Meet The Staff
Founder & Art Instructor
I am the Owner/Founder of The Vintage Canvas. I was once a preschool teacher and adore children of all ages. My passion in art is Acrylic painting but also enjoy Photography, Charcoal drawing, and sculpting. Some of my earlier work in photography has been published. I also love working with wood and refinishing furniture.
I studied Fine Art at South Hampton College. I have also earned my Early Childhood Certification as well as Art Therapy License. I have been enjoying and working with all aspects of art and children for more then 25 years and love being able to bring it all to you!
I currently teach the toddler classes, kids painting & Teen/tween painting.
I am a Civil Engineering student at Manhattan College looking to construct roads and bridges.
Working at The Vintage Canvas gives me the opportunity to work with children and adults while learning and creating art pieces. I grew up in Farmingdale and most of all enjoy spending time and working with the community.
I'm 21 years old and will graduate with a Bachelors of Fine Arts and Digital Art and Design from Long Island University in May 2022
I love all kinds of art; particularly illustration and drawing. I've illustrated a children's book published in 2020, and I have experience working with children for 8 years, experience teaching art to children for 3 years. I love nature & animals often incorporate them into my artwork, and I always encourage creativity and originality while I teach.
my website: https://wordpress.crystalcapone.com/
I am a Farmingdale resident since 1955, and a Long Island artist who draws heavily on the local scenery as inspiration for my nautical themed work in oils and acrylics.
I majored in fine art at Nassau Community College and Hofstra University, and have won awards in competitions while a member of the Suburban Art League and the Wet Paints Studio Group. While the focus for much of my work has been nautical in nature, due to my teaching duties, I have expanded my artistic vocabulary to include, florals, landscapes and figure studies.
I currently teach acrylic painting at the Vintage Canvas after 10 years of providing instruction at Michaels Arts and Crafts. My classes are geared toward a variety of students that range from somewhat experienced to the professional. Serious learning in a fun and supportive environment is the objective in each and every class.
contact: Pats_painting@yahoo.com - 516-473-1432
samples of mine and my students work:
I am a local Mom of three - 2 in college, 1 in high school.
I have Always enjoyed drawing and painting since a young age and decided later in life to further my experience and pursue more training. I attended and learned at Pat's classes for landscape painting and since then have expanded my education and ability to drawing and sketching to have a more secure platform for teaching. I started as a beginner instructor for acrylic painting at Michael's and now continue to teach at The Vintage Canvas. I specialize in Landscape painting, portrait painting and florals for beginners. On my spare time I enjoy do portrait/caricatures for Nassau County Police Retirement parties.
I am currently in school and planning to presue my art education further. I enjoy helping Ms. Raine and the other instructors during classes and camp. Most of all I enjoy working with children seeing their creativity.