Farmstead Arts has wonderful and caring teachers to help you or your children learn creative arts, from drawing, paints & pastels, photography and more.
If you are a teacher, contact us today to discuss how you can become one of our valued faculty.
Jim DelGiudice: In Search of Photographic Style
A resident of Basking Ridge, Jim DelGiudice has used his eyes and voice to document the New Jersey scene for more than half his 58 years. His architectural photography for books published by Rutgers University Press and his lectures at Drew University have won him a share of the state’s Historic Preservation Award three times. In the millennium year, Jim was cited by both the state and county legislatures for his lifetime contribution to the arts. Most recently, he served as photo editor for A Lifetime with Shakespeare, published by McFarland & Company. An adjunct assistant professor at County College of Morris as well as an adjunct at Columbia University, Jim enjoys presenting talks to adult and professional groups around the metropolitan area.
Jim DelGiudice’s website: http://www.jimdelgiudice.com/index.html
Tammy DeVoe: Landscape Painting, Open Art Studio
With a BFA from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Tammy DeVoe paints abstract landscapes based on the beauty of the environment and cultural details of varied travel destinations. The colors, shapes, energy, textures, trees, earth, sky, architecture, and cultural elements of any location, all contribute to the development of each painting. Sketches and studies become the start of a piece she works on with multiple layers. Her goal is to achieve a final painting that evokes the feeling of a specific location with simplified abstraction and appropriate colors. After spending 12 years in Manhattan as a designer and painter, Tammy now lives in NJ. She has years of experience with painting and design commissions, sales and freelance opportunities, and remains active in creative communities.
Margaret Fanning: Watercolor, Gouache, Animal Portraits, Painting and Drawing from Photographs, Acrylic Painting and Fundamentals of Drawing
Margaret Fanning is an award-winning artist who has exhibited internationally. She is a realistic painter, working in oil, watercolor, ink, and mixed media. She received the NJ Chapter of the American Artists League Traditional Realism Award, and won the Alexander Portfolio Award from Savannah College of Art and Design. She currently lives and works in New Jersey.
Margaret Fanning’s website: www.margaretfanning.com
Stefano Junior: Illustration and Cartooning
NJ native Stefano Junior, a fine artist, and illustrator concentrating on cartooning and sequential art, spent five years working in the publishing division at Marvel Entertainment specifically working with collected and masterworks editions. He is drawn to the “transformative abilities of superheroes who live in a version of the real world, in which they are able to access potential which makes them better than they are. In that process, they benefit those that are around them.” He received his early training at the Ducret School of Arts in Plainfield in the youth program and is an alum of the Parson’s School of Design with a certificate in Fine Arts. He also received sculpture training at the Art Students’ League in NY and is a talented musician, performing as the front man and songwriter for the band Stefano & the Truth. Click here for samples of Stefano’s art.
Debbie Limoli: Ceramic Artist
A self-described animal nut, teaching artist ( Play with Clay) Debbie Limoli of Warren, displays her work at galleries and art shows across the Northeast. The works are called CustomCrittersByDeb as her work displays her passion for all creatures of nature. Her best ability for her self-taught art is to place personality and soul into each piece and make them affordable, handmade and one of a kind. Limoli has lived in Warren for 25 years while raising her two sons. One son is autistic and graduated from Beacon College in Leesburg, Florida, a school for learning disabilities. Her other son is a Princeton graduate. Limoli has her own kiln and studio in her home.
Oscar Peterson: Portrait, still-life and figurative drawing/painting
Oscar Peterson was born in Harlem, New York, raised in Brooklyn, NY, and is currently a resident of Millburn Township, NJ. He has worked as a professional art director and designer/illustrator for various corporations and non-profits, and as a commissioned fine arts painter who specializes in portraiture. An alumnus of Pratt Institute and The Art Students League of NY, Peterson has studied with such leading realist painters as Nelson Shanks, Max Ginsberg, and Costa Vavagiakis. His works, both portrait and non-commissioned, are in corporate and private collections and museums across the country. He uses traditional methods and techniques while incorporating new ideas and personal observations. His preferred medium is oil, although he frequently uses many mediums. Peterson describes his paintings as “realistic with an impressionistic feel,” his artistic style is inspired by the Impressionists and the Old Masters. His approach echoes a favorite quote from Alberto Giacometti; “The object of art is not to reproduce reality, but to create a reality of the same intensity.”
Oscar Peterson’s website: http://www.oscarpetersonportraits.com/
Doug Schiller: Drawing Fundamentals, Watercolors, Pastels, Art Sampler, Portfolio Review, and other classes and workshops for children, teens, and adults.
Doug Schiller received his BFA and MFA from the University of Pennsylvania and diploma from the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. The harmony and balance inherent in nature are integral elements of Doug’s drawings and oil paintings. A grant recipient of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Artist/Teacher Initiative, Doug has been an instructor at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey for over 20 years and an instructor at Kean University and the College of Saint Elizabeth. He initiated the College Arts Fair at the Arts Center. His work can be viewed in local and New York City art galleries and is in collections in the United States, England, and Italy.
Doug Schiller’s website: http://www.dougschillerpaintings.com/
Funding has been made possible, in part, by a grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts / Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, through funds administered by the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission through the State / County Partnership Local Arts Program.