Nurturing creativity without boundaries for over 35 years. We offer art classes for children from age 2 to 18.

Teachers


Kerri LuBell

Head Teacher

Kerri has been teaching art, dance, and drama to children for over 25 years. She began working at YAA in 1989. She incorporates drama, dance, yoga, and creative movement into her art classes. She also teaches at the Northern Westchester Center for the Arts and the Westchester Jewish Community Center. Kerri graduated from the Academy of Dramatic Arts and studied dance with Andre Eglevsky, David Howard, and Alexandra Allard. Personally, she enjoys working with stained glass.

Jackie Greenfield

Head Teacher

Jackie began teaching at Young at Art in July 2007. She participated in YAA Teacher Training Program. She has a Master’s degree in Art Education K-12 from Manhattanville College and a BFA from Syracuse University, School of Visual and Performing Arts. Jackie also ran a family, luxury bath and gift manufacturing business for 13 years.

Jen Kaplan

Head Teacher & President of YAA

Jen has been teaching at YAA since 2015. She has been the executive director of several nonprofits benefiting children, including Operation Smile in Russia. She as a Masters in Organizational Change and has taken art classes at Parsons. Jen has been trained by Donna Wiener in the YAA Teacher Training Program. Her specialty is creating candy and bakery art.

 

Katya Meykson

Head Teacher

Katya received her Bachelor’s of  Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is a multidisciplinary artist working in painting, drawing, and fiber sculpture. Katya has been teaching art for over nine years, she has taught at Manhattan JCC, Art Fairy Education, L2COLAB, and other schools in New York area. She began working with Young at Art in May 2017.

Emily Gosweiler

Head Teacher

Emily received her BFA from SUNY Purchase. She is the owner of Creative Ways Art School in Dobbs Ferry, NY. She has been teaching art and encouraging free thinking for the past 15 years. She operates with the belief that children have as much to teach us as we do them. She encourages children to discover their own voice, especially through creativity, and trust what they find. Emily teaches the Summer Art Camps at Youn

Melissa Listwan

Head Teacher & Office Manager

Melissa has been working for Young at Art since August 2015. She has been trained by veteran YAA teachers and has been working with young children for 5+ years.

Andrea Omboni

Assistant Teacher

Andrea has been with Young at Art since January 2017. She has a degree in Fine Art from the Fashion Institute of Technology. She once designed a dress made entirely out of chocolate. Andrea has extensive experience working with children and teenagers. She was a preschool teacher at the Goddard School.

Nadia Maccera

Assistant Teacher

Nadia has been working at YAA since 2011. She has a BA in Studio Art from Hobart and William Smith Colleges. She studied art in Pietrasanta, Italy. Nadia worked in animation as a coloring stylist for Michael Sporn Animation Inc. In the HBO special, “How do you Spell God?” she was the coloring stylist for the segment “The Carrot Seed.” She also worked on “Bingo and Molly” on The Learning Channel (TLC) and in radio for WNYC’s “On the Media.”