...the best combination for our business!" Laura
"The Painting Parties team met Madison last year when she attended a University of Delaware event as a guest and expressed interest in painting with us as an artist. We're so happy to have Madison's creativity and enthusiasm on our team!!!"
A native of the Wilmington area, Jarred is currently enrolled in the full-time professional program at Nelson Shank's highly selective realist atelier, Studio Incamminati in Philadelphia. In 2007 he graduated with honors from the Delaware Collage of Art and Design (DCAD) with a degree in Fine Art. Jarred is classically trained in oil, pastel and acrylic painting as well as Metalpoint, graphite and charcoal drawing. His work hangs in private collections across the country. A winner of multiple scholarships, Fisher is a firm believer in education in the arts and giving back through donations of his work to local charities and fundraisers. He strives to give students of all levels of accomplishment solid foundational skills to enhance their ability to see and interpret art. A sample of his work can be found at www.artid/jarredfisher
"I'm so grateful to have met and teamed up with Jarred! He's not only extremely talented, he loves sharing his craft with guests. I'm so happy that he enjoys Painting Parties and has become such a good friend! Laura
Chris is an award winning teacher who has been teaching art for 19 years. He has a degree in Fine Art from Rowan University with a minor in education. He specializes in painting and drawing, but has done everything from sculpture and printmaking to murals and stage design. Chris is currently writing and Illustrating children's book about growing up in a large family in the 1970's. Many of the illustrations for the book were on display at the Delaware Art Museum.
"Meeting Chris is one of those great parts of this new journey into helping others create art...He's talented, fun and enjoys meeting our guests and guiding them through an event with learning and laughter!"
Native to the Rehoboth Beach area, Madison is currently a student at the University of Delaware, studying Fine Arts. She has an appreciation for all aspects of art, particularly it's ability to connect people and believes that everyone has the ability to do art. Examples of her work can be found at https://baconbitmadison.wordpress.com/
After a career in banking Laura found a new passion for painting and showing others how they can uncover their artistic talent . She enjoys all aspects of the business including painting and teaching.
"I feel so blessed to have discovered my passion at this stage of life. I love the fact that my guests discover something new when they decide to give painting a try and are happy and proud of their result."