Our Mission

We are a team of expert teaching artists specializing in Visual Arts and Design. We firmly believe that a rigorous education in arts and design empowers students to think analytically and critically and gives them the tools to positively join the dialogue about making our world a better place.

Our unique collaborative teaching and mentorship model empowers students to develop their own artistic voice as part of a supportive community of diverse artists. We focus on developing technical skill alongside analytical and conceptual approaches to artmaking.

In private art lessons and portfolio preparation guidance, students will have the opportunity to work with multiple team members and our team meets weekly to discuss each student’s unique course of instruction. Small group workshops are taught collaboratively, providing students with the opportunity to see two different approaches and ensuring a low student-teacher ratio for optimal learning.

For arts organizations and schools, we deliver high quality artist residencies over zoom or google meet. In addition to designing and teaching specialized art and design programs, we offer consulting, workshops and training on best practices for arts teaching and arts integration.

Our team of teaching artists also provides a variety of finishing services to help researchers in the sciences, math, and social sciences bring their work to a broader audience.



Our Mission

We are a team of expert teaching artists specializing in Visual Arts and Design. We firmly believe that a rigorous education in arts and design empowers students to think analytically and critically and gives them the tools to positively join the dialogue about making our world a better place.

Our unique collaborative teaching and mentorship model empowers students to develop their own artistic voice as part of a supportive community of diverse artists. We focus on developing technical skill alongside analytical and conceptual approaches to artmaking.

In private art lessons and portfolio preparation guidance, students will have the opportunity to work with multiple team members and our team meets weekly to discuss each student’s unique course of instruction. Small group workshops are taught collaboratively, providing students with the opportunity to see two different approaches and ensuring a low student-teacher ratio for optimal learning.

For arts organizations and schools, in addition to designing and teaching specialized art and design programs, we offer consulting, workshops and training on best practices for arts teaching and arts integration. (Including for remote teaching during the pandemic.)

Our team of teaching artists also provides a variety of finishing services to help researchers in the sciences, math, and social sciences bring their work to a broader audience.




Arts Education and Mentorship

We are a team of expert teaching artists specializing in Visual Arts and Design. We firmly believe that a rigorous education in arts and design empowers students to think analytically and critically and gives them the tools to positively join the dialogue about making our world a better place.

Our unique collaborative teaching and mentorship model empowers students to develop their own artistic voice as part of a supportive community of diverse artists. We focus on developing technical skill alongside analytical and conceptual approaches to artmaking.

In private art lessons and portfolio preparation guidance, students will have the opportunity to work with multiple team members and our team meets weekly to discuss each student’s unique course of instruction. Small group workshops are taught collaboratively, providing students with the opportunity to see two different approaches and ensuring a low student-teacher ratio for optimal learning.

For arts organizations and schools, in addition to designing and teaching specialized art and design programs, we offer consulting, workshops and training on best practices for arts teaching and arts integration. (Including for remote teaching during the pandemic.)

Our team of teaching artists also provides a variety of finishing services to help researchers in the sciences, math, and social sciences bring their work to a broader audience.



I don’t think there are many things more important than being a teacher and being a student. That, to me, is the deepest social contract, to understand the idea that individual creativity within a willing community is a profound social act.



Team


Victoria Febrer

Victoria Febrer, MFA

Victoria Febrer, MFA
Master Teaching Artist and Founder

Empowering students to explore and analyze the world we live in and share their unique points of view



