Faculty


  Founders:

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Bea Kreloff (1925-2016) Art Workshop International founder was a painter, teacher, and former head of the art department, Ethical Culture Fieldston School, Bronx, New York. She taught painting workshops, seminars, and lectured on art at Cooper Union, Marymount Manhattan College, Women's Caucus for Art, The New School University, The College Art Association, and numerous art groups. Her work is exhibited nationally and internationally and is in a number of private collections. She had been a director of Art Workshop International for 31 years.

Bea Kreloff at the Hirshhorn

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Edith Isaac-Rose co-founder of Art Workshop International; painter, teacher, and graduate of the Chicago Art Institute, B.A.E. She’s represented by Phyllis Kind Gallery in New York. Isaac-Rose has been a Visiting Artist, American Academy in Rome, 2003; and Vermont Studio Center Fellow, 2005. She’s exhibited in the U.S. at the Phyllis Kind Gallery and abroad, recently in China; taught at Ohio State, Columbia, Princeton Art Association, and in her studio. In addition, she has lectured and critiqued in various schools in the Northeast and conducted art workshops in the U.S. and abroad. Her work is in the Hirshhorn Museum and other important collections.

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  Directors:

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Charies Kreloff Art Workshop International director, has run his own design studio for over 20 years. A publications and book art director, his clients include Simon and Schuster, HarperCollins, Random House, Viking Penguin, Scholastic, and Conde Nast. Kreloff has taught graphic design and typography at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. He is also the co-author of the books Is Your Dog Gay?, Is Your Cat Gay?, and Pills for Cats. He is currently working on a screenplay. charleskreloffdesign.com

   charles@artworkshopintl.com

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Lynn Gernert Art Workshop International director, is the principal of Lynn Gernert Architects. For over 20 years, she has designed and overseen construction of projects ranging from highly detailed private commercial and residential projects to large-scale affordable housing and community centers. Prior to establishing her own firm, she was Senior Architect at the Pratt Center for Community Development in New York City. Gernert is an Adjunct Professor at NYC College of Technology, CUNY, where she teaches architectural design and building science.

   lynn@artworkshopintl.com


  Instructors:

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Maria Adelaide Basile Born in Rome, Italy, Maria Adelaide Basile received her Master in Contemporary Italian Literature from the University of Rome La Sapienza and her Ph.D in Medieval Italian Literature from Rutgers University in United States. She taught Italian language and literature at Rutgers University, at the College of Charleston and at John Cabot University in Rome. She read her papers at several conferences, and has published several essays on Dante, Nievo, Manzoni, and the filmmaker Gillo Pontecorvo. In addition, Dr Basile has worked as theater critic for several newspapers, and translated and introduced the poems of the French poet Alain Bosquet and the American poet Anne Carson. Her main areas of interest are the Middle Ages, Italian Theater, and Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Italian literature. She is also a published poet. Dr Basile’s publications include an essay on the Italian writer Piero Sanavio Caterina Cornaro o del potere, published by Il Mulino and a collection of poems, Viaggi (Travels), Campanotto, November 2014.

  

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Ellen Eagle is known for her intimate pastel portraits. Her work is represented by Forum Gallery, NY, which introduced her work in a solo exhibit in 2002.  She has since had three additional solo exhibits and has been shown in many group exhibits throughout the United States in such venues as, among others, The National Academy Museum, NY. ; Butler Institute of American Art, OH; Frye Art Museum, WA; Albright Knox Gallery, NY; Long Beach Museum, CA; New Jersey State Museum; and the Arkansas Art Center. In 2011-12, she exhibited twenty pastel paintings in a two-person traveling exhibit in China. Her co-exhibitor was the curator, whose purpose in inviting Ellen was to largely introduce the medium of pastel to the Chinese art community. The exhibit opened at the Lingnan Museum of Fine Art in Dongguan. In 2017, she showed seven portraits in the exhibit Women Painting Women:In Earnest at Texas A&M University Gallery.  Ellen’s work is now being shown in the inaugural exhibit of the world’s first museum devoted to pastel, The Museum of Pastel in Suzhou City, China. Ellen’s pastel works have garnered many awards and grants, including three Elizabeth Greenshields Grants, a Geraldine R. Dodge Grant, and two residencies at the Vermont Studio Center. Her paintings have been the subject of many publications, and she has written extensively for books and art periodicals. Her own book, Pastel Painting Atelier, was published by Watson-Guptill, NY, in 2013, and is carried by, among other cultural institutions, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; Boston Museum of Fine Arts; National Gallery, Washington, D.C.; and National Portrait Gallery, London. Ellen teaches the only class devoted exclusively to pastel at the Art Students League of New York, and has given workshops throughout the United States, in Croatia, Italy, and China. Ellen is delighted to return to Assisi to teach at Art Workshop International.

