Staff & Faculty

Cheltenham Center for the Arts Staff:

Margaret Griffen - Executive Director

Sherri Feinberg - Manager, Administration & Registration

Patrice Caron - Marketing & Events

Pam Salazar Doyle - Cheltenham Center for the Arts Shop

Faculty

Teacher: Painting and Drawing

Roberta Schlesinger is a master botanical artist, specializing in nature-based art and scientific illustration. She also does award-winning watercolor portrait/collage work. She is a Montessori Art Specialist for all grade levels and a Certified International Baccalaureate Diploma teacher at the high school level. She and her family are new to the Pennsylvania area. She teaches adults and children at her studio in Elkins Park.

Teacher: Other

Maryann Simms is CCA's resident Vinyasa Yoga instructor. Stemming from an extensive background in dance and fitness, Maryann was naturally drawn to yoga not only for its ability to simultaneously build strength and flexibility, but for its stress-relieving properties and heightened sense of mindfulness. Her all-level classes are for every body, shape, or size.

Teacher: Painting and Drawing

John lives and works in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He earned a BFA from The Philadelphia College of Art and an MFA from Indiana University. His work includes landscape, figure, portrait and still life. Slivjak is a member of the Mid Atlantic Plein Air Association and the Outdoor Painter’s Society and participates regularly in Plein air events across the country. John has been invited to many competitions as both artist and juror, and his art has been featured in such publications as PleinAir Magazine. His work is held in many private collections.

 

Katie VanVliet is a sculptor and printmaker from Philadelphia, recently relocated to Elkins Park, PA. She studied fine arts at Moore College of Art & Design before co-founding BYO Print with a fellow alumna in 2010.

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