Visual Arts Drawing and Painting

The Drawing and Painting course will give serious students the opportunity to develop their technical skills and explore the creative process with a wide range of materials. Different techniques and approaches will be introduced, helping the students to develop new methods of self-expression.


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Noelle LiVolsi


Noelle LiVolsi is an illustrator, muralist, and graphic designer based on the Jersey Shore. After a childhood of drawing backyard bugs with boxes of markers, she honed her skills as an illustrator at the Fashion Institute of Technology. She has been a professional freelance artist for the past five years, continuing to experiment and create pieces in a wide range of media. Noelle's usage of bold shapes, movement, and vibrant colors bring a sharp but playful feel to her work. Her art adorns the walls, apparel, and packaging of restaurants and cafes along the New Jersey coast, for individuals, local businesses, and international companies alike. Her keen eye for movement and composition helps her make appetizing art for food, beverage, and entertainment businesses. Noelle's love of her local community is on display in advertisements, posters, and logos for events throughout New York and New Jersey. When she is not making art, she can be found exploring the outdoors, going to concerts, and hosting board game nights.

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Visual Arts

Milena Wilton is a contemporary artist from Red Bank, New Jersey. Milena obtained a BFA in painting and drawing at the University of Hartford. During her academic career Milena played on the Hartford NCAA Division I softball team. Milena sees the act of making art very similar to the act of playing a sport. Both activities are physically and mentally demanding but extremely rewarding. Milena believes that with enough dedication and determination, greatness can be achieved in any discipline. Milena was recognized by the Hartford Art School with the Rudolph Zallinger prize for painting excellence. Her paintings have been included in juried shows across the nation. Most recently Milena's work was selected for display at the New Britain Museum of American Art in Connecticut. Her ultimate goal as an instructor is to foster the very same interest in the arts she had as a girl and set young people on the path to great artistry.