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Laurel Farrin received an M.F.A. from the University of Maryland in 1993. She was an Artist-in-Residence in the Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell, NM and received an individual artist grant from the Washington DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. Other residency fellowships include, the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, The Dora Maar Fellowship in France, The Millay Center for the Arts, VCCA, and the Atlantic Center for the Arts.  Select exhibitions include Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY; Roswell Museum and Art Center, NM; The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC; The Bronx River Art Center, NY, NY; the Des Moines Art Center, The Figge Museum; Lesley Heller Gallery, NYC; Joyce Goldstein Gallery, Chatham, NY; Green Chalk Contemporary, Monterey, CA, the Florida Center for Contemporary Art, Tampa FL; Spaces, Cleveland, OH; Anton Gallery, Washington DC; Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC. and New American Painting, Mid Atlantic Edition.

Her work is in the collection of The Tang Museum at Skidmore College, The Figge Museum, The Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art, The Roswell Museum and Art Center, The MacDowell Colony, The Washington DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Western Development Corporation, TRIA-CREF, Kirkwood Community College, The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, and many private collections.

Farrin is an Associate Professor in the painting and drawing program at the University of Iowa, Iowa City.

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Elizabeth Geoghegan is the author of Natural Disasters, Storiesand The Marco Chronicles: To Rome Without Love, a Kindle bestseller for humor and winner of Travelers’ Tales Solas Gold Prize for memoir. Her work has appeared in The Paris Review, The Best Travel Writing, El Pais, and other publications. Geoghegan’s essay "Smoking with Lucia Berlin” was among The Paris Review's Best of 2015. She lives on a dead end street between a convent and a jail in Rome.

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Arlene Hutton is best known for Letters to Sala and The Nibroc Trilogy, which includes Last Train to Nibroc (Drama League nomination for Best Play), See Rock City (Spirit of America Award), and Gulf View Drive (LA Weekly Theatre Award nomination and Ovation Award nomination). Her plays have been produced in London, Edinburgh, New York, Los Angeles, and across the U.S. and are published by Dramatists Play Service, Samuel French and Playscripts. She received a 2016 NYFA Fellowship and a Sloan Commission, and is a winner of the Macy’s New Play Prize, three-time winner of the Samuel French Short Play Festival and an eight-time finalist for the Heideman Ten-Minute Play award. A member of the Dramatists Guild and Ensemble Studio Theatre and an alumna of New Dramatists, she has held residencies at the Australian National Playwrights’ Conference, MacDowell Colony, New Harmony Project, VCCA, and Yaddo, and has taught playwriting at schools and conferences around the country. She has been a featured artist at the Last Frontier Theatre Conference in Valdez, Alaska, on the faculty of the Sewanee Writers’ Conference and taught at the Glen Workshop. Hutton taught at the College of Charleston from 2010-1014, where her students won regional and national awards at the Kennedy Center/ American College Theatre Festival. Based in New York City, she is working on The Three Sisters Brontë and a new commission from the Big Bridge Theatre Consortium. Hutton teaches all levels of playwriting at The Barrow Group.

www.barrowgroup.org/arlene-hutton

  

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Robert J. Hughes is a former Wall Street Journal reporter, who specialized in cultural coverage, and is a novelist whose Late and Soon (Carroll & Graf) was praised by writers such as Adriana Trigiani and Edmund White for its beautiful prose and depth of characterization. He works as a writer on a variety of projects, from ghostwriting to playwriting, and lives between New York and Paris.

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S.J. Rozan is a life-long New Yorker. Under her own name she's the author of eleven books in the Lydia Chin/Bill Smith detective series, and two standalone novels. She's also half the writing team of Sam Cabot, the other half being Art Workshop International instructor Carlos Dews. The latest Sam Cabot book, Skin of the Wolf, was released in 2014. S.J has also published fifty short stories. She edited the anthology Bronx Noir, which won a NAIBA Notable Book of the Year award, and co-edited the anthology Dark End of the Street. She's won the Edgar, Shamus, Anthony, Nero, and Macavity awards for best novel and the Edgar for best short story, and been honored with the Japanese Maltese Falcon Award. In 2016 she was honored with the Private Eye Writers of America Life Achievement Award. S.J. speaks and lectures widely, teaching a weekly workshop in New York and others in Wisconsin, Florida and California.

