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 (NJ – 2014) to be able to share this joy with others.  Once her husband retired, they moved to Chippewa PA in 2017 to be close to their grand daughter and to open her second studio (PA – 2018).  This new studio offers the opportunity to extend her focus to include Hammer & Stain DIY workshops, where guests transform unfinished wood into wall worthy pieces.

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.

    Jenifer Stern

    Instructor

    Jenifer was raised in the Arizona desert, full 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. Jenifer’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.

      Swati Chaturvedi

      Instructor

      In 2009, Swati created the Community Bollywood Dance Project where she uses dancing as a vehicle to celebrate life and the individual spirit! Her Bollywood programs have created enriching experiences for people of all ages and abilities, including special needs, Alzheimer’s groups, and cancer patients.  As a teaching artist with Musicopia since 2014, Swati is broadening her community outreach across the Greater Philadelphia region.  Swati continues to challenge herself and is currently training in Bharatanatyam, a classical Indian dance form.  She also loves dabbling in ballroom dancing and her bucket list includes dancing the Waltz in Vienna!

      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.

        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
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        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.