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School of Visual Arts


Our Faculty

Artistic Director

Yayoi is an artist and educator living and working in Brooklyn, NY. She received her BFA in painting from Rhode Island School of Design, Providence RI and her MFA in visual arts from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.

Greg Lendeck
Master Teacher: Sculpture

Greg is an Artist, Teacher, Designer, and Tinkerer. Greg works two and three dimensionally in various media and has been experimenting and playing professionally for over twelve years. Greg holds a B.S. in Studio Art, a B.F.A. in Sculpture, and a M.F.A. in Sculpture. He has shown widely at various venues nationally. For ten years Greg has taught art at the high school and college level. He currently resides, blissfully, with his wife and children in upstate New York.

Christian Tribastone
Master Teacher: Drawing and Painting

 Christian is trained as a printmaker at Alfred University. Christian Tribastone now uses interdisciplinary mediums to explore conventional notions of public space in relation to our corporeal existence.

Danielle Scalera
Master Teacher- Mixed Media

Danielle is currently living in Brewster, New York. She is originally from Columbia County, NY which is where most of her inspiration as an artist comes from. Danielle uses her influence of the landscape where she grew up in and her knowledge of the Hudson River School Artists, and inspirations from her incredible family and friends around her to create her books and painting. She completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Manhattanville College in 2007 and her Masters of Arts and Teaching from Manhattanville College in 2008. She is an art teacher in Katonah, New York.