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Justo J. Sánchez, an award-winning cultural journalist, has consulted for Sotheby's and important galleries in the US and abroad. Mr. Sanchez graduated from Harvard and studied art history at NYU's Institute of Fine Arts. He taught at the University of Florida's New World School of the Arts. His students have shown at the Whitney Biennial and are represented by serious international galleries. While teaching, he published humanities textbooks. Mr. Sanchez taught graduate courses in curating at Saint Thomas University. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw, NPR, BBC, CBC, among others, on cultural and sociopolitical matters. Mr. Sanchez is currently a lecturer in museums, art institutions, and, recently, at Art Palm Beach and Miami International Art Fair. He studied trecento art under Colin Eisler at NYU’s Institute of Fine Arts.

  

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Jonathan Santlofer is an artist with more than 200 exhibitions worldwide. He has taught Drawing and Painting at Columbia University and the New School and has been a Visiting Artist at the Vermont Studio Center and the American Academy In Rome. He was a recipient of the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture scholarship and has been awarded 2 National Endowment for the Arts Painting grants. He serves on the Board of Yaddo, the most prestigious art community in the US, where he has been a resident many times. His artwork is in such collections as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Norton Simon Museum, CA, Newark Museum, NJ, Art Institute of Chicago, IL, as well as many private and corporate collections. Jonathan is also the author of 5 novels, four anthologies and several illustrated books. He teaches “The Illustrated Novel & Story” at Pratt Institute, NY.

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Cathleen Schine is the author of the internationally best-selling novels The Love Letter, which was made into a movie starring Kate Capshaw and Rameau’s Niece, which was also made into a movie, The Misadventures of Margaret, starring Parker Posey. Schine’s other novels are Alice in Bed, To the Bird House, The Evolution of Jane, She is Me, The New Yorkers, The Three Weissmans of Westport, Fin & Lady, and They May Not Mean To, But they Do. She is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books and has written articles for The New Yorker, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, and The New York Times Book Review, among other publications. Her essays have been included in Best American Essays 2005, Fierce Pajamas, an Anthology of New Yorker Humor, and The Big New Yorker Book of Dogs. She grew up in Westport, Connecticut and lives in Venice, California.

  

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Barbara Shoup is the author of eight novels, including five for young adults, and the co-author of Novel Ideas: Contemporary Authors Share the Creative Process. Her young adult novels have received numerous awards including ALA Best Books for Young Adults, Children’s Literature Choice List, International Reading Association Young Adults Choice List, Bulletin for the Center of the Book Blue Ribbon Book, ALA Best YA Books for Adults, and VOYA Perfect Tens. She received the 2006 PEN Phyllis Reynolds Naylor Working Writer Fellowship. Her most recent YA novel, Looking for Jack Kerouac, was published in 2014. In a recent interview, John Green said, “Barb Shoup has been an important YA writer for decades.” Shoup has forty years of experience teaching aspiring writers of all ages, including twenty years of teaching high school writers. Currently, she is the Executive Director of the Indiana Writers Center

www.barbarashoup.com

  

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Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan is the author of the international bestselling novel Sarong Party Girls as well as the food memoir A Tiger in the Kitchen, which has gotten praise from National Public Radio, The Washington Post and The Los Angeles Times among other publications. New York Magazine named it one of the "Top 25 Must-Read Food Memoirs of All Time." Tiger tells the story of a year that she spent traveling from the United States, her adopted country, to her native Singapore, so she could reconnect with her family and learn about her family history and cultural identity by learning how to cook in the kitchens of her grandmother and aunties. In addition to being the editor of Singapore Noir, an anthology of noir fiction set in Singapore, she was a staff writer at The Wall Street Journal, In Style magazine and The Baltimore Sun. Her stories have also appeared in The New York Times, The Paris Review, The Washington Post, Bon Appetit, Food & Wine and National Geographic among other places.

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Cynthia Zarin is the author of five books of poetry, including The Watercourse (Knopf) winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Poetry and Orbit (Knopf 2017), as well as five books for children and a book of essays, An Enlarged Heart, A Personal History (Knopf). A long time contributor to The New Yorker, as well as to The New York Times, The Paris Review, and Little Star, her honors include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. She teaches at Yale and is a Resident Writer for the New York City based company, BalletCollective. Her work has appeared in Best American Travel Writing, Best American Essays, and is widely anthologized.