Artists Bios

Cheri Henney

Instructor | Owner

After working in Business Management and Information Technology field for almost 20 years, Cheri needed a change. She had discovered her passion for art in college and spent years working mostly with snow and sand sculptures, then added acrylics and painting glass. Cheri combined her love of business with her passion for art, and opened Burgundy and Brushes to be able to share this joy with others.

  • Tel: 856-777-8809
  • Location: 209 Village Center Drive, Swedesboro, NJ 08085
  • Website: Link

Tucker Stouch

Instructor

After graduating from Moore College of Art & Design and working as a Graphic Designer and Art Director for all types of industries, Tucker discovered her love of craft design and the joy of teaching. She helped establish and manage “The HeArt of Friendship Art Gallery”, a program for developmentally disabled adults in Ephrata, PA. In February of 2014 her first book was published entitled, ”Water-Based Texturing: Techniques & Inspirations for Artists, Teachers and Craftsmen” through Schiffer Publishing Ltd. (sold on Amazon.com).

Kathy Kelk

Instructor

Kathy is a retired teacher and administrator who has always had a love for art. Upon her retirement, she decided to take painting classes through the University of Delaware. She finds painting to be joyful and has studied painting in watercolor, oils, and acrylics. She believes we can all create and express ourselves through art and have fun finding our inner artist if we approach the process with enthusiasm and fearlessness.

    Joanne Rhinehart

    Joanne is a passionate artist and art educator from Bellmawr, New Jersey. She currently teaches art at a charter school in North Philadelphia and creates artwork in her home studio. Joanne specializes in oil and watercolor paintings, they are her passion. She incorporates her painting into refinishing furniture with designs for children.

    Jennifer Stern

    Instructor

    Jen was raised in the Arizona desert, which was populated with layers of wonders and creatures, some of whom only she could see. Early attempts to capture their likeness in drawings gave way to the more satisfying third dimension of sculpture. Jen’s mixed media sculptures raise questions about identity and how we define ourselves within contemporary culture. She received a BFA in Sculpture (ASU), MFA in Sculpture (Academy of Art University), and Post Bacc. in Art Education (Moore College of Art). She is currently creating and teaching art in south New Jersey, where she lives with her son and her father. Her work can be seen at www.jeniferstern.com.

    Previous Instructors

    Bobbi Groves

    Previous Instructor

    Bobbi lives in Mullica Hill, and is the owner of “Bobbi G Designs of Mullica Hill” (visit www.fineartamerica.com/profiles/bobbi-groves.html). Bobbi is employed and using her art skills at “In The Village – A Fine Salon & Day Spa” of Mullica Hill as a hairstylist. She started painting with an array of beautiful bright colors as a small child, and loves to share her fun colorful designs with children and adults. Education includes: Clearview high, Gloucester County College, art training at OSHER, University of Delaware, and Cosmetology school.

    Melissa Thomas

    Previous Instructor

    Melissa started oil painting at the age of 12, inspired by watching “Bob Ross”. She went on to become classically trained in painting and photography at Mason Gross School of the Arts. Her work has been shown in galleries in NYC as well as here in New Jersey. Melissa has also taught with the Philadelphia School District for twelve years. Her artistic inspirations are Georgia O’Keeffe, Ansel Adams, and the students she has taught.

        Rebekka Bodine

        Previous Instructor

        Rebekka majored in sculpture at Herron School of Art and Design in Indianapolis. Currently, she creates and sells one of a kind art and accessories. Her business “Lost+Found” is home to her work (visit www.LandOfLostAndFound.com). In addition to her art business, Rebekka teaches at the DCCA in Wilmington, DE.

        • Location: Delaware City, DE, United States
        • Website: Link

        Crystal McNamara

        Previous Instructor

        Crystal grew up in Mullica Hill and now resides in Swedesboro with her lovely daughter Alyssia. Currently she is a hairstylist at “In The Village – A Fine Salon & Day Spa” of Mullica Hill. Crystal has always loved to draw and paint, and considers hairstyling an art form as well. Her passion is painting, which she also considers to be therapeutic. She has decided to share her love of art and is excited to help you discover your inner artist.

          Michael Pusztay

          Previous Instructor

          Michael (from Bridepgeport, NJ) is a graduate of GCC in Graphic Arts, and will be graduating from Rowan University with a Bachelors in the arts with a teachers certificate K-12 for Art education. He enjoys all art mediums, including sculpture, airbrushing, painting and drawing, and loves teaching and sharing his passion. He is also a musician (singer, songwriter, guitarist, and drummer) performing and recording a CD with The Grither. Michael and his wife are expecting a baby in May, and their 12 year old son is really excited to be a big brother.