Artist Website

As an educator, I am committed to the vital role of visual art education as a force for lasting positive social and environmental change. I believe that a critical arts practice empowers us to not only to explore and appreciate the world we live in, but also to share our unique discoveries and points of view with our communities. I was the first instructor of fine art to ever receive the AAC&U K. Patricia Cross Award for Future Leaders in Higher Education. I have led workshops at the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum and at Yale University’s Department of Political Science, among others. I currently teach “Art in Education,” a class on how to integrate the arts to enhance classroom teaching, at the Teacher Education Department of the City University of New York, BMCC. For the past six years, I have taught intensive studio classes for teens, including Portfolio Preparation, at the 92nd Street Y Art Center where I also mentor apprentice instructors through their Teaching Assistant program and with the 92Y Center for Arts Learning and Leadership to provide arts instruction in NYC public schools. I have previously taught at the Cooper Union (where I was also the Administrative Coordinator of the Saturday Program for High School Students), Nassau Community College, Stony Brook University, and the Center for Arts Education’s Future Arts Initiative, a multi-year federally funded program where I mentored a cohort of NYC District 29 art teachers on best practices for incorporating contemporary art.

I was born in New York to Spanish parents and divide my time between NYC and Valencia, Spain. Since graduating from the Cooper Union, where I received a full merit scholarship, my artwork has been shown in solo and group exhibitions in the United States, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Ireland, and Japan. In addition to exhibiting in galleries and at universities, I have shown in unconventional and unexpected spaces, including the botanical gardens of Villa Monastero (Aletheia, 2019) and the Former Church of San Nicolau (Blu, 2016). I have also had my work projected onto the façade of the Organization of American States (Art after Dark, 2015), in public transport corridors in Japan and NYC (Toride International Video, 2014 and Under the Subway Video Art, 2012-13), and onto homes and public spaces as part of the Digital Graffiti Festivals (2012-15). My work is part of numerous collections including the Hispanic Society of America, Fundación Bancaja, and the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos.

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Bobbie Font

Bobbie Font, BFA

Bobbie Font, BFA
Teaching Artist

Teaching a broad range of mediums and techniques so students can create their own visual language



Artist Website

As a teaching artist, I am committed to the importance of a well-rounded art education, emphasizing the practice and exploration of a wide range of mediums to better help my students develop their own visual language. In teaching a variety of art-making forms, I hope to stretch my student’s ideas of how to look at and create art and guide them in their own art.

I hold a BFA in Photography and Digital Media from the Fashion Institute of Technology and am also a graduate of LaGuardia High School for performing and visual arts. I have been teaching visual art since 2015, working with students to develop their artistic skills and techniques for the creation of fine art portfolios. My background in photography and fine arts has enabled me to teach in a wide variety of programs working with students ranging in ages from kindergarten to high school, including at Marquis Studios, the 92Y Center for Arts Learning and Leadership, and the 92Y Art Center where I worked as a teaching assistant with Victoria Febrer. Specializing in digital media, I have implemented my skills in teaching photography, film, and animation, as well as collaborating on interdisciplinary art instruction. I have also worked in arts administration at the 92Y Art Center, functioning as the Weekend Program Coordinator, overseeing the operation of a multitude of ongoing art courses including during their transition to distance learning.

In my artistic practice, I use photography and film to explore the feeling of existence in a vulnerable state. As the daughter of Cuban refugees, I have a particular interest in how memory and longing affect our sense of place. I’m fascinated by fleeting moments of truth, seen out of the corner of our eye and brought from our periphery into the forefront of our vision. I hope to compel viewers to consider a larger, unseen reality not based in logic, but rather in the quiet and contemplative vulnerability that people and objects take on when they think no one is looking.


Andrew Lam

Andrew Lam, B.Arch

Andrew Lam, B.Arch
Teaching Artist

Developing students' analytical and critical thinking skills by building a strong technical foundation



Artist LinkedIn

I firmly believe in the value of a strong technical design education in helping students develop critical and analytical thinking skills. I currently work as a Teaching Assistant at the 92Y Art Center alongside Victoria Febrer. I previously trained with her as an Undergraduate Art Instructor at the Cooper Union Saturday Program, where I was also part of the administrative support team for the high school art program. For three years, I served as a mentor in the ACE Mentor Program of America (ACE), a free, award-winning, afterschool program designed to attract high school students into pursuing careers in the Architecture, Construction and Engineering industry, including skilled trades.

As an architectural designer, I have worked with Perkins Eastman, Stonehill and Taylor, and Grimshaw Architects. I received my B.Arch from the Cooper Union, where I received a full merit scholarship in 2014, and my thesis project “Free Trade Zone in Transit” received the Techmer PM Award for Designcraft at the 2014 Royal Society of Arts U.S. Student Design Awards. My family is originally from Hong Kong, but emigrated to Panama to work on the Canal. Once the most important trading route that connected the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, the Panama Canal endured a history of political and cultural strife that specifically dealt with the autonomous control of the waterway between the Republic of Panama and the United States of America. More than a decade later, after the handover of the canal back to Panama, the country faced a new shift in global interests. With the growing economic demand of the international community, the size of container ships has redefined the ownership of the Panama Canal; as a canal belonging to the world. My project dealt with the internal workings of the Canal as well as the growth in container vessels, as a way to create a new urbanism which involves the use of boats and floating programmatic spaces and proposed a community created on the basis of trade and interaction between the vessels, and also a way to urbanize areas where activity is stagnant

Charlotte Gapp

Charlotte Gapp, BFA

Charlotte Gapp, BFA
Master Teaching Artist

Teaching is about what happens in the space between making, listening, and reflecting



For me, the process of teaching is about what happens in the space between making, listening, and reflecting. Learning to think about art and design, and to think while doing, is something to be nurtured. Art is what makes us human. Everyone benefits when people have the ability to process human expression in others and strengthen that process in themselves.

I am a visual artist who has taught in schools and museums for over twenty-five years, including P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center and the Bronx Museum of the Arts, Marquis Studios and Center for Arts Education. I received my BFA in Painting with a Concentration in Theory and History of Art and Design from The Rhode Island School of Design/ European Honors Rome.

I have designed curricula, classes and workshops with a focus on project based learning, architecture, family programming, and contemporary art. I have also prodived Professional Development services through the Center for Arts Education’s Future Arts Initiative, a multi-year federally funded program where I mentored a cohort of NYC District 29 art teachers on best practices for incorporating contemporary art. I have also taught visual art privately to children and helped young adults with portfolio development. I work with artists of all abilities including gifted children, students with special needs and severe autism, and all ages from preschoolers to seniors.


Laura Gauthier

Laura Gauthier, MA, BFA

Laura Gauthier, MA, BFA
Teaching Artist

Helping students create meaningful work by imparting confidence, awareness, and sensitivity



Artist Website

I am invested in instilling confidence in my students and helping them find their artistic voice. By giving them the tools to become artistically literate, I hope to impart the idea that art is not solely about technical ability, but rather it is about self-awareness and sensitivity to life and meaning.

A second generation Nuyorican, I studied at LaGuardia HS and received my BFA in Digital Arts from Pratt Institute, and my MA in Visual Arts Education from CUNY Hunter College. I am a NY State Certified Art Teacher. I have taught kids and teen classes in a variety of different mediums at the 92nd Street Y Art Center including Teen Drawing and Painting, Art in New York, Art around the World, Concept Art for Teens, and Animation. I participated in their Teaching Assistant program from 2009–15 and honed my teaching craft alongside Victoria Febrer. I have been a lead teacher since 2015 and mentor my own Teaching Assistants. I have also been a part of the 92nd St Y Center for Arts Learning and Leadership’s School Partnership Program, and am currently also a teaching artist with Wingspan Arts, and the Brearley/Chapin School after school Clubhouse.

In my artistic practice, I make illustrations about mythology and folklore, with a special interest in the representation of women. My work was recently shown at Audio Salon VII, presented by Monomer Audio Emporium. I also work as a concept artist for film and television and have worked with a variety of New York based independent film production studios specializing in the horror genre such as Glass Eye Pix and Troma Entertainment. I take great passion in bringing characters and environments to life.





Contact

Want to take one of our art classes, consult on your curriculum, or design a class together? Reach out to info@febrerarts.com by email any time and we will get back to you as soon as possible